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    The problem is choice carlinchi's Avatar
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    NGD P22-Trem

    New user here. Long time lurker. I've had my PRS story as I used to own a Tremonti and an SE Åkerfeldt. Now I have the P22 trem I just bought and a 2011 CU24. I was very adamant of buying this P22 trem as I already have another piezo guitar (a Music Man Petrucci 7 string). Well... All I'm going to say is that my jaw dropped upon seeing and hearing what this guitar can do.

    I dialed my favorite amp settings and these pickups can do anything. The handtag says this 2013 model has P22 pickups and I've read they are 57/08's (although retailer's website say they're 53/10's). Anyway, humbucking sounds are incredible... I was worried about them being able to do metal, and they sound fantastic heavily distorted. The cleans are stellar too, specially the split sounds in positions 2 and 4. But what almost made my cry was the heavenly piezo sound... Oh boy. Through my favorite acoustic amp settings this guitar sounds celestial.





    I'm already selling the Music Man Petrucci, and now I'm strongly considering selling my non-Custom Shop Clapton Strat and my CU24. This P22 trem can outdo the Petrucci Piezo (even though I can mess up with the pre-amp settings in the Petrucci), and the CU24. I love playing my CU24 but I've always had my doubts about the pickups as they don't fully convince me. It plays like butter but... I will not be picking it up every day after this P22 trem. So it's unfair for it to be a case queen. If I sell these 3 guitars I'll probably get something with 57/08's in it as they sound fantastic, or maybe a 408/Paul's Guitar, or an SE Zach Myers and install 57/08's through PTC... Oh well.

    Anyway, here's a couple more pictures with the CU24 - I'll be sad to see her go as she has my favorite color and that 24th fret... I'll miss the owl. I'm off to playing the P22! Excuse the crappy pictures.



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    Old Guys Rule! Pfloyd57's Avatar
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    Awesome! Glad to hear you like both the acoustic and humbucking sounds. Beautiful guitar. Congratulations!

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    Both are beauties…enjoy the P22!!!

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    Congrats! I really dig the color on your P22. Green guitars really do sound better.

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    Bangin'!

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    YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME WITH ALL THIS P22 TALK!!!! i'm gassin bad for a P22 but must sell a 1985 lp gold top 1st. very nice guitars carinchi.

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    The problem is choice carlinchi's Avatar
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    Thanks guys! I'll be uploading a youtube video later today. I'll be doing a cover using both the piezo and the pickups. I went to bed really late yesterday as I got the eleven rack to produce a heavenly piezo sound.

    Egads: Green guitars are indeed magical. It's a shame this one is not Emerald Green (my fav PRS green) but Jade will do anyway.

    randy: P22s and P24s are great. Loved both when I played them but I choose to go with the P22. You can't go wrong with either.

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    looking forward to your vid carlinchi. the p22 is the one i'm going for and soon i hope !

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    Congrats on the P22. Is your CU24 the HFS/VB combo?
    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2003 & 04 SE EG SSS | 2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar
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    Congrats!
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

    SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE 30 Head/Cab

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    The problem is choice carlinchi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CantankerousCarl View Post
    Congrats on the P22. Is your CU24 the HFS/VB combo?
    Thanks! No, My CU24 has 59/09's on it (not the squabbins but the first iteration).

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