Hello PRS Forum,
This is my first post here. I look forward to being a part of this community!
I have a 2002 CU22 Trem that has become my #1 guitar. If I could say anything negative about my CU22 it is that sometimes it can be too smooth and warm sounding. Sometimes I prefer a more dynamic and clear tone- closer to a fender sound. So I jumped on a 1990 CE24 I found on Craigslist because it has all the things to give me a more Fender sound - bolt on maple neck and alder body. I've also read very favorable reviews on the CE alders on the is forum. After getting the guitar, setting it up the best I can and putting in the same pickups I had in the CU22, the CE24 does not sound as expected. Surprisingly, it is warmer and less dynamic than my CU22! It's response is not as lively as my CU22, which was the opposite of what i was expecting from a CE Alder body. I feel like there is something wrong with this guitar. Maybe something with the wiring or the pots, or the rotary selector? Do these things go bad over time to where they affect the sound? I did notice the pots were noisey when i first turned them. Also, I have not been able to get the strings setup as well as my CU22. I need to keep the action higher than I'd like to keep strings from buzzing. Is this common with 24's vs 22's?
Does anyone have any sugestions to "fix" this guitar if anything can be done at all? I live in the Northern Virginia area, if anyone has a recomended tech to take it to.
Thanks for all your help!