1. gpdb

    PRS TCI Pickups Explained

    Hi everyone - Ever since the TCI nomenclature came out, it's been incredibly confusing to follow. From many posts I've seen on the internet about it, it seems that a lot of other people were confused too. So I did a bunch of research, and I think I've written a clear and concise article...
  2. S

    Custom 24 - Feeling Uninspired

    Hey everyone. Longtime reader of this forum but this is my first post. I have a 2011 Cu24. It came with a Vintage Bass/HFS and 3-way toggle with push-pull. It has served me very well. Things I love about it are: Bridge pickup with some gain, the trem, the playability, the neck. Things I...
  3. D

    Help with wiring in a 2021 se custom 24

    Hi all, I have a 2021 SE Custom 24, I tried adding a new pickup with I believe is faulty. I have tried just putting the stock pickups back but I'm having little success and the wiring diagrams aren't much help. Noobie mistake not taking a picture before starting. I was wondering if anyone had...
  4. V

    Unlabeled PUs, need help

    Hey there, my first post here, hello to everybody. I recently bought a used guitar, and the former owner said, he bought it from a guy who said he swapped the PUs from a PRS-SE. So I wanted to know what they are exactly and took the screwdriver to get them out. But they have no label or sticker...
  5. C

    How can I make my PRS SE sound more like a Les Paul?

    Hi everyone, This year, I've gotten a guitar somewhere above "low end" for the first time. I got a PRS SE Orianthi signature. I really like everything about it, witb the exception of the bridge pickup. It has the SE HFS/VB pickups. The neck seems fine, and I'm aware of the displacement due to...
  6. D

    Replacing uncovered 59/09 with covered 57/08 on Custom 24

    Hello everyone. I just got on eBay a set of 57/08 pickups. I currently have 59/09 uncovered pickups that came factory installed on my 2012 Custom 24 with 5-way blade. I wanted a bit less harsh and vintage sounding pickup and wanted to give the 57/08 a try. Anyway, i think I’ll have some trouble...
  7. G

    Replacing 5909 bridge pickup

    Hi there: So I got a 2012 custom 24 couple weeks ago and I’m really loving it. My only issue is that I find its 5909 bridge pickup a bit too bright for my taste. Does anyone have any recommendations on pickups with similar output level but slightly warmer/less harsh on the treble side? I’ve...
  8. Patrick Montgomery

    Narrowfield Coil Tap/Split

    Is there a version of the Narrowfield that has a coil tap or split? I am trying to spec out a PS build of a SSH, with some custom switching and didn't know if they had ever offered that. I have a WL SHH and love the tone of the Narrowfield, but would like the option to have more tonal...
  9. K

    Need pickup recommendation for PRS custom 22

    I'm gonna change the pickups on my Korean PRS Se custom 22 which is mahogany body and rosewood fingerboard and has factory "Tone Furnace" pickups on it rn. I usually play rock/blues and sometimes funk/pop style things.Highest gain I go is Gary Moore(blues era not 80s) and the cleanest is jazz...
  10. AragonWingfoot

    Hollowbody II With Piezo or Without

    Hello everybody, I was wondering if the piezo being installed in a core Hollowbody II affects the tonal quality of the magnetic pickups if the piezo is disengaged. What I’m asking is if there were two identical core Hollowbody II’s with the only difference being one had the piezo installed and...
  11. SKiNFreak

    PRS P90 Pickup ID

    Hi there, I picked up a P90 form eBay but could not get a clear answer on the guitar it came out of. I doubt it's a core aka Seymour Duncan but could anyone ID for sure?
  12. Rockula

    Pickup Polarity on the Customs?

    Howdy everyone, A couple years ago, I did a major rewiring round on my Santana SE. The idea was to get to some of the options on the Customs. I swapped out the selector switch for a 5-position rotary, and wired it to get the Custom combos. I also swapped out the pickup magnets, and even their...
  13. Tim Holt

    Repairing 2002 CU22 Pickup Covers

    Hi all, I recently purchased a used 2002 Custom 22 - it's gorgeous but the pickup covers and stoptail are pretty tarnished. What would you use to restore the shine on the covers and stoptail? Thanks in advance!
  14. R

    Strat quack

    Does anyone know if you can get more Strat bridge/middle quack by installing a 5 way blade switch on an SE Custom 24 with 2 humbuckers? It already has coil split on a push pull pot. Thanks
  15. GavQuinn

    Pickup Advice..?

    Hi Guys, Ive had my Core Starla since 2009, love the guitar, but it’s spent some time in its case lately... a few months to be honest. Played it this evening with fresh ears and took stock, Over the last few months I’ve tried a few different pickups in it. I’ve tried underwound PAFs, full size...
  16. GavQuinn

    EMG 57/66 - any experience?

    Hi Guys, I’m thinking of changing my 81/60 to the 57/66. The videos sound good, seems more like a PAF type set (obviously a bit hotter). can anyone tell me what these are like as opposed to the 81/60? More bottom end than the 81? Better on low gain? Still got enough output?
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    Old SC 245 owners, what are the pickups like?

    I went searching for this topic, but couldn't seem to find anything on the pickups specifically. Any owners of a 2000s era SC245 in here? What were those pickups like? I ask because I'm considering buying a used one and would like to know ahead of time what they're like. Any other pickups on the...
  18. ellamir

    PRS G&B Starla Pickup Color Code

    Hey all, I have a Vela. Recently I had a different bridge pup in there. Wasn't too happy and I want to go back to the Starla pup. I've looked at a few other threads, but I can't really find a solid answer. Does anyone know what the color codes are for the G&B Starla pup? Thanks for the help...
  19. GavQuinn

    PRS Listening?? - Long Pickup Legs don't fit! ):-(

    So I went out and bought a HFS humbucker brand new from Thomann for my USA Custom. You can see the product page below, all looks normal, nothing to see that's out of the ordinary. https://www.thomann.de/ie/prs_pickup_hfs_treble.htm I got it yesterday and went to install it last night and it...
  20. S

    Keeping Volume With Coil-Tap

    I have a 2005 McCarty that I installed new 57/08 pickups on. I've seen newer McCarty's that don't seem to lose volume when the coil-tap is activated. Does anyone know how you could do this? I'd like this if possible on my guitar. Thanks!