Let's see those modded PRS's

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  1. Sunburst71

    Sunburst71 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently joined the forum, thanks for having me!

    I'd love to see what mods people are doing to their guitars and how they feel about the changes. Here's mine:

    My #1 is a 2010 DC-3. I love the neck, playability and resonance, but didn't bond with the original pickups. I replaced the pickguard with one that can accommodate standard size single coils, and put in a Zexcoil Juicy Bucker in the bridge and Manlius single coils in the middle and neck. To me, the guitar sounds like a killer Strat now and I'm very happy that I went through with the change.

    What did you do?

     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You did a great job, it’s very cool. Nice playing, too!
     
  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Way to make it your own!
     
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  4. dogrocketp

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

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    Welcome, and great sounding mods!
     
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  5. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    can’t bring myself to do it. but if i could: middle single coil.
     
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  6. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Sounds great good job. Great playing.

    May I suggest a guard that is not so white, Maybe parchment or pearloid? It may go with the finish better...very cheap to do
     
  7. pjdude

    pjdude New Member

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    My P22 has been modded fairly extensively. Pickups were originally 53/10s, but I freakin hated them, so I snagged a couple of McCarty pickups and, with the help of Jack Gretz, we changed a lot of stuff out. Basically turned it into a McP22. 3-way blade switch, push/pull tone control for coil-cutting.
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    I personally think it looks better with the McCartys.
     
    #7 pjdude, Feb 26, 2020
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  8. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    This qualify as modded?

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  9. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Yes it counts and yes it's Bad A$$!
     
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  10. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    no strap buttons, love that!!!

     
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  11. Sunburst71

    Sunburst71 New Member

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    Hey Brian, thanks for the kind words. It doesn't come out so well in the video, but I went with a white pickguard and parchment pickup covers. A parchment pickguard would also look great.
     
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  12. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    it’s got them now, that was on the first day I got it together.
     
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  13. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Wait for the PRS Herman Li model! :D
     
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  14. Sunburst71

    Sunburst71 New Member

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    The covered pickups give it a great classy look.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    I love this guitar. I suppose someone already has dibs on it? If not.....DIBS!
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Some really classy playing.

    Thanks for sharing your great guitar with us!
     
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  17. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    I had the same experience with the DC-3. I love the 513 pups in my 513, but they didn't do it for me in the Alder bolt-on format. Maybe it's time to scoop up another and really mess it up...I mean...mod it.
     
  18. Sunburst71

    Sunburst71 New Member

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    Go for it :)
     
  19. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I've modded one or two. Or twelve. :oops:
     
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  20. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    I have 2 projects to present.

    My Mod #1
    My recent mod project is SE SVN refinished in metallic white loaded with Bare Knuckle Cold Sweat pups. The factory blade switch has been swapped out for a 5 way Super Switch without Tone connected. The stock cheap Alpha Volume pot has been replaced with CTS 500k. The tuners are custom-ordered Gotoh SG381 with black buttons. The creme pickup rings were wrapped with carbon fiber sticker with non-professional hands, hahaha.
    This is 2nd mod for this guitar, and more changes to come in the future.

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    My Mod #2
    My previously done mod project is my Modern Eagle Quatro. It has been 'trimmed' the chunky Pattern rosewood neck shape down by almost 3 millimeters for extreme comfortability, also the bulky neck heel has been cleared out for better access.
    The dark, low output 53/10 really didn't fit my preference so I sold them and bought a set of Bare Knuckle Aftermath - it's the best pickups I've ever used in my life so far.
    Currently the stock bridge has been replaced with Paul's Guitar bridge for a bit of highs increment, but sorry for not having a full body shot.

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    Hope you enjoy!
     
    #20 FunkyFreeman, Feb 28, 2020
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