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    ME III rediscovered

    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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    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.
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    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...
    1999 Artist Archtop II Grey Black (Braz board/Piezo/Paua) / 2010 Modern Eagle III 25th anniv. / 2013 408 Semi-Hollow Black Gold Burst (Experience 2013)
    2011 Heritage H-535 25th anniv. (Seth Lover pups) / 2013 Telecaster American Deluxe (Ash)
    2012 SE Angelus Custom / 2013 Breedlove D/SReH American Acoustic-Electric
    1964 Epiphone Cortez FT45 acoustic / 2006 Osborne Chief 5-string banjo

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTrip View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    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"....
    1999 Artist Archtop II Grey Black (Braz board/Piezo/Paua) / 2010 Modern Eagle III 25th anniv. / 2013 408 Semi-Hollow Black Gold Burst (Experience 2013)
    2011 Heritage H-535 25th anniv. (Seth Lover pups) / 2013 Telecaster American Deluxe (Ash)
    2012 SE Angelus Custom / 2013 Breedlove D/SReH American Acoustic-Electric
    1964 Epiphone Cortez FT45 acoustic / 2006 Osborne Chief 5-string banjo

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTrip View Post
    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...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    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...
    Last edited by MTrip; 08-30-2012 at 08:28 PM.
    1999 Artist Archtop II Grey Black (Braz board/Piezo/Paua) / 2010 Modern Eagle III 25th anniv. / 2013 408 Semi-Hollow Black Gold Burst (Experience 2013)
    2011 Heritage H-535 25th anniv. (Seth Lover pups) / 2013 Telecaster American Deluxe (Ash)
    2012 SE Angelus Custom / 2013 Breedlove D/SReH American Acoustic-Electric
    1964 Epiphone Cortez FT45 acoustic / 2006 Osborne Chief 5-string banjo

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    The gig went well and the ME III did not disappoint, Cream, Zombies, SRV, Stones numbers all covered without any difficulty :-)
    ME1 x4
    MEIII
    Santana II BR Ltd
    Singlecut x2
    PS SC-58
    Sig Ltd
    CU24
    HBII piezo
    305
    513 RW
    Les Paul Std
    Two Rock, Carr, Matchless & Rivera amps

    You don't stop playing because you're getting old
    You get old because you stop playing
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    Beautiful axe!

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    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.

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    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
    Last edited by mcbprs; 11-13-2013 at 11:21 AM.
    ME1 x4
    MEIII
    Santana II BR Ltd
    Singlecut x2
    PS SC-58
    Sig Ltd
    CU24
    HBII piezo
    305
    513 RW
    Les Paul Std
    Two Rock, Carr, Matchless & Rivera amps

    You don't stop playing because you're getting old
    You get old because you stop playing
    Vintage Stuff

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    Dig the full on signature on the top.
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    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!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    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!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    ....... 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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woundtight View Post
    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.
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    Everything happens in III's. Your turn to get a crazy wood MEIII, Jesse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woundtight View Post
    Everything happens in III's. Your turn to get a crazy wood MEIII, Jesse.
    Yeah dude!
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