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    The GOLD Standard

    Gold tops rule. Let's see 'em.

    This one is a Brazilian neck (and fretboard) McCarty with early 57/08's. It pre-dates the limited run of 250 Brazilian Rosewood McCartys.





    And this one is my 2008 Gold Top DGT with old birds. Did I mention MartySnarf is the man?

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    Gold is GOOD!






    Not sure of the rules about the "smoky bar guitar" in this forum, but:



    Even this is a goldtop of mine:

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    Most droolworthy, guys. Love me some gold top.
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    I have a strong, un-healthy, attraction to both of these guitars...well done Mr. O'matic!!

    "He's kind of like a bear at a campsite...you think he's cute and kind of want to hug him, but in the end you know he's dangerous and is going to stomp on your tent and eat all your food..." - martysnarf

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    My CU22 that I installed a Graphtech Ghost piezo bridge in
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    I just have this beat up one!!!







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    Welcome, Todd! I was wondering when we we see you and that ol' DGT again. Does it need a refret yet?
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    Re: The GOLD Standard

    My Goldtop is a Cu22 with an Indian Rosewood neck.

    It's been upgraded with 57/08's from an ME2, unplated brass posts, pearl tuners, hybrid hardware, amber lampshades, and rosewood truss and control covers.

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    Re: The GOLD Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Baimun
    ...It's been upgraded with 57/08's from an ME2...
    Di d you know that ME2 pickups and 57/08's aren't identical? :shock: I didn't - until recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans
    Quote Originally Posted by Baimun
    ...It's been upgraded with 57/08's from an ME2...
    Di d you know that ME2 pickups and 57/08's aren't identical? :shock: I didn't - until recently.
    What?! What's the difference?
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    Re: The GOLD Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans
    Quote Originally Posted by Baimun
    ...It's been upgraded with 57/08's from an ME2...
    Di d you know that ME2 pickups and 57/08's aren't identical? :shock: I didn't - until recently.
    I knew there were minor changes along the way... Early 57/08, MEII, later 57/08, TM's, all the way up to narrowfields, etc.

    Winding differences or what? All I know is that these are way sweeter and more articulate than the Dragon II's or McCarty's that I tried in the guitar before.. and they split better than any humbucker I've ever used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baimun
    Winding differences or what? All I know is that these are way sweeter and more articulate than the Dragon II's or McCarty's that I tried in the guitar before.. and they split better than any humbucker I've ever used.
    I don't really know. I was politely corrected at NAMM 2012 when I drew the same comparison. I'll have to rely on those "in the know" to respond.
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    I'm basing it on when the ME II was released, they were listed on the PRS page as having 57/08 pickups.

    From what I understood at the time, the only difference was the gold poles with the brushed covers.... but I was aware that was also during the time span when the windings (and resistance) were fluxuating up and down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baimun
    I'm basing it on when the ME II was released, they were listed on the PRS page as having 57/08 pickups.

    From what I understood at the time, the only difference was the gold poles with the brushed covers.... but I was aware that was also during the time span when the windings (and resistance) were fluxuating up and down.
    Maybe that's what it was. Hmmm...

    Well, either way, ME2 pups sounded killer in King Louis!
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    Re: The GOLD Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark C
    mmhmm... 8-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonGuitar

    mmhmm... 8-)
    I don't want to hear it. ops:

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    goldie mcrosie





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