DGT vs. McCarty

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  1. SKYHIGH

    SKYHIGH Member

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    Especially to McCarty Tremolo.

    I know that pups and fret wires are different. What else? preference? McCarty trem seems to be $200-$400 cheaper. Is DGT worth extra over McCarty Trem?

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  2. DGTCrazy

    DGTCrazy Moderator de Emporio Staff Member

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    The DGT is a Tone Monster. They took a good idea (McCarty), and made it better!
     
  3. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    No comparison IMO (for my personal taste) --- DGT all the way.
     
  4. thornie

    thornie Supporting Member

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    Although specs wise they seem nearly identical, they feel completely different. The giant frets, neck shape, and custom pickups CANNOT be understated. It's a massive difference.
     
  5. itstooloudMike

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    The pickups alone are worth the $400 price difference. Have you checked on what people who are willing to sell DGT pickups are asking? The only way to get DGT pickups is to buy a DGT (or pay $500~$600 for a pre-owned set). The McCarty is an OK sounding guitar, but not even close to the vibe of a DGT. If you want a pretty wall-hanger, get a McCarty. If you want a players guitar, get a DGT. Put it this way, Mr. Grissom could have left his original McTrem alone, if he thought it was "good enough". But instead, he spent 2 years developing a better guitar. And trust me, he did.
     
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    That's not entirely accurate. You can get DGT pickups installed in your PRS guitar from the PRS Tech Center for a bit over $400 (I forget the exact amount). Great pickups.
     
  7. KJR321

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    I have a McCarty (non-trem) and a DGT. Neck on McCarty is wide fat, DGT neck is different, not as wide. I've had the McCarty longer and was used to the neck...like it a lot. I've had a little more difficulty getting used to the the DGT neck....but that's me. You can find the specs on each on PRS site.

    Both are great sounding. I would never call the McCarty just "OK" sounding. I can make both sound great through my amp setup (Mesa boogie mark V and axe-fx II). I probably would have bought a McCarty tremelo if I found a great one available....just didn't come across one since you don't see them as often. Instead I bought a great DGT.
     
  8. M40A1

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    Any thoughts, tonally, with regards to the DGT with the McCarty trem vs. the WW Private Stock DGT version with the wraparound bridge?


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  9. blues junkie

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    The DGT has a volume knob for each pickup, that alone is worth the price of admission. I was thinking if I ever bought another guitar... what would it be? I think it would have to be another DGT, I LOVE the dual volume knobs. The DGT is just the best of everything combined into one guitar.
     
  10. cutaway

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    those WW DGT stops are the coolest guitars EVER!
     

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