Modified Monday

DaveJohnson

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Hi everyone, I had posted this in another thread but Bodia suggested that it would also be welcomed here.
Seeing that it is now officially Monday where I live, I offer you the good people of the PRS Forum my contribution to Modified Monday.

As a sucker for triple humbucker guitars I routed my 98' Custom 22 for a middle pickup.
The original Dragon II's were sold before I ever removed them from the guitar.
That helped me fund a trio of standard wind Lollar Imperial pickups in nickle.
A neck and two bridge.
So I whipped out the power tools and went to town...

Before:
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It was an agonizing decision, but I think I did the right thing. I've had this guitar for a long time and love it dearly,
but it didn't inspire me anymore. Selling it or trading it was out of the question, so I turned it into something
that gets my blood flowing once again. I retained the original 5 way rotary and wired it back to the neck & bridge pickups.
So that I have the neck, parallel singles, series singles, outside coils, and bridge. Adding the middle to any of these via push pull gives me
10 very usable tones. Then I can also split the middle via another push pull for a little less output, but still very musical tone.

During:
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And after:
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Replaced the output jack with a Pure Tone jack, Sozo .047 tone cap and a treble bleed.

Also drilled & tapped the bridge for 6-32 set screws to keep it from falling off at string change time.
Its strung with a set of Curt Mangan 10 - 46 nickle wound strings.

The Lollars have really impressed me. Adding in the middle pickup with full coils adds a nice bit of fullness to the mix.
with the middle pickup split it's similar just slightly less output.

That's it. Just another hacked up 19 year old PRS 22 Custom.
I love it!
 

justmund

Plank Spanker
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Apr 26, 2012
Messages
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Location
Down under, down under
Hi everyone, I had posted this in another thread but Bodia suggested that it would also be welcomed here.
Seeing that it is now officially Monday where I live, I offer you the good people of the PRS Forum my contribution to Modified Monday.

As a sucker for triple humbucker guitars I routed my 98' Custom 22 for a middle pickup.
The original Dragon II's were sold before I ever removed them from the guitar.
That helped me fund a trio of standard wind Lollar Imperial pickups in nickle.
A neck and two bridge.
So I whipped out the power tools and went to town...

Before:
DSC05126_zpsweghehmp.jpg


It was an agonizing decision, but I think I did the right thing. I've had this guitar for a long time and love it dearly,
but it didn't inspire me anymore. Selling it or trading it was out of the question, so I turned it into something
that gets my blood flowing once again. I retained the original 5 way rotary and wired it back to the neck & bridge pickups.
So that I have the neck, parallel singles, series singles, outside coils, and bridge. Adding the middle to any of these via push pull gives me
10 very usable tones. Then I can also split the middle via another push pull for a little less output, but still very musical tone.

During:
DSC05641_zps6om3ytdj.jpg


And after:
DSC05665_zps4brnvjhn.jpg

My%20triple%20prs909_n_zpsxfi27cw3.jpg

my%20triple%20prs3371_n_zpsetjrgonh.jpg

my%20trople%20prs7371_n_zpsjulpi1i6.jpg


Replaced the output jack with a Pure Tone jack, Sozo .047 tone cap and a treble bleed.

Also drilled & tapped the bridge for 6-32 set screws to keep it from falling off at string change time.
Its strung with a set of Curt Mangan 10 - 46 nickle wound strings.

The Lollars have really impressed me. Adding in the middle pickup with full coils adds a nice bit of fullness to the mix.
with the middle pickup split it's similar just slightly less output.

That's it. Just another hacked up 19 year old PRS 22 Custom.
I love it!
Funnily enough, I really dig this!
 

bodia

Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved
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I'm actually starting to diversify! I've now got 2 x 2 pickups guitars; the DC22 and I just picked up something else... I'm yet to touch and hear it so not sure how far I will go with this one...

OH boy! I've got some stuff coming that I may have to break out a drill for! I haven't added to this thread in awhile. Need to do something about that!
 

garrett

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Since I'm thinking of it now, and it's already Monday in the land of Oz, here is my S2 Singlecut Standard modified for Soapbars. I took a gamble on a sub $40 set of Artec low wind A5 pickups and the gamble paid off. They sound incredibly good. I repurposed the push/pull pots to do series and out of phase, which adds a few more great tones to the mix.

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DaveJohnson

Swamp Dweller
Joined
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Messages
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Location
West Central Florida
Since I'm thinking of it now, and it's already Monday in the land of Oz, here is my S2 Singlecut Standard modified for Soapbars. I took a gamble on a sub $40 set of Artec low wind A5 pickups and the gamble paid off. They sound incredibly good. I repurposed the push/pull pots to do series and out of phase, which adds a few more great tones to the mix.

NQmHSZz.jpg
Excellent job!
I've had great luck with the Artec A5 P90's.
 

justmund

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Since I'm thinking of it now, and it's already Monday in the land of Oz, here is my S2 Singlecut Standard modified for Soapbars. I took a gamble on a sub $40 set of Artec low wind A5 pickups and the gamble paid off. They sound incredibly good. I repurposed the push/pull pots to do series and out of phase, which adds a few more great tones to the mix.

NQmHSZz.jpg
Lovely job! Makes me want to put soapys in something! My S2 Mira hasn't been getting much love lately... Hmm...
 

toothace

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STEALTH MOD!

Guitar pic, because we all love guitar pics, but it looks like any Custom 22:

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The fun lies under the hood like a sleeper hot rod:

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John Beef

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Arizona USA
I wanted to get a little more bright and aggressive sound from the bridge humbucker of my CU22 (more aggressive than my DGT pickup) and also a little less output from the neck pickup (dragon 2). So, I got a used set of Duncans for pretty cheap. Jazz neck, Custom 5 bridge. I also only ever use positions 10, 8 and 6 on the rotary so why not switch to a 3 way toggle?

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Drilling out the hole for the 3 way. Tape to prevent chipping, worked great.
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All done.

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