PRS Vela.... Can I simply swop the Korean Starla Pickup for a Core USA Starla Bridge Pickup

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  1. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    Hi Folks

    I just picked up a USA made Starla bridge pickup and would like to try it in my Vela. Would the pickup be a straight swap ? Thanks for your thoughts :)
     
  2. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    Probably. I've upgraded the bridge pup on a couple of mine...
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  3. Fram

    Fram Vela Love

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    As Xjbebop has said, straight swap no issues :)
     
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    Wailing New Member

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    That’s great to hear folks... now need to work out how 4 wires on the Korean version reduce to 3 on the USA build :)o_O
     
  5. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Ooh, which Railhammer is that in the black one? I was considering a Railhammer Hyper V for one of my Velas, probably the solid - how does it sound with the neck pickup???
     
  6. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    First version H90's.. this is a "Tel 90" -
    https://www.premierguitar.com/railhammer-pickups-launches-the-tel-90

    Gets close enough to a Tele bridge tone clean, and rocks like a PAF when you add the heat.
    Matches perfectly with the neck pup. I added a P/P tone pot for phase switching in the middle position.
    I've used many Railhammer pups... everything Joe Naylor designs is quality.
    Settled on a Hyper Vintage for my black satin prototype...
    https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/hot-rod-vela.17236/#post-261465
     
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