The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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  1. bodia

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

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    I had one just like that back in the late 80s. Man, I miss it.
     
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  2. BWV548

    BWV548 Custom Title

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    I'll add to the discussion here, rather than my NGD post.
    I spent much of last night playing on it and think it's really excellent. The pickups (well overall tone, but you get the point) are the most remarkable bit. Ive read the positive feedback on them, and heard demonstrations, but I guess I wasn't fully aware of just how nuanced and balanced they sound. I have an American Original 50s strat as a, partial, point of comparison. I'm not going to slag that guitar off. I really like it - some may find it's neck absurdly thick, but I find it really comfortable and it sounds great. Plus, I got it for a confusingly good price.
    Still, common retail price is lower, but in the same ball park as the silver sky. However, the build quality on the PRS is SOO much better. Even on these high end US strats, the knobs are cheap, the switching feels flimsy, and the trem seems fine, but unremarkable (I block them anyway). All of those details, plus the fretwork, on the Silver are just objectively better.

    The one are of constructive feedback that I'd mention is that I get the sense that the PRS neck join design on the CE seems to be superior to the silver sky (see pics). The CE neck has a minimal a gap, as I can imagine is practical, between the neck and the body. The silver sky, on the other hand, has a bit of "gapping" which is similar to the fender. Not a deal breaker for me, but I am curious as to why the CE seems so much more well done in that regard. Thoughts????

    CE Upper
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    SilSky Upper
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    CE Lower
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    SilSky Lower
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  3. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Yes,

    Yours? What year? I have a 90 that looks like that Clapton.
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    I found a pic of my long gone one. Had to scan it.

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  5. greatrankini

    greatrankini New Member

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    You're getting 3 Silver Sky guitars?!
     
  6. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Is the fretboard on all the Silver Sky guitars really THAT dark? It seems that in all of the owner photos, the board looks almost ebony like. If so, I dig that. I dig it a lot.
     
  7. rmg471

    rmg471 New Member

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    I just played mine tonight. I have one of the first 250 US guitars. I noticed I’m wearing the numbers off the volume knob!
     
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  8. SkyNoob

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    I'm not the only one here with 3, azzkkr also has 3.
     
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  9. SkyNoob

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    Mine have dark boards too.
     
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  10. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    I think this one goes in the first world guitar problems thread... ;)

    -Ray
     
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  11. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    The numbers on Stratocaster knobs don't wear off.

    *Runs and hides*
     
  12. greatrankini

    greatrankini New Member

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    Well, you guys DM me when you decide to sell one of them!
     
  13. rmg471

    rmg471 New Member

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    Mine did!
     
  14. Ahsu7

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    Has anyone fidgeted with the pickup height? Mine arrived with all 3 pickups seemingly at the same height, which I’ve never really had on my strats. I lowered the neck and middle, and finding it more to my taste
     
  15. KevinK

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    People are so ungreatful it just makes me shake my head.

    Im not a fan of John’s but he is very talented for what he does. If I was a guitar maker Id jump at the chance to build a guitar for him.

    And then Paul releases it so anyone can owm one..
     
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  16. KevinK

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    People are acting as if Paul stopped making other guitars..
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    The Guitar World article about the Silver Sky is very good. Lots of good info.

    Spent about 90 minutes recording and playing on mine today. What a nice guitar.
     
  18. azzkkr

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    You are sooo right with the bridge pu. What I do is to turn the treble tone knob to 5, then the sound is pretty „bridge humbucker in a strat“. Also my first time gigging experience with my first edition onyx ssky was was extremely gratifying...
     
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  19. DadRock

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    Very excited to enjoy my NGD today, with a Horizon model. Enjoying the pickups all around, especially the bridge pickup, but have a pretty gnarly metallic ringing on the G string (only the G string). The ringing on the G string is really pronounced and annoying, and I can even hear it when playing some open chords, like a D chord. Anyone else have this issue? Any thoughts on whether it will go away with a few days of playing?
     
  20. SkyNoob

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    Try adjusting the truss rod. Of the 5 PRS's I've owned, including McCarty 245 and 594 models, the guitars all came from factory with the truss rods not adjusted. Some might say that this is something the retailer is supposed to do for the customer, but not all retailers do it. It is also something that the owner can do, given that the tools are provided with the guitar, so perhaps this is one of the reasons why some retailers don't do it. Just my observation.

    Another thing is that the G bridge saddle might have come down a bit. I have observed that the Silver Sky bridge saddle adjustment grub screws are quite loose. During a string change, while flipping the guitar and moving it around, I found that all my saddles dropped and some were at weird angles after I strung up. I had to re-adjust them up.
     

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