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    NGD: Got my dad rocker (PRS S2 McCarty)

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    I've been eyeballing the PRS S2 series for a while now because I wanted a single cut to badly play classic rock on and don't really trust Gibson to deliver me the Les Paul of my dreams these days. Lo and behold, I made a discovery - you can dealer order S2s with core finishes and tops, and someone posted a mint one with a hard case for cheaper than what the normal ones are new. Naturally, I pounced.

    This thing is loud as all hell unplugged and came basically perfectly set up (weird, considering it shipped cross country). Neck's a more vintage carve but I get on with thicker necks cause I have big hands anyway. I'm not sure I get on with the pickups, though - they sound good (and the push/pull to make them go single coil sounds a lot better than when my Schecter does it), but I kind of want something that sounds a little less thin and maybe a bridge with a bit more balls. Also, to truly be the single cut rocker of my dreams, it would need zebra pickups...I'm open to suggestions.

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    Duncan JB is a good place to start. From there, if you can describe what you like about the JB, and what you don't, we can (with about 90% confidence) point you in the right direction.

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      #3
      Wolfetone Marshallheads.

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        #4
        Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
        Wolfetone Marshallheads.
        ...or this, and just get right to a great set of pickups

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          #5
          Originally posted by Leon View Post
          Duncan JB is a good place to start. From there, if you can describe what you like about the JB, and what you don't, we can (with about 90% confidence) point you in the right direction.
          I've got two other guitars with JBs - I like that these are less hot and don't have the upper-mid thing the JB has but they just sound a little thin and harsh. They get closer to the "strumming big rock chords into a Marshall" thing than the JB, they're just not quite there.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
            Wolfetone Marshallheads.
            These were on the short list.

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              #7
              Originally posted by sgjackson View Post

              These were on the short list.
              Sounds pretty much like exactly what you want.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mike View Post

                Sounds pretty much like exactly what you want.
                Three for three means I order a set. Thanks all!

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                  #9
                  Firstly, gorgeous top, holy crap. Second, look into a Full Shred. Despite its name, it's a great pickup.

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                    #10
                    That is a gorgeous top. Congrats!
                    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                      #11
                      Suhr Aldrich bridge, Duncan '59 neck.

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                        #12
                        What a great looking guitar, and Im sure it plays like a champ, congrats.
                        "Slow Hand"

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bigdave View Post
                          What a great looking guitar, and Im sure it plays like a champ, congrats.
                          Yeah it's a total monster. I just ordered a set of zebra Marshallheads also.

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                            #14
                            That looks rather tasty

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                              #15
                              Congrats on the nice guitar.

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                                #16
                                Beautiful guitar, can't wait to see what you think about the Marshallheads!!

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                                  #17
                                  I really dig the S2 line, especially with solid/metallic paint that really shows off the bevels. They're really putting some NICE tops on the S2 guitars this year.

                                  My Dad Guitar dream right now is a PRS Triple Soapbar.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by sgjackson View Post

                                    I've got two other guitars with JBs - I like that these are less hot and don't have the upper-mid thing the JB has but they just sound a little thin and harsh. They get closer to the "strumming big rock chords into a Marshall" thing than the JB, they're just not quite there.
                                    Wolfetone Timbre Wolf. It's a JB without the upper mid honk that everyone hates about the JB.

                                    Originally posted by sgjackson View Post

                                    Three for three means I order a set. Thanks all!
                                    I've got Marshalheads in my Les Paul Custom. They sound exactly like what rock n' roll should sound like.

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