Modifying my PRS's!

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  1. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    Well its started. First it was a heavily modified SE. Now its my Cores!

    I'm trying to find some black pickup rings for my Henderson. So far no luck.
    But I did swap out my pickup rings in my CU24. Installed ebony rings!
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    I orfered a set of flamed maple rings for my gold top. Waiting for them to come in.

    Also having matching backplates made for the CU24 and a couple of others!

    I'll update this thread as I get them done!
     
  2. bodia

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

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    Those Ebony rings look fantastic on the black gold!
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    BrianC more toys than talent

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    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Wow, those rings do look great on your Black-Gold CU24!

    But I wonder if that would look any good on my black-gold P24? you can see how much variation there is in a finish, depending on how it was applied and the wood itself! Mine is much more "amber/gold whereas yours is much more "dark toffee":

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  6. dogrocketp

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

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    THe black rings are fantastic! I got mine from Phil Henderson. I think that on a lot of PRSi, the black rings de-emphasize the pickups and show the top better. I`ve never looked at pickups as the thing I want to focus on. I put cocobolo rings on a brown SE 24 for the same reason.
     
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    Love how the ebony rings looks with the black gold, it really makes the flame pop.
     
  8. matt3310

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    Go for it! If you don't like it you can always swap back. But I think it will look great! Beautiful guitar there! Love the pup too!
     
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  9. matt3310

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    Got new tuning buttons on the Henderson!

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  10. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    love ebony, I swaped the tuning button on my 513 and they look fantastic with my IRW neck and ebony board

    you have a Bada$$ guitar there
     
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  13. matt3310

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    Got around to putting pickup covers on my ZM.
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    Man, you guys have much more deft hands than I do. Two sets from Guilford and I broke one from each set....the stocks got put back on and that was that. I sent them to someone in England that used to be on here at BAM and forget the whole thing. I really do wish I could have done better but those PRS springs are really stout and even after the warning and great care, snap. Done.
     
  15. matt3310

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    Tonight the SC245 had its turn. New flamed maple rings!

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  16. matt3310

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    So I guess I have a theme going with swapping out pickup rings! Today the Henderson got ebony rings!

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  17. bodia

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

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    Dig!
     
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    Looking good!
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    Love this guitar.
     
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  20. ReptilianNosewood

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    Did the ebony rings and black hipshot knobs ala Mark Holcomb to complete the bumblebee look. This guy on reverb made me a matching truss cover and i swapped the HFS/Vintage Bass for 85/15's and Satin finished the neck. Wood rings make everything better!
     

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