#7 Bridge Pickup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stilla Yinzer, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Stilla Yinzer

    Stilla Yinzer New Member

    Jun 7, 2018
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    So I pickup up a 2017 PRS S2 Singlecut Satin recently and I definitely love the guitar. With that said, I am very much on the fence with the stock #7 bridge pickup. I find that I don't mind and many even like how it mixes with the neck #7 in the middle position; however, when I just play that pickup, it sounds a bit thin, nasally and lacks output. On the flip side, I realize that it is intended to be a lower output pickup and does offer good dynamics and articulation. I have a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 that I could install and probably will at some point just to see what it sounds like, but I am undecided which way I am leaning. I have an SG with hot pickups so I am thinking the PRS could be my lower output alternative for different tones. That said, a Custom 5 is not a super hot bridge pickup. I play a lot of hard rock and metal, but I also like to be able to back it up and play classic rock or lightly distorted stuff.

    Does anyone else have any thoughts on the #7 bridge? Anyone tried other pickups here? Results?
  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

    Apr 26, 2012
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    I haven't played the S2 version, but I love the #7's in my 2000 SC.

    I say try the SD and see what you think. You can always go back.
    #2 AP515, Jun 20, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018
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  3. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

    Sep 20, 2013
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    Once upon a time I has a 2006 Singlecut 10top with #7's in it. I liked them just fine, but fwiw also know that I too play metal, prefer low output pickups and use exclusively high output tube amplifiers to get the headbanging goodness I'm looking for.
  4. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

    Oct 11, 2015
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    I have an S2 single cut semi hollow with the #7's and I agree with your assessment
    I have played with the idea of swapping the pickups to something hotter, but I have other guitars I can play if I want that sound.
    I mostly use the neck or middle position on that guitar anyway.

    I would suggest putting that custom 5 in the bridge position and see how you get on with it.
    It might work out just fine and it's an easy swap back if you don't.

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