Custom pickups from PRS?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by TRJC24PRS, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Possibly A New Member

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    I soon will have a Cu24 7 string guitar after a few months of saving, I have played the guitar just it didnt sound quite how I'd like it to. Since I loved how it played I plan on purchasing it and swapping the pickups. The only problem is I would like to swap them into PRS \m/ pickups but they do not sell a 7 string variation for them on the website. Would it be possible for PRS to wind a pickup specially for me at an additional cost?
     
  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Nope. I see a set of Seymour Duncan or Bare Knuckles in your future.
     
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  3. bodia

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

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  4. NBW

    NBW New Member

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    I scored some BK Stormy Mondays on Ebay quite cheap. To my perhaps untrained ears they sound great.
     
  5. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    PRS use Seymour Duncans on their PS 7s as standard.
     
  6. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Possibly A New Member

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    Mind changed to EMG 81's...
     
  7. jvin248

    jvin248 New Member

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    I used to swap pickups until I learned how much impact swapping pots and caps has and for 1/10th the cost ...

    I have moved flippers into keepers with just a tone cap change from 0.047uF to 0.033uF. Remember that Pots have a 20% tolerance range and it matters from one end to the other with similar trend as if you swap from 500k to 1Meg or 250k nominals.

    If EMGs then add space for a spare battery ... they make those 10year Lithium ones now.

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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    I need to get more into that.
     
  9. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Eh. I have done a lot of experimenting. Good for some tweaks, but if you fundamentally don't like what a pickup is giving you, caps and pots aren't going to get it done.
     
  10. CyFan4036

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    Caps and pots can make a significant difference in the sound of a guitar. I frequently mod stock electronics to suit my wants. I have even wired up systems that allow for the use of different value caps using a mini-toggle or push/pull or really whatever switching method preferred. A rotary would be great for that but I have not used one before.
     

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