Funnily enough, I really dig this!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...
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.
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!
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...
Excellent job!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.
Lovely job! Makes me want to put soapys in something! My S2 Mira hasn't been getting much love lately... Hmm...