The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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

  1. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    I compared the SS with an Am Pro and and Am Deluxe. I looove the necks Fender is making these days. They felt like a warm hug. The SS neck was instantly uncomfortable for me (which is completely personal preference), but the tone blew away both the Fenders.


    I couldn't imagine changing those pickups. I think they're a big part of the package. I could see maybe throwing in a more powerful bridge pickup, but neck/middle are perfect to me.


    Unrelated: I recently saw Dodgem Blue and Moc Sand in person. Dodgem Blue I surprisingly liked less; it's almost like a blue/green flip/flop color. Also surprisingly, I really dug Moc Sand. I thought it seemed boring in pics, but in person I think it's my new fave.
     
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  2. Jkater

    Jkater New Member

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    I won't rush with a decision like that but it's good to know if it can be easily done without resorting to a router. It transpires it can't. :( I know I still need to play with amp settings, pick-up heights, guitar controls (and whatnot) and find out how I can make it sound to my liking.
     
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  3. Bzblake347

    Bzblake347 New Member

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    Anyone know if there is way to replace those cheap ugly plastic tuners? I love how the guitar looks and sounds EXCEPT for those. No clue why they decided to use plastic on a $2300 guitar.
     
  4. Guitslinger50

    Guitslinger50 New Member

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    Yea, I agree. A $2300 guitar with cheep plastic doesn’t make sense especially being a PRS! And to top it off the volume and tone knobs are a poor quality. The numbers on mine are wearing off. I tried putting on Fender knobs but wouldn’t fit because the holes were too large. Those would only be the two things I would change. Other than those issues the guitar feels and sounds great!
     
  5. John Mayer's Granddaddy

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    Did anyone else see the pink/peach metallic silver sky he was using this weekend?
     
  6. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    I bought a Silver Sky this weekend ! Ok, at least the official Toyota color is called "Silver Sky"...and don't think for a second that the PRS Mayer guitar didn't influence my color choice.
    Now I need to find a PRS license plate for the front bumper.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. DougyFresh

    DougyFresh New Member

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    What are you guys using for replacement strings? I can't order PRS specific ones in Canada without paying crazy shipping costs. Are there comparable ones?
     
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  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    NYXL 10s for me
     
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  9. Allan JG

    Allan JG New Member

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    I don't feel PRS strings are particularly good quality... I use EB Regular Slinkys 10-46 with great results (specially compared with the stock ones).
     
  10. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Same for me.
     
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  11. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    DR Tite Fit 9.5 - 44 makes it feel like all my other guitars with 10s
     
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  12. Slamson

    Slamson New Member

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    Quick question for you silver sky owners out there.

    Played a silver sky this weekend. I noticed when I have the pickup selector in the 4th position (bass and middle pickup activated), the only tone knob that works is the one closest to the volume knob. Is that correct? Or should both tone knobs be working for the 4th position (bass and middle pickups activated)?

    This is different from the Strat I own so was just curious if the SS is intentionally wired this way. If it does I assume it is because the bottom tone knob is wired to work with the bridge pickup?

    Thanks
     
  13. Ste76

    Ste76 New Member

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    Yes, tone two is controlling bridge pickup only
     
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  14. Ste76

    Ste76 New Member

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    I've just started using NYXL 10s, sound and feel good
     
  15. Slamson

    Slamson New Member

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    Thanks for the reply...appreciate it
     
  16. Jkater

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    Ernieball Paradigm 9-46
     
  17. August West

    August West New Member

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    Ordered my Horizon Silver Sky from AmericanMusical yesterday at 3pm Central. I just received a communication that it has already delivered. 1 day free shipping

    I’m guessing it isn’t the most popular color from reading about everyone waiting months for others colors, but I love it! I watched John play the Horizon color in Kansas City and was hooked.

    Edit: Finally got home and was able to take it out. Love the color even more in person.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Hi and welcome. Nice purchase
     
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  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Congrats on a great purchase!
     
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  20. Ste76

    Ste76 New Member

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    Congratulation on your new toy! ;) Have fun!

    Actually i wanted an Horizon so bad, but i had the chance to get a Tungsten SS with the hardcase and so i took it (and i've come to love it too). But i have my eyes on two Horizon secondhand, just waiting for a price drop do close the deal.
     
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