S2 Mods

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by drdoom8793, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Karura

    Karura New Member

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    Do you happen to know if the pickup rings (ivory cream ones) are the same between the S2 and SE? Thinking of going with the US ones which are less yellow and more ivory/whiter.

    Did the US core models ever come with a push pull pot? I'm not sure if the one on the PRS store is an upgrade at all for the S2 if it doesn't come on US core models.
    https://us.prsaccessories.com/products/push-pull-tone-pot
     
  2. bodia

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

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    You’ll be fine with the core rings. That push pull is also a core part.
     
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  3. Gorlag

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    S2 McCarty 594 was announced! I am very excited. Would anyone mod one of these? What would you do?
     
  4. grausch

    grausch New Member

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    Phase 3 Tuners? All it really needs (for me at least).
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    Ditto!
     
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  6. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    I put gotoh vintage style locking tuners in that Bernie, which were more or less drop in & kept vintage look

    Phase 3s are better though
     
  7. grausch

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    I have Phase 3s in my Bernie and am considering going back to the Gotoh vintage lockers. Don’t know why, but somehow the lower height of the tuners, i.e. different break angle of strings over nut, of the Gotohs just works better for me. I have already bought the conversion bushings to work with the slightly smaller post size of the Gotohs, just need to get the motivation to change them out.:oops:

    Funnily enough though, that is the only guitar where I am considering changing them out. However, I believe that someone from PRS has mentioned on these forums before that the Phase 3s work better with thicker headstocks and that would not be ideal for guitars with thinner headstocks, i.e. McCartys. If I recall correctly the reason was the break angle over the nut.
     
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