Yeah. The body ended up a lighter, washed out version of the proper color. Nick said it didn’t happen to any of the 6 strings, though. I guess some people where ok with it, which is why Nick went ahead and sold them as they were. But I was super bummed.Yeah the headstock and body look like two different guitars. I would not find that "acceptable variance" either. The headstock is probably the color it was supposed to be?
Like Jeff henneman used a modded MT-2.Right, so, couple things... I did use it with a tube screamer and it was better but still didn't really 'crunch up' until I pushed it to the point I was doing less overdriving and more distorting with the pedal. At that point you're kinda using the pedal more as a preamp than just boosting with it, which I thought was uncharacteristic.
What I did not know is that, you're right, they had no qualms with sticking lots of stuff infront of them. I see a lot of parametric EQs and things like the SD-1 etc that really made the amp a different animal. Also, most of the iconic stuff were modded to hell and back AND had pedals infront of them, there's definitely very little raw JCM 800 happening on those old recordings. I didn't realize how much like the older Marshalls those early 800s were, they were more rock and roll amp than heavy metal amp.
God I find it hilarious people still have this gatekeeping mentality towards budget brands.
I mean, this was over 20 years ago, and I definitely wasn't the only one that was shocked or disappointed at the time. Funny enough, my guitar teacher at the time and I made a bet if PRS would ever make a 7 string. He said never ever ever ever ever.