Just a crazy thought

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  1. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    So I got thinking today (I know dangerous thing to be doing;)) and wondered if the SE245 pickups are coil splitable. Can I drop in a pair of push/pull tone pots and achieve coil split like on my custom 24? Or, will I have to go with a different set of pups? Any thoughts, experience?
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Yeah, you can split any humbucker.

    You’ll have to undo the tape and find the solder joint that connects the two coils and add a wire but, it’s not too hard. I did it on my SE Orianthi in 2012-13 before I became the filthy rich bourgeois 1%er I am now.
     
  3. Shawn@PRS

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    Few people have Sergio-level skills, I'd suggest replacing the pups
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    We’re so married and own an antique shop in Connecticut in an alternate universe.
     
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  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    HAHA!! Totally pictured walking into that shop in my head
     
  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You crack me up, Serg.
     
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  7. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Now that’s freakin funny!!! :D
     
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  8. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    S&S's Ye Olde Olde Stuff and Tacoso_O
     
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  9. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Mmm mmm.... Tacos
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Mrs. B claims to have been in that shop in Provincetown...has your business card. o_O
     
  11. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    So, here's another thought :eek:

    Is it possible for an amateur guitar tech like me to get training to be a "Factory Certified PRS Guitar Technician" or whatever you want to call it?o_O
     
  12. Alessandro

    Alessandro New Member

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    My SE 245s were splitable because they had the wire taped off in the electronic cavity so naturally I added the push pull pots and I’m so glad I did. I really feel like the SE 245 pickups sound better than my dragon IIs split
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Sure. Your first lesson is to learn to put a coil tap wire on those SE 245 pickups.;)
     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Right after he graduates from Sanding! :D
     
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  15. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Oh man! I haven't had to do wood shop since the 9th grade.:eek: that was like ..... Well... A gillion years ago.
     
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  16. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I looked, and found a pair (white and green) heat sealed together coming from each pickup.
     
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  17. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    Winning! It's a easy mod to do and well worth doing if you need cleaner sounds. I also found the wire in my sc245 and added push pull tone pots.

    You might also be able to add a 5 way switch with the push pull pots and end up with 24-08 switching... If you feel a bit more adventurous
     
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  18. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    The 5 way may be more than I want to tackle right now. But 2 push pulls should be easy enough.
     
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  19. MattGuitarRoberts

    MattGuitarRoberts New Member

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    Hi Sergio, you sound like you've spent some time looking at PRS wiring. I'm interested in wiring the neck pickup of my Zach Myers semi in Parallel. I've heard that's likely to brighten it a little and drop the output a bit, both of which would suit me fine. Would you know what to do with the green and white paired wires for that result?
    Thanks.
     
  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    @garrett or @John Beef are way more knowledgeable than I am with wiring diagrams, I usually ask them. I’m just fearless (or tipsy) enough to try anything.
     
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