Right now I have a DC3 and a Les Paul. I really LOVE the neck on the DC3 and I got it because I gave up trying to find a good Fender for single coil tones. The playability and feel of the DC is even better than high end Custom shop strats, for me. Now, I love the sound of my Les Paul for hard rock and metal but if I could get thick humbucker tones from a guitar that felt and played like my DC3 I'd be a happy camper. I've owned a few other PRS guitars in the past like a Custom 22, SC, and McCarty with a rosewood neck. But I steered away from PRS and tried Suhr's, Anderson, Ernie Ball, and I'm back playing PRS again, funny how that works out. If money wasn't an issue I'd stock up on Anderson's and PRS, with a Suhr or 2, but the money tree in my backyard won't grow.
Anyway, can the NF3 pull off thick hard rock/metal tones? I know the NF3's are like a low output PAF and or close to a P90. I just wonder if I sold my LP would I be happy with a DC3 and an NF3? I do lean towards humbucker tone but I like to cover both grounds. Thinking the DC3 for single coil tones and the NF3 for heavier stuff. Or should I just look at McCarty's?