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Anybody tried these yet? Thoughts? What do think of the new '59 pickups?
I've had several LP's and currently have a Ted McCarty sc245 (the 2nd I've owned) that I absolutely adore. I sold an r9 and a custom after finding this particular PRS model. It felt like home and the tone was just fantastic. This particular model is a bit different from the other 245s in that it has a 100% nitro finish, solid IRW neck and isn't weight relieved or chambered. I'm not sure that those things in and of themselves are the reason I like it more than previous 245's but whatever it was, it had me hooked within a few seconds of playing it.FC - I'm in the same exact boat - never had a LP, have had PRSs (which I really like) and am debating SC245 vs LP vs Historic, especially since I cant get my hands on a Trad/Historic to try and LPs are known for varying in quality and tuning issues. My experience with PRS is that they have better QA/QC and consistency. But I love a LP tone! Let me know how you like your new axe - heard nothing but good things about the 2013s. The 2014 inlay is not a big deal to me, though I'd prefer without it.
I played one today. I was sadly underwhelmed, I expected the 59s to sound much better than they did. I didn't notice a significant difference, at least not one that made me want to buy the guitar immediately (I was ready to buy too).Anybody tried these yet? Thoughts? What do think of the new '59 pickups?
I played then back to back. The 59s were only marginally different than the 57s. Personally, I might just be used to the 57s and preferred them... I was playing through a Fender Deluxe Reverb.Yeah I'm wondering if the 59s is what set me back a bit. The overall construction and feel on the one I played was nice. Has anyone compared these with the 2013 that has the 57's (I believe?). Tonal differences observed?
The difference to me was the 59s were a little more dynamic (hard to explain, the 57s sounded a bit more 'even'-ish), but not by much. I'd suggest you look at an R7 or R8. I played a VOS goldtop 57 after fiddling with the traditionals and I was very impressed.What was the marginal difference to your ears? I thought the 59's had some great elements just a bit too bright to my ears, and the need to back off so much on the tone control is not my experience with my PRSs to that degree (I'm a newbie to LPs so maybe that is more of a norm?). Could have been the combo of it with 900 series Marshall I played it through. Also got to play it clean thru a Marshall Bluesbreaker and that sounded real nice for clean tones.
I really liked the feel and playability of it (despite limited upper fret access due to the heel). Maybe a pickup change might be in order for me if I get it - I'm looking more for classic 60/70's rock and modern blues tones - hardest rock tones would be Zepp/Rush type stuff - w/ more tones in the Cream/Bonamassa range.