pickups

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Bradley Gavel

    58/15 or 57/08?

    Was just wondering which is preferred (or any pickup for that matter) I'm sort of looking for something that will really ring out on clean harmonics, have great mids but can also play some quality metal/punk tones. I have the stock SE 245 "S" pickups, and while I really do like the sound, I...
  15. J

    Santana SE - noise issue

    Hello, I'm a new PRS customer, new to this forum, and just purchased a new Santana SE. Love it so far - except there is significant noise/hum on all pickups, and noticeably worse when toggle in middle position. Can anyone shed light on what to expect in terms of noise for this guitar/pickups...
  16. R

    DiMarzio Steve’s Special or PRS 85/15S ?

    Regarding the bridge position, is anyone familiar with both these pickups that can offer info about how similar or different they might be? Is one hotter/compressed, are they EQed similarly etc. Might be an obscure question so thanks for any input.
  17. M

    SE Custom 24 Pickup Issues

    Hi, I just pickup up a second hand se Custom 24 and I am having issues with the pickups. The bridge pickup when split becomes extremely noisy, this includes when in the middle position as well. And the neck pickup seems to have no effect at all when I coil split. I have taken some photos of the...
  18. T

    S2 Standard 24 Satin pickups in 2018?

    First post, second PRS. I bought a second-hand 2018 S2 Standard 24 Satin and am encountering some conflicting information on which pickup set it has. The pickups are stock but the previous owner thinks they are the 85/15s set. I see information online that indicate they are the 58/15s set, but...
  19. 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...
  20. Blakemore

    A little more punch from HBII bridge?

    I absolutely love my HBII, it is the most comfortable and easiest playing guitar I have. So much so, I really want to start using it as my main guitar in a 3 piece rock band but tonally it just isn't quite where I'd like it. However there are times when I wish the guitar had more punch. I...
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