Should we get Silver Skys with humbucker bridge pickups?

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  1. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Jim Root Jr

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    Im sure theres more single coil strat players out there that are transitioning into the Silver Sky but there are SSH players, like me, who want a SSH Silver Sky. (I kinda want to put an EVH franky bridge pickup in a silver sky :p)
     
  2. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Absolutely. If they made an HSS Silver Sky with a 9.5" or 10" radius, I'd be in line immediately.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Buy a SS and put a humbucker in there, that’s one of the most attainable guitar dreams in the world, relatively speaking.

    Hell, you could probably fund half of it with the sale of the bridge pickup.
     
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  4. BrianC

    BrianC Custom 24 King

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    I would not let the whole radius thing be a big deal to you - I played one and it was really not an issue at all. (for me)
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    Agree!
     
  6. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 ...a TWISTED SISTER pin?!

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    One of the guys in Iron Maiden has three of those skinny SD Hot Rails pickups in his Jackson Stratocaster style guitar. I can see someone doing the same thing with a Silver Sky, especially since it is reversible if one change their mind.
     
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  7. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    why not just the charvel?
     
  8. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    ain’t the same unless it’s irreversibly ruined.

     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Duncan JB, Jr. is a really good HB that fits SC.
     
  10. bodia

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

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    Cuz it ain't a PRS!
     
  11. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    I have used a JB jr, Hot Rails, and a red Lace Sensor in strats and while they sound good they never ‘felt’ the same to me as a full size bucker. Tone was right but the chunk and feel from the speaker and under my fingers was never all the way right. I much prefer a full size humbucker when possible.
     
  12. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Yeah if they'd give it modern radius and frets and a proper PRS headstock, I'd give it a look.
     
  13. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Should we get Silver Skys with humbucker bridge pickups?
    Yes.
    But... then it wouldn't be a JM SS.
    It would be something/someone else.
    I'd play it.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Reported...


    For Bangin'ness!
     
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  15. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Jim Root Jr

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    My current strat has JB Jr's in the neck and middle, EVH in the bridge. PHAT TONE.
     
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    TRJC24PRS Jim Root Jr

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    I would take JM's Mike McGill Charvel but thats it. We want an HSS Silver Sky
     
  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    My JB jr. is in the bridge. Together we make a whole. :D
     
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  18. tildeslash

    tildeslash New Member

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    I am thinking about putting in EMGs or Lace Sensors?
     
  19. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I am betting you will see a bunch of different pickup configs and options based on the SS overtime
     
  20. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    I'd prefer an HSS with PRS Pattern Regular maple neck, just like my NF3. That would be my PERFECT HSS guitar. But, I don't think it's going to happen. PRS has tried similar things in the past without a lot of market success, so what is much more likely is a Silver Sky HSS model with all the JM specks except one humbucker. I think they almost have too try to capitalize on the crazy success of the SS. Once they can catch up some, that is. They'll probably wait until sales are no longer backordered, then come out with another slight variation.

    I don't see the neck changing though, or as said, it's no longer a JM spec guitar and that is what's selling. So for now, either drop a JB or Little 59 in the bridge, or open it up for a real one... or find another NF3 and drop some great SC's and a new pick guard. THAT would be my ultimate SSS guitar.
     

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