Are these 53/10's or 57/08 pickups?

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  1. SinglecutGuy

    SinglecutGuy New Member

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    These are in a 2013 P22. Getting lots of differing opinions as to when they switched to 57/08s. I have it on good authority the change happened in 2014, but many say 2013.

    Any way to tell by the numbers on the back? Or the readout if I put a meter on them? Guitar was made in March of 2013.

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  2. pjdude

    pjdude New Member

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    Excellent question!
     
  3. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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  4. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    My memory is that the change from 53/10's to 57/08's was announced in late 2012 or January 2013 and effective with the 2013 models. My bet is that these are 57/08 pickups.
     
  5. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    I'm leaning towards 57/08s as well.

    Why not email the SN to PRS and see if they can tell you?
     
  6. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They should be engraved on the pickup covers, shouldn't they? My 53/10s said 53/10 on the pickup cover, anyway. Same with my 57/08s.
     
  8. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    P22 pickups are uncovered.
     
  9. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    Some special runs have covered pickups. My 2012 Experience P22 has covered 53/10 pickups but they're engraved with "Exp 2012".
     
  10. celtic757

    celtic757 New Member

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    Did you pick this up from the yard sale on vintage rocker? If so, my heart hates you but my wallet thanks you. Haha
     
  11. Egads

    Egads Happy

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    57/08s is my bet.
     
  12. LJD

    LJD New Member

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    Does the MODCAT indicate them?
     
  13. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    Every P22 MODCAT I've seen just says P22 pickups.
     
  14. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Ha! Yah, I'm the seller.

    I told SCGuy they were 99% probability 57/08s ... based on what I had read right here at this board when I bought it! You guys are both knowledgeable and helpful.

    =K
     
  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    vr6corrado New Member

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    I have the same number designation on my P22's pickups but with an H instead, I contacted customer service a while ago and they stated that they are indeed 57/08s, there is a CurrDate: 11/30/12 printed on the modcat label
     
  17. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    I asked PRS customer service (Matt) this same question via email on a few of my older guitars and they were very responsive.
     
  18. SinglecutGuy

    SinglecutGuy New Member

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    Yea, I had suspected they were 57/08's. George (kiwi) had also suspected that as well. I just wanted to confirm.

    Lovin the guitar!
     

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