Pickup switching options. What is your favorite?

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  1. jcolmn

    jcolmn New Member

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  2. madhermit

    madhermit New Member

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    I think you should switch the last two :D

    2 volume, 2 tone, 2 coil splits rules for tonal variation!
     
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  3. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I like the 594 arrangement, 4 on your list, because it’s familiar. My fave isn’t on the list, but it’s pure PRS... a 5 way blade switch and a 3 way blade switch, volume/tone. The mighty 513, baby!
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I don't have a 1 or 5, but so far it's a toss up between 3 and 4.
     
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  5. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Anything with at least 3 minitoggles.
     
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  6. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    You don’t have three-way toggle, two volume, two tone, two push-pull coil splits, two push-pull sweet switches.
     
  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Siggy Switching 100% for me!
     
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  8. django49

    django49 New Member

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    Or just keep your options wide open.....
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    ALMOST enough options to have kept Jerry Garcia happy...........
     
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  9. SupremeDalek

    SupremeDalek Exterminate!

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    5 way blade and 2 mini toggles.

    Special Semi Hollow for life!
     
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  10. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    “Tosca” Switching!!!
    3 way toggle, 3 minitoggles, coil splits x 2, piezo/mag/mix.

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    Works with V/V and T/T controls too!!
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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  12. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I'll go with the 5 way rotary just because so many of you don't like it. :p
     
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  13. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    I’ve recently developed a new appreciation for these....
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I don’t actually have a favorite. It seems to be entirely dependent on the guitar; if I like the tone and feel, I’m fine with whatever switching it comes with. Maybe it’s even fun to have each guitar have a different personality?

    I mostly use the full-on neck or bridge pickups, anyway, and almost never use coil splits, blend, middle position, or any of that stuff, which is probably why I don’t much care.

    I get a lot of use out of the volume and tone knobs; that seems to be mostly how I control the way the guitar and amp sound. If the guitar has those, I’m good to go!
     
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    Dead&Co New Member

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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    I don’t have one, but I like the old metal toggle switch configuration on the maple fretboard CE’s where they had bridge, middle position split, and then neck.
     
  17. bodia

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

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    Gimme mini toggles, all day long!
     
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  18. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    My 88 CE has it. I thought it was a great idea. PRSH was pretty inventive way back then.
     
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    I like options 3 and 4. It just depends. If I could only have one for studio it would be 2V, 2T w/ push/pull splits. Live I prefer the 3 way toggle with 2 mini switches. My favorite, favorite, FAVORITE guitar to play onstage is a Paul's Guitar with a trem. Everything about it is just easy and I can get my tones fast without much thought. Someday I'll have another.

    Truthfully I don't think PRS makes a tonally "limited" guitar. Even the rotary offers killer sounds. Come to think of it, if I am ever in the financial position to rebuild my collection to where it was it would be based more on have having tonal/switching options than colors or anything like that.

    Another favorite was the Brent Mason. It had the 5 way blade and 2 mini switches. Tone for days. I miss that one a lot too. In fact here's the MUST have again models:

    Vela
    DC594
    Brent Mason
    Paul's Guitar

    If I could grab those again some day I'd be in a sweet spot.....
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Yeah! I played a buddies CE with that switching and thought it was almost perfect.
     

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