How many of your PRS’ have you modified?

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  1. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    All of mine are modified in one way or another, at this point.
    For the most part, changes I've made aren't that intensive and whatnot- the main thing in all of mine have been using Bare Knuckle pickups of some variety (ie- C-bombs, Painkillers, Miracle Man, H-Diver, and Brute Force pickups). I also had my first one, a Scarlet Red CE-24 refinished, repaired, restored after a rough life of getting thrashed around over the years; it's a sentimental guitar to me so why not have it all nice and patched up:

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  2. Dolebludger

    Dolebludger New Member

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    Well perhaps they think that it might be my last birthday, and perhaps it is IDK. But if it is their thinking, why didn’t they buy me the Ferrari instead of locking tuners for my PRS SE? They will inherent it all. What would you rather inherent? A Ferrari or some locking tuners?
     
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  3. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    Every single one. More broadly every single guitar, instrument, car, computer, gun, or other hobby item I’ve ever owned. I’m a natural tinkerer and can’t resist thinking about how to improve or customize things.

    On the topic of PRS, they’ve mostly only been subjected to electronics and setup modifications. The P22 in particular has worn nearly every set of pickups PRS makes and been ground up rewired for different control layouts several times.
     
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  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Julie's back!

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    huh? What was wrong with it? I've wanted to try one of those for ever.
     
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  5. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Energized

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    Just finished modding my A60E bridge pins. Bit of a bear when the g-string pin shot across the room and I couldn't find it. Determination followed. Success eventually.
     
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  6. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    It looked like a Schecter. If I was paying SE prices, I would probably been able to overlook it. The finish was dark. The top was horrible. The birds looked silk-screened. For $2499 I want an OFR not a Floyd Rose 1000 (even though it works fine). The bridge felt like it had machie oil on it and I couldn't get it off. The satin finish was sticky.

    Mine was one of the Limited models.

    Once I had it repainted and bought new hardware it was totally fine. Sold it to fund the MEV.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Wait, I'm supposed to change my underwear?
     
  8. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    My DGT has 57/08s and cool switching. I'd post pictures, but I can't seem to anymore.
     
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  9. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    A few changed from rotary to McCarty switching, a Mann bridge, heavier strings and low tunings, a couple ebony tuner buttons, and many TRC changes.
    Nothing crazy.
     
  10. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    The only ”mod” i have done to my DGT is using two black medium tension springs instead of the original four.With 9-42 gauge strings this make the tremolo very sensitive and smooth.
     
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  11. chicagoslim

    chicagoslim New Member

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    I modified my S2 Custom 22 with a set of Poter Gatekeeper pickups. So now, it's 4 out of 6.

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  12. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    I have 57/08s in two of the PRS guitars that I own. From test driving PRS guitars since the eighties and owning PRS guitars since the nineties, the 57/08 is one of the best pickup designs that PRS has ever manufactured. It is has a breathiness that no other PRS pickup has been able to capture. The problem with 57/08s is that they, like the originals, vary from pickup to pickup.
     
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  13. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Very true. I just got a set of Squabbins 57/08’s and put them in my CU24. They absolutely slay in that guitar. Not overly bassy like I’ve had before. They are a bit more wild and untamed. I love it!
     
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    RedGuitars Thread killer

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  15. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs "Hold on to your butts" - Samuel L Jackson

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    Oooh that colors puurrrty.
     
  16. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Swapped in a \m/ neck pickup (still looking for an uncovered \m/ bridge pup!) and installed black screws to give it a more stealth look to it.

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  17. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs "Hold on to your butts" - Samuel L Jackson

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    Man that looks pretty sweet. Did you color the pole pieces to match?
     
  18. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    no, I’d rather not take the bobbins apart to press them out. The screws are super easy. The middle rail has black and nickel on it so it kinda matches the whole theme.
     
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  19. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs "Hold on to your butts" - Samuel L Jackson

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    Sorry I meant pole screws, not pole slugs, should’ve been more specific. I’m no pickup expert - always thought removing pole screws was dicey.
     
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  20. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Ah yes. No, pole screws are super easy. Just take it nice and slow. Especially on covered pickups so you don’t scratch the cover.
     
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