I almost broke not one but two PRS guitars

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  1. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Thanks! I did the 'nickel' height thing this evening and that definitely helped with the pickup height. Tone is back in the ballpark again... But still not exactly where it was originally. Its all good though. I really like the way the black rings look. Come to think of it, the only guitars that I've kept the cream rings on are my red korina and my SAS NFs. I guess I just prefer the black ones to the cream ones. Makes the guitars look more bad@ss and dangerous, lol.
     
  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Looks great.
     
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  3. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Now just tweak until you get what you want. :)
     
  4. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Same here, One of the suede ones almost took out my first PRS! ( thanks to my cat like reflexes) it didnt. Since then...straplocks are an absolute must on any guitar I own, without exception!
     
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  5. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Yup those little nubs would have been helpful if they had been on my new rings (which are non-PRS). The nubs are definitely a nice touch; I was surprised that they thought of that. Such a minor thing but such a big help.
     
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  6. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Heck yeah!

    Now you've learned to only use prs rings. They're the best!
     
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  7. TwelfthTangent

    TwelfthTangent Drop D Sonic Assault

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    That looks incredible! Good for you! I’ve never understood the fascination with white pickup rings on a guitar that clearly has a black hardware vibe. @!$#, black is even in the name of the top color! :D
     
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  8. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Yup. I just wish they made non-plastic ones. I didnt want the rings to be 'plastic shiney-ish'
     
  9. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Lol. Yup you are right. That should be a rule... If black is in the color, then no white rings. Even a dark wood ring would be better than white.

    The only thing I would change on this guitar now is that I'd prefer that the fretboard inlay border didnt exist... But that was a 30th anniversary thing and its not a big deal. I even like the mixed hardware on this one and I usually like just straight nickel.
     
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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Dave loves this guitar.
     
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  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That looks awesome!
     
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  12. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    You’re right
    I do
     
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  13. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    They’re a bit pricey, but you can get real ebony rings
     
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  14. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    Wow!! Stunning!
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Dave's are unanimous!
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  16. Cbouty

    Cbouty Anger is a gift

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    That looks kick ass!
     
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  17. Cbouty

    Cbouty Anger is a gift

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    Agreed 300%
     
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  18. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Black rings looks great(that’s my preference too)!

    Next time save a little misery:
    1)measure the height of the pickup from the string

    2)remove all strings

    3)remove the 4 screws on each corner of the ring

    4)assuming the pickups are still wired- cover your guitar’s top with a towel

    5)put pickup in palm of hand and make the \m/ hand gesture around the pickup/ring to hold ring and pickup together

    6)remove mounting screws/springs

    7)pickup in hand, place screw thru new ring, spring over screw and align spring with pickup screw hole

    8)gently squeeze together with hand while simultaneously having screwdriver in the mounting screw, pushing towards screw hole

    9)once threaded a few turns, repeat on the other side

    A couple other tips:
    The spring doesn’t have to be too much longer than the screw. You can cut it down some to make it easier

    Tequila between 4&5 and 6&7.
     
  19. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    C'mon, vchizzle - what's the fun in having a logical, thought out process? Treat this stuff like Sergio treats his tuners - WING IT!

    He's right, though - I always try to get a before pic/measurement to make it easy to get back to where I was.

    Those little springs are right bastards. The last time I changed pickups, I finally figured out a good way to get everything back together somewhat efficiently. Haven't changed a pickup in over a year, I think - and don't have a clue what it was I did.

    Good job out of you, casi1!
     
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  20. Barquentine

    Barquentine New Member

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    Sounds like you're ready to start doing your own re-frets. I would suggest you consume an entire bottle of tequila before you begin.
     
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