The Official "McCarty Singlecut" Love Thread!!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MA Pete, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Nightfall

    Nightfall Guitaraholic

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    Thats very true. Now I can't afford to drink, smoke, gamble, or chase women. At least that's how I will justify to my wife buying 2 private stocks in 2 weeks.
     
  2. django49

    django49 New Member

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    I think my wife is beginning to suspect that buying a high end guitar "here and there" might not, after all, be a better alternative to a red Corvette convertible for a "mid-life crisis".
     
  3. kingsleyd

    kingsleyd New Member

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    She sounds like a keeper!
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Barring the scientific miracle of suddenly increasing the human life span by about 40 years, I'm too old for a mid-life crisis.

    Then again, I bought my wife a Corvette convertible 30 years ago.

    There's nothing left to look forward to now, other than walkers, drool cups, and the occasional end-of-life crisis that everyone has as they lose control of various physical and mental functions.
     
  5. django49

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    She seems to like her Christmas present!

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  6. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    Fine by me for you to blame it on me!

    Cross posting my NGD from today here, my mind is officially BLOWN!!

     
  7. Brian

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    Don't have one, but I love every single one in this thread!
     
  8. FJ4

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    That is the mos beautiful Quilt Top i´ve ever seen Pete! I bet it sounds as good as it looks!
     
  9. JPHoush

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    For those of you who custom ordered your PS MCSC, how many of you stuck with the "jumbo fretwire lightly ground down" as it says on the PRS website? In other words, where PRS replicates the technique Gibson used in the '50s on some of their LPs where the frets are ground flat instead of crowned.
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    One thing I've noticed with my McCarty SC is that I can get pinch harmonics with it so easily, much more so than with any other PRS I've owned in 24 years of being a PRS player.

    I have no idea if the flat frets are one reason why, or if it's something else about the guitar that makes that so easy. It'll be interesting to get other players' takes on this as well.
     
  11. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    On the one I spent some time with, I did not like the feel at all relative to the DGT/6100's I have on my PRSi. Not really constructive criticism I know. If you are used to the usual PRS feel these can feel quite different.
     
  12. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    Thanks! It does indeed sound terrific! ;)
     
  13. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    I stuck with the MSC frets. I like them. I like the DGT Frets on my DC 245 Private Stocks as well. I don't notice much of a difference, but then again I am not playing as much these days with the band on hiatus...
     
  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I just used my McCarty Singlecut (a.k.a The Hammer Of The Gods) on 14 video scoring projects during the past 6 weeks, in a variety of musical styles.

    And I gotta say, it's absolutely the most amazing sounding and playing guitar I've ever owned. I get happy ears every time I pick it up and play!

    Love =

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  15. FJ4

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    I assume Jimmy is playing through the Non-Maple HXDA (Which has the light on). Anyone know if he is using the 4x12 or the 2x12? maybe both?
     
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  16. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Bump for a good cause :p

    Can one of you McSinglecut owners measure the hog thickness on your guitar pretty please?
     
  17. Skeeter

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    So what do you all think the future of this model is? If they've really "cracked the code", I would have thought this would have become a production model. Though I do understand the idea of PS competing with Gibby Custom Shop historics. I have an R9 that I might consider selling/trading in for one of these at some point if they really are this compelling and different from past SC245 and Ted models. They sound fantastic in the videos!

    They are absolute stunners, congrats to everyone in this thread enjoying the heck out of them!
     
  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    First, they are a production model, just a Private Stock production model. They're listed on the Private Stock page as a standard model. And I think maybe they aren't going to be Core models at this point - I am not sure they can do what they did with these in Core, down to the specially wound pickups, etc.

    I've got the faded McCarty Burst one pictured in this thread.

    To me, the whole idea of breaking any kind of code is largely irrelevant, even though Paul Smith said it. Because while they do sound a lot like vintage instruments, and they sound a bit different from my earlier Singlecuts, you'd really have to ask, "Which vintage LP was the source of the code?" I mean, every one of them sounds a little different. Beyond that, there's a PRS-ness that I happen to really like about the tone. They're a bit more balanced sounding than the vintage Pauls I've played. Not better, not worse, just a little bit different. And they're also not 60 year old instruments. So there's that.

    But judge for yourself:

    Here are some cuts I did with mine just to demo the guitars for grins. You decide if there's a code, or not a code, or whatever. I'm sure you'll think they're different from earlier SCs, but whether they ought to float your boat is none of my danged business of course! Please excuse the playing, I'm a keyboard player who doubles on guitar.

    Bridge Pickup, McCarty Singlecut, PRS HXDA amp, straight in, no pedals:

    https://soundcloud.com/lschefman/blues-ii-hotg

    Neck Pickup, PRS David Grissom DG30 amp, boost pedal just to even out the grit on the amp:

    https://soundcloud.com/lschefman/hammer-dg-30-custom-v2
     
  19. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    :D
    Sounds great!

    Thanks for posting sound clips.
     
  20. MA Pete

    MA Pete Singlecut Addict

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    One year plus later, and my excitement for this guitar has not worn off one bit, still my favorite PRS SC ever, I still consider this one a lifetime keeper!

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    If you guys recall, this is my 3rd MSC, I owned two awesome ones from the PS run, and then later spec'ed this one. This guitar is at another level, really a "Holy Grail" guitar for me, the best sounding SC guitar I have ever owned. It is almost anti-climactic for me, in that there is nothing more to do with regards to SC's, the destination has been reached. I won't complain though!

    Another reason to bump this thread today is because this club has a new member, who might want to post his here!! ;)
     

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