PRS CE24 98 Royal Blue

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  1. Luke8009

    Luke8009 New Member

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    Hi guys, I own a 1998 PRS CE24, buyed in 1999, I was nineteen and I didn't bother with the specs, I fell in love at the first touch...

    anyone can help me find what kind of pickup has got my model? I couldn't find an equal one on the web, it's a standard, it has dots on the neck, it has the 3-way toggle and push pull tone, i think has mohogany body without maple top, maple neck and rosewood fretboard, it's Royal Blue.

    I've found similar model but they have the blade or the rotary switch, i think it has the HFS on the bridge and the Vintage Bass on the neck, can anyone confirm?

    Sorry for bad english….
     
  2. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Welcome! Pull out the bridge pickup and look for a sticker on the bottom of it. If you do, post up some pictures!
     
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  3. Luke8009

    Luke8009 New Member

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    Thanks Boogie, I have never unscrewed anything on this guitar except the adjustment screws.... isn't there another way?
     
  4. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    To know for certain? No...

    Next time you change the strings, take out the 4 screws and have a look. It won’t hurt or devalue anything.
     
  5. Luke8009

    Luke8009 New Member

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    It's not for the value, i'll never sell this guitar, even if I starve….
    In a few weeks, when I change the strings I pull it out and take some pitcures
    Thanks
     
  6. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    It's easy. You'll see something like this...this is from my '91 CE
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    Welcome to the Forum and post some pics!!
     
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  7. Luke8009

    Luke8009 New Member

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    Thanks Toothace,
    if it's like yours there's no doubt just pulled out...

    I can do some pics, but aesthetically it's nothing special, no birds, no maple top, just a semimetallic blue and black headstock
     
  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Welcome Luke, looking forward to seeing some photos of your guitar.
     
  9. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Probably HFS/Vintage, but I'm with the other guys, pull the 4 screws and let's have a look.
     
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  10. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Take the screws out of the pickup ring not the height adjustment screws. Thought I'd mention that just in case.

    Older CEs rock!!!
     
  11. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    If you don't want to pull your guitar apart you can probably tell by getting cheap electrical test meter and measuring the pickups' resistance using a guitar lead.

    Plug the lead in to the guitar as normal. Make sure the volume is fully on (10) then read the resistance using the meter. If as suggested in one of the posts above they're HFS bridge and Vintage Bass neck (VB) then the readings will be circa 15 K ohm HFS and about 8.5 K ohms for the VB (see chart below).

    Reading via a guitar lead is not perfect but is probably about 95% accurate so fine as a guide.

    Other things that might help are finding the specs from the year your guitar was made (people on here will probably know) or finding similar age guitars for sale and looking at what pickups they have listed (although people can get things wrong when listing guitars).

    I also have a vauge (possibly incorrect) recollection the HFS and VB combo were the only pickups offered at that time that were 'zebra' (one black, one white coil) so if they're zebras then probably HFS / VB.

    But as others have said the PUs should have stickers on them if you pop them out, so this is the best way to be sure.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Luke8009

    Luke8009 New Member

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    Thanks a lot, just tested, 14.9 for Bridge and 8.7 for Neck, it's an HFS + Vintage Bass,
    Yea... the screws remain virgins...
     
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    Collywobbles New Member

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    Great - glad it helped and your screws can remain undisturbed:)
     
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  14. Luke8009

    Luke8009 New Member

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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That’s a bonnie guitar
     
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    Luke8009 New Member

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    What's the meaning of bonnie guitar? (i'm Italian) is something like Bonnie e Clyde or something else?:)
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It means it a good looking guitar.

    Where I live a bonnie lassie is a Bella Donna.:D
     
  18. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Where I live, a Belladonna is a heavy metal singer.
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It’s also deadly nightshade (atropa belladonna) which is highly toxic!

    Nothing more to say:oops:
     
  20. Luke8009

    Luke8009 New Member

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    Understood…. :D:D:D
     

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