PRS Wiring Mods Resource Thread

Question about the McCarty wiring. The older version don't has resistors on the tone pot, while the newest version has.
I was wondering if they give the split-coil sound more output? I'm in the process to mod mine to 50's wiring style, so if they make a difference
I will take a look at it too.

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Yes. The resistors keep more of the coil that is being grounded out in the circuit to keep the split tones louder and a little fuller. They work surprisingly well.
 
Hey all -- I bought a used 2023 S2 Standard 22. I'd like to switch out the stock wiring to the Core Custom 24 wiring setup. So, I ordered a PRS Custom 24 wiring harness from guitar center. It arrived today.

Problem is, the way it is wired doesn't seem to match the Custom 24 wiring diagram that's on the PRS website.

Here's a photo of the wiring harness I received:

https://postimg.cc/ctBLKWMp

But if you look on the PRS website, the wiring diagram for the Custom 24 looks different:


Can anybody explain where I should solder my pickup wires, input jack, and ground wires to (I'm using the stock 85/15-S pickups)? Or is there another wiring diagram out there that matches the harness I received?
 
Hello, I’m new to the forum and wiring mods, although I can solder well enough. Wondering if anyone would comment on what I'd like to do in these diagrams.

https://forums.prsguitars.com/media/albums/s2-standard-24-mods.8/

Does it work, is there an easier way, am I doing anything wrong? The guitar is currently configured with a PRS 2 pole, 5-way blade switch I initially wanted to use, but I couldn’t figure out the wiring. I decided to simplify with the 3-way switch. I like the idea of the middle position having control of all coil split scenarios via the push/pulls when both pickups are on.

Thanks!
 
Sorry if im in and other tread,,i have a Question about TCI picups as they say when i bouth it, 24/08 vintage with two mini toggles,,and i have 2019 a normal custom Se with volume and a push pull tone tree way switch,,So here is the Q,,i wanne put the TCI in the SE custom,,and how to i do that,,i cant find the right colour combo anywhere ,what kind of colour do the TCI have the picups have two different setups,one ( neck ) with four wires and the ( Bridge ) has five,,the white has a ground into it as i have understood,,sorry for my bad english but i really hope anyone can help me her🤘🏻
 
Is it possible that anyone can tell where they go? i have try to take contact in this forum,but noone answer?
ex,,bridge/ red go to 3way!,or mini toggle number 4 ex. then it would be easy.. i tried to solder TCI into a SE custom with one push pull tone and a 3 way switch Prs type all i can say,,that diddent work with the color code .
i get a strange sound from the middle switch and no split coil from the pPull?
 
Is it possible that anyone can tell where they go? i have try to take contact in this forum,but noone answer?
ex,,bridge/ red go to 3way!,or mini toggle number 4 ex. then it would be easy.. i tried to solder TCI into a SE custom with one push pull tone and a 3 way switch Prs type all i can say,,that diddent work with the color code .
i get a strange sound from the middle switch and no split coil from the pPull?
Do you have a diagram of what you have already done?
 
I haven't dug into this but one thing that came to mind when reading your posts is that you are putting US pickups in an SE. The wire colors could be different. I see the diagram you linked is for an SE. I would look for one for a core model and see if the colors are the same.
 
Is TCI pucup us?
I believe they are. I am not as familiar with the SE line as the core line but I don't think they do the TCI process on the SE pickups. It is possible I could be wrong on that. I know they have an S at the end of the names for the SE line. The price you paid for the pickups would also be an indicator on that. The US pickups would sell for a lot more money.
 
it was in my 24/08 vintage custom a guitar made in korea,so it not that expencive,but a good guitar i have to,one SE custom and the one i wright about,and i wanne switch out the TCI with some SD and Dimarzio,that all goes to 24/08 and the TCI goes to the SE custom
 
Not an expert, but it sounds like a ground problem. My understanding is the TCI pickups come in 2 different wiring configurations. I was unaware that there was the possibility that both would be used on the same guitar. Essentially you have a different wiring on each pickup as you mentioned before. If that is the case, it will be necessary to use the metallic braided shield on the 4 wire configuration as your ground for that pickup and the orange wire as ground on the 5 wire pickup. Again not an expert but, I'm hoping this may help you sort it out.
 
i got a friend her today,ingeniør,, we figger it all out,, they where the same colors ,but one of them was reversed,,jippi PRS why do it so difficult?.. but the picups acually sound great,, but SD and Dimarzio in the 24/08 sound better😂😂😂
 
Another quick question regarding a 58/15LT TCI set to put into a SE HBII Piezo:

I aim to make a 1:1 swap with the SE pups and keep the overall control layout intact (no split etc).

The TCI's have a braided wire with black clothed lead plus white/green/red on the neck and black/red/green on the bridge.

How do I have to wire these to the 3-way switch for keeping it in phase with the piezo?
Is this assumption correct?

Bridge:
- green to output
- clothed black to ground
- red/black together

Neck:
- red to output
- clothed black to ground
- white/green together
 
Another quick question regarding a 58/15LT TCI set to put into a SE HBII Piezo:

I aim to make a 1:1 swap with the SE pups and keep the overall control layout intact (no split etc).

The TCI's have a braided wire with black clothed lead plus white/green/red on the neck and black/red/green on the bridge.

How do I have to wire these to the 3-way switch for keeping it in phase with the piezo?
Is this assumption correct?

Bridge:
- green to output
- clothed black to ground
- red/black together

Neck:
- red to output
- clothed black to ground
- white/green together
I did the wiring of the SE HBII and it appears to be working this way:

Bridge:
Clothed black wire - Hot/to switch
Braided shield - Ground/to switch
Green - Ground/to braided shield
Red/Black - together

Neck:
Clothed black wire - Hot/to switch
Braided shield - Ground/to switch
Red - Ground/to braided shield
White/Green - together

I don't have phase / cancellation issues with the piezo and the Core (US) 58/15LT TCI set this way.

What I'd need to adjust is the piezo level to match the magnetic pickups when both played together.
 
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