pickups

  1. 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...
  2. J

    new generation prs pickup swap requirements

    hello: i have an older ('93) prs that i changed the pickups years ago, including adding a three-way switch in place of the rotary and adding a coil split switch on the tone pot. the sound i really like is the old, classic low-output paf sounds of the late 50s (think 'burst). after buying a...
  3. Ovibos

    They changed the Vela neck pickup?!?

    Stumbled on this on the 'verb. It's not even on the official site. Wild!
  4. E

    How to wire 85/15S pickups with US electronics

    Hi everyone, I have a PRS SE Custom 24 I want to upgrade however I walk into some problems and I hope you can help me. I have this US electronics set now in my guitar and will keep on using the PRS 85/15S picksups I already have. These pickups have a black, red, green and white wire (the green...
  5. Y

    Switching options on PRS SE Custom 22

    Hi, I have a 2018 PRS SE Custom 22, and was wondering which coils are active in the 85/15 S pickups when using the push/pull. I've tapped a screwdriver on the pole pieces and it seems both the screw and slug coils are still active in each pickup when split? What's going on?
  6. 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...
  7. D

    58/15 Pickup wiring colors different between Bass and Treble

    Hi, I've bought some S2 pickups for my SE Standard 22 but the wire colors are different from Bridge to Neck, and the info available online doesn't match with what I have. I think they are 58/15S pickups from a McCarty 594. Most of the posts I read only talk about 3 wires. The Treble pickup...
  8. E

    58/15 vs. 58/15 LT vs. 58/15 LT+

    This is purely a curiosity post, but as I understand it, the LTs were developed from the 58/15’s utilizing a lower wind. PRS claims they have different EQs as well. So if the 58/15 is a “higher-wind” version of the LTs, then what the hell is the 58/15 LT+? Still less winds than the 58/15 but...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Everyday Player

    Is the Bridge Pickup on a SE Hollowbody II Piezo normaly much quieter than the Neck Pickup?

    Hi all, I just got myself a PRS SE Hollowbody II PIezo and I noticed that with a clean sound, the bridge pickup is about 40 to 50% quieter that the neck pickup. I was wondering if this is normal or if the guitar I got is defective. I'm a beginner player and have no prior experience with this...
  12. E

    DIY - PRS 53/10 Pickups Restoration

    I would love to see more PRS-specific DIYs in the Forums. I'm eager to know more about working with PRS guitars and components. Anyway, here is my first contribution to a 'DIY' conversation. I post more as time allows (Phase 2 tuner tear down, Phase 3 tuner tear down, Phase 3 tweaked tuner tear...
  13. Quilt Man

    PRS Modern Eagle V Pickup Replacement

    I'm looking at possibly getting a Modern Eagle V, however I would like to swap the 2 Paul's TCI humbuckers for Seymour Duncan Alpha/Omegas. Does anyone know if this is even possible? It looks like the pickup cavities may be too narrow and then there's the matter of electronics and wiring to...
  14. MuffinForce1

    Are Narrowfield pickups bad? Same question with rotary switches.

    Hey! So I’m back again, and if you commented on my last post, I thank you very much for all of your kind words and advice. However, I come to you again but on advice for the guitar. I definitely want 3 pickups over the standard 2, but is there something wrong with a narrow field middle pickup...
  15. MrSuperstar

    Please help: PRS 58/15 LT vs high-end single coils?

    Hi guys, I've long fallen in love with the sound of 58/15 LT pickups, so much so that Iìve ordered them on a PRS that will soon arrive at my home. IMVHO 58/15 LT are the pickups that most resemble the PAFs of the Gibson "golden era", as can be heard in this video. Having said that for the...
  16. J

    Help with wiring Lollar Imperials into a Custom 24

    Just purchased some Lollar Imperials and I am comfortable enough with the soldering, but I have no idea what wires are supposed to be soldered to what lugs. For now, I plan on keeping the wiring schematic the same as it is not with the 85/15 humbuckers (unless someone recommends changing it). I...
  17. DW-Parsons

    58/15 Pickup question

    Hi, I have a set of 58/15 pickups that I purchased recently from an individual that swapped them out of 2019 594 SC. I just looked on the back of the pickups, and see: 5815 LT and 5815 LT "V" BASS I assume the 5815 LT is the bridge...but what is a 5815 LT "V"? Thanks!
  18. K

    Silver Sky Pickups

    Anyone know what kind of magnets are used in the Silver Sky JM635 pickups? Alnico 5, 2, ceramic, etc? Thanks for the replies!
  19. P

    Pickup Decisions…HELP!

    Trying to pin down a good upgrade set of pickups for my daily driver. she’s a 2002 Santana SE All mahogany body/neck Rosewood fretboard Stoptail Bridge Tuning : she lives in E Standard & Drop D 40/60 of the time, for all playing styles. I never tune it below Drop D, as I have a Strat that lives...
  20. N

    Hand-written White label pickups

    Hello all, I have been lurking around the forum for some time for some tips and opinions on pickups. Well so it's my first time switching pups for my old PRS guitar. I own a 1995 PRS CE24 and swapped out HFS/VB set for a pair of Dragon 1's. In case if anyone seeks my personal thoughts: I love...
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