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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2004, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Review of McCarty Hollowbody PRS?

Has anyone played these? I'm looking into one, I'm looking for thick beefy, full tone. Are the piezos decent? Any help would be very appreciated (specifically on the new models). Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2004, 11:28 PM
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I used to have a PRS HBII w piezo. (I traded it for a DNA)

IMHO, it is a great guitar, and the piezo is a must. My favorite tones came from mixing the piezo and magnetic pickups. When I would sit close to my Mesa combo...that baby would just howl (in a good way)...almost like having a sustainer. The piezo through my PA setup could get some very nice acoustic tones. I feel it is a very versitile instrument. I only got rid of it because I had a 7 string hollowbody w piezo built, so the PRS became a bit redundant in my guitar when swirl GAS hit yet again...I had to satisfy it If you get a chance, go to a store and try one out.....I really miss mine.

FWIW- it had a very nice mellow tone when played unplugged, and a very wide range of tonal options when plugged in.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2004, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet, thanks! I can't find one in any of the stores around me (MA or CT) so it's a bit frustrating, but I do trust all you guys' and gals' opinions.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-27-2004, 11:58 PM
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Adam - Get in touch with me if you need more info on this guitar, I've been a PRS dealer for about 5 years and I'm pretty up on all of their models. I guarantee the lowest PRS price in the country and can offer you 0% interest financing for up to 6 months!


Matt's Music Center
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Weymouth MA 02190 USA
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-23-2004, 04:15 PM
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I played a blue quilted one at East Coast Music in New Milford, CT. They've got 3 on the wall. Suprisingly light in weight and it sounded nice through a THD head/cab setup. Sweet neck.
Big bucks.

Good luck...check out Matt- he's got a good rep and besides, he's one of us.
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