The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by [email protected], Mar 5, 2018.

  1. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I'm assuming you can drop in pickups that do not have the typical "ear" right? For example, Lace pickups.
     
  2. Shawn@PRS

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    Those would probably work, but I've never actually tried it.
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Giggle :D
     
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  4. Allan JG

    Allan JG New Member

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    Well... don't really know about that. Been using mine constantly for 3 weeks (had it from December) and I notice significant wear bellow the G string specially. It is not as bad as the one used on Strats (you can literally see the metal pieces going down) but still.
     
  5. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    Steel strings can still wear down frets - more so if the Frets aren't as 'hard' as the strings. SS frets still wear with SS strings. If you want frets to last longer, make sure your strings are made of 'softer' metals. SS strings seem to be the answer to getting more life out of your strings, stopping you from having to change strings as often. However that means the frets wear faster instead. SS frets are the answer to reducing, minimising fret wear for those that prefer SS based Strings...
     
  6. Allan JG

    Allan JG New Member

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    You are correct, I would assume that. Only use EB .10 regular slinky's (nickel wound) strings on it... I just was hopping for a better and longer life on frets.
     
  7. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Three weeks and "significant wear?" That is "almost" unbelievable...
     
  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yeah, I agree. I've got a Cu24 from'95 that has almost no wear.
     
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  9. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Have had guitars for decades w no fret issues like described here. Can't imagine pieces of metal flying off the frets but I guess anything can happen. Sounds like an issue for PRS to check out or at least get dealer feedback. Something's not right there.
     
  10. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Serious? My 91 has had to have the frets leveled twice, and it really needs another, but I don't really play that one any more so just going to leave it.
     
  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    My Custom 22 from 97 has almost no wear.
     
  12. Shawn@PRS

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    On occasion we'll get complaints about fret wear. We'll bring the guitar back to the factory and pull a fret and test it for hardness. Not once have we had a fret fail for being out of spec. However, if you feel the frets on your guitar are wearing prematurely, please contact your dealer or PRS customer service and we'll be happy to test the hardness of your frets.
     
  13. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Like no wear to go? Er wut?:rolleyes:
     
  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Like, "no wear to run too baby. No wear to hide."
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Oh Martha... so cruel...:(
     
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  16. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    So, back to topic (I know...) I have always known I'm a "light touch" player. Not that I play easy. You guys know what kind of music I like so you probably know I play reasonably aggressively, and I have fairly strong hands. But I do not "monkey grip" the neck and try to see if I can mash the frets all the way out the back of the neck when I play.

    Still, when I see these comments here and at TGP with guys claiming they have to refret their PRS almost every year or finally had to go stainless frets so they could stop refretting every year or couple years, it makes me wonder...

    WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU GUYS DOING TO THESE GUITARS????? Vice grips? Capo's with 100 lbs of tension? It does not register with me, how someone would play these things that could wear their frets that fast. One of my friends at church is a country and bluegrass player. He asked me a few weeks ago where he could get his Martin refretted. It's 20 years old, it's his only guitar, he plays daily and he uses a capo A LOT, and his frets lasted 20 years.

    Somebody please explain to me how you can have fret wear on a PRS after a few weeks. My little brain can't conceive of this.
     
  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    No idea... even Ernie Ball Cobalts which "some" people say cause premature efretulation couldn't do this, no matter how hard you try IMHO.
    I played those for a year or so and didn't see any wear that I could attribute to the Cobalts.
    YMMV
     
  18. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    I most certainly wasn't complaining, I probably have something like 20,000 hours on that guitar, it's never let me down!
     
  19. Allan JG

    Allan JG New Member

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    I guess I just play “hard” then.

    Here a couple of pics... in real life you can feel literally the wear. This goes at least for 6 different frets. As I mention, have the thing since December but have been using it exclusively for the past 3 weeks, 4 days a week.

    https://postimg.cc/gallery/324eqx35m/

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  20. Shawn@PRS

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    I didn't take it as a complaint, I was just putting it out there for the general knowledge of the members and lurkers.
     
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