I have a dilemma. I have a lovely MC58 Artist. I love the looks, weight, feel, and action of this guitar. But I am not bonding with the tone of the 57/08s (sacrilege, I know). I prefer the Dragon IIs in my CE22, but it's the weight that kills me (1.2 pounds heavier than the MC58).

For the most part, I run it through a Boss GT-100 directly into the sound board, or into a Peavey Stereo Chorus or Bandit running clean. The MC58 just sounds harsh/hollow to me at times.
Should I keep messing with the settings until I find it, or put the MC58 up for trade locally, or sell it outright.
If letting it go, what would be a good alternative? 408? DGT? Other ideas?

Thanks is advance.
--- Joe ---
77 Bradley LPC || 07 PRS CE22 || 11 PRS MC58 Artist || 95/02 Fender Strat || 99 Gibson LP DC Std Lite
06 Ovation Elite-T || 12 Martin GPCPA4
Boss GT100 || Peavey Stereo Chorus 400 || Peavey Bandit 75 || Roland JC77
Last edited by Auriemma at Jun 26, 2015,
try a pickup swap?
I've never really been a fan of any of the prs pickups.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
Yeah I prefer the Dragon II's in my CE22 also, probably the best pickups PRS made IMO. Maybe throw a set of them in the McCarty if you like them.

But a good amp can make a world of difference
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
I've never tried those pickups but I personally really enjoy trying new pickups out. It's like getting a new guitar, and inspires me to branch out musically (for example just got a true velvet in my ibanez and it's inspired me to learn some blues songs). I say go for the change