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  • KLINKDETROIT
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    Does anyone have a banshee like hum/squeel using the C5 too close to the strings? I have a C5/59neck setup in a mohagony schecter and I am not sure if my brand new tubes are the culprit or the pickups?

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  • papersoul
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    bump for Brent.

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  • papersoul
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    Originally posted by BrentSP
    I never thought my LPCustom/JB was fat sounding but compared to the PRS/C5 setup it was warmer and fat and not as clear as the PRS. It kind of depressed me because I want that LP Custom to be my main axe. I'm not sure if I could get the same tone if I dropped in a C5 in the LP Custom though. This LP is every bit 10lbs with a thick plank of Mohogany/Maple.
    The LP is fatter and warmer than the PRS? The PRS is clearer? I still take fat and warm first and deal with a little loss of clarity, but maybe that is me. Maybe try the C-5 in the LP?? Maybe you are a PRS man? Sell the LP and get a singlecut?? I have an LP Standard that is between 8-9 lbs and very clear and tight! I installed a Rio Grande BBQ so it is clear, tight, warm, and thick. My baby.

    Good luck, bro.

    I say stick with the LP....tone tone tone!
    Last edited by papersoul; 05-28-2004, 07:45 AM.

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  • brisk
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    Originally posted by BrentSP
    Honestly I do not know. I adjusted it by ear. I can tell you that its farther from the strings than any of my other guitars but not by much. I usually will used the 2 nickle rule on my guitars.
    Mine is the same. Further than normal.

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  • Dime59hum
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    Glad you like it, good to see an HC regular on SD.

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  • BrentSP
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    Originally posted by slightly_rude
    What height did you set it at? I have four Custom 5's and I set mine around .125" to .150" (1/8"to 5/32").

    Honestly I do not know. I adjusted it by ear. I can tell you that its farther from the strings than any of my other guitars but not by much. I usually will used the 2 nickle rule on my guitars.
    Last edited by BrentSP; 05-27-2004, 02:04 PM.

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  • BrentSP
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    Originally posted by ranalli
    What do you like better about the C5/PRS as opposed to the LP Custom/JB setup??
    I never thought my LPCustom/JB was fat sounding but compared to the PRS/C5 setup it was warmer and fat and not as clear as the PRS. It kind of depressed me because I want that LP Custom to be my main axe. I'm not sure if I could get the same tone if I dropped in a C5 in the LP Custom though. This LP is every bit 10lbs with a thick plank of Mohogany/Maple.

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  • dystrust
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    My Charvel model 4 has a (non-stock) maple neck and I'm playing it into either a Marshall 2555 or a Soldano.

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  • AmpliFIRE
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    Originally posted by BrentSP
    I have the C5 in a PRS McCarty going through a Bogner Shiva EL34 head and Bogner 2x12 loaded with Classic Lead 80 and Vintage 30. I was rushed for time before practice and didn't fine tune the pickup height. I basically just set it like I do most of my guitars.

    I really was disappointed. It was thin and fuzzy on the top end. When I turned up the bass it became boomy and a tad sloppy. Not much definition or clarity. I have a regular Custom in my LP Classic that sounds great. I'll have to adjust the pickup height and see if that will help.

    Hey Brent...FWIW, I prefer the regular Custom and the JB over the C5 in a mahogany guitar. I find the C5 to be too scooped for lead playing.

    Just my .02

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  • Gearjoneser
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    I like the C-5, but yeah, it does need to be fairly close to the strings. I'm using it with Pauls, McCarties into fairly midrangey amps tho. I can only hear it sounding thin on alder or ash into amps with less complex mids.

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  • slightly_rude
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    What height did you set it at? I have four Custom 5's and I set mine around .125" to .150" (1/8"to 5/32").

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  • ranalli
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    Originally posted by BrentSP
    Pickup height has EVERYTHING to do with getting the tone right. Wow is this pickup smoke'n in my PRS.......night and day difference compared to practice Monday night. I wish I could get my LP Custom w/JB to sound like this. And the Custom is my favorite "go-to" guitar. Tight bass with clear highs and balanced mids. A+

    What do you like better about the C5/PRS as opposed to the LP Custom/JB setup??

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  • BrentSP
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    Pickup height has EVERYTHING to do with getting the tone right. Wow is this pickup smoke'n in my PRS.......night and day difference compared to practice Monday night. I wish I could get my LP Custom w/JB to sound like this. And the Custom is my favorite "go-to" guitar. Tight bass with clear highs and balanced mids. A+

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  • KLINKDETROIT
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    What would be considered a good distance from the strings in the bridge C5? I like mine but I can see how some may think boomy/thin. Check out my band site to get an idea musically of what I am going for www.klinkdetroit.com I also play in a cover band so it has to work with that as well???

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  • BrentSP
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    Well, I finally adjusted the pickup height but I wasn't able to use it on the same amp (shiva) since its at rehearsal. I just used it on a Peavey Bandit practice amp. It did sound lots better but I didn't try this amp/guitar combo in the beginning. I will tonight though so I'll let you guys know.

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