I just got a new Tremonti SE Custom.
I have "real" PRSs and I always have a "beater" guitar that I use as a backup at a lot of gigs. Normally a strat partscaster. I grew-up playing strats but I always wind-up giving them away to "impoverished" young people or schools when I'm on the road.
I've always loved the looks and tone of a les paul. I've owned many and a nice old 335. Just about annually I try again and buy another paul but everytime I can't bond with them. It's the soft/loose action/feel of that short Gibby scale.
Well after giving away my latest (AWESOMEST one I had ever owned or played) strat in February I finally realized/decided that I should get an SE as my beater. My partsdrawer is almost depleted of SC pups and fender parts and I have a B-Day coming on June 9th so my awesome wife decided that she would take me SE shopping last week. I had only ever tried one SE, a HB while I was in the Cayman Islands this past winter. It was sweet but didnt make me go :-O.
To compress this story a little, we got me a Tremonti SE Custom..and that guitar DOES make me go :-O ...but I'm not allowed to TOUCH it till my B-Day. The thing lives in my closet taunting me :-(
Naturally, all I'm able to do with/about it (while my wife is home and awake) is think about it and research it and think of all the mods/improvements I'm gonna do. So far all I got is to change the TRC, nut, and probably pickups. Oh and a tremolno which of course I already had but of course, I went and gave it away to a member of "another" PRSForums lol.
OK so now the point of this thread...
It's obvious that the stock nuts on the SEs are pure garbage. That is the one mod that it seems EVERY SE owner (with trem) has to do. Replace the binding stock nuts with tusq, bone or stock USA nuts.
We can't say (now that this forum exists) that PRS is unaware of this problem. Anyone with a computer, eyes and an internet connection who looks up PRS SE will see that the nuts are junk.
WHY can't PRS just spend the extra 25 cents or so it costs in bulk and put proper nuts on the SEs?????
I won't even get started on the other "under a dollar" upgrades like the 5way rotarys that had TEN numbers on them....
Come ON PRS!!
Disclaimer: I LOVE my PRSs.