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NGD - leveling way up (Suhr Pete Thorn Sig)

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by djw, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. lespaulreedsmith

    lespaulreedsmith Member

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    My favorite color combo for the Thorn model... color me jealous :bounce:D
     
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    After watching that link with Pete, I'm Gas'n for this guitar. The spec's are awesome. :rockin
    It's a tone monster! This guy goes through all the pup's tones.

     
  3. djw

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    Yeah, those demos from Peach Guitars are really good, aren’t they?
     
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    That's one great sounding demo!
     
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    I finally got to check one of these out. Wow, what a neck! It’s crazy comfortable.

    I’d kill for a nitro finished gold top.
     
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    There's actually quite a difference between 9-42 and 9-46. The 46 part makes them more stable, but yeah I do like it's easier to flutter or vibrato with the bar :)
     
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    Ocean Turqoise is one of my favorite colors, but the gold in that video above is just spectacular!
    That's the one I want if any of you guys hit lotto and want to help a brother out :D
     
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  8. DarrellM5

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    Congratulations!!!! I picked up a black one at the end of November and it's a terrific guitar. I have a fairly nice collection and the Suhr is tied for #1 with my EBMM Majesty. The cool thing is that they both serve different purposes. The Majesty is more more modern rock and metal and the Suhr is for everything else (although either guitar can pull off about anything pretty well).
     
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    Congratulations on the beautiful black PT!

    I feel the same about my Ocean Turquoise.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. chrisjw5

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    Oooohhhhhh.... THAT'S the one I want.
     
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  11. chrisjw5

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    I read through your original thread... would you still call this a 'shredder'? I'm in the same position you are - I love this guitar, but I don't need or want a shredder. That's not me.
     
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    That was the one I wanted too, but I got the black one because I found it used... not a compromise. My girlfriend likes it better too. :p
     
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    It's not really what I would call a shredder, though it's more like a shredder than my other guitars in the following respects:
    • The pickups are hotter and have more midrange bite than my more "classic" models
    • It's sooooo easy to play, has low action and basically zero fight in it
    • It's contoured to provide excellent upper-fret access
    • I think the body shape & size is close to the proportions of those "dinky" models, i.e. roughly a 7/8 size strat shape (the Standard Plus has this as well) -- I LOVE the body size, personally
    So I think it could "pass" as a shredder if you wanted it to, but it's so classy (no offense to the shredders) that it could kinda go anywhere you wanted with it. I think of the typical shredder tone as being all mids and sizzle, which is great for overdrive but not as much for cleans, and this definitely has enough bite to get you there, but it also sounds really good clean. The "stratty" sounds are roughly there, as well as the beefier HH tones.

    So... my goal really wasn't about getting a shredder -- remember, I'm NOT a shredder, really... and this fit the bill perfectly for me ;) I really wanted something of a "jewel" and this is really it.
     
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    Yeah, that's just downright sick. \m/
     
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    If Pete ain't no shredder and that axe ain't no shredder then monkeys can fly IMO! Here's some more shredder specs: SS frets, compound radius, even C slim neck, chambered Mahogany body, locking tuners, signature pups, coil spit, something like a 10 pup config. tried and tested Gotoh 510 with steel block. Overall a shredders dream to play i'm sure or Suhr.
     
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    That wasn't the point. I know it CAN shred - I watch everything Pete puts out. I was asking if it's ONLY a shredder and I appreciate the answer, because I don't want something that's only a shredder.
     
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    1 nod of approval from the SO = ~$500 in guitar expenses. It's math.
     
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    I'm not a shredder and play my PT like all my other guitars (Strat, Tele, LP). With the pickup wiring configuration it can cover a lot of ground my other guitars do.
     
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