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    SE Custom 24 to Custom 24-08 conversion

    In that case, I believe this is the correct wire colour map for the SD pickups. The bare wire is a shielding wire that usually attaches to the base plate on the pickup, technically, it's not required but when you swap pickup, make sure you ground both to earth. Bridge (Treble) SD-Black =...
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    SE Custom 24 to Custom 24-08 conversion

    Hello, As I'm sure you know, Humbuckers have two coils. You often see the first coil call North and the second coli called South. Normally, the coils are in series so the hot wire is the start of the North coil, the end of the North coil is connected to the start of the South coil and the...
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    85/15 Multi Tap Custom 24 08 Mini Switch Question

    Yes, you could swap out the 24-08 pickups with the SD Holcombs with no problem. As mentioned above, the wire colours are different but they work exactly the same.
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    85/15 Multi Tap Custom 24 08 Mini Switch Question

    The hum cancelation comes from having the single coil of each pickup in opposite directions. No, not correct, the 20-08 are split by sending the humbucker coil series link (middle wires) sent to ground. Resistors or capacitors are used to control how much or quickly the link is sent to ground...
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    Tone knob Starla

    I only own one PRS so I can't say if its normal but it was the case with my SE custom 24. The tone pot has the coil split push/pull switch and the pot PRS used was very loose compared to the volume pot. I don't have the issue any more as I upgraded all the electrics. :)
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    SAS Transparent Finish

    Often a dark stain is applied first then sounded down to emphasis the grain, then the translucent colour is sprayed over that before the clear coat. Typically though, the stain won't effect the refinish, it is still only on the surface and will be removed when the guitar is sanded during...
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    58/15'S' Humbucker in parallel?

    I create my own diagrams using Adobe Illustrator. I've replaced or modified the electrics on every guitar I've ever owned so I've built up quite a collection of diagrams over time :)
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    58/15'S' Humbucker in parallel?

    Here you go, a complete wiring diagram.
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    58/15'S' Humbucker in parallel?

    Your pickup should have 4 wires, White, Black and two Red ones. The black wire and one of the red whiles will be one coil, the white wire with the other red wire is the second coil. Neck (Bass) White (Hot) = South Start Red (Split) = South Finish Red (Split) = North Start Black (Gnd) = North...
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    85/15 Multi Tap Custom 24 08 Mini Switch Question

    Hi James, I've just upgraded my SE Custom 24 to have the 24/08 pickup combinations. This is a link to my post on how I did it. https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/se-custom-24-to-custom-24-08-conversion.51668/
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    58/15 Pickup wiring colors different between Bass and Treble

    With the wiring you stated above, you have wired the pickup as single coil only. It will work perfectly fine but only one side of the Humbucker will be working. Also bear in mind that the coils on a Humbucker are designed so that the wire is wound in opposite directions in order to cancel out...
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    58/15 Pickup wiring colors different between Bass and Treble

    Hi Daniel, I'm not familiar with the pickups you are describing but in order to work out which colour is what, start with the one you know should be ground. For the Treble pickup this is Green/Bare. You said you can measure resistance between green and red so that is one coil. You can measure...
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    58/15'S' Humbucker in parallel?

    Hi Julian, This can be done with a simple DPDT switch, such as a coil splitting switch. Referring to my diagram below, in the DOWN position the North Finish and South Start (PRS Red wires) are connected in Series. When the switch is in the UP position, North Finish is now grounded and the...
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    Pickup wiring nomenclature

    Hi Chad, The simple answer is you are sort of correct :) PRS pickup use white for the screw side, black for the slug side and red is the connection between the two. On the Neck pickup, White is Hot and Black is Ground but on the Bridge pickup this is reversed so Black is the Hot and white is...
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    SE Custom 24 to Custom 24-08 conversion

    Hello Everyone, This is my first post and I thought I would share my upgrades to my SE Custom 24 with you in case anyone else would like to make these modifications. Recently I was planning to buy a SE Custom 24-08, however I was very lucky and won a SE Custom 24. I love the look and...
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