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Thread: 408s Sound Amazing Clean

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    408s Sound Amazing Clean

    A month in, and am still finding new sounds with my Siggy and loving it! Lately I have been particularly struck by how well they sound clean in the middle with both on full humbucker. Split one or both definitely leads to some great acoustic-like clean sounds, but the unique balance they've achieved via the asymmetrical shapes is really apparent with both on full. I can't think of many dual humbucker guitars that sound so lush, balanced and three dimensional in that middle position.

    The 57/xx variants are definitely great at this as well, but man does the Siggy sound exceptional through my d-style amp since there's no breakup, it just stays clean. Really great for arpeggios, and chord-melody jazz lines. It's really a unique sound, and just so fun that you can always just flip to the huge bridge pickup when you want to rock out. As others have said, I would definitely characterize the bridge as pretty bright, which I just kinda dial out as needed - though might not be everyone's bag.

    Anyways, everyone here already knows this, I'm just catching up Definitely makes the Paul's Guitar or Brent Mason model very intriguing with the narrow 408 at the bridge. The BM seems like amazing bang for your buck - you get all the 408 flexibility, but with the ability to get the Strat quack positions. I would think these guitars would be making an impact in Nashville or Austin scene (along with the DGT, of course) if you can somehow get people's attention away from the ubiquitous fenders in those areas.
    Last edited by Skeeter; 11-24-2013 at 06:24 PM.

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    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
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    I love my 408 equipped axes. I also love how they were designed to be seen. They look sexy. They sound sexy.
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    Senior Member Rider1260's Avatar
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    I am also a 408 fan
    PRS Family - SCT, 408, 305, CU22, MEII
    Others LesPaul , Stratocaster , Guild
    Amps - Mesa MK2B , Egnater Tweaker 15
    Effects - Tonal Insanity Guitar Effects ( I make them ) TC Electronics Nova

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    The 408s are incredible pickups.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Angry Southern Gentleman Hopeful Sinner's Avatar
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    I gotta get me a "regular" 408 equipped guitar. I fall deeper in love with the Paul's Guitar more every day...

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    408 Sig Club President Twinfan's Avatar
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    They rule

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