Dave I Posted February 6, 2008 Report Share Posted February 6, 2008 (edited) I have a guitar in mind for my high-gain shredder guitar. However, I thought I would run a few ideas past to see if it is a good idea or if I should simplify it. Here is what I have in mind: A 22-fret guitar with either an RG or PRS-shaped guitar with an HSH pickup configuration and a Kahler tremolo. My question is two-fold: 1) How much difference in upper-fret access is there on a typical PRS-shaped guitar? Can I make the cut on the treble side deeper, or would it look weird and leave the RG-design as a better option for easy reaching of the frets? 2) I am thinking of the humbucker-singlecoil-humbucker configuration mainly for diversity and to go from distorted/overdriven/lead tones to quieter cleaner tones within songs. If I go with the HSH configuration, would it be feasible to use the typical Les Paul knob configuration using three of the knobs as volume pots with coil splitters and one as a tone knob? I am thinking that way, with a five-way selector I can go between a quasi-Strat sound to a really crushing high-gain or just dirty/distorted line at the flip of a switch. I can also put the volume for one of the pickups on 0 and use the coordinating position(s) as a kill switch (ala. Rage Against the Machine). Does that sound like a good setup, or should I use a different configuration, or just stick with a simpler HH pickup design? Additionally, would there even be enough surface area on an RG to accommodate a four-knob & pickup selector setup? -Cheers Edited February 6, 2008 by Dave I Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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