The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

RJK Tech

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I recently bought it, but it's not so perfect. When I push the body down - neck are not in right place at the near headstock support

If the neck is not aligned properly it's either the wrong case or a bad batch. This is exactly what happened to me. I had to push it down in and the neck cutout was way off. I think it's the wrong case.

I sent it back to PRS and they replaced it with the proper case. The neck lines up perfectly on the replacement case and it did not need to be pushed down in to fit properly. I've never had to push a PRS into the proper case.

So send your case back and have PRS get you the right case.
 

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If the neck is not aligned properly it's either the wrong case or a bad batch. This is exactly what happened to me. I had to push it down in and the neck cutout was way off. I think it's the wrong case.

I sent it back to PRS and they replaced it with the proper case. The neck lines up perfectly on the replacement case and it did not need to be pushed down in to fit properly. I've never had to push a PRS into the proper case.

So send your case back and have PRS get you the right case.
Thank you!
 

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Mine arrives on Tuesday...cannot wait!
Also bought a Clapton Artist Series Strat and cannot wait to compare them!

Very different animals in terms of neck, pickups, and tone, both amazing though. The Clapton is the better value and more versatile though, IMO.
 

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Very different animals in terms of neck, pickups, and tone, both amazing though. The Clapton is the better value and more versatile though, IMO.

That's what I'm hoping for...two differen things completely.
My PRS is on the truck for delivery...awesome 63 style with amazing feel and pickups.

the Clapton arrives on Thursday with the tbx and mid boost noiseless 57 style....really excited for them both.
 

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Note that w/ the EC, even with the mid-boost knob at the minimum, the active circuit is always ON and produces a lot more output than a passive Strat.
Volume at 10 on a normal Strat/Silver Sky is kind of like setting the volume at 7 on the Clapton, very useful to drive an amp w/o a distortion pedal.

The TBX is mostly a fancy tone pot, the man himself uses a regular 250k pot instead in his Masterbuilt Strats. I find it quite useful though, especially with the original lace sensors PUPs to get a really "glassy" tone.
 

horax

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She's here....there's a NGD thread, but I'll drop some photos in here, as well.

NOTE: does anybody know how to decipher the serial number? I know the first digits are the year, but what about the rest?
Does it pertain to month, date, run #, etc?

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She's here....there's a NGD thread, but I'll drop some photos in here, as well.

NOTE: does anybody know how to decipher the serial number? I know the first digits are the year, but what about the rest?
Does it pertain to month, date, run #, etc?

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I’ve not seen midnight rose with rosewood - it looks excellent!

Other than the year, the serial number has no bearing on anything else really. Under the pickguard will be the modcat number which using the decoder (search here, you should find it) will tell you when it was finished, color info...etc.
 

shinksma

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She's here....there's a NGD thread, but I'll drop some photos in here, as well.

NOTE: does anybody know how to decipher the serial number? I know the first digits are the year, but what about the rest?
Does it pertain to month, date, run #, etc?
SNs are just sequential after the year for any particular "line" (Core, S2, etc). I think the Silver Skys fall into the Core line. My SN of (20) 03006xx is 20000 more than the 594SH built early/mid-2019. My S2s have SNs starting with S2, and numbers that indicate the S2 line started at "0000000".
 

chuckyab

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Hi, I have a question about using the tremolo. I have the bridge at factory setting, flush to the back..
and have loosened the spring screws 1 1/2 turns, the bridge is just about to start lifting in the back..
Question is, how far down can the trem be pushed down before it would harm the body?
I have watched the video regarding floating the trem, and unscrewing the 6 screws 1 turn ect.. but I am
not floating the bridge.. I am not expecting to divebomb where the bar touches the pickguard,, just wondering
what is reasonably safe for the guitar.. with the bridge flush
thanks!
 

Minas Kouroglou

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Hello Guys...I am really close on ordering a silver sky but unfortunatelly i am from Greece and there is no way for me to try one out first... I read a lot of things about the SS neck profile and some people are saying that the it is way to chunky... I have a Prs custom 24 with pattern regular neck profile and it is fine, although i read that the JM neck profile has even bigger shoulders than a pattern regular profile, anyone here that has both and compared them ? Generally would you call the SS neck fat or extra chunky ? Thanks a lot !
 
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Hello Guys...I am really close on ordering a silver sky but unfortunatelly i am from Greece and there is no way for me to try one out first... I read a lot of things about the SS neck profile and some people are saying that the it is way to chunky... I have a Prs custom 24 with pattern regular neck profile and it is fine, although i read that the JM neck profile has even bigger shoulders than a pattern regular profile, anyone here that has both and compared them ? Generally would you call the SS neck fat or extra chunky ? Thanks a lot !

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docteurseb

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I read a lot of things about the SS neck profile and some people are saying that the it is way to chunky...

Thing is there's quite a bit of variation from one neck to another, but of the handful of 2019 and 2020 rosewood ones I played they've all (except one) felt too chunky for me. Like some of the chunkier feeling Pattern Vintage necks, and those aren't exactly thin feeling to begin with.
IMO it's not really because of the neck thickness, but rather how much off-center the profile is and how much shoulders they're left with once the hand sanding is done. It's likely I'm more sensitive than others to how off-center the profile is and how much shoulders the neck has.

The one that felt thinnest is a keeper though. I'd put that in-between Pattern / Pattern regular in terms of feel. It feels exactly like a Warmoth neck with SRV profile I just got and that's the same as the Fender SRV Strat (it's scanned/modeled after it), if you have any experience with either.

My advice would be to try if possible to get one from a store with a very generous return policy, which may not be as easy to find in Europe than in the US unfortunately.
 
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To me the SS neck carve is the 'best' early 60s style carve... a very elusive shape and spec, and honestly my preferred favorite neck shape.
 

horax

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I'm very much loving hte SS jm-r neck carve. I have huge hands, so I prefer large, round necks. My favorite is hte American Original 50's tele U shaped. This JM version is very nice. The 12th fret carve is perfection, but the first fret COULD be larger.
I'm not comlplaining, though. Glad I got rosewood over maple just for the extra thickness...and I'm a maple fan!
 
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