What PRS does the best "Telecaster" impression?

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  1. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I was lucky enough to have Ron build a GT for me, and I'll never give that guitar up. I was going to have him build an RS for me one day, but then he went to work for the big F...
     
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  2. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    +1 - But I hope that will change in the near future.
     
  3. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    I still have my NF3 & it does sit between a true single coil guitar and say a 594 (as an example) - At least IMHO.
     
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    CVS Not so new member

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    +1+2+3 - "make it happen"
     
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  5. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    Do it! The nf3 and dc3 (another criminally underated model) can be had for good prices. I remember back when PRS introduced the nf3 and was very excited about the nf3 pickups. Like alot of folks, I didn't really get what they were going for with it, so I dismissed it. I picked one up a couple years ago new; the store had it for years and no one had even given it the time of day, I was told. For the price, I figured "why not? I can always route it for humbuckers if need be, or flip it". Well....I fell in love with the way it responds to my playing. Is it a strat or tele? No....but if you value quick attack and clarity in all positions, you would likely dig it!
     
  6. IceTre

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    I play original music, but if I was a guitarist in a cover band, and could only bring one guitar, I would bring my SE Custom 22 Semi-hollow-body. It can cover almost anything. Bridge pickup in single coil mode, with the tone control halfway down, could pass for a tele to everybody in the audience but the hardcore guitar geeks. Then if the next song is a heavy rock song, I push the tone control down to humbucker mode, and it can pass for a Les Paul. Better, actually.
     
  7. John Price

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    My favorite PRS with tele tones was a Tremonti model and I split the coils.... That bridge pickup was crazy tele for me. The DGT comes in second.
     
  8. Bob Hundemer

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    I had a USA tele for a while. The tele was a "fat tele" meaning it had a 5 way switch and a bridge humbucker. I sold it because my McCarty with split coils sounded exactly like it.
     
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  9. rickcard71

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    DGT with I think the neck pup with the volume and tone backed off. Jetdosa on this site did a good YouTube video of it in powder blue standard.
     
  10. Bluesverb

    Bluesverb Currently in a long term relationship with myself!

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  11. Tele295

    Tele295 Maluhia

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    I’m surprised nobody has mentioned the Silver Sky as the closest PRS to Fenderland.

    My personal inclination would be the Vela, though.
     
  12. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    [​IMG]

    Can't even Tele which is which...
     
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  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  15. bodia

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

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    Yeah it was!
     
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  16. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    You guys are too kind!:)
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Hey, I’m just saying what I hear!

    When it stopped, I gave a big “Nooooooo!!!”

    More of the same please.
     
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  18. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    You might be the guy to ask: How does a 57/08 sound and respond in an SAS? How does a 57/08 compare to a Narrowfield in a similar guitar? I just grabbed an old 1999 SAS in antique white and I trying to figure out what pickups to put in. :)
     
  19. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Now y’all know that a T-style PRS is acoming...
     
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  20. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    This wasn’t addressed to me but I’ve got some input:

    I had a couple of those SAS Studios with the NFs and 57/08. It seemed to me that the pickups ‘fought’ each other and one would always overpower the other. I had the impression that the NFs were a different take on the 57/08 design. They seem to have a lot of commonalities... almost like the NF started life as a 57/08 then grew up to be more focused.

    The NFs were more single coily, more focused, can get closer to Strat/Tele land but other than that, they seemed similar to 57/08 to me. If I recall, the 57/08s sound balanced and big in a Swamp Ash maple necked guitar. I didn’t care for them at all in my rosewood necked guitars. Whatever was awesome about those pickups got sucked right out before the signal reached the amp.

    I preferred the 57/08 in neck position, so my SAS Studios (with the 57/08 in bridge) all went away in favor of my McCartys and Customs. My SAS NFs all went away once I found a Strat that I liked. I miss the necks on those SAS guitars though. Those necks were made for my hand.
     

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