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    N Effin' Three!!!

    Been flirting with NF3s since they were discontinued, almost pulled the trigger on a new leftover one early this year.

    Scored this used one (excuse the crap photo please), which is apparently a custom color "CC" one-off in Silverburst, and all I can say is HOLY POOP!

    Why isn't everyone playing these things? Why didn't these sell? Single-soap-buckery sublime-ness! All I read about the interactivity of the volume knob on this is true! I doubt that 408s will ever be dethroned as my all-time favorites, but these Narrowfields are a revelation. Thickness + bite + articulation. If you haven't heard these, you really need to. I think I want another one, maybe a maple-boarded one just to switch things up...

    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2003 & 04 SE EG
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited x2
    2012 NF3 | 2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 Hollowbody II | 2013 CU24
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow

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    Bangin'!

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    Awesome looking guitar. And if Sergio says it bangs, then by all that is holy, it bangs!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    too many "tunnel vision" people to try the narrowfields. my guitar partner and I think their the best damn pickup we've ever played or heard. glad you got to find out what a few of us know, and what so many people will never know or experience.

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    It looks mean in that finish... ROCK!
    I love technology.... when it works....

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    It's definitely on my short list! So under rated

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    This is another quintessential PRS innovation that I love...like the winged tuners and the rotary 5-way. Great acquisition.
    + '01 Custom 24 + '11 DGT Standard (Mr. Clean) + '09 SE One + Super Dallas + Stealth 2x12+

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    Needs moar photos from other angles!

    Nice pickup (hehe), from another EnnEff3 owner. They are sweet. I really wish I had a powder blue or sea foam green one, though. Those are the sweetest.

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    Great score
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    Kind of S2-ish, maybe we'll see these again?

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    Bad freakin' azz.

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    awesome
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    Those didn't get nearly enough love.
    I like mine enough that it is one of four guitars on the art wall.

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    great score brother
    so can these pups overlap to P90 territory? i'd like to add a PRS in the future not to similar to the 513 tones
    but can't decide which should i get to complement it, any suggestions are highly appreciated

    Congrats and enjoy this beauty

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    Quote Originally Posted by g.wizz View Post
    great score brother
    so can these pups overlap to P90 territory? i'd like to add a PRS in the future not to similar to the 513 tones
    but can't decide which should i get to complement it, any suggestions are highly appreciated

    Congrats and enjoy this beauty
    I would definitely say that the Narrowfields overlap into P90 territory - I got out my SE Semi Hollow Soapbar (my only P90 guitar for reference) and I would say the bite / grit is indeed comparable, but the Narrowfields have more body and presence. They are a little lower output that my P90s (7.8Ω-8.1Ω vs. 9.6Ω-9.8Ω). It's not an entirely fair comparison, as I know from having an SE One in the past that the Semi-Hollow mellows out the P90s a bit, so that extra air may account for part of the thin-ness.

    Hope that helps!
    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2003 & 04 SE EG
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited x2
    2012 NF3 | 2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 Hollowbody II | 2013 CU24
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow

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    it helps a lot thanks brothers


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    Awesome looking guitar, love the silverburst! I loved the SASNF and still want one. Just can't justify the spending though.

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    Awesome looking ax! I have had my maple neck cherry red NF3 for about 6 months and cannot understand why they did not sell. NF's can cover lots of musical territory.

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    Carl, that is one sweet looking NF3!
    Congrats man!

    ps ~ DIBS!!!
    Seriously, if you EVER part with her, give me a shot at this one...

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    LOVE the Silverburst!
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