NGD: PRS SE Singlecut Korina

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by TeleAndSG, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. TeleAndSG

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    Picked it up today. It definetely needs new strings. It´s slim and relatively lightweight. E 20191211_192326.jpg 20191211_192347.jpg 20191211_192405.jpg 20191211_192427.jpg 20191211_192807.jpg
     
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    I like! These have been on my radar for a while now.
     
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    I liked the simple looks and the natural finish. It´s nice to see the grain of the woods.
     
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    Congrats!
    I have a 2010 PRS se singlecut korina. I have P90s in humbucker format in mine.
    I like the largish neck profile. Not as big as PRS's wide/fat, but still sizeable.
    My guitar is very light, just over six pounds.

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    Nice!
     
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    Nice.I´ve read P90´s sound great with Korina. For the time being, I´ll try the stock pups and see if I like them
     
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    Congrats. Very nice and I like the color and PRS single-cuts.

    I was thinking about getting a second Stratocaster, but but I play my Les Paul more than my Stratocaster and Telecaster combined (blasphemy, I know). Maybe another PRS single-cut or a second Les Paul is in my near future.
     
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    The stock pickups were a little too 'hot' for my taste. Same for P90s. I like ~8.0k bridge/7.6k neck, but really any P90 that is lower output. I've been happy with the el-cheapo ebay P90s, $38/set.
    I forgot to mention I changed to locking mini-Grovers, mostly because they are 18:1. The stock tuners actually work.
    I also changed to CTS pots, both over 500k. The stock pots are mini-pots.
     
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    Thanks. You could also consider an SG with minihumbuckers or P90´s for a different feel and sound.
     
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    I might change electronics down the road if I don´t feel good about them. But I must carefully choose pups, since this is a guitar with a prominent mid range
     
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    Each time I read one of these threads about the SE single-cuts (esp the SE One) I regret taking a pass on the ones that were listed on CL a few years ago. I certainly don't Need one of these, but jeebus, I'd Like one. . . ;)

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I've played one but don't own one. I think they're an excellent design, executed really well. I love the absence of a veneered fake-flame top -- Korina is great wood! Even more than a LP Junior, this is a really classic, everything-you-need/nothing-more guitar. If someone says "Bigsby," run for your life.
     
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    I also like the simple design and the possibility of seend the grain of the wood. Thatˋs why I love SG´s
     
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    You can alway check again ...They are nice guitars
     
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    Very nice!
    I am planning to give my SE245 a knobectomy to give it the same nice simple control layout as that Singlecut (and then I’ll be back asking how I should mask unwanted holes no doubt!).
     
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    Perhaps you could put two switches for coil splitting?
     
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    I would reverse your mod plans. If you need to push around the tone, it's not the wood, it's this order of change:
    -Pickup heights (often lower is better, and turn up the amp)
    -Pickup screw pole heights (usually up 1/8th inch)
    -Tone cap swap (lower is brighter/more 'presence')
    -Volume pot swap (higher measured is brighter, pots have a 20% factory tolerance range. Remember that 250k is only 50% of 500k so where in that 20% tolerance range a pot is located is important). This is largely why players need to 'run the racks' to 'find a good one' when buying -- every pot is somewhere else in that tolerance range.
    -Last is swap your pickups.
    This way you do the free or low cost mods first before getting into the expensive boutique pickups.

    The older SE models, I have 'more than one', benefit from lower pickup heights, raised screw poles, and a lower uF tone cap (0.033, 0.022, 0.01). So less than $1 and some adjustment time.
    There are a few popular aftermarket pickup sellers with pickups that tend toward too muddy for me (marketing will say "warm"), so fixing what is on board is a better choice.

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    Correct. That´s what I would do only if I don´t like the stock electronics.
     
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    Nice suggestion!
    I will start a proper thread when the plan is out into action...
     
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    Beautiful! I'm a PRS fan, so I can only say congratulations!
     
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