Changing pu´s on a PRS, is it a sin?

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  1. pac90

    pac90 New Member

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    Its only a sin to not think the newer pickup is better, that and frying pots while muppeting soldering
     
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  2. gush

    gush New Member

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    It's only a sin if ya bring her home late!
     
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  3. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    Sounds like you've been talking to Greg Koch at Wildwood Guitars!
     
  4. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    I wonder if you are considered just a dead ear if you actually like the pickups in your PRS and have no intention of changing them?? Serious thought. My 04 McCarty has the "too dark" pickups in it, I don't have the stroke to be changing at will so they stay, and I'm perfect with them. That doesn't mean others have stone ear like I do, so go for it!!...;-)
     
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  5. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Well, if changing pickups is a sin, I'm-a goin' to the hot place in a handbasket.

    Behold my recent acquisition of a PRS SC-J from 2009. It came stock with PRS Archtop pickups. I've honestly never cared for those pickups; I've had them in three PRS hollowbodies, and I've changed them out for 53/10s every time.

    But 53/10s are unobtainium now, and I had a funny feeling that a set of gold humbuckers I had sitting in another guitar might just do the trick, for the SC-J.

    If I'm going to hell for pickup changes, I'm going to the hottest part of Hades ... for putting Gibson Classic 57s into a Paul Reed Smith guitar! (My guitar tech and I had a good laugh - he is in Witness Protection now.)

    Turned out to be a good idea. The Classic 57s have better mids, a sweeter top, and a nice round full bottom, compared to the stock PRS Archtop pickups.

    On with the show:

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  6. bodia

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

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    Well, I'd go to hell for that hottie too! Gold looks great on it!
     
  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    I love this guitar.
     
  8. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    That is hot!
     
  9. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Thanks, gang. I'm vain and shallow about appearances, and its stunning pinstripe flame is part of its appeal. The macassar ebony headstock facing has this insane wavy ribboning going on, too. I'll try to get a picture up.

    Any new humbucker set had to have gold covers, of course. Turns out PRS does not make 57/08s with gold covers (those would have been my first choice) so I was forced to ... uh ... install another brand. <looks away in shame>

    -K-
     
  10. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Yeah, here we go:

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    =K
     
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    That is killer!
     
  12. flux

    flux Centered and One

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    That calls for the :eek: face. Wow!
     
  13. Mole351

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    Anybody ever put a set of SD 59's in a custom 24? Definitely thinking about it...
     
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