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    Personalizing my PRSi...

    This just in today!

    A little personalisation of my beloved CU24 with a new truss rod cover...




    I guess it makes my PRSi a Private Stock wannabe... Ah! One day!...

    Anyone else? Show me what you did to make your axe really your own... (Beside some dings and nicks!)

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    Lampshades, DGT pickups, tremol-no with no back cover, and the signed control cavity cover. The stickers were applied by my oldest daughter when she was maybe 18 months or so, I like them so they stay.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    This just in today!

    A little personalisation of my beloved CU24 with a new truss rod cover...





    I like it.................
    Fanboy of the Jester (AKA) James (Previously known as 11top)

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I like it.................
    Thanks Markie!

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    Cool TRC, I personalized the whole thing on this one.

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    My SE Bernie Marsden has been 'personalized' over the past year:

    Bare Knuckle Mule neck and Suhr Doug Aldrich bridge pickups. (May still swap the bridge again. We'll see.)
    Graphtech Tusq Nut
    Bare Knuckle Cts 550k pots
    Orange Drop Cap
    Tonepros locking studs
    Knurled Speed Knobs (Not shown)

    Pups are 4 conducter so I may wire it up for 'out of phase' with a push pull in the future.

    Speaking of true personalisations... A forum TRC would be cool. If I had the cash I'd maybe have been tempted to buy another and have it re-finished.



    Oh... And congrats to Davy Knowles who scored a Bernie recently. I wonder if he'll mod his...?
    Last edited by Mikegarveyblues; 02-19-2013 at 06:40 PM.
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    Like em all, guys.

    Sergio, you knocked yours outta the park!

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    Callaham steelblock and bridge against body.Have also added a tremol-no.
    Last edited by swede71; 02-19-2013 at 06:54 PM.
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede71 View Post





    Callaham steelblock and bridge against body.Have also added a tremol-no.
    Tell me more about how this influences the tone! I have a trem on my guitar but I never use it.
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    Personalized my Tremonti SE Custom.
    (Before and After)


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    Tell me more about how this influences the tone! I have a trem on my guitar but I never use it.
    For me,and this my personal view,the steelblock gives a clear strong tone.It makes the tone sound more open with more presence.More bite and upper mid shimmer or sizzle as i call it.To me it makes the guitar sound "tighter".I first noticed this when i put together 2 partocasters a few years ago.One based on the american standard with a cast steel block and the other one a japanese strat copy with the american vintage tremolo.The difference between the two kinds are like night and day to me.The american standard block sounds muddier.A common word to describe sound is "stratty".Many use this word and refer to the singlecoil pickups,often the position 2 and 4.For me "stratty" is very much the steelblock and how it influence the sound together with the pickups.The steelblock is a big part for the sound of a Stratocaster.I find the brassblock in the PRS guitars too mellow.I can only speculate why PRS use brassblock.Because PRS thinks brass sounds the best is of course the obvious one.As a product choice i would say the brass block makes it easier to sell the guitar to "gibson" players.Personally i think its harder to sell a PRS to "fender" people.The brass block definitely gives the guitar a more lower mid character than a steelblock does.The bridge against the body comes from The Clapton strat concept.The difference in sound is more noticeable on the strat than on the PRS but how i feel it and hear it,it gives the sound more body.Next step for me is steelsaddles

    I'm debating on replacing the black pick guard with a tortoise shell one. Any opinions?
    That guitar looks great as it is.I love white guitars with black pickguards.
    Last edited by swede71; 02-20-2013 at 07:45 PM.
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Black selector tip, black pickup rings, black tuner buttons, black strap locks, skull truss rod cover, Tremol-no. Everything was originally bone/ivory. I wanted to pull out more of the black bursting.
    12 408 - 12 DGT - 09 Tremonti II - 98 CU24 - 97 CE22 - Mesa MarkIV - Kemper Profiler Amp - EVH 5150 III - PRS Archon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    This just in today!

    A little personalisation of my beloved CU24 with a new truss rod cover...




    I guess it makes my PRSi a Private Stock wannabe... Ah! One day!...

    Anyone else? Show me what you did to make your axe really your own... (Beside some dings and nicks!)
    Where did you get the new TRC from? That's exactly what I'd like to get for my cu24 too.

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    I too am wondering where to pick up one of those TRCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geese_com View Post
    I too am wondering where to pick up one of those TRCs.
    Here you go guys...

    shop.custominlay.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    Here you go guys...

    shop.custominlay.com
    Thanks! Like their prices

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    This design custom made TRC goes on all my guitars that have a TRC and that design also goes on my V-Picks.

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    I did not lose my mind, I traded it for this guitar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAFeathers View Post
    This design custom made TRC goes on all my guitars that have a TRC and that design also goes on my V-Picks.

    Nice!

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    I added some rosewood to mine.





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    Some good post for some nice ideas.... like rosewood pu rings.... hmm....

    Never heard before of tremol-no... Very interesting....

    Keep em coming people, show us your mods....

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