Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PRS

Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PRS

Postby Jon S. » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:10 am

John K., last night (Sat., 12/11), State Theatre, Falls Church, VA. It's in our hands, my friends. :peas:

P.S. Nice seeing you there again, Chuckles! :smile:

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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby jdsmodulus » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:27 am

Nice pics...I have that guitar and it does nail Jerry. Mine is NOT modded like JK either.
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby tigerstrat » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:53 am

That was the main DSO guitar for like 10 years.
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby Jon S. » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:52 am

Not a major DSO follower so I have no idea what JK might or might not have played years ago with them. The PRS's shape, though, did seem closer to this new-for-this-year NF3 model (which I saw with both rosewood and maple boards at PRS Experience this year, though the stock models are maple) than the older, classic shape. Can anyone else comment?

P.S. When I played the NF3, I thought immediately that it could work well for Jerry tones. And the neck is so comfortable.

EDIT: Gotta love Google Pics. Mystery solved - this looks to me to be an older discontinued EG.

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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby mkaufman » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:28 pm

Who was he playing with?

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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby tcsned » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:04 pm

is that a bolt neck? I've got a CE-24 bolt neck from the late 80s that I love.
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby Counterstriker » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:12 pm

It's a set neck.
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby JamminJommy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:22 pm

I seem to recall reading an interview with JK in which he states that its an alder bodied bolt-neck guitar. Originally, I believe this model was supposed to be strat-like (another good reason for a Jerry mod), but I'll try to look for those words to back this up.

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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby JamminJommy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:30 pm

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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby tigerstrat » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:30 pm

JamminJommy wrote:I seem to recall reading an interview with JK in which he states that its an alder bodied bold neck guitar.


I seem to recall that it is bolt-neck. From about '92 to '98, he played a similar one with gold paint and S-S-S pickguard with three Duncan JB Jr.s. He's also got an Epi Genesis double cutaway that I don't know if he has gigged with. It's interesting about the Celestion-voiced "Cabulator" (sp?) output on his H&K pre, because in those days he always ran thru Vintage 30's.
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby JamminJommy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:44 pm

It's interesting about the Celestion-voiced "Cabulator"


With his Carvin, I feel like the sound is chunkier that it is with the PRS, though the sound is chunkier overall as well than it was with DSO. Having it emulate those Celestions might do it, especially if its a closed back thing, might just add that extra touch of meat. Still great tone, though.

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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby Counterstriker » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:54 pm

I 've seen a picture on his facebook where you can see the neck joint and I'm pretty sure it's set neck, He always answers questions if you ask him, I recently asked him about the different feel about his carvin and prs and he responded in under an hour!
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby willmusic » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:07 pm

It's an EG series bolt on. He's owned (or owns) several but the green one has been played out the most.
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby jdsmodulus » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:37 pm

His guitar in the pic is an PRS EG-2.
Its a bolt on 22 fret maple/rosewood neck.
he added the Super 2s and OBEL and buffer, He used to use the CAE but it might be a Waldo nowadays.
He also has a Goldtop EG but I haven't seen that one in awhile. I have had several of these over the years and they are really underated guitars overall. Perfect LP/Strat mix and easily modded due to the pickguard. And affordable. Very Jerry. When it comes to JK I like this guitar better than the Carvin.
Oh and the PRS is Redburst not green.
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Re: Don't let anyone tell u u can't sound like Jerry on a PR

Postby Jon S. » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:43 pm

Yup, it's definitely an EG.

And anyone into the tones we here all love who's PRSi-curious, next time you cross paths with one of the new-for-this-year-NF3's* (NF = narrow field PUPs), seriously, test-drive the guitar.

* http://www.prsguitars.com/nf3/index.php

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