Just got my first PRS!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by jeyemhex, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. jeyemhex

    jeyemhex New Member

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    Hey guys, I recently picked up my first (second hand) PRS custom 24 10 top, I believe it's from 1996.

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    There's a little bit of damage to the headstock, but other than that it's in surprisingly good condition for 18 years of service.

    I don't know much else about it however, I was wondering if anyone has any interesting/useful information about guitars from that year. In particular, the tone nob has a pull pot that only seems to do anything in the middle position. Does anyone know what this might be?
     
  2. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    The tone pot should switch the pickups from humbucker to single coil mode when you pull the knob. If it only makes a difference in the middle position, that might indicate the pickups were replace or at least rewired. You should hear a difference regardless of the position of the toggle switch.

    Oh, and that one's a beauty!
     
  3. jimistephen

    jimistephen New Member

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    Is it only works on the middle position then it might be a phase switch. Does it turn into a really "thin" sound?
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    prsrocker1988 New Member

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    Welcome to the club! :) HNGD. Very nice.
     
  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That's a sweet one, you should be really happy!
     
  7. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats! and welcome aboard!
     
  8. 089Ray

    089Ray New Member

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    Pretty weird stuff going on with the tuner screws!

    Congrats for the beauty and welcome to the forum
     
  9. SRP67

    SRP67 New Member

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    Awesome!!!Congrats!!!!
     
  10. Notchback65

    Notchback65 New Member

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    Awesome guitar! Congrats!
     
  11. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Really cool top on that one!


    Congrats on the PRS Guitar & Welcome to the Forum :shakehands:
     
  12. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Beauty!! :adore:

    ...I have a couple of other gits that only split in the middle position... gives them a stratty sound. Not sure how yours was originally wired though...
     
  13. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    Nice score. Congrats!

    Oh, and welcome to the forum.
     
  14. stratcpo

    stratcpo Guitar freak

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    Not a bad start into the world of PRS. Beautiful guitar. Welcome. ENJOY!!!
     
  15. Egads

    Egads Happy

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    Those are the old "shared screw" tuners. Cool.
     
  16. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Unique top. Good looking guitar. Congrats and welcome.
     
  17. MistaSnowman

    MistaSnowman Play it LOUD!!!

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    Nice looking first PRS you have!!! Welcome!!!
     
  18. Rango

    Rango New Member

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    Nice! :D
    Welcome. :cool:
     
  19. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    That's my kind of guitar right there. Nice.

    Pickups have been replaced, so who knows what's going on with the wiring. Phase switch sounds like a good theory.
     
  20. Tag

    Tag New Member

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    I really, really dig that guitar. Stunning. Congratulations and enjoy!
     

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