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loudfunk 27/03/2011

Patrick Eggle Guitars Berlin : la opinión de loudfunk (content in English)

"Nice PRS looking shredder..."

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Chambered Mahabony neck and body. Ebony fretboard, Dunlop 6100 frets, Sperzel locking tuners, Wilkinson VS100 whammy bar, 2 custom wound Eggle pick-ups with Alnico II magnets. 2 way toggle switch, volume and 3 position rotary coil split, series or parallel wiring of the pick-ups.


Although it's a PRS style higher fret access was actually surprisingly good. The action was super low and the string tension just right for this to be a great guitar for burning.


I've used this guitar mostly with a Mesa Dual Rectitifier Trem-o-verb, THD Flexi 50, Soldano Avenger with DeYoung transformers and VHT/Fryette Deliverance.
For me the guitar excelled at mid and high gain material. The Alnico 2 pick-ups are probably the only humbuckers I have come across that can cut like a single coil without the 60 cycle hum.
Sonically it's somewhere between a PRS and a Gibson Les Paul Custom...meaning you have a Les Paul type bottom end with the typical PRS midrange, Except the pick-ups with the Alnico II magnets will actually add a nice snap to the top. perfect when you turn up the gain and need to retain clarity.


The down side on the guitar is that it was on the small side, which was making a for an odd visual, unless you are a small guy. The upside of that was that it made for an incredibly comfortable playing position when sitting down while recording or practicing.
I also used a single cut Patrick Eggle with the same pick-ups, that had a tone control instead of the 3 way selector for series or parallel wiring and coil split and in hindsight that was a better set-up for me. If I were to change anything it would be having it with a tone control next time around. Other than that it was a guitar that exceeded my expectations. Also funnily enough out of the 6 Eggles I tried this one was in its own league.