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mcbprs
08-29-2012, 05:24 PM
Ok so here's the story, I bought my MEIII (25th Anniversary) quite a while ago and as I usually do with new (to me guitars) I put new strings on it and used it at my next gig along with an ME1, truth is I was not over impressed so it has spent a lot of time in its case, my only redeeming memory of it being it was quite light.
This afternoon I was messing with one of my amps (Carr Slant 6V 1x12) decided to try a different speaker (Tone Tubby alinco hemp) and for some reason got the MEIII out to see how it sounded. Now the sound in my conservatory is never great (too many hard surfaces) but it sounded pretty good so I took them both to tonight's rehearsal, total knockout whatever we tried I could find the sound I wanted with ease, can't wait to take the MEIII to this weekends gig.
Now to me the ME's are probably the best non PS PRSi around so why have I not seen any mention of MEIII's in the many threads talking about the narrow field pickups, I can't be the only person here who has one, what do other owners/players of MEIII's think of them?

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08-29-2012, 05:40 PM
Not many ME3's out there! I've had narrowfield GAS ever since I played Markie's NF McCarty a few years ago.

I'm pretty stoked to finally have a PRS with those pups on the way.

MTrip
08-30-2012, 01:51 PM
My first PRS was the MEIII 25th but in the year or so that I've had it (won at a charity auction) I've barely played it. Hmmm, maybe I need to give it a good workout w/my new Sweet 16+ over the upcoming long weekend...

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08-30-2012, 02:18 PM
My first PRS was the MEIII 25th but in the year or so that I've had it (won at a charity auction) I've barely played it. Hmmm, maybe I need to give it a good workout w/my new Sweet 16+ over the upcoming long weekend...
Pics or it never happened. ;)

MTrip
08-30-2012, 08:10 PM
Pics or it never happened. ;)
I'd love to, but as far as I can tell I'm not allowed to post pics here? Permissions say "You may not post attachments"....

JMintzer
08-30-2012, 08:12 PM
I'd love to, but as far as I can tell I'm not allowed to post pics here? Permissions say "You may not post attachments"....

You have to hyperlink the pics form another site, like picturetrail or photobucket. You can't upload them from your computer directly...

You click on the little icon that looks lij a tree and enter the url in the window...


Jamie

MTrip
08-30-2012, 08:20 PM
You have to hyperlink the pics form another site, like picturetrail or photobucket. You can't upload them from your computer directly...
You click on the little icon that looks lij a tree and enter the url in the window...
No icons anywhere I can see (and I'm not unaccustomed to forum s/w) but let's try this...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/7121476507_811d582f0e_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/6975397988_517204f2ed_b.jpg

mcbprs
09-03-2012, 02:04 AM
The gig went well and the ME III did not disappoint, Cream, Zombies, SRV, Stones numbers all covered without any difficulty :-)

LSchefman
09-03-2012, 10:30 AM
Beautiful axe!

MTrip
09-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Got a chance to really play around with it plugged into the Sweet 16+. Very, very impressive - I can tell that the MEIII is quickly going to become my go-to guitar for basement noodling! Great range of sounds with the 5-position switch combined w/small volume changes on the guitar.

mcbprs
11-13-2013, 06:14 AM
Been playing round with my MEIII again added a push/push tone so I can add the bridge pickup to neck or neck and middle - even more great sounds ;-)

http://vintage-stuff.co.uk/images/2011/meiii.jpg

jfb
11-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Dig the full on signature on the top.

Tim
11-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Man, thre aren't many MEIIIs around........ but they are one of PRS's best! My Swamp Eagle is MEIII based and the NFs are awesome!!!!

jfb
11-13-2013, 12:36 PM
Man, thre aren't many MEIIIs around........ but they are one of PRS's best! My Swamp Eagle is MEIII based and the NFs are awesome!!!!

You don't have NF's with a Floyd. Time for a build.

Tim
11-13-2013, 02:21 PM
You don't have NF's with a Floyd. Time for a build.

....... Or do I ?????

Just kidding!

A Rock Eagle is on the list...... But man, it is a really long list!!!

jfb
11-13-2013, 02:26 PM
....... Or do I ?????

Just kidding!

A Rock Eagle is on the list...... But man, it is a really long list!!!

They have a way of getting out of hand don't they.

Woundtight
11-13-2013, 04:23 PM
Tim and I are the only ones I know of with a triple banging MEIII Private Stock. I do love the NFs for a twist & a little different flavor on the tried and true ME platform.

jfb
11-13-2013, 04:39 PM
Tim and I are the only ones I know of with a triple banging MEIII Private Stock. I do love the NFs for a twist & a little different flavor on the tried and true ME platform.

The world couldn't handle a third. Of this I am sure.

Woundtight
11-13-2013, 04:51 PM
Everything happens in III's. Your turn to get a crazy wood MEIII, Jesse.

jfb
11-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Everything happens in III's. Your turn to get a crazy wood MEIII, Jesse.

Yeah dude!

Tim
11-13-2013, 07:38 PM
Everything happens in III's. Your turn to get a crazy wood MEIII, Jesse.


I am sure someone on here has a spalted one..... is it veinbuster up north, or flame top in the UK?? Or perhaps taht gutar is a studio??

Brad737
11-13-2013, 09:26 PM
The Louisville GC had a used ME3 awhile back for a good price, but it sold before I could check it out. I've never tried Narrowfields. What do they sound like? Any resemblance to the old Gibby minihums?