Paul Reed Smith owners unite.

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by imwjl, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. strat56

    strat56 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I block trems because I don't use them, if I break a string it stays in tune and double stop bends remain in tune. If you block for any of those reasons then yes you should block it. I block trems with wood shims between the body and the trem block.
     
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  2. marc2211

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    Thanks a lot, I block for the same reasons. I’ll play as is for a while, then I’ll get it done at the first set up as I’ll want to change to 10 gauge strings too.

    Many thanks for the advice!
     
  3. danpan

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    I just got a GREAT end of the year deal on this SE Custom 24 demo! Very versatile!! new guit.jpg
     
  4. Tubeboy

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    Here's my 408 20190104_185040.jpg 20190104_185040.jpg 20181229_162050.jpg
     
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    I don't really see a need to block the trem on a PRS. One of the beauties of these guitars is how well they hold tune even through sever whammy abuse.
    Well, that and how quick and easy it is to change strings (which I just did). And the playability. And the beautiful lines. And the tone...
     
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  6. marc2211

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    Revisiting things after ~2 months since I got my SE Standard 24... and for me the honeymoon is pretty much over.

    After having the SE for a few weeks, it started to cut out when using the tone pot, and also switching between pickups - after another week both stopped working.

    In the end I had to have the switch and pot replaced by my local shop. Luckily the selling company (Thomann) covered the work. It seems like was a case of low quality parts and bad soldering.

    Since then I’ve played the guitar a bit, but am just not bonding with it. It’s now gathering a bit of dust as other guitars get played more.

    It has taller frets than I’m used to, and still has 9s (I’ve played 10s for years - I’m going to change this later today).

    However my biggest issue is the tone... no matter what I do it doesn’t sound like me! It is just very very PRS. For me it doesn’t seem to have the mojo that makes me want to play it more. It just sounds kind of muddy all the time... (for reference my LPs have SD59s and Gibson 57 pickups).

    Maybe the string change will help, but I fear I just don’t like the pickups :/

    I’ll keep playing for a few more weeks, but it looks like it may be going for sale soon or have some new pickups if people think this may help...
     
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  7. Southpole

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    Have to say that pickups are the one thing that have left me a bit underwhelmed with PRS guitars. My current favourite is a SE Custom 24 with SD JB & 59 pickups. Love the fretboard!
     
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    I had a good play last night and I agree, the feel of the guitar and the fret board are lovely - my issue is mainly the pickups. I just put in an order for a set of 'Whole Lotta Humbucker' SD - hoping it'll help!
     
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  9. SASouth

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    I don't have any experience with the SE line. But, I will say that I've not found any quality problems with any of the US Core guitar I own or have owned.

    Here's my latest PRS acquisition, a 408 in McCarty Tobacco Sunburst:

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    Further update on this - just got the guitar back from having the pickups fitted. It sounds totally different, they have really given the guitar a pretty unique voice. It's definitely darker than my Les Pauls, but the pickups sound very nicely vintage, and clean up well when you turn down the volume.

    As another plus, I think the covered pickups transform the look of the guitar - so much classier imho.

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  11. SASouth

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    I’ve been quite a PRS roll lately. I just acquired this 2011 Custom 24 in a trade this last weekend. I love the color. It’s called Matteo Mist

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    I've got an SE Custom 24 and it is my favorite. Easy to play, sounds great.
     
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  13. Southpole

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    Yep, covered pickups make SEs look much classier!
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    This is just a question will a PRS Custom 24 be good for Surf,
    British Invasion & Folk Rock style of music. I'm looking at a 1992
    Custom 24.
     
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    Hmm, let’s think about this.

    A light, resonant solidbody electric with a nice, open top end and effortless action...

    ...Nah, it will totally suck.

    Just mail it to me, and save yourself a ton of grief!
     
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    Just picked this up a week ago nice alternative to the 408 love the adjustable stoptail bridge.
     

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  18. SASouth

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    Here’s my latest PRS acquisition. A Wood Library Custom 22. The color is called Autumn Sky

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    All 3!
     

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  20. SASouth

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    I just got this 1998 Standard 24 Maple Top Goldtop a couple of days ago.

    When I saw it on Reverb it occurred to me that it looked just like one that I had traded away about 7 years ago, something that I’ve regretted ever since I did it.

    As I looked at the pictures in the listing I began think that the guitar for sale might actually be my old Goldtop. I had to know for sure. I messaged the seller and sent him the serial number of my old guitar asking him if it matched the number on his guitar. It matched! It was my old guitar.

    Needless to say we negotiated a price and I bought it. The icing on the cake was that the guitar was only about 50 miles from me. The seller allowed me to pick it up the next day.

    I didn’t really need to have yet another PRS, but I just had to buy it. It is the first PRS that I ever owned. I first bought it in 2000 and the only guitar that I have bought twice.

    Here it is:

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