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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by slev, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. grooveiron

    grooveiron New Member

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    Does this somehow depend on me having more posts?
     
  2. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    IIRC you need 10 posts?
     
  3. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    No, you need to upload them elsewhere (I like imgur) and then post them here.
     
  4. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    No, you're not an idiot. I don't use Flickr so I can't comment on how exactly to do it. However, this is how I did it based on the info I had...

    I right clicked on your broken links and chose "Open Image in a new tab" (using Chrome)
    This gave me a new tab with the following URL: http://<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...ets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    Ugly! But if you look closely there is an img src="https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5100/30109572731_2dd34c7d3a_b.jpg" in there with some fancy %22 gobbledygook mixed in.

    So, just copy that URL and paste it in the Image box that pops up when you hit the picture icon when typing a message.


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    However, this is definitely not the easiest way of doing things. Photobucket is really easy to use but their ads are annoying.
     
  5. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    I too have that same model and absolutely love it.
     
  6. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I think it`s the great undiscovered SE model. I have one as well, and one for sale in addition.
     
  7. Darren

    Darren New Member

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  8. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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  9. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Not finished yet, but nearly reached the peak:

    - PRS USA nut (PRS ACC-4204)
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    - black Hiphot O-Ring knobs
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    - Crazyparts/Hailwood ebony switch tip
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    - Crazyparts/Hailwood ebony pickup rings
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    -Schaller security strap locks and pins (in ruthenium witch matches the black chrome hardware perfectly) bounded to a PRS leather strap (ACC-3134 walnut/tan)
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    NET end of NOV Schaller M6 locking tuners (aswell in ruthenium) with ebony buttons will emblaze my Holcomb and will gain functionality.
    (Not for the record: The Hatteras are signature hats by Stetson for German Blues guitarist Henrik Freischlader (a friend of Joe Bonamassa), the depicted plectrum has been played by him, his mother, who runs his merch shop, gave it to me.)
     
  10. GoBeavs68

    GoBeavs68 New Member

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    My first (and still favorite) SE was the Akesson and I slapped Schallers, Tusq nut, Tremonti USA pups, and an RS guitarworks modern wiring kit. I recently got a Mark Holcomb SE and decided that the stock pots and switch are good enough and of course the pups are staying put. So I simply swapped out the nut for another Tusq (only because I set her up for standard tuning and the previous owner had 60-11s on it) and installed All-Parts locking tuners (m6 copies) for cheap, just because I could.

    I honestly don't think SEs need upgrades outside of pups. If I could do it all over again I would not do wiring or even the nuts.
     
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  11. DK88DFW

    DK88DFW I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV.

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    Here are my 2 favorite SEs, my beloved 2009 (Tobacco Sunburst) and 2013 (Royal Blue) SE Singlecut Trems (forgive the poor photo quality, hurried cell phone pic after I got done modding).

    Pickups are stock but have been modified substantially. As I've mentioned before in other threads, I've experimented with replacing the steel slugs in my humbuckers with beveled-top Alnico V rod magnets, and converted the wiring leads to 4-conductor as opposed to the stock single-conductor. I also flipped the magnet on the treble pickup, to give not only the Peter Green tone in the middle position but also a quacky single-coil tone with the coils split. The pickups read hotter than I expected: for the '09 they read 9.6K bass, 10.3K treble; and the '13 read 9.7K bass, 10.7K treble.

    As you can see I've installed two mini-toggles in both guitars for coil splits. Each pickup has an individual toggle with resistor (820-ohm for bass and 1K-ohm for treble) going to ground (kind of a DGT mod on a 408 interface). I chose lower resistor values on the coil splits because I just wanted as little as possible to get me close to 6K resistance in single-coil mode. The resistors give me around 5.7-5.8K neck and 6.1-6.3K bridge when split. Pickups are wired so slug coils are active when split, I find that coupled with the A5 rod magnets in place of the slugs this is about as close as it gets for a true single-coil sound without actually using a true single-coil.

    I also dulled the finish of the neck and headstock on both guitars. I originally planned on removing the gloss on all of both guitars but decided I didn't feel up to taking off and then reinstalling the bridges on these guitars.

    Other mods include Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners (model #SG381-01 MG), and the Dimarzio ClipLock strap system for both guitars. I also have a set of clear speed knobs shipping as we speak for the '13 (as you can see the '09 already has hers).

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  12. bodia

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

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    Sweet!!
     
  13. DK88DFW

    DK88DFW I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV.

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    I managed to take more pictures of my SCTs today, with some better lighting and with clear knobs to go with royal blue :)

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    I also have the ratty 2011 SE Singlecut (no trem) and a 2001 Santana SE (which needs a new trem badly) to fix up. Will be sharing those when I get around to them.
     
  14. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Nice Singlecuts. I thinkit`s the most undervalued guitar in the SE line. Mine is a fantastic player.
     
  15. BallsofDoom

    BallsofDoom New Member

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    Hello, I'm looking to get some clear speed knobs or lampshades for my SE Custom 22... can someone provide me a link? Thanks in advance!
     
  16. DK88DFW

    DK88DFW I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV.

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    If you want the USA PRS lampshades they have them at the PRS shop.

    Or you could do what I did and get them on EBay. This is the seller I bought from. No issues, fast shipping from Michigan to Texas (which is where I'm from if you couldn't already tell). Link is below:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/291493253525
     
  17. BallsofDoom

    BallsofDoom New Member

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    So the USA knobs will fit the SE models?
     
  18. DK88DFW

    DK88DFW I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV.

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    From what I hear they do...you may have to spread out the split halves of the split shaft. I've never tried it myself because I can't justify spending $20 on plastic knobs.
     
  19. bodia

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

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    Yup. I've got amber lampshades on my Bernie and SE One.
     
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  20. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    So, I decided to slap one of my spare SE P-90 pickups into my '79 Les Paul Deluxe. Just the neck position replacing the stock minihumbucker. But guess what...it doesn't fit! The cover's corners are a different radius than the corners cut in the guitar cavity and binds. W.T.H??!! I thought all P-90s and minihummers were universal. Or did PRS vary the design just this >< much? Regardless...aarrgg!:mad: I really like these pickups.
     

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