Submitted March 5, 2020 by Isaiah Davis in Salt Lake City, UT
"Smells like P4..."
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And by that I mean Periphery 4! This thing sounds monstrous straight out of the box, had to do some minor bridge adjustments but that was to be expected with any new instrument. The Alpha and Omega pickups sound amazing, they have an incredibly tight response when using the bridge while the neck brings on a more liquid tone for leads. The satin/matte finish the back of the neck is sublime, making it a breeze to glide around the board, which is super flat! Plays almost like an Ibanez. And the holcomb burst
The sound is something close to what you would get out of a baritone on the low end, but the high end doesn't sound too bulky, the electronics make for a super tight response that I clear and chunky. So basically it has a very firm, almost Barry Manilow thing going for it.
Well, again, the electronics were very useful. I feel like the hardware could be improved upon, maybe some hipshot locking tuners, eh?
Ease of Use
Out of the box I was able to pull off some awesome tones, before even setting it up. So after intonation it was right on point.
The only thing I notice right away is a finicky toggle switch, it will sometimes not make a connection when switching pickups. Granted it's only when I carefully switch (meaning that I'm slowly engaging the toggle) the pickups. If im just whipping the toggle back and forth like when I'm in rehearsal it's just fine, but sitting and tracking guitars with it has shed light on this minor flaw. Note: I also, after buying the seven string version, went to guitar center to check out the 6 string mark holcomb model out of curiosity, lo and behold, it had a totally dead neck position on its toggle switch, I was so bummed to find this out. All in all, mine has been just fine for the most part, but tech nerds beware.
You know, I'd say so. It's a PRS, and a fine at that, for the money. Go for it, let me validate your purchase, buy this beautiful instrument and see what kind of songs are in it, so far I'm having trouble putting it down.
So far I havent needed to resort to tech support, so far she plays well and I can manage guitar setups. I thank y'all over at zZounds though! You guys are truly awesome.
The Wow Factor
The guitar itself is awesome, looks absolutely stunning in person. The hardware is elegant and the holcomb burst is so cool.
I've played for about 17 years, guitar. My dad was a guitar player my whole life, and I was basically raised around music.
All styles, but I mosh hard and rage the most to Heavy Metal, DeathCore, Progressive stuff. And of course the classics
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