Dual 'buckers, coil tap, wang bar-- Best axe?

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  1. Hoodster

    Hoodster Member

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial]I'm looking for something a little heavier to complement my Strat and Teles. The guitar must have dual humbuckers with coil tapping and a whammy bar.

    I love Strats, so the obvious choice would be to pick up a Big Apple Strat or other HH version, but I'm also interested in other suggestions, but would like to keep it under $700 new or used.

    Other guitars that intrigue me include

    Fender Showmaster

    Various Reverends with Les Trem (no coil tap but bass rolloff)

    G&L Legacy HH

    I don't care for the aesthetics of most Carvins or pointy headstock guitars...
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  2. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Why not get a PRS SE and get the buckers coil tapped?
     
  3. MuseCafeChris

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    Great suggestion, and easily done.
     
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    a used brian moore

    insanely good value for the dollar

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    Do the "black n tan" SE buckers have 2 individual magnets wrapped separetly in each bucker? I have the new semi hollow PRS SE in the natural finish. Can anyone tell me if anyone makes or sells plastic bucker pick-up covers and rings in the same color as the marbleized amber pick guard that comes on the natural finished SE Custom semi hollow body?
     
  6. jcoggins7

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    Get an PRS CE22 with Dragon 1 pickups in it, and swap the rotary switch for a 3 way and a coil split. You will not be disappointed, and due to your roots in maple-neck and bolt on guitars, you'll probably appreciate the tone that the neck gives. I've got one, and IMHO, it's the best sounding and most versatile guitar I've ever played. Incredible bang for your buck.

    Edit: For only 700 bucks, you'd have to find a real player's guitar with "character marks". I figure this since they run about 1000 when they're in great condition.
     
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    Ernie Ball Musicman Axis Super Sport.
     
  8. fe911

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    +1 on the axis. Easy on the back, too!
     
  9. Samba

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    Singlecut Trem. Fat and creamy (with a pup swap) whilst offering a trem and coil split.

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    Edit: oops- didn't see the $700 limit. :eek: In that case I'd stretch to a used PRS CE mahogany. Cool guitars.

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  10. Hoodster

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    So, are the stock PRS SE humbuckers splittable, and if so how do they in single coil mode?
     
  11. MuseCafeChris

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    Damn, y'all are finding used PRS CEs for 7 bills? That's definitely the ticket. I got mine for under a grand, but not THAT much under:

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    To further taunt the OP, I have a Big Apple Strat too LOL:

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  12. Mikey01

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    Yeah! What he said!
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  13. Hoodster

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    I thought those PRS SE semi hollow body guitars were not available with trem units...
     
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    :AOK
     
  15. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    Godin makes stuff that will work!
     
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    Ibanez RG550. I had it for 20 years (HOLY CRAP!! That long???) and it's still my favorite in my stable.


    Never mind, you don't like the pointy headstock. Too bad.
     
  17. Hoodster

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    Can anyone recommend a specific Godin model?
     
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    +2,

    If you can find a used one for the right cash it is the very thing you need.
    The Music man vintage trem is great, the 2 humbuckers are wired to a 5way for some split tones, the necks are amazing.
     

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