1. I

    Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the stock Custom 24 wiring with 5-way blade, but using the 85/15 TCI wire colors?

    I'm trying to install 85/15 TCI pickups in my custom 24, but all I could find on the PRS website was this: https://d159anurvk4929.cloudfront.net/documents/customs_2017.pdf Unfortunately, that wiring doesn't match with my pickups, because they only mention red, white, and black for each pickup...
  2. gpdb

    PRS Explains Pickup Design - I was right!

    I'm so happy PRS released this information to the public in their latest video: I wrote an article earlier this year explaining what I believed was PRS's TCI process (link: https://guitarpickupdatabase.com/prs-tci-pickups-explained/). Every time I heard Paul describe how pickups have a...
  3. I

    Is there a direct clone of the 85/15 pickup on the market?

    I'm looking to try a replacement set in my Custom 24 SE. Like many, I've never been a big fan of the stock pickups, they're kinda dull. I'd like to try something which is as close to the core 85/15 pickup as possible, so I can see if I like the sound of it. If I do, then one day I'll buy a real...
  4. J

    My First Core Purchase Advice

    Hey everyone just looking to get some advice on buying my first Core model. For the last few years I have been rocking a 2018 PRS SE CU24. I wasn't crazy about the 85/15 pickups in them as they seemed a little dull with a lack of definition in the low end. I ended up replacing them with Rebel...
  5. E

    85/15 TCI Dissection, troubleshooting, wiring help

    Long post alert! Please bear with me Hi everyone, First post here, but I’ve perused this forum endlessly before joining. Excellent insight to be had. Good company. I am a PRS pickup hoarder, and scored a set of 85/15 TCIs last month. I was working on installing them in one of my Les...
  6. Going Modal

    HFS/Vintage Bass vs. 85/15's (vs. 59/09's) in a Custom

    I have two later-model PRS Customs (a 22 and a 24), both of which came with 85/15 squabbin pickups that I did not like [short opinion: too "modern" for me, too sharp of attack]. I quickly outfitted both guitars with 59/09 squabbins instead, which I definitely prefer over the 85/15's in both...
  7. Julian

    TCI Pickups vs TCI Tuned Puckups

    Hey, what’s the deal with TCI Pickups vs TCI Tuned Pickups. Like they’re obviously different but are they related in any way? Like is the split coil on TCIT 85/15s as good volume wise as TCI on PG?
  8. shimmilou

    NGDR - 2021 Cu 24-08 - Yellow Tiger

    R = Rollercoaster, for the ups and downs of this guitar purchase. The Cu 24 was on my short list, and I have seen a lot of them that were nice, but just not many that checked all the boxes for me. Usually when I found one that was appealing, I considered it for a while, then it was gone. One...
  9. S

    Are TCI "S" pickupts in the SE Custom 24-08 unique to the guitar? Question about TCI & where to buy

    Hi, I am looking to buy some TCI "S" pickups found in the PRS SE Custom 24-08, particularly the neck pickup. I'd be happy with something similar too. I understand that TCI is a system and not just a pickup. Do they use the same pickups from other guitars in the SE Custom 24-08 and...
  10. Going Modal

    Swapping Screws in Squabbins?

    Say THAT five times fast! So I've got a core guitar with "hybrid hardware," which means gold screws in the squabbin pickups; and I'd like to replace the pickups with another model from the PRS store that do not have gold screws (because after all, they're regular replacement models). But of...
  11. I

    S2 Standard: 58/15 or 85/15 or #7 Pickups?

    Looks like the 2021 S2 Standards have 58/15 pickups, but earlier years, at least 2019, had 85/15. I'm looking hard at getting an S2 Standard Satin. Anybody here played both 58/15 and 85/15 pickups? (Ideally both on S2 Standards, but that's probably asking too much.) What's your impression of...
  12. S

    WTB: 85/15 Squibbons for a CU24.

    If you have a set of 85/15 pickups for a CU24 (5 way switch) and you want to sell them, please let me know. Thank You, Sean
  13. K

    Wiring Color Codes for 85/15 Pickups

    I am looking to swap out the default 85/15 pickups in my new PRS Custom 24-08. There are 4 colored wires: red, white, black, and green (as well as the 1 bare wire). What are the color codes (i.e. how do these colors map to North Start, North Finish, South Finish, and South Start)? Note: This...
  14. Going Modal

    59/09's into my Custom 22--I think I'm good now

    Over the weekend I installed some 59/09 pickups into my '18 Custom 22, replacing the 85/15 pickups that were in there. I think the 59/09's are much better suited for my all-around bluesy/rock styles. I wasn't interested in changing the switching patterns, or even the look of the pickups...
  15. hydeinthesky

    Can I upgrade my PRS SE Custom 24's "85/15s" to the "85/15" or TCI pickups

    Hi Everyone I was just thinking can I upgrade my PRS SE Custom 24 pickups from 85/15s to 85/15 or TCI?? If yes where I can buy one? I really love my PRS SE Custom 24 Burled Ash Top (2019) and I'm not thinking of letting it go and want to keep it for the rest of my life, I really love the feel...
  16. M

    SE 24 Classic Wiring mod 85/15?

    I really like the sound of the neck pickup but want the tone rolled back on the bridge. I kind of miss the second tone control of les pauls and strats. I was thinking of wiring the tone control to the bridge pickup only. Anyone tried this or see any major down sides?
  17. Skeeter

    Incoming! 35th Custom 24

    Well, I finally caved and went for my first new PRS in a number of years. Combining my two favorite models - 408 and Cu24, along with the 35th Anniversary fanfare, was just too much and I couldn't resist. Especially with this blue jean-like top. I think the top is outrageously awesome for a...
  18. Bluesverb

    TCI guitar pickups explained

    Courtesy of Form post by Joaer: http://buildyourguitar.com/resources/lemme/
  19. Skeeter

    35th Anniversary Custom 24

    Hey, I haven’t seen much talk from those that have gotten one of these yet. Obviously, I know they just hit the market in the past month or so, making the pool small. But, to the extent they’re out there - I’d be curious to hear from those that have gotten one (or even just played one) and how...
  20. Joseph Berlin

    *Video* Aquableux 10 Top is now officially mine!!

    Remember those pics I posted last week of the guitar I was planning to pick up in NJ? Well I went to get it this weekend and it looks even better in person than any of the pictures could ever have suggested. I thought I'd post a couple quick videos to showcase the grain in the wood, it has so...