2012 P22 or 2019 Custom 22 Piezo

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  1. dryflyRSW

    dryflyRSW New Member

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    Trying to decide between a used 2012 P22 (excellent condition) with 53/10's or a new Custom 22 Piezo with 85/15's? I currently have a Core 22 with 58/15's and a McCarty SC594 semi with 58/15 LT's.

    Thanks
     
  2. Steve Dombroski

    Steve Dombroski New Member

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    I'm not a fan of tremelo bridges unless I can deck them, so my vote is not the 2019 Custom 22 Piezo. But I also realize I am in the minority here.
     
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  3. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I’d go for the one with 53/10s. Just confirm that previous owner didn’t switch out the pups... mine in that model were not marked as 53/10s.
     
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  4. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    As a 2012 P22 owner: I ended up swapping the “P22” pickups that were in it (supposedly close to 53/10) for 59/09s but to each his own. Comes down to whether you prefer fixed or tremolo bridge I guess.
     
  5. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    5310s are fabulous pickups and hard to come by so I'd go with those. You can always sell them easily.

    Casi1 is right, you'll probably find those 5310s marked as P22. The original P22s were 5310s but they were switched to 5708s and still marked as P22s.
     
  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Yup, my 2012 P22 has pups marked P22, but they are 5708. Amazing.
     
  7. pjdude

    pjdude New Member

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    I did the same a couple of years ago, but went with McCarty pickups and electronics. Much happier boy now!!
     

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