Do any pickups fit in a custom 24?

Diddly

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Hi,
I'm considering a 2012 custom 24 but not sure I'll like the 59 09s that come stock. Do any brand of pickups fit? They look like a different shape than regular humbuckers. Slightly taller and not as wide. To my eyes anyway. Is it just me or are they actually the same size?
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SinSir

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Hi,
I'm considering a 2012 custom 24 but not sure I'll like the 59 09s that come stock. Do any brand of pickups fit? They look like a different shape than regular humbuckers. Slightly taller and not as wide. To my eyes anyway. Is it just me or are they actually the same size?
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Other pickups fit just fine, but believe me you won't want to swap out the 59/09. Some of the best and a favorite of PRS pickups.
 

Diddly

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Other pickups fit just fine, but believe me you won't want to swap out the 59/09. Some of the best and a favorite of PRS pickups.
That's good to know anyway. My mate had a 22 and he was saying he found the neck a bit muddy. Although it died on him a short while later, so maybe there was something wrong with it all along. He much prefers the 85 15s. I'd rather leave it stock but good to know if I really feel the need I can drop someth else in. I do love the dimarzio Andy timmons signature pickup. Not sure how would sound in a custom 24 though.

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Callan

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You'll be fine with any normal sized humbucker, but I would give the 5909's at least a shot.

Start with default amp settings, fresh strings, and an open mind to pickup height.

Of course, if they aren't for you, there are many options available too - I'm a big fan of making the guitar your own.
 

Diddly

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You'll be fine with any normal sized humbucker, but I would give the 5909's at least a shot.

Start with default amp settings, fresh strings, and an open mind to pickup height.

Of course, if they aren't for you, there are many options available too - I'm a big fan of making the guitar your own.
Ya I'd much rather leave it stock. Just peace of mind knowing it's easy to swap them out if needed.
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SinSir

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That's good to know anyway. My mate had a 22 and he was saying he found the neck a bit muddy. Although it died on him a short while later, so maybe there was something wrong with it all along. He much prefers the 85 15s. I'd rather leave it stock but good to know if I really feel the need I can drop someth else in. I do love the dimarzio Andy timmons signature pickup. Not sure how would sound in a custom 24 though.

Thanks for the reply.

I like the 85/15 too but would take 59/09 over them every day of the week. Both good pickups though
 
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