Hi folks! I picked up a NOS DC3 just a few days ago, and it is perhaps the best playing guitar I have ever had my hands on . The only problem I am having is that I missed out on an NF3 that was sold just two days prior. I was hemming and hawing between the two, and when I finally made my mind up to go in and settle the score, the NF3 was gone. So, while I ad been leaning towards the NF3, I ended up going with the DC3 because the deal was too good to pass up (both were at smokin' discounts, BTW). Compounding things is that I find the DC3 doesn't match well with my little VOX modeling amp (I know it should be played through a beefy tube amp, but that doesn't always work in my life, and I have found my little VOX DA5 to be an excellent choice with my knockoff Tele and my real-deal LP). So, here are my thoughts/questions:
First - The DC3 is great, it delivers Strat sounds in spades! So don't get me wrong, it's more that I MAY have preferred the NF3.
Second - Are the PUPs o a DC3 super-low output? Seems like I have to turn my amp way higher than with my other guitars in order to get the same sound? In fact, I have to dime the volume on the amp in order to be able to roll off the guitar volume and get those strat tones.
Third - Is there a reasonably priced amp the would pair well with the DC3? One that would let me get that buttery Clapton sound without blowing the window out of the house?
Last - I still have 25 day to bring it back for a full refund and continue my quest, should I?