PRS #6 Pickups: They ROCK IMO!

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  1. Korina Jack

    Korina Jack New Member

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    As I read up on the PRS #6 pups, I was surprised on what I read. I own McCarty pups, Dragon ll pups, PRS #7 pups, 57/08 pups all of which have a place in the tone palette for any guitarist. Share your thoughts on the not so loved PRS #6 Pups. I find them to be really versatile, powerful and in the split coil mode frankly really useful. Thanks!
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  2. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I really liked them in my SC std. They don’t have any extreme peaks or valleys in their eq curve, making them fairly flat. Part of what makes them versatile. It’s also the reason many people don’t care for them I think. No flair or anything that makes them jump out.
     
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  3. Shawn@PRS

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    The #6 pickups are basically uncovered Dragon II's
     
  4. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Were they in the older (2005-ish) AP singlecuts??
    If so, I love 'em.

    (Hell, I love whatever's in them...)
     
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  5. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    They would have been in a 2005 AP Singlecut trem for sure. A 2005 SC stoptail came with #7's. I really dug the #7's. I never much cared for the #6's (or Dragon 2's), but they have actually grown on me.
     
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  6. bodia

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

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    Nice! I don’t think I’ve ever played anything with #6 pickups.
     
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    Eddie kim New Member

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    I didn’t even know #6 existed until now.
     
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  8. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I remember seeing them the most in the satin Singlecut standards, maybe Singlecut trems shortly after or around the 20th anniversary models.

    my 2007 AP SC had #7’s(25” scale). I think the original 245 SC came out with 245 pickups around that time too.
     
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  9. ViperDoc

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    Best replacement for a pair of #6 pickups: a pair of six pickups. Or more...

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  10. Korina Jack

    Korina Jack New Member

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    yes! Mine is a 2005
     
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  11. Korina Jack

    Korina Jack New Member

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    I hear just a slight difference in highs on the #6’s vs. the Dragon ll’s. Makes sense covered vs. not covered pups. Thanks for the info.
     
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  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I like 6s. I like them on the limited run of SC trems with IRW necks, one of my favorite PRS models.

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  13. Turkeyhead

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    the only guitar I have with #6 is a SC trem with IRW neck. It sounds great. I have / or have played various PRS pickups and these are near the top for me. Or at least they sure for well with that guitar
     
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  14. mad monk

    mad monk Your father's Oldsmobile

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    I owned a SCT Standard with #6s, and they suited that guitar well. My SCT 20th with a maple top, not so much. 59/09s are in there now. (avatar)
     

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