Humbucker or trembucker?

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  1. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    For SE, S2 or Core custom24 with trem, what do you guys use on the bridge position? I’ve been getting mixed answers.

    thanks.
     
  2. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    I have 2 Miras, 2 CU24 35th anniversaries and a custom 22 SH, all S2s
    They all have the stock pickups in them. Nothing wrong with those pickups,
    Nothing at all.

    (I also have a couple of non PRS guitars. (actually more than a couple)
    Some of those have DiMarzio PAFs in the bridge position.
    (Not the reissue PAFs, original ones from the 70's))
     
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  3. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Doesn’t matter. But if you really really want the polepieces to line up, the trembucker has 52mm spacing, humbucker has 50mm IIRC. So worst case you are off by 1mm.
     
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  4. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Both the SE/S2 and core trems have 2 1/16" saddle spacing, so the typical 49.2mm or 50mm spaced pickups are fine.

    The poles line up with the strings better on a 52mm spaced bridge, but it's not necessary. It does slightly change the design of the pickup because the coils become longer.
     
  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Mine has the 85/15s. I'm sure it's just a taste thing, but I think they're the perfect pickups for the CU24.
     
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