I need Pick-up suggestions for 1995 PRS Custom 24

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  1. Graptemys

    Graptemys New Member

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    Hi,
    I bought my PRS Custom 24[​IMG] [​IMG] brand new in 1995. I has the tremolo bridge and 5-way pick-up selector, with no switch. I and others fee l the pick-ups are too hot and the guitar is labeled as a metal guitar. Can you give me suggestions as to what kind of pick-up to put in the neck position that would lower output and more vintage sounding so I could use the bridge pick-up for the heavier stuff and the neck for the more bluesy/classic rock sound.
     
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    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    59/09 set or 57/08 neck with 59/09 bridge
     
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    Graptemys New Member

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    So, you are saying I should replace both? The bridge pick-up is fine I think. I just want a softer sound option for the neck?
     
  4. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    In my opinion the 59/09's will be hotter than what you are asking for. I have 59/09's in a Cu24 stoptail and they are smoking hot. I think the 57/08's are a good choice. If you want super vintage and you don't mind going outside of PRS made product, Seth Lovers are really good.
     
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    Graptemys New Member

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    I don't mind going outside of PRS, but if I can stay inside I will.

    Chris

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  6. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    If the neck is too hot, back it down. Most people don’t like the hotness of the bridge. Further from the strings will clean it up.
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    I’d try and find a four conductor 57/08 so the splits and rotary still work as designed.

    But first, I’d try lowering the pickup and lowering the pole pieces. I’ve had a lot of success with PRS pickups that I’ve found too hot by doing this.
     
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    Thanks. I will try that. Two friends keep saying I should get a Seymour Duncan Jazz humbucker. Here is my guitar.[​IMG] [​IMG]

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    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    I’m not sure why these won’t post. I did the imgur app on this last attempt.
     
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    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Just re-read and keep trying. You’ll get it.
     
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    Graptemys New Member

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    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Word!

    Yeah, maybe there’s a software thing going on?

    Keep trying and stick around, even if it needs a day, I’d love to see your guitar and help.
     
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    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    As others said, try lowering the pickup...
    I always thought the Vintage Bass on the early customs is there to bring a more classic neck pickup to the aggressive HFS bridge and that's part of the versatility of these guitars...
     
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    57/08's are very sweet clear sounding P/U's. I believe these would be considered some of PRS's all time best P/U's.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations that’s some lovely figuring in that top.
     
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    Yeah, I'm a broken record.

    Dragon 1's for the win!
     
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    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Congrats! I love it.
     

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