A few enhancements to my S2

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  1. jrw32

    jrw32 New Member

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    I've owned close to 20 core PRSi over the years, but I honestly think this S2 might be one of the best playing/sounding! Resonant, woody, and fat but chimey. Didn't even need to change the pickups, but did make some (mostly) cosmetic changes: PRS white pickup rings (yes the core rings fit the S2s), custom truss rod cover, signed back plate, and trem blocked with a slab of mahogany..now liking it even more! :proud::rock:

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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Right on. Gotta make 'em your own.
     
  3. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Nice one Jake!
     
  4. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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  5. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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  6. bodia

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

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    Tinker away! Nice!
     
  7. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    Where da pics? Thinking of making a couple of changes to my S2 as well. It's a Standard CU22. I might change pickups on mine, a bit too bassy/boomy, and not quite hot enough on the bridge. Since the Standard has a pickguard, and my pickups are covered, would uncovered pickups look too sloppy, too much of a gap, or would they look fine? Not sure which way I'm leaning, but probably uncovered.
     
  8. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    I like it!
     
  9. coyote

    coyote 408/1=

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    Gotta ask: what's the point of getting a guitar with a vibrato bar, and then disabling said bar? Wouldn't you be better off getting a guitar with a stop tailpiece?? That said, cool that you've made mods that work for you
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Looks great!
     
  11. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    If it was a Core Custom 22, then ya, you could just get the wrap around tailpiece. The S2's Custom 22 only comes equipped with the vibrato though.
     
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  12. jrw32

    jrw32 New Member

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    You nailed it, thanks VHT. Other than going Private Stock, which I can't afford, this is currently the only way to get a Cu22 semi-hollow with Pattern Reg. neck. Plus I tend to find a blocked trem plays a little easier than the stoptails. Could be the neck angle, but then again it could all be in my head.

    Thanks for all the compliments!
     
  13. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Maybe if one is of the Clapton-esque belief that a blocked trem does something for the tone that they like?
     
  14. jrw32

    jrw32 New Member

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    This too. I definitely get more sustain with a blocked trem vs. unblocked.
     
  15. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Fabulous score
    congrats and enjoy
     
  16. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    @jrw32: Congrats. You really got a nice piece of S2.
    Noticing your signed backplate, I would like to announce a new thread: "Show off with your signed backplate PRSi!"
     
  17. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    VERY nice!
     
  18. 24Semi

    24Semi New Member

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    That looks great. I'm seriously thinking that the S2 line is where it's at, in terms of value.
     
  19. gball

    gball New Member

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    Same here, I have always blocked the trems on my Strats and really like the effect.

    Oh, and that is one sweet guitar!
     
  20. G2*

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    Nice mods!
     

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