Pick up covers for PRS 85/15 S? Locking tuners?

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  1. Morey Celton

    Morey Celton New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm brand new to the PRS family. I've always but a Telecaster and Les Paul player. But glad to have just picked up a SE SemiHollow :) So far I really like the feel of it. I have never been a fan of exposed hum buckers, and not digging the creme color either, so I am going to install chrome or nickel covers on my PRS 85/15 S pickups. Does anyone know where I can pick these up? I have covered a Tele pickup before and found it to be super simple. From watching youtube videos it seems to be about the same way with these. I just need to make sure I purchase the right covers because of the trembuckers. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

    I also would like to upgrade to the PRS locking tuners. Has anyone else upgraded their SE guitar and found that they are a perfect fit and work well? Again, much appreciation for your help

    -Morey
     
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  2. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    I can attest to the SE locking tuners! They are awesome, whether the John Mann set or the PRS ones.
     
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    Morey Celton New Member

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    thanks! have you sanded the nut at all? or is there no need to?
     
  4. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    I've never messed with the nut.
     
  5. Shawn@PRS

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    50 mm spaced covers are available from Stew Mac, All Parts or other online luthier supply shops. The PRS SE locking tuners are available from PRS (once we re-open) or from your favorite PRS dealer.
     
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  6. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    The PRS SE locking tuners are a perfect fit and work great!

    I don't see any need to mess with the nut unless you're having issues with the strings binding in the slots.
     
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  7. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    Strong suggestion: make sure you have access to a decent wattage soldering iron. The typical hobbyist pen type ones are mostly not adequate.
     
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    whiplash New Member

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    I did exactly this on a SE custom 22 semi hollow this year. I got the pickup covers from Guitar Center, ordered the Se locking tuners and a core nut. Easy to do and all works fine. The covers on the pickups give it a much classier look for a semi hollow.
     
  9. PDC

    PDC I'll be right back...

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    You can find lots of covers on Ebay. I got some solid ones. Apparently you should get Nickel Silver because Brass changes the sound. Here's a pic
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