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zigmund

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« on: January 07, 2007, 01:14:08 AM »
Just sayin', really: I've lurked around and flitted about these boards for a few weeks and I like it: decent, easygoing, helpful, knowledgeable are all words I'd associate with the experience generally. Then in a "boutique guitar" forum  I ask a question about dc resistance and what flavour alnico in Dragon2 pups. Resounding silence. Even bumped it raises not a "hello, who the duck are you"; if I were to masturbatorily opine on the bedroom pleasures of an emerald-tinted shiny top, I feel I'd be inundated with offers of strokedom and have some sort of "conversation". I've been a tad nonplussed that so much money is at the beck of the so, so young whose gigspace is their febrile, minging bedroom, yet several don't wish to have anything but the most superficial knowledge of what a guitar is for.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 01:41:17 AM »
forget about PRS Dragon pickups - lets discuss what BKPs you're gonna put in that shiny coffee-table'esque guitar (lol).

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2007, 02:53:04 PM »
All my PRS's have BK pickups - they make the PRS ones eat dirt!  I sold my original set of Dragon's (the very first US made version), because the VHII's wiped the floor with them.  I replaced a set of old old T & B pickups with Rebel Yells, and swapped out the Hums,Fa*ts and Sh*ts for Crawler!

I have a 90 Standard, 91 EG and 92 Artist II, they all sound so much better with BK's.

btw.  Welcome to the forum  :D
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007, 12:51:29 AM »
Ta boys; Heavier: I hope I've not given the wrong impression; I picked up a well-bashed PRS for a fair price recently that the Dragons really work well in, a custom24 with a stoptail(  having vowed that PRS were all tarts' handbags, the woods seem to work well and have that acoustic resonance that you can feel in your chest as you play it...). As PRS seem to enjoy shrouding some spec in mysticism, I couldn't find anywhere that could tell me the info I wanted and couldn't be bovvad to fish out a meter from me cupboard....
 ....Mind you, Mules have been ordered and they'll be going in my Yamaha SG2000 in a couple of weeks' time.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 07:06:55 PM »
Hi Zigmund, let me know how you get on with the Mules in your SG2000. It took me a few days to adjust to the difference in sound compared to the stock pups but now there's no way I'll go back to the stocks. The Mules are everything I wanted and then some....

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 10:58:40 PM »
Quote from: PhilKing
All my PRS's have BK pickups - they make the PRS ones eat dirt!  I sold my original set of Dragon's (the very first US made version), because the VHII's wiped the floor with them.  I replaced a set of old old T & B pickups with Rebel Yells, and swapped out the Hums,Fa*ts and Sh*ts for Crawler!

I have a 90 Standard, 91 EG and 92 Artist II, they all sound so much better with BK's.


Good to see you back Phil, and yes the PRS sound is well improved with BK's, but then again so are the other twenty or so guitars Phil has equipped with BK's

Welcome Zigmund :guitar4:
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007, 12:02:33 AM »
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Ta boys; Heavier: I hope I've not given the wrong impression; I picked up a well-bashed PRS for a fair price recently that the Dragons really work well in, a custom24 with a stoptail(  having vowed that PRS were all tarts' handbags, the woods seem to work well and have that acoustic resonance that you can feel in your chest as you play it...). As PRS seem to enjoy shrouding some spec in mysticism, I couldn't find anywhere that could tell me the info I wanted and couldn't be bovvad to fish out a meter from me cupboard....
 ....Mind you, Mules have been ordered and they'll be going in my Yamaha SG2000 in a couple of weeks' time.


that's what I like to hear - a played-in guitar.  when I think of PRS guitars I always think of 40-something bald guys playing blues licks and shiteting themselves in case they scratch the thing  :roll:

I had a guy buy a '67 SG off me recently and he played my other guitars commenting "all your guitars are totally $%&#ed, you must gig LOADS"  :lol:  fwiw, I HATE new guitars - they just feel synthetic to me.  I happen to like old slippers too, so you can see where I'm going with this (heh)

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 12:27:08 AM »
Cheers chaps.
HeavierTH reminds me of our oddities n how we perceive players of different guitars: my earlier judgmental comments on what I thought was a "PRS" player was of an unapprenticed babby with unrestricted access to a money tree.  My more "businesslike" my guitar is, the more it gets gigged, so if it's dinged already then I feel less precious around it. My Jap 68RI Strat gets out the most, with the others doing most of the recording at present.
Er...the slipper thing mate...you know you just wrote that aloud, don't you...?
   Truly, thx for the welcome all, sorry not to have done the formal intro..
  Everton: yes, as per our pm, surely. The Mules are going in next week. Comparing my guitars acoustically, though there's a huge amount of wood in the Yam, it sounds springier yet as sustainy as my LP Standard(the PRS surprised me by having a very resonant ring to it for seemingly so little wood...and despite my prejudices, this would suggest to me that someone really thought about the resonances of the woods here. I think "tonewoods" thinking is generally bollox...yet am persuaded that some makers do think about resonant frequencies...)
    I'll post a clip or 2 when they're in, somehow or other. I wish i had time to do a "before  and after" but I know space here is limited too, ne'er mind.