before I put a cap in it! I have a PRS CU 22 Artist that I really like. Nice woods, plays well, but has required more tweaking than any guitar I've ever had. Frustrating. The latest tweak was to cut the cap off the volume control that keeps "brightness" in the signal as you turn the guitar down. I use the volume control a good bit during gigs and sometimes at home practice. I noticed that when I turned down the PRS, (compared to my other humbucker guitars, Gibson, Suhr), it lost it's balls, warmth, depth and anything that made the sound appealing. It sounded really artificial, and hurt the instrument for my uses. I ended up leaving it at home a lot, and this was one of the reasons. Not as big a deal dirty, but just awful for cleanish tones, IMO. Opened the guitar up, saw the cap and cut it. MUCH better now. And it realy does not get muddy when turned down, either. I swear, Paul Reed Smith must either hear something or desire a much different clean tone that I do. From his pickups, to the cap, to the 5-way selector, just not what I like. Then again, I've seen him play twice at clinics and never heard him use a clean tone or even a clean-ish tone. It may not be a priority, sonically. IMO, the best sounding humbucker clean toned guitars are also stellar when overdriven. After many changes, I may be getting close. Time to give it another chance, just because it feels good to play. Hopefully, this latest sonic improvement will be enough. If not, although I've been through 3 PRS so far and thought this was the one, I may have to sell to someone it works for better. I'm rooting for my orange friend.