5310s in an HB???

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  1. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I'm getting the itch............but first I must ask if anybody has put 5310s in a hollowbody???
     
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  2. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    They sound great in the JA-15...have a PS custom 24 and had a P24 with them as well. Maybe the best split coil sounds of any PRS pickup...until the recent Paul’s TCI and MEV. Never had them in a HB 1 or 2...but I’d bet they’d be great.
     
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  3. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Yes, I've put a pair of 53/10s into a 1999 Hollowbody II.

    They sound pretty great, as you'd guess. :)

    =K
     
  4. Nightfall

    Nightfall Guitaraholic

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    I have 53/10s in my JA-15. They sound great.
     
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  5. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Well.............looks like I will be contacting PTC
     
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  6. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I’m trying to figure out what to do with my uncovered set... I’d like to find a PRS guitar that I don’t currently own (Cu24, McCarty, Korina McCarty) to put them in. Something that’s thick enough to let the pickups shine. I was thinking maybe a S2 McCarty 594? Thoughts?
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Well, I want to them in a vintage yellow Santana hollow body. Maybe with full Tosca switching. 73% of the blame to Sergio, 27% to Tosca. I’m not at fault.
     
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  8. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Best pickups to ever come out of PRS, IMO. I've been saving a brand new set for the perfect vehicle, and have decided to have them installed in my Archtop Jazz. I don't see any way that they won't sound fantastic in that guitar.

    Now just a drive over the Bay Bridge to drop everything off at the PTC ...
     
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  9. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Partisan answer, but I'd put them in a hollowbody guitar, to let the 53/10s and their sweet old vintage tone get married to the air and resonance of a hollow body.

    So a core HB-II is a fine idea - but if that's too spendy, perhaps the new SE version?

    =K
     
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    Casi1 New Member

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    Cool. I was thinking about getting a SE Hollowbody or a semi-hollow S2 Mira. Right now they are temporarily sitting in an old SE Custom. Another option might be an all mahogany guitar?
     
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  11. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Option #2 sell them to me!!!
     
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  12. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Surprised I hadn't responded to this thread. I've told the story before, but I dropped pair of 53/10s in this in place of the stock SC245 pickups and 1.) they're never coming out and 2.) this guitar will be in my will because I'm never letting go of it while I'm alive:

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    Also, I'm fixing to install a pair of gold 53/10s in this, probably this weekend. This guitar (an '01) turned me into a complete singlecut fanboi. It's breathtaking in every way except for the pickups. I expect that problem to be well and truly solved with the pup swap:

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  13. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Hold out for a used Core, they’re worth it, and deals can be had.

    My HBI Spruce was $1550, and I’ve helped source at least three more for people under $2000.

    Remember to check eBay.
     
  15. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    That’s a good idea. Thanks! I’ve only tried one Hollowbody II in my life but I wasn’t too impressed with it... it definitely wasn’t a spruce model though. It just felt kinda big and lifeless.

    What I love about a semi-hollow/hollow guitar is how BIG they can sound with the right pickups. I also love that they are lightweight.
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    The HBII’s I’ve had my hands on all felt a bit stiffer than the spruces, and to my ears a little brighter. Not necessarily in a bad way... but I absolutely prefer the spruce and all mahogany back, they’re just a bit, not bigger sounding but, I guess warmer.

    The 53/10 neck pickup I have is the biggest and fattest sounding PRS pickup I’ve ever heard, so much so that it dwarfed the 59/09 in my Westie and I pulled it out.

    I imagine they’d be great in a PRS HB because they’re not huge sounding like a traditional hollowbody can be, they can be honky sounding, but in a pleasurable way if that makes sense.
     
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  17. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Pleasurably Honky ® ;)
     
  18. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Yup that’s exactly what I’m looking for. My other 53/10s sound HUGE in my McCarty and I love that about them. That’s why I was trying to find a non-fancy PRS to put these in that would allow the pickups to shine... in a back up guitar. The only reason the SE these are in now doesn’t work is because I can’t get along with the neck on the thing.

    The spruce sounds like it would work out just fine. These 53/10s are uncovered and are more ‘in your face and rough’ then the covered ones that I have in my McCarty.
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    That’s what my business card says.
     
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  20. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Can you explain the difference a bit more please? I'm making the same decision where to put the covered vs uncovered.
     
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