- Sep 7, 2020
Excellent! The 5708 rock, new and old! Good to hear you sorted it out. The SC58 is an amazing guitar.So I gave it a good go!
Now I am loving the Stripped 58.
Different from my 2003 weight relieved LP Standard, but both great.
My tech set it up and cut the nut since it was a bit high but I think he cut the D string slot too low. The string is basically touching the first fret so notes are dead and buzzy most of the length of string, especially above the 12th fret.
The D string tuning machine is also going bad, I think the gears or whatever are stripped.
PRS responded to me about the tuners:
"The tuners on this guitar would be a former version of the Phase 3 tuners. We offer single bass/treble side Phase 3 tuners through our website here: Tuning Machines & Components – PRS Guitars West Street East Accessory Store (prsaccessories.com)
The latest versions of Phase 3 tuners feature a tweaked collar for a smoother turn. They will look slightly different from the ones installed on your guitar but will function much better."
My LP Standard is a 2003, weight relieved. The Stripped 58 is solid wood but lighter weight than my LP.
I got rid of a1994 LP Standard that was 11 lbs. Not sure if they weight relieved in 1994.
These days, I don't want a singlecut over 9 lbs. I prefer less than 9, lol. I was close to buying an Adam Jones Standard LP. Also known to be rather heavy. This one is also solid, no weight relief.
Great tone! I was thinking I'd replace the pickups but honestly they work well for any style. To me they sound and feel hot and very fat. Not as tight as Alnico V magnet loaded pickups, but I can get them as tight as I want with some amp EQ tweaks. My Alnico V bridge pickups have a bit more punch, tightness and aggression but these are great. Very far and full thru the midrange. I was expecting to replace the bridge pickup with something like a Wolfetone Fenris, Suhr SSH or Aldrich. The Fenris is also AII but it's a bit hotter. Then again this pickup uses thicker wire. It isn't that much hotter than the 57/08 due to a different wire gauge. There are several factors that equate to the output of the pickup.
I like the 57/08 bridge so much, that I am tempted to get the 59/09 for my SC250!
Wow, what a pickup. I was expecting to install a Wolfetone Fenris or a Suhr Thornbucker, SSH or Aldrich.
My SC250 has stock pickups but I am installing a Wolfetone Pickup.
I was planning to reaplace the 57/08 pickups but man they rock. I can't believe it. Even for metal, with an amp tweak or boost, I can get plenty tight. I still have Alnico V guitars but wow.
I am tempted to get a 59/09 set now for my SC250.
I was all about the Tremonti, Aldrich and BBQ pickups. But, now I am falling for the 57/08 pickups.
Does anyone know if the 59/09 pickups are just as good? Do the covers make that much difference? I know covers can round off the highs but I should be able to do the same with amp EQ and pickup design. That said, that 59/09 uncovered bridge pickup could be amazing in one of my other Singlecuts. I don't know the specs of the SC250 neck Pickup and how it would match the 59/09 bridge pickup. I could also cover a 59/09 and install one into my 2001 SC, replacing the Aldrich, gold covered.
I compared the Aldrich to the Thornbucker before and liked both. So, nice having variety and choices.
It stinks, I just got a Wolfetone Timbrewolf for my SC250. If it sounds great, I'll keep it, otherwise, I'll order the 59/09.
Anyone know the SC250 neck Pickup specs? Assuming it's like the Tremonti neck pickup. Would it mate with the 59/09 bridge pickup?
How about the 59/09 bridge pickup with the #7 neck pickup?
The 57/08 bridge pickup rocks for any style.
One thing that bothers me is the guy who sold me the guitar said it is mint and rarely played, left I the case. It is in amazing condition, but the electronics have all been removed and replaced with higher end parts and LP style wiring. Appears to be LP 50s wiring.
He failed to mention this.
Love the 5909 bridge. I prefer my uncovered to covered, but they are differnet guitars. The 250 neck reads 8.0, like many of the PRS pickups of that era. Assume they are possibly the same just renamed. The reading is the same as D2 and McCarty if I remember right.