PRS CE 24 rotary knob

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  1. outworldfingers

    outworldfingers New Member

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    I have an older PRS CE 24 and wanted to know which position gives what tone.

    I found this:
    • Position 10: Humbucking treble (bridge) pickup alone
    • Position 9: Outside coils of both pickups in parallel for what PRS calls a “deep and clear” sound
    • Position 8: Series single coils – PRS describes this as a “warm version of the classic in-between the bridge and middle pickups”
    • Position 7: Parallel single coils – Here PRS describes the sound as a “crisp version of the in-between the treble and middle pickups”
    • Position 6: Humbucking bass (neck) pickup alone
    So does this mean that 10 = les paul-esque, 9 = strat 2 or 4 esque, 8 tele-esque, 7 = strat 2 or 4 esque, and 6 = SG-esque?
     
  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    9 is more like a Tele in the middle position
    8 is Strat 2/4 on steroids
    7 is Strat 2/4
     
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  3. outworldfingers

    outworldfingers New Member

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    Thanks, so I was right about 10 and 6?
     
  4. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Eh, they're you're pretty typical humbucker sounds. I don't associate them with any other guitar in particular.
     
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  5. outworldfingers

    outworldfingers New Member

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    ok thanks
     
  6. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs Have you tried restarting?

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    Yea, trying to compare the 5-way rotary sounds of the CE to other guitars ends up not being that helpful. They sound like what they sound like.
     
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    AaeCee New Member

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    Yes, spot on! Love the sounds from a Cu/Ce24 with a rotary. Ergonomics aside (which I personally like), it looks so cool as well.

    I especially LOVE that '9' position, and with the tone rolled off about halfway and volume up, it can also sound very much like a LP middle position ... which was by some accounts originally developed to sound like a Tele, so there's that.
     
  8. outworldfingers

    outworldfingers New Member

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    I'll keep that in mind, I just wanted a base for the sounds.
     
  9. outworldfingers

    outworldfingers New Member

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    That's nice to know, Thanks
     
  10. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs Have you tried restarting?

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    Of course, trying to connect it to something more familiar is the first thing I’d want to do as well. Since the PRS pickups are their own thing, and with the series/parallel wiring, and then the flipped magnet in (I believe) the neck pickup that PRS did with those 5-way rotary pickups - it’s just hard to compare it to something else accurately.

    After getting my CE-22 with a rotary, and having certain expectations, I discovered that it sounded like single coils but not like my Strat, and also not like my (short lived) SG or Les Pauls, haha. It was different, and I really grew to like it.
     
  11. outworldfingers

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    That will probably happen to me too, I will disassociate them quickly.
     

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