57/08s are now available aftermarket...

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  1. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Call your favourite dealer!

    They might be on the USA PRS Accessory store too, I can't tell because it forces me to the UK version which isn't listing them yet.
     
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    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Not in the PRS accessory store yet.
     
  3. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Cheers for that. John Mann has them listed on his site and is taking preorders. Others might be too!
     
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    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    John Beef Opaque

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    Dude.


    DUDE.


    Red letter day in the history of PRS guitars.

    Magnet:
    • Treble: Alnico 2
    • Bass: Alnico 2
    As far as I know, this is the 1st time PRS has actually let us know which alnico they're using. As someone who has done a bunch of magnet swaps in guitars, not knowing what's in there to begin with leaves little room for improvement other than just straight up trial and error. You can get vastly different sounds from the alnico variants so this is pretty spectacular.
     
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  6. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Good catch!!! That is pretty significant.
     
  7. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    This is gonna make a lot of people happy!
     
  8. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I like that PRS is offering these up, since they seem to be the bees knees.

    I'm not ready to swap out any pickups in my PRSi, but I suppose if I ever do this might be where I would go...

    Although the \m/ pickups also look tasty, for a completely different sound!
     
  9. TroyBaer

    TroyBaer Really knows where his towel is.

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    As a long time PRS customer who's been frustrated by their lack of specificity about this in the past, I say: "Thanks, PRS."
     
  10. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Love the 57-08's that are in My HB II - This is good news!
     
  11. MA Pete

    MA Pete 594 Addict

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    9.4K in the Bridge?? I had no idea they were that hot. I don't think the earlier ones were.

    5909's are in that range in the bridge too, and I have found those to sound much hotter over the years.

    As I am stocking up on multiple SC 594's, perhaps I should throw a set of 5708's in, I could compare the 5815 LT's, regular 5815's, 5708's and maybe 5909's, if I bought just a couple more SC's. Sounds like a good excuse to me!! ;)
     
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  12. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Early 57/08s were all over the map as far as resistance goes... just like Gibson PAFs from the 50s. ;)
     
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  13. Drew

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    There is no way 57/08s have a 9.4 dc res. in the bridge. Absolutely no way, unless they've done another revision. I have Gibby burstbucker 3's that drive the pre-amp much harder than a 57/08 and those are only listed at 8.4 dc res.
     
  14. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    Einstein was right about insanity.


    Squirt.
     
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    sloanthebone I love quilts!

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    I have a pair of covered 57/08s that are only a couple years old.

    Here is the resistance:

    Bridge - 9.01
    Neck - 8.57

    BTW, it is awesome they are offering these. Too bad I paid almost the same price second hand.
     
  16. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I put 57/08's in my trusty 2003 CE 24. My luthier did the McCarty wiring, and they coil tap. Both pickups together tapped is muy funky. The neck sends me to heaven for solos, and I Actually use the bridge alone. It rules.
     
  17. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    PRS just put a ceiling on the price of the 57/08's in secondary market. Interesting to see how the sellers adjust their prices.
     
  18. Basauri

    Basauri Diamonds x Guitars deal with Paul

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    So we can assure here that this new release is "not like the old ones". Oh, no, are we there? :confused:
     
  19. Johan Allard

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    The 57/08's that I had in my SC58 (2012) had:

    Bridge: 9.22
    Neck: 8.52

    The PRS pickups I've measured, in falling order:

    59/09 Neck: 8.74 kOhm
    59/09 Bridge: 9.83 kOhm

    57/08 Neck: 8.52 kOhm
    57/08 Bridge: 9.22 kOhm

    58/15 Neck: 8.0 kOhm
    58/15 Bridge: 8.88 kOhm

    58/15 LT: 7.95 kOhm
     
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  20. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Gonna need a brushed cover variant. [​IMG]
     
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