Let's see those modded PRS's

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  1. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Holy Crap! You are a brave soul.

    Paging @justmund You are needed to share some experiences with this thread! (I'm being selfish--I just want to see at the 3 pup madness again!)
     
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  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    3 millimetres is quite a lot to remove from a rear radius, brave indeed!

    Doesn’t sound like a lot to the uninitiated, but that truss rod channel can be mighty close to the back of the neck.

    Great work.
     
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  3. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    Thanks!
    To be honest, I initially planned that I wouldn't go beyond 2 mils to make it similar to Pattern Thin shape. But I accidentally went too deep on some spots, so I decided (with deep breathes) to slowly grade the neck down to about 1 mil further LOL.
     
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  4. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Guitar 1: 1998 Custom 24

    Surely the most common mod done to guitars of the era. Replaced the rotary with three-way toggle and push/pull. I had it set to make inside coils active so I could keep the quack option in the middle position. Like many, I found the rotary terrible for live situations. The toggle suited me much better.

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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Extra props to you!
     
  6. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    You took a dremel to a modern eagle quattro, and won. Looks amazing!
     
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  7. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    My "Darth Paul"... a mod'ed S2 Standard 22.

    It now has the following:
    DiMarzio D-Activator X bridge and neck
    Schaller Megaswitch "T"
    Emerson Pro CTS 1meg volume pot
    C&K USA DPDT Mini Toggle Switches
    Geesatis Open Black Humbucker Covers
    CTS 250k SPST Split Shaft Push/Pull Pot
    Pure Tone Jack (double contact)
    PRS/Mann Vibrato Bridge (black nickel bridge with plain nickel saddles)
    Custom anodized look pickguard by WD Music Instruments, Inc.
    Ebony tuner buttons from Stew Mac

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  8. Sunburst71

    Sunburst71 New Member

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    Looks great. Is that the original tremolo arm?

     
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  9. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Oh man that sounds really freakin good!!!!
     
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  10. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    I just swapped out my various PRS guitars with various Bare Knuckle pickups. For example:

    1) 2004 CE-24 with C-bomb/Cold Sweat:


    2) 2011 Custom 24 with Painkillers:


    3) 2008 Custom 24 with a Super 3 at the time of this upload below with my aforementioned CE-24, but now with Holy Divers:


    I also modified my amp from a cosmetic point of view with Black Taurus tolex to match my MESA, a name badge with my name on it, and a red LED light soldered in place of the stock green ones.
     
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  11. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    Ima Stealin every lick!!! I'll leave you the guitar cause, well, I'm not that kind of crook...;-)
     
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  12. Sunburst71

    Sunburst71 New Member

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    Hey thanks! ;)
     
  13. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Thanks! It's the original import arm from the original import bridge. The arm that came with the MannMade bridge was short for my liking, but they said they will be sending me a longer one.
     
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  14. dogrocketp

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

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    Put an ebony wood tip on it. You can thank me later.
     
  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Guitar 2: SE Soapbar II

    Grover 406 tuners. Served me well. I liked the locking action and smooth operation.
    Bone nut - really didn't notice a difference.
    Pots upgraded to CTS - I seem to remember that improving the sound a bit
    Tonepros locking studs - Felt more resonant, no real impact to amplified tone, but at least the bridge wouldn't fall off
    Pickup rabbit hole: Vintage Vibe; DiMarzio DLX90/VP90; vintage Bill Lawrence L560/550; Kent Armstrong HP-90s. Ultimately decided the original SE pickups were a great fit for that guitar.

    Here it is when I had the Bill Lawrence pickups in it. Looked really cool, but those pickups were loud as hell. Of course I modded the One as well. Then sold it. Then bought another One and modded it in a big way.

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  16. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Guitar 3: SE One

    Didn't go too crazy on this one.

    Grover 406
    Bone nut
    CTS 250k pot - always prefer these over the Alpha pots. 250k tamed the high end since there's no load from a tone control.
    Tried both the neck and bridge versions of the Kent Armstrong HP90s, but both were just too polite. Again, the stock SE P-90 was a great fit.


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  17. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Small modifications to my MEV’s. I like these black chromed volume and tone knobs with shell inlays by Q-parts. Dragons fire breath burst has red abalone And green one has green pearl inlay. Matches the guitar tops very nice as a touch of elegance. Also on the green one I installed Mann Black Nickel saddles.

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  18. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I’m too afraid to mod a PRS.
     
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  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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  20. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    LOL coming from the man with the white Westy :D
     

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