Charcoal Burst and black pickup rings

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  1. CoffeeDude

    CoffeeDude New Member

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    The Charcoal Burst is a great colour across the PRS range but does anyone think it looks better with black pickup rings, or is it just me? I'm thinking since the back and sides are solid black, black pickup rings may be more, harmonious, with the rest of the look especially uncovered pickups.

    Natural maple rings would be awesome to match the binding, but now I'm just being nit-picky :biggrin:
     
  2. themike

    themike New Member

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    I agree 100%. Its a minor detail that makes a big difference. I think a lot of people find black rings too aggressive but I've always found it classy.
     
  3. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I prefer black rings a lot of the time. Although, I haven't changed them on either of my charcoal burst guitars. :dontknow:
     
  4. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Aggressive can be classy Mike. :tongue:

    Make it happen vchizz.
     
  5. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    I'm diggin' the black pickup rings and black hardware on south89's (Matt's) PS...

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  6. themike

    themike New Member

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    Ugh, I wish PRS sold black hardware outside of PS.... even in the PRS store.
     
  7. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    I love this thing...

     
  8. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Come to the dark side.

    Get it?

    :biggrin:
     
  9. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    I agree...sometimes black rings are just better...


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  11. Desperado

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    I have a charcoal burst with cream pickup rings. I hadn't considered swapping them for black, great idea, thanks!
     
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Pincher of Harmonics

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    Black bridges for all! :congrats:
     
  13. Woundtight

    Woundtight New Member

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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I prefer cream plastic parts.

    Paul only listens to me. ;)
     
  15. Dancing Frog

    Dancing Frog Senior 513 Whore

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    Yeah...Black on Charcoal....
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  16. CoffeeDude

    CoffeeDude New Member

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    It's a good thing nickel/gold are quite versatile, ey?

    Right, of course! Didn't think of that :laugh:

    Hmm, somehow I think for lighter finishes white or cream is still more suitable. Natural maple will be great! Or, in this case, nickel all the way :rock:
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I like chrome or gold metal rings, they sound more....metal.
     
  18. Woundtight

    Woundtight New Member

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    Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic. Black works well for the light colors , too.
    On the left a white wash finish with Black rings.
    On the right Vintage White with white rings but with the exposed black pickups.
    In the middle Charcoal with no rings, black pickups.

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  19. south89

    south89 New Member

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    thanks Bill I love my PS and black rings
     
  20. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Sick guitar. MFR is PS legend!
     

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