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    PRS DGT how versatile?

    i'm in search for my next PRS guitar, I have a 513 model. and after seeing a few videos from David Grissom, his signature guitar sounds amazing. but for those that a have a DGT model, how versatile is the guitar? can you play anything you throw at the guitar? or the 408 is the right path if i want versatility?

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    When I played a DGT I felt it was very versatile in a lot of different ways, but with more of a vintage vibe, and warmer tones that lean toward classic humbucker and some Tele type sounds.

    To my ear, the 408s have a crisp sound that's very bright, articulate, and different from the DGT.

    If you have the 513, you're probably already getting those bright, crisp, sounds and great single coil tones. I'd go for different, and try the DGT, but it'd probably be a good idea to play both to get a feel for what they do.

    I have a Sig Ltd, based on the 408 pickups, and I absolutely love it. But I do think there might be some overlap with what you are already sporting in that 513.
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    that was what i've been thinking. I guess the DGT will complement my sound, with a more vintage vibe. so if i want to play classic rock, i will go with the DGT, and for more modern sounds, the 513

    thanks for your suggestion

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    The DGT overlaps the 513 to some degree-loads of quack, but not quite as single coily as the 513. The DGT will, however, get heavier than the 513. The order of use for me is in my signature below...
    (DC 245 Ted / DGT / 513 / Santana / McShootout / Cu22 Rosewood / DC22 / SAS / Cu22 Semi hollow / Sig LTD / Mira korina / HBII / SE Angelus Custom / SE Mushok) >> {C, H, Dallas, Original Sewell}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Rivera View Post
    i'm in search for my next PRS guitar, I have a 513 model. and after seeing a few videos from David Grissom, his signature guitar sounds amazing. but for those that a have a DGT model, how versatile is the guitar? can you play anything you throw at the guitar? or the 408 is the right path if i want versatility?
    You can get smooth jazz tones from the neck hum bucker. Amazing guitar. came to it from a 330 and 335 and haven't looked back. Gives me more of everything and a joy to play, big strings an' all. Standard is a little warmer and fuller tone than MT. 408 is quite different to my ears. You need both I'm afraid.

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    After playing DGT's for almost 5 years, I'd describe the guitar as versatility with attitude. It is capable of many, many different tones (especially if you have the right amp) but some guitars are versatile without their own personality. I'd imagine it's pretty well established at this point, but the DGT has tons of character and personality - arguably more than any other PRS model.

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    I'm almost certain my next guitar will be a DGT.
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    I think this video show just how versatile a DGT is....
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    Quote Originally Posted by geese_com View Post


    I think this video show just how versatile a DGT is....
    I've seen this guy before. He shreds. DGT is a monster guitar.
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