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Changing pu´s on a PRS, is it a sin?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by yesiamlegion, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. You-S4-It

    You-S4-It New Member

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    Bernie: Neck:SD Jazz Bridge: BK Covered Rebel Yell
    SC Trem: 59/09s
    SHSC: Fralin Unbuckers
    Tremonti: BK Rebel Yells

    I agree...mix, match and swap away!
    Keep the originals if you ever sell but until then - MAKE IT YOURS!

    As far as your overall question of a balanced pickup - my reclaimed CE is still stock with the 85/15s and the best way to describe them is, they're "polite".
    I tend to be a bit rude and really like the 59/09s under gain if you're sticking with PRS flavored. Unbuckers are pretty balanced too and have a pretty decent single coil split sound. It's my "...if I can only bring one gee-tar to the gig" guitar.
     
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  2. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    I put Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups in my Private Stock, and I'm absolutely loving it! High gain and yet remains very articulate. Different than I've previously experienced!

    Go ahead and experiment!
    Kevin
     
  3. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Take a look at this series of videos by our own CRGTR. His test subject was a DGT Standard known as Mr. Clean (currently hitched at my corral) and he plays through nearly every PRS pickup known at the time plus a few non-PRS options. Still one of the best pickup shootouts ever. You might find something interesting.

     
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  4. yesiamlegion

    yesiamlegion New Member

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    Wow! Amazing response, tips and what not :) This forum is a very fresh experience compared to alot of the ones I´ve been on. So many trolls, PC´s and other pretentious fellas so one would´t dare to ask a question. Should have bought a PRS sooner I guess :)

    Hopefully put out some clips with end results and I will for sure check out more recent PRS-made and those BKP alot of you guys mentioning!
    Thanks again!
     
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  5. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    You're not getting the complete picture. Before 1990, all PRS guitars were bound with the Ancient Egyptian curse of the Syphlitic Flea. Rather than get bitten and suffer endlessly, I'd suggest you sacrifice a live chicken on your kitchen table under a full moon. Only then can you blunt the curse and achieve tonal nirvana. I heard this from the oracle of PRS.
     
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  6. yesiamlegion

    yesiamlegion New Member

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    Haha! now that´s more like it! world class :D
     
  7. Huggy B

    Huggy B wuh?

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    .......... only if you swap them out for satanic pickups.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    [​IMG]

    Here's how it works in meme form. You know it's true.
     
  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Legit belly laugh
     
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  10. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I have Miras in a DGT and a SD 36th anv and Tone Zone in a CU22 ( That CRGTR sold to me ) and a NF3 with 59/09s
    Most of mine have the stock pickups but the others have there own thing going
     
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  11. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I have 57/08's in an old CE24, Mira pickups in an SE Tremonti Custom, & USA 7's in an SE Singlecut trem. I too have made the fowl sacrifice in order to have the birds. Or as they say......winner, winner, chicken dinner.
     
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  12. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I'll argue it's highly amp-dependent, but exactly this happened to me a couple of days ago with a BC Audio Amp #8!
     
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  13. Dancing Frog

    Dancing Frog Senior 513 Whore

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    Only on a model type that consists of only numbers.
     
  14. swede71

    swede71 New Member

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    I would never never dare to mention i love EMG SVs in one of my strats on a fender forum but what the heck....we are all born sinners!
     
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  15. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Nope not a sin at all. I swapped out the VB/HFS on my Custom 24 Brazilian and am on my 2 1/2 set (changing out the neck pickup again), and I swapped out the #7's on my SC245 to BareKnuckle Mule & RiffRaff (soon to be Mule Bridge).

    To me I love the way that my PRS' play and feel. I just hadn't been happy with the tone from the pickups at that point in time. Now I get the best of both worlds!
     
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  16. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    So... I think the universe is trying to tell me something, in a not-so-subtle fashion. My morning grocery trip ended in this:

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    It's been a string of stuff like this going back to the CU24 NGD, and while coincidences are fun and all, it's starting to creep me out a little. :eek:
     
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  17. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc New Member

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    Seconded. My DGT makes my Dr. Z sound like a cotton trampoline. I would only add that the speaker cab will also contribute.
     
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  18. yesiamlegion

    yesiamlegion New Member

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    Absolutely, I´m only playing at home through my Apollo and UAD´s right now so I can make almost anything sound "good" :)

    I´m looking more and more into the 59/09 instead of the Tom Andersons. I went to a local store and played a CU24 with 59/09 and they sounded very balanced and didn´t have that super brightness/thin high end I hear a little bit in the standard treble.
    I didn´t know they were double price of a TA thou! Didn´t make things easier o_O
     
  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That is DEFINITELY a sign!
     
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  20. JoeDirt

    JoeDirt New Member

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    I thought it was a sin to not change the pickups???
     

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