New PRS 7 String: "SE SVN"

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by SDMFVan, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. park0496

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    Are the hipshot Bridge/tuners direct replacements on the PRS?
     
  2. The 1

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    I've seen hipshot replacements on the old SE 7, but I remember new screw holes had to be drilled. The string holes do line up and the hipshot will cover up the old screw holes, but you still need to drill the new ones.
     
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    If you're looking for drop-ins you can go with Gotoh locking tuners or Mann-Made Phase II tuners (a little pricey but they give you the genuine USA PRS look).
     
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    As nice as the new SE's look, I still really wish they would just release a core 7 string already. It's only a matter of time.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yes, then the bitching about specs and price can start again from the "I would have bought one if" crowd :lol:
     
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    I've had my se svn for over a month now and I have to say it's still awesome. Locking tuners are always cool, but I don't have any tuning issues with the stock ones, and I don't really see the need to upgrade the bridge at all. More power to anyone who does.
     
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    Still waiting for mine..
     
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    Did you have a chance to compare to older SE 24 7? This SVN model has new pickups too, curious how they compare to older HFS SE
     
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    Does anyone know how long the limited run orders on Axe Palace take? Are they built on order, or do they wait until the run is sold out?
     
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    It's a set number, 25 of each color/option is being made. The estimated delivery date is February 2018. They're currently in production, and the orders will go until they sell out.
     
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    Yes, I used to have one of the original SE 24-7's and I kicked myself forever for being a bro and selling it to my friend for 300 bucks...
    I would definitely say the new pickups are notably better than the ones on the original, although I haven't been able to compare them side by side.
     
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    Finally got mine after a two month wait

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    Aesthetically, it looks better than I expected it would (and better than all the pictures available online, ie sweetwater and PRS). The QC was really good. No cosmetic issues, electronics are fine, and the setup was pretty good straight from the factory.

    Plays and feels nice. The pickups are meh (as expected) but I'm not dying to swap them out or anything. Overall pretty happy with it. Though as a Canadian I wish I got more from dropping $1,200 cad ($800 usd converted and local sales tax), like "more ideal" pickups.

    If Mark Holcomb gets his signature se 7 I'll probably have to buy that too, damn it.
     
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    looks awesome!!!
     
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    We Canadians seem to have to work a bit harder to get good gear in our hands. The last time I bought a guitar inside of Canada I was 8. Everything else has been shipped in and had to pay extra for shipping and us sales tax plus Canadian duty tax....

    We suck.
     
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    How's the neck? Any chance for a photo of neck shape pls?
     
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    Neck is sadly fairly sticky with all the gloss. Will take a picture tomorrow if I remember.
     
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    I definitely prefer satin but I don't mind this gloss neck actually. At least not as a bedroom player.
     
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    Interesting, I have the SE-7 and don't find the gloss to be sticky at all. I wonder if they changed it or if different people's hands react differently to neck finishes?
     
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    Im gonna get one and place some PRS USA Electronics in it like i did with my SE Mushok baritone, however unlike my SE Mushok Baritone, where i placed a set of 59/09s in it, im placing a set of Seymour Duncans in a Nazgul or Pegasus in the bridge with a Sentient in the neck. The only other cosmetic change id do with a SVN is change the knobs to PRS USA ones.

    Then do what i normally do, and sell the SVN pickups and electronics and recoup some of the cost, even £100 for that would be great. If there was a direct drop in replacement for the bridge, id think about it for my Mushok and SVN when i get it later in the year.
     
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    Doesn't hinder *my* playing in any way that I notice but it's definitely "off" feeling when all of your other guitars have satin necks haha (like...it feels gross kinda :lol:)
     
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