No the D1 neck is listed as being Alnico 4.Are you saying the D1 doesn’t have A4 or that the first photo doesn’t appear? Sorry trying to understand what you’re referring to.
Might be. I dunno.Gotcha. Yeah, I’m going to stick with my gut and believe it’s an A2 magnet.
A lot of people don't.I don't hear a huge difference between uncovered and covered.
I still think for $11 including shipping that you ought to try one of these in your Dragon bridge pickup.
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Ceramic has more sizzle, for sure!I did an A8 in my old HFS. It was aggressive as hell, but lost the top end sparkle. Interesting for a certain application for sure. Ended up not being for me.
Yeah I won’t be changing anything about the D1’s I have. They are great as is.Ceramic has more sizzle, for sure!
Helps with those super overwound pickups like the 19K Dragon 1.
So both the Dragon 1 and 2 neck pickups are 8K and alnico 4? Is that what that chart is verifying?I stand corrected. They definitely sound different. Of course I didn’t like how my D1’s sounded like in my CU24 but have loved them in all
The Dragon 2 neck and bridge are both alnico 4 according to the chart I shared and the chart you shared.Correct me if I am wrong, but are most current PRS bridge pickups made with an Alnico II magnet?
I relalt like my Dragon I neck Pickup and would like to keep it because if I use a Duncan or Suhr, etc, I'd have to deal with the polarity issue.
I will be honest, I tend to prefer hot pickups as they feel better to me when I play. I tried the Dragon II and Rio Grande BBQ and went back to the Dragon, Tremonti and Aldrich.
My band plays mostly rock, hard rock and metal but I do like some versatility and playing medium gain tones and cleans. That said I have no problem with a hot pickup using the middle position which brings in the neck Pickup for medium rock and cleans, or using the neck for clean. I also will roll down some volume and or tone as needed. So with hot pickups, I make it work no issues.
That said, are there any PRS pickups you recommend that are far, sort of balanced but good lows that you'd consider versatile for classic rock to metal? I may give a used Dragon II another try if I can fine one. For now, my CE22 has the Tremonti and Drgaon neck. With the two pickups I can get what I need but I'd be curious what options I have. It seems all PRS bridge pickups now use an Alnico II which would have a softer squishier bass with less bass overall. The only Alnico V pickup I can think of is the Dragon II which is no longer.
I keep thinking I need a different pickup but I go back to remembering how guys like Santana liked a hot bridge pickup and it sounded great. Like Lewgyitar said about the Duncan Distortion and texture.
Yes true, haha.A lot of people don't.
And a lot of people just like one look better than the other.
The rock guys have a certain image.
The jazz and blues guys have another image and some them even wear a suit!
Right so I coild use a BBQ or whatever and flip the magnet.The Dragon 2 neck and bridge are both alnico 4 according to the chart I shared and the chart you shared.
You can fix the polarity issue by reversing the magnet. Just slide it out and either turn it around or roll it over.
Right. But you did say you thought the Dragon 1 neck and Dragon 2 neck sound different.Yes true, haha.
And there are no rules, there are lots of metla guys who liked covered for the look and low gain guys who like uncovered.
I just no for me, the difference isn't great. I notice much bigger differences from one guitar to the next.
I can have the same pickup with cover that seems to have much brighter highs in one guitar and darker smoother in another guitar.
That said as much as I love the pickups in my SC250, I've wondered how much different it would be with covers. Maybe I wouldn't notice. Just not sure I want to go down that road.
Yes. Flipping the magnet in a humbucker reverses the polarity.Right so I coild use a BBQ or whatever and flip the magnet.
My 2001 SC has a #7 neck and Aldrich bridge but the middle position is thin as hell. I need to flip the magnet unless I get an Aldrich neck to make it a matching set. I've been appreciating matching sets more these days. I find I can often use the middle position with gain like on my SC250 since it's a matching set that works well. For now I may just finish the matching sets and run with what I have and focus on my playing. Lol.
What do you think about my question for a PRS bridge pickup that is medium output, good bass and versatile? Most are lower output A II.