PRS Singlecut fans?????

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  1. papersoul

    papersoul Member

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    Any SC fans in the crowd? I have a PRS CE-22 that I like a lot and used to own a McCarty which was nice but didn't compete with my LPs.

    Now, I have tried a few Singlecuts but they never seem to sound as big and full as an LP or fill out as nicely, plus I think LPs play better.

    Anyone find a good SC???

    Just curious because I keep trying them when I can....

    Thanks!
     
  2. DanielT2

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    The old PRS SC was superseded by the SC250 (hotter pu's, locking tuners) and the SC245 (more Gibson-esque scale length of 24.5").

    For a bigger sound try an SC250, for a more Gibson like feel, try a SC245.
     
  3. wrxplayer

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    I bought a 2001 PRS Singlecut 10 top as a collectors' piece before the Gibson litigation resolved. The idea was to put it under the bed and wait as it appreciated. Plan didn't work, as I started playing it more and more and now play it mostly. Have played a fair number of guitars but nothing has felt as good in my hands than this, including other singlecuts. Volume and tone knobs truly work on a 1 to 10 scale rather that "lots and little" as is the case with many. Build quality is great. I think the sound is a bit crisper than a similarly equipped LP, almost as if the pickups were set an inch back of where LP pickups would sit, if that makes sense. I just play for fun, and can't see selling it unless I run out of money. Her name is Paulette. Here's a picture of her .

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    they are ok, I guess

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  5. Wally1

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    Hey Rich!

    I've been playing SC's now for over 7 years. I currently gig with 2 of them and couldnt be happier. I also really like LP's, and my current fav. LP is my R8. The LP's and SC's are different beasts but I like both. I think they compliment each other. The SC doesnt sound like the LP and vise versa but both have killer tone!
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    Between the SC and SC245, I like the 245 better. I haven't gotten my hands on a 250...yet.
     
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    I've got one of the 2001 ltd editions with solid brazilian rosewood neck. This has a more mid biased sound akin to a Les Paul but they only made 250 of them. Another SC which was closer to a Les Paul in sound was the Tremonti which I kind of regret getting rid of. I'm not sure whether this had a different neck carve which might make a difference, but it had a hot wound ceramic pick up with no cover in the bridge position which really growled.
     
  8. Lonely Raven

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    I was out of guitar playing for many, many years...and had no idea PRS came out with a single cut. The day I realized this fact, was the same day it was made known that Gibson was giving PRS grief. I called every store in 200 miles, and not a one of them had a single cut in stock!

    I'm glad all that is over...but now I'm not sure I can afford a single cut. I have wet dreams of a whale blue select 10 Top with an all rosewood neck.

    I saw a 10 Top quilted in natural (clear coat) that just looked like white satin. It was $5500 or there abouts....I paid less then that for my last car...
     
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    That sounds like way more than they usually ask to me. Are you sure it wasn't an Artist package or had something else special about it?
     
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    I had a great PRS Singlecut that was fabulous in every way; neck, tailpiece, balance, clear lows, full highs. If I didn't prefer P-90s to humbuckers, I'd still have that Singlecut.
     
  11. aleclee

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    I dig my Singlecuts (one w/BRW neck, one a 20th Anny model). I like the fact that they have something of a LP vibe but Lesters aren't really a benchmark for me in terms of tone or feel. As a result, I'm not hip to the differences between a LP and SC nor do I particularly care.

    I find the SC's ergonomics suit me better than the LP and I tend to prefer 25" scale guitars.
     
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    I have an 02 R8 that has been my main gigging guitar for the last year. It is without a doubt the best LP I've ever owned or played. I've also been a PRS player for a long time, and always preferred the feel of a PRS. I picked this 07 Semi hollow Singlecut with brazilian board and locking tuners. It weighs 8lbs 4 oz (same as my LP), and rings like an SOB. It is a 25" scale, but the combination of the brazilian board, pickups and semi hollow cavity give it a very warm tone. I barely touch the LP anymore.


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    I like the SC245...probably the only PRS I would consider owning...
     
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    No wonder. That looks sick :AOK
     
  15. papersoul

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    Thanks, I forgot those were available. Are they a big difference over the standard SC model? Why does the SC250 have a bigger sound? Just the pickups?

    That '07 SC in this thread is semi hollow? I don't see any holes.....are they just internal cavities?

    Maybe I haven't found the right one, but I just love LPs and always gravitate to my two standards even though I have played SCs. For some reason, they feel cumbersome to me personally, like something is not right. However, I liked the McCarty I owned but still never played it because I always picked up my LPs. Now, I have a CE-22 that I thikn is great, I think the Custom 22s and CE models are my favorites in the PRS line. The SC always cause me to compare to my LPs and I will always grab those first I guess.
     
  16. Steeltoe

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    The SC250 is also the first PRS strung with 10's.
    I believe the pickups are hot too.
    With the 2 PRS' I have owned, I had to have them
    set up with 10's. Never understood why Paul prefers
    those wimpy, thin sounding 9's.
    I have an '02 Singlecut goldtop. No complaints here.
    It has a very full tone, plus great sustain. It's a keeper.
     
  17. Sniper-V

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    I dig SCs and used to have a couple, now I'm down to 1 a killer Artist package in Raspberry at under 8lbs, I think 7.8 to be exact.

    I think the new 245 is great and I prefer it over the 250.

    I own plenty of LPs and I wouldn't recommend getting a SC if you are looking for a LP tone. If you want a true LP tone, nothing will compare to the real deal.

    SCs have their own thing going on.


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    wow a sss trem single cut.PS?
     
  19. papersoul

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    It is kind of like the interview of read of Alex Lifeson where he talks about the PRS models not sounding as rich as a Les Paul and I thikn that is what I detect....less warmth. Anyway, it is personal preference...nothing more.:BEER

    One guitar I thnk would be sweet to try is the Chafin Single cut! That man can build an axe!
     
  20. Gary Ladd

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    I've got #78/250 of the 2001 LE Brz SC run and I can assure you that I've NEVER heard an LP as acoustically resonant and warm as it. Not even 1958-1960 vintage models I've tried over the years...

    With that said, the pickups leave something to be desired & I'm contemplating putting a set of Timbuckers in it :cool:
     

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