Let's see those modded PRS's

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  1. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Now that's cool LOL in and out!
     
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  2. mookyshoots

    mookyshoots Mom always told me I was special

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    My 2002 CE-22. I swapped out the Dragon IIs for a set of Suhr Thornbuckers, the Phase IIs for a set of Hipshot locking tuners with tombstone buttons, replaced the rotary with a proper 3-way toggle and threw on a pair of lampshade knobs.

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  3. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Very classy looking!
     
  4. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    I added some BKP Holy Divers into my ruby Custom 24.

     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    ^what he said^
     
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  6. pgj

    pgj New Member

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    Anyone know of a Tobacco colored truss rod cover? I'd like to continue the Tobacco color onto the head. Thanks.
     
  7. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I dig it! I love the Hipshots (I have three sets), but what made you want to replace the Phase II keys?
     
  8. mookyshoots

    mookyshoots Mom always told me I was special

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    I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of any of the PRS tuners as I just don't care for the look of the lock screw being in front vs the back. Personal taste, right?
     
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  9. pgj

    pgj New Member

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    I agree. Those front side thumb screws look overly bulky and clunky...just a weird look.
     
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  10. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Guitar 11: SE Singlecut

    In the home stretch now. Modded PRS number twelve is still in progress. Will be shared when it's done.

    Frankly, this was a perfectly good guitar except the nut slots were too tight. I mainly got it to try out some mods I'd been wanting to do.

    I had a set of pickups I'd been wanting to try. So in went the Bootstrap Vintage Cleans with A4 magnets. Mellow vintage flavor compared to the old SE pickups. Got it into a nice LP tone zone for me. Pretty great pickups for the price, though the bridge pup felt a little underpowered.

    I also updated all the electronics. Mojotone vintage taper pot; I'd used the 250k in other guitars and wanted to try the 500k. CTS push/pull for half out of phase switching; I'd done this on a couple of Teles, but not with humbuckers and wanted to give it a try. Mojo switch; I actually think the SE switch was better.

    I also got a 0.22uf Dijon cap from Mojo. They don't cost much and I hadn't gone down the whole capacitor rabbit hole, so I figured what the heck I'll try to see if makes a difference. It probably doesn't.

    Finally, cosmetic mods. Gotta have lampshades! I also put on a set of the core ivory rings to go for a super clean look.

    Fun project!

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  11. Spikedog007

    Spikedog007 Life is good, it really is.

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    I love these straps...First time I've seen these.
     
  12. Lacire

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    garrett, What are you using for tailpiece studs?
     
  13. Leon

    Leon New Member

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    All my PRS guitars have a bit of mods to em - ebony or maple switch and trem tips & tuners,lampshade knobs on older models (replacing the speed knobs). But pickups remain the same on all my Cores; my S2 workhorse however has a set of Lindy Fralins - Twangmaster bridge & noiseless Alnico Rod P90 neck, an out-of-phase option in the middle position with the push-pull tone pot, tortoiseshell pickguard. I'm considering a MannMade trem upgrade kit for more punch, although I like the current tele-like twang and snap I get from this guitar.

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  14. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    On the One with the Mason pickup, and on the HB II, Mannmade USA polished brass.

    On the SE Soapbar II, Tonepros locking studs.

    The others were stock.
     
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  15. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    How did you get the hipshot tuners without the ump plate? Are the screw hole placements different on CE vs S2/SE? Looks really good with out the plates.

    Eddie
     
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  16. mookyshoots

    mookyshoots Mom always told me I was special

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    My set came with the UMP plates but I made sure to get them with the proper screw mount placement so that I didn't need the plates. The link below is for the dealer I bought them from on eBay.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/Tuning-Peg...ers&rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=1&_trksid=p2046732.m1684
     
  17. Mirroredas

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    I love the look of vintage tuners. How easy is it to buy and change the just the tuning pegs while keeping the tuner itself assembled?
     
  18. bodia

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

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    So, I took this Bernie Marsden from this:

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    Added a Mann 2300 bridge, Phase III tuners, Core nut, Amber Lamp Shades, rewired for front knob to be bridge volume, and a set of BK Abraxas pickups. One of my favorite guitars, ever. Punched so far above its weight class. It now resides with another forum member.


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  19. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    That looks awesome! Bernies need to come back.
     
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  20. bodia

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

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    Yeah they do! They did another limited run, for Europe only, in 2018 (or maybe it was 2017).
     

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