At 21:32, "This is a Gold Top McCarty, I bought this one probably 6 months before the band started... This is my first PRS I've ever had" -Dave Knudson on [Premier Guitar Rig Rundown](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/17024-rig-rundown---minus-the-bears-dave-knudson-jake-snider-and-cory-murchy).more
"I’ve been playing Paul Reed Smith guitars exclusively for around seven years now. I think they have a lot of character that the majority of other guitars lack. I’m a traditionalist by nature, so I use passive pickups and accent the tone by pairing them with the right wood. With that being said, all of my guitars are completely different in some way. On this tour, and most U.S. tours, I travel with around seven of them. They are used for different tunings — one main and one backup per tuning: Drop C, Drop B, and Drop A. The 7th guitar is used as a bus guitar for warming up or teaching on the road."more
"So this is a PRS I've been playing a lot. For a long time, this was my main guitar, so I played it a good bit. And David Grissom, we went to high school together. He's one of my favourite guitar players. Back in the late 90's, we were playing on a record with a guy called Chris Knight. David had a goldtop, just like this, before the DGT. It's a McCarty with a trem on it. David was playing this guitar and I borrowed it and played it on a song and it sounded so good. He said : "I'll get them to make on for you." I've had this one since 1998, and I've used it a lot. To me, it sounds a really different from what PRS is making now. It's kind of midrangy, and it's got this hawk to it. It's badass and it's great for playing solos. It's just a great sounding instrument. Paul Reed Smith came to the studio one time and he said : "It's all wrong. Let me take this to the shop and I'll make this sound so good." And I said : "No, I don't want you to change anything about it. It sounds amazing!" And so, it doesn't sound to me like any other PRS I've played. And I've tried a bunch of them. And they are really nice instruments. We all have them. They're incredible guitars, but this one for me, the way that I play, has this special things that makes it sound great. It's not as bright as a Les Paul, it's kind of got this upper mid-range, but it cuts through, and it makes you play aggresively, with a lot of distortion and play up high on the neck, and on the high strings. It's not too bright. It's got this kind of ringing mid-range to it. So, I've used this a lot." - Greenberg about PRS McCarty.more
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