PRS SingleCut

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  1. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

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    Got one on ebay, on it's way (I'll be at work when it arrives :(
    So, what to expect??? Apparently it's a nice humbucker guitar, but does not sound like an LP? What does it sound like! My first PRS, I'm nervous :crazy
    This one has #7 pickups.
     
  2. AustinIsPresent

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    It's hard to describe... It's warm and glassy, or the one I played was, with cleans that made my heart mealt... The way it overdrives is so natural and thick. I *gasp* prefer the tone to any LP I've yet discovered!
     
  3. Marty s Horne

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    Congrats on your new axe. You can expect a guitar with great build quality, tone, and playability. Enjoy!
     
  4. Steeltoe

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    The 25" scale is longer than a LP. The wide fat neck
    is wonderful. The #7s are ho-hum. I replaced mine
    with Dimarzio 36th Anniv PAFs...now we're talkin!
    You can expect nice full tones with a big bottom.
     
  5. sixstring531

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    The best guitar I have ever played was my 2001 Singlecut Goldtop. Wide Fat neck (changed the #7s to burstbuckers) -- this guitar felt extremely comfortable, played like butter and sounded magnificent.

    Wish I had the money to get it back :) BUt hey, just got an 83 Les Paul Standard thats rocking my face off.

    Congrats, you'll love it.
     
  6. marshall2553

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    Great guitars, I didn't really care for the #7's. I'm selling mine and going back to LP's though, I just never really fell in love with the Singlecuts like I did LP's.
     
  7. mattsblues

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    What SC model is it?
     
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    I had one for a few years and it's the most perfect humbucker guitar I ever owned, and I've owned a lot. I eventually realized I am a tele or P-90 player so I sold it.

    Perfect balance, ergonomics, played probably the best of any guitar I've owned and only weighed about 8-8 1/2 lbs. I had Duncan '59s in it which were a little clearer than the #7 pickups.

    Maybe it was a little too perfect to be right for me. :)
     
  9. FourT6and2

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    Which model is it, Singlecut, 245 or 250? I have a Singlecut and I like it. It's got a fairly modern sound with a bit of glass on the top end, but it's a little bit mushy in the low end. Plays nice and sounds good. Got mine on eBay, too.
     
  10. Gasp100

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    I believe it's a plain old Singlecut (2003?) in basic black. I forgot to ask if it has the cool scraped maple binding on the sides. I prefer no birds, no frills and I was searching for a more ergonomic LP "style" guitar. I was about to go back to MIJ LP's, but I've had so many and I wanted to stay USA this time around as well. I'm also VERY intrigued by that wraparound bridge/tailpiece -- I've always dug the Specials and the Gibby Histroric R4's but while they sounded (and looked great) I had tuning stability/plinking issues with them a little bit. Also, I've never even played a PRS so it should be a treat. Here 'tis (not my picture)

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  11. bluegrif

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    Mine was an 01, I believe. It was a fancy one with the birds and the trans black flame top.

    I loved the neck and the fretwork was some of the best I've encountered in a production guitar. The weight was great. Tuning stability was also first rate. All in all, everything you'd expect from a brand with a reputation for great build quality and fine playability.

    My only problem with the guitar was, as a traditional blues player, it seemed voiced more for modern rock tones. Even changing the pickups to my favorite Duncan Phat Cats only got it a little closer. Don't get me wrong. Nothing at all bad about the sound. Great depth of tone with a nice even response. Just not my sound. I wound up selling in favor of a Hamer Monaco Elite, which, to my ears, was a much more traditional sounding guitar. Ultimately it didn't matter because I'm now pretty much off of set neck solids. But that's my take. The Singlecut's a great guitar. And if you dig the tone, I doubt there's anything you won't like.
     
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    Congrats! I'm sure you will love it. Be sure and post a tone report when you get it. I'll be waiting since I've been gassing for one. I have 2 McCartys and absolutely love the feel and quality. I can't wait to add another.
     
  13. jlb32

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    I think you will really like it. I know I love mine and actually like the #7 pickups also.
     
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    Ha! I was watching that exact guitar on the 'bay - Singlecuts have started to creep on to my GAS list.

    Hit me up if you get bored with it........................

    :)
     
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    Yeah, I reluctantly agree regarding the pickups. It's a fabulous guitar that sounds killer with something more PAF-like.
     
  16. shane88

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    oh that's easy > it sounds exactly like a PRS singlecut
     
  17. Gasp100

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    BarryJ, I was so close to grabbing your CE22 it was ridiculous. But I had so many irons in the fire, and truth be told I was leaning heavily towards a Hamer Monaco Elite (a few actually). This auction just plodded along for what seemed like an eternity and finally I said screw it, put a bid and left for the day. Came back and I won.
    FWIW there is (was?) a Gold Top Singlecut that looked like a beauty on ebay as well, but there was one or two dings that dropped it down just a tad for me; If it's still up it's a BIN or best offer and I know the guy is willing to deal.

    Still up:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=320462439801&Category=33045&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1

    I'll shoot you a note if the Singlecut doesn't fit for me; I'm more than willing to experiment with pup swaps in this one as well, and I guess I'm more of a rock player than a blues player too so I'm pretty psyched.
     

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