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    need help deciding which to get ,

    I need help from someone knowledgable with PRS.

    Im debating between a custom 22 with 57/08 or a DGT.I just traded in a LP standard and a PRS CE22, wasnt really playing them so I figured I would replace them with something I like.The only guitar I currently have with humbuckers is a 68 ES 345, lovely instruments and I'd like to get something a bit different...

    Now the selection of PRS around where I live is super weak.I managed to try a P22 with 57/08 and a custom 24 with the neck pattern I like.So ,I'd be ok with the feel and sound of a Cu with the 57/08.

    Having said that I prefer the electronics of the DGT over the Custom.The 3 ways switch with push pull and true single coil is more appealing to me than the 5 ways switch on the Custom 22.

    Im worried the pickups in the DGT might be to close in sound to my Gibson 345 and also worried about the different neck shape.Unfortunately , I dont think I'll be able to demo one and it makes harder for me to lean towards the DGT.

    Im hoping to find something a bit more aggro/modern than my 345, kinda like old school Jimmy page meets Joe Bonamassa.Im aware they both play LP but I never really was a fan of that guitar.I 'd loved something warm bluesy when clean and awesome vintage-e rock sound when overdriven

    Would the 57/08 pickups be great for vintage rock/blues or am I missing something, better options perhaps ?

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    Yeah, that's interesting now that you mention it. Everything seems to be the 5-way blade now, except the SC which has no push-pull pots by default. The only option I can think of is a 408 or Paul's guitar (not 57/08s) or an SC with a push-pull pot mod. Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to play a 408 or PG -- though I'd imagine the 57/08s would be the more straight-ahead PAF rock/blues sound as compared to the 408s which I've heard described as more "modern" (whatever that means these days) and flexible.​ Or perhaps a used McCarty with push-pull?

    The S2 Mira or Starla have straight coil taps/splits, if they float your boat (my '07 Mira floats my boat just fine. )

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    Based on what you say you want, I'd be leaning toward the DGT, because the sound of the guitar can be a little meatier in some ways, though the 57/08 is a phenomenal pickup.

    There are lots of clips of David Grissom playing his DGT on the web, if you need to hear one. Whether you'll sound anything like him is of course up to your skills and touch.

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    The DGT is very meaty sounding. Much like a lp but more warm and responsive. It can cover any genre ...
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    I've had guitars with both pickups and they cover a lot of ground individually and/or collectively. You would have no worries with the DGT playing several genres. Very fat pickups that handle high gain as well as mid or low gain bluesy/jazzy stuff. If the control layout of the DGT appeals to you more then go for it. It will not disappoint. Maybe consider a DGT Standard. The all hog body gives you a bit more meat and a little darker tone...

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    Be sure you would be OK with the backward volume knobs on the DGT - drove me crazy. I much prefer McSwitching or Sig Ltd switching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    Be sure you would be OK with the backward volume knobs on the DGT - drove me crazy. I much prefer McSwitching or Sig Ltd switching.

    I think Id' be ok with it

    Thanks for the replies guys, keep em coming , Im starting to lean more towards the DGT at this point

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    DGT! Had one..loved it. Sounded amazing and played great too.
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    DGT, great playability, great pickups, great tone versatility both clean and with gain, great neck (which I believe is similar to the P22 neck you tried), it's a great guitar that you just can't go wrong with.

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    DGT for the win.
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