Nothing surprising on the PRS bari, except that I got it in brownburst this time. It looks WAY nicer, IMO. More classy, and the aged binding looks awesome with the trans finish. I had them string it up with 13-62's this time (down from the 14-68 stock) and it's just far more playable now. Now the quest for pickups: the 59 in the neck was fine on my old one, but the Custom 5 was dark, muddy shit.
And I got new singles and the Roland MIDI pickup installed on my Strat, and had it completely set up. Plays great, works great with my Roland GR-55, and sounds good too. I love strats, even cheap MIMs.
Yes, I know. It needs black knobs too. GF was out of stock when I ordered stuff.
Wow, tracking on the Roland pickup is way better than the Graphtech, with a lot better accuracy. I highly recommend anyone interested in guitar synth stuff to stick with Roland pickups, at least as it applies to teh GR-55. It definitely has made a big difference. I can't wait to dive into the MIDI functionality with GarageBand/Reaper.