57/08s are now available aftermarket...

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  1. FenianEMT

    FenianEMT New Member

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    FOR SCIENCE! :D
     
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  2. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    Agreed! That's the only thing stopping me from pulling the trigger.
     
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  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Gosh, I love the 57/08s. This should be good news for folks who want something a little fatter sounding than the 58/15.
     
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  4. MA Pete

    MA Pete McCarty/594 Addict

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    Thanks for this very educational post!!

    I have the regular 58/15's in my Private Stock Prototype right now, and they seem smoking hot to me, I guess relative to the LT's which I am most used to. I scored another set of 5815 LT's from Yankeebulldog, with Gold Screws (which the 2017 10-Tops seem to have), I am going to put those in the Private Stock and put the 5815's in another one.

    I have a set of covered 5909's and a set of uncovered 85/15's, been meaning to try those in a 594 as well. Add the 57/08's on the list as well!! :)
     
  5. MA Pete

    MA Pete McCarty/594 Addict

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    Of course! It is my duty to try them, and report to you all here. ;)
     
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  6. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    Now I know what to put in my S2 singlecut semi.
    :)
     
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  7. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I'll add on to the kudos to PRS for listing the alnico type. I also appreciate the tone profile charts.


    It's an easy DIY with a Scotch Brite pad.
     
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  8. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I hadn't noticed this before, but the tone profiles are available for many (but not all) of the PRS pickups via the guitar model. e.g.:

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    Yeah, if PRS would just post more tech specs on their pickups, that'd be great.
     
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  9. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    It's a new thing they're working on, which I picked up from a Shawn post. An excellent feature for sure.


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    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    That was exactly the meme I was going for. I was way too lazy to post a pic, so thanks!
     
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  11. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Cool that they're available now!

    edit: I remember they had tone charts on the pickups for the old website. Nice they're bring that back. Always thought it was handy.
     
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  12. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    I can't wait to hear your tone comparison test report(s)! I am still tryng to decide if I want to take out VB HBS on my CU24 and if yes, what to replace them with.
     
  13. Shawn@PRS

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    scotch brite.jpg
     
  14. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Yeah, in order to match the DGT pickup in my CU22, when I reinstalled a Dragon 2 neck pickup, I rubbed it on some green scotch brite for maybe 30 seconds. I don't have a close up photo, but they match nicely.
     
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  15. Basauri

    Basauri Diamonds x Guitars deal with Paul

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    Shawn, are this model going to be a regular or a limited run?

    If anyone is going to get rid of their 58/15s or 58/15LTs... I can give them a home :D
     
  16. jbash

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    DCR is not the be-all end-all of output. I have put my Gibson 59 tribute pickups (a2, measured 7.5k drc) in my SC245 and they sound much hotter than the 57/08tm

    How the coils are wound, wire to insulation ratio, and magnet strength (not just formula) are key.

    I'm not surprised that 57/08s are a2. Original PAFs were supposed to be built with the then current a2 formulations. Of course we know they were all over the place later on. The 57/08s also have that chewyness and growly low mid like most pA2 paf styles. But they do have quite a bit more clarity than most. I would fathom those high (relatively speaking) dcr ratings are offset by a weaker/degaussed magnet to clear them up and make them sound "old".
     
  17. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    As a staunch DGT supporter and advocate, I can say that 57/08s are some of my favorite pickups on the planet. Some may know that my goldtop, that I post EVERYWHERE, is loaded with original first issue 57/08s - and they've been in the guitar since '09.

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    See the dark spots on the edges of the pickups? That's pick wear that has turned the pickups very shiny! Such a MONSTER player am I! HAHAHAHAHAHA....no.
     
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  18. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    Yup... good ole Scotch Brite. I am in the metals industry and this is what you use to put a directional satin #4 finish on stainless steel and bronze. You just need to make sure you only rub in one direction...hence the term "directional finish". If you have a stainless steel sink, this is also what you use to bring it back to brand new looking condition.

    John Mann will put that on. He did a set of covered metal buckers for me and did a pretty fine job with them.
     
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  19. Michael_DK

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    Nice!! I'm going to have to work up the courage to do that to the 57/08 in my SE Chris Robertson! :) I LOVE the look of brushed steel covers.
     
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  20. jcolmn

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    This is where I get all of my PRS parts and accessories!
     
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