Hi all !
I've been playing on an acoustic guitar (a Cort Earth 70 NS) for some years (nice guitar for the price by the way) and now I'm willing to buy a PRS SE to start learning electric guitar but I need your advices to make the right choice somehow because I'm living in the middle of nowhere, so it's gonna be hard to find a guitar shop to try it and mostly because I'm kind of lost with all I have read about these guitars.
First of all, I've read a lot that PRS SE have problems with the nuts, my first question is : Should I wait till 2014, as I'm not in a hurry to buy a new one, to check out if they launch a new model with a better nut ?
I'm interested in two models, the PRS SE Custom 24 and the PRS SE 245. As I like different kind of music as blues, rock, hard rock and country... I'm looking for a polyvalent guitar.
It seems that the PRS SE CU24 is more polyvalent thanks to the ability to split the coils. Will the trem be a problem if one day I need to drop tune my guitar ? Some people say it's not a problem and others say the trem needs to be blocked. I don't even know if I'm gonna need to drop tune it because I don't like most of heavy metal music. Actually the most "brutal" musics that I enjoy listening to are Saving Abel, Theory of a Deadman, Nickelback and Seether but some of their songs are already too "heavy" to my ears.
If I buy a CU 24 frets, will I be lost when I'll use another electric guitar which has 22 frets ?
If you believe that I don't need to wait 2014 to buy one, should I bring it to a tech right after I've got it ? I'm gonna use Ernie Ball 10/46 pure nickel strings on it, will it be a problem for the nut ? Should I buy a nut when I order the guitar and which one or should I let the tech order the right nut ? If I have to buy locking tuners too, what do you recommend me ?
Should I really remove the stock pickups ? I've checked a video with stock pickups and then Seymour Duncan on a PRS SE, I haven't heard a big difference. If you recommend me to change them, what pickups are the best to suit the guitar ?
Thanks all for your help !