35/20s ???

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  1. StillCantankerous

    StillCantankerous Deja Voodo

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    So forgive me if this has been discussed; I tried searching for this in the forum and couldn't find anything.

    There is a PS #8362 on SW that is a McCarty Prototype that list the following as a spec:

    Bridge and neck humbucking pickups: PRS 35/20 Alnico 2

    I didn't see anything on the PRS site about this, and took a quick gander at the new models.

    Anyone know what this is all about? Is this a fancy TCI-related terminology thingy? I'm interested...possibly intrigued...

    Assume 35th anniversary made in 2020 like the regular naming convention...BUT?????
     
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  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Weird. I couldn’t find the PS sheet so there’s nothing to fact check against at the moment.
     
  3. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Clearly, as PRS is going to always stick to the same nomenclature specification, they are pickups inspired by historical 1935 models (or 2035) built in 1920 (or 2020)
     
  4. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    Welp, the Charlie Christian pickup wasn't developed until 1936 so... you can flush that wish.
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    35 for the 35th Anniversary, and, maybe, the 20th attempt at the pickups?
     
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  6. Shawn@PRS

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    The pickup that never was ( well, sort of). 35th Anniversary, introduced in 2020
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Now that read that, it’s obvious!
     
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  8. StillCantankerous

    StillCantankerous Deja Voodo

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    Thanks Shawn! Haven't been keeping up on my specs but I guess all we know is that they are A2 magnets.

    Are these available in PS?
     
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  9. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Although Shawn has the insider info, he’s unfortunately wrong here. Those pickups come in a guitar that you buy and let me borrow in 2020, and I’ll get it back to you in 2035. Cool, eh?
     
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  10. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    35 is the number of guitars it looks like I'll be owning if this keeps up. 20 is the number of additional thousands of dollars it will take for their purchase. What isn't presented is the fun factor and degree of satisfaction obtained. :)
     
  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I think it’s closer to $35k for 20 guitars. Still the same fun and satisfaction!;)
     
  12. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    It's code for guitars designed for odd time signatures. When you reduce the fraction...35/20 = 7/4.
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Not to be confused with the time signature of “I Hung My Head” by Sting which is 9/8.

     
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  14. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Right. We’re a few years away from the introduction of the 45/40s.
     
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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    or even 45/30’s;)
     
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  16. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Let’s not get ridiculous. Nobody plays in 7/6 time.
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I see what you did, but I was going back to the period correct pickups :)
     
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  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    I like where your head's at.
     
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  19. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Uh, Jacob's Ladder, anyone???
     
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  20. Shawn@PRS

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    Unfortunately they won't be available through Private Stock either. Sorry.
     

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