tci

  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. M

    McCarty 594 2017 vs 2020 Changes

    Hello, Forgive me if it’s been asked before, but was hoping some people could weigh in on their opinions of the older McCarty 594s vs the post-2020 ones with the updates / changes. I’m aware the main differences are nitro finish, TCI Pickups, tuners, and maybe the bridge. Do you think a used...
  3. 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...
  4. gpdb

    PRS SE Humbuckers - Specs and Resonance Curve Comparison

    Hi All - new member of the forum. Over the past few months I've been collecting pickups for testing, and it occurred to me that it would be great to catalog all SE pickups, as these specs aren't publicly listed. I also have the equipment to capture the resonance curve of a pickup. When you hear...
  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. P

    Pickup Comparison Question: Paul's Guitar 408 vs TCI vs TCI S?

    I'm lovin' the bejesus out of the TCI S pups in the SE Paul's Guitar. (And the rest of the guitar for that matter. It's an uncannily wonderful instrument. I'm finding it the very apotheosis of Mr Smith's apparent career-spanning vision of creating a guitar tone at the dead-center intersection of...
  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. Utkarsh

    Review: 2020 PRS Custom 24 with Nitro and TCI

    Some of you may recall my Quarantine NGD post back in January when I became a proud owner of an Artist Pack Custom 24 in Purple with a Maple fretboard and neck. https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/double-quarantine-ngd-part-1-purple-artist-custom-24.46606/ This guitar has been my main band...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. M

    Can someone clarify a question about TCI pickups in Santana core?

    Hi ho all, So, I am looking at picking up a 2019 Santana Retro with the 58/15 & Santana Bridge/Neck config respectively. She was built in early January of 2020 according to the tag, but the headstock has her pegged as a 19. Were the pickups in this model TCI tweaked or no? Just want to get my...
  12. I

    PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24

    Hi everyone, I bought a PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 and it's a really nice guitar. I really like the neck, weight and how it feels overall. I do like the coil-split functionality, but for some reason I don't like the humbucker sounds. This is specially evident with the neck pickup, it...
  13. I

    PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24

    Hi everyone, I bought a PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 and it's a really nice guitar. I really like the neck, weight and how it feels overall. I do like the coil-split functionality, but for some reason I don't like the humbucker sounds. This is specially evident with the neck pickup, it...
  14. 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...
  15. Black-Viper75

    PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24: My Review

    Hello everyone. This is my first attempt to do a guitar review. I purchased the 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 a few weeks ago and I’d like to share my impressions and thoughts with the wonderful people on this forum for present and future reference on this outstanding guitar. Backstory: My...
  16. shimmilou

    NUGD - 35th Ann SE Cu24 - Indonesia

    I had considered getting a new one when they first came out, but talked myself out of it because I already have a SE Cu24, and a S2 Cu24, and a SE Paul's with the TCI pups and switching. After reading some reviews, and a thread here about how the owner was convinced the pups were something other...
  17. AragonWingfoot

    New 2020 Guitar Line Changes

    I recently acquired a wood library Hollowbody with a 2020 serial number, would it have the new finish and TCI pickups etc...?
  18. 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...
  19. T

    [SOLVED] Any way to tell if my PRS has the new pickups & finish?

    I just purchased a DGT online. I'm super stoked as I've literally wanted one since they were released--it's one of my "holy grail" guitars. The store said this particular specimen does have the CAB finish (which I care about) and TCI pickups (which I don't care so much about; the original DGT...
  20. Bluesverb

    TCI guitar pickups explained

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