Should we get Silver Skys with humbucker bridge pickups?

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  1. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Possibly A New Member

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    Three JB Juniors in a pod ;)
     
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    TRJC24PRS Possibly A New Member

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    And HH Silver Sky would be nice too
     
  3. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Be forewarned that Shawn confirmed here that the SS pickups are not standard Strat size, so measure before you buy.

    Also note that the body routing doesn't seem to accommodate the "ears" on standard Strat pickups. That won't be a problem with a lil '59, etc., though.

    Or, just hack up that guard and whack new holes in the body! It's a classic style bolt on anyway. They're designed to take abuse and to be workhorses.
     
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  4. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    It would make no difference to me. I don't use bridge pickups.
    My guitars all know this. I've had 3 bridge pickup failures this year. I discovered one last night, though it may have failed weeks back for all I know.

    Single coils are my preferred choice in the neck though.
     
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    I see no reason not to! Sometimes a humbucker is just the right thing to do.
     
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    merciful-evans New Member

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    Most folk here have several guitars. Regardless of preference, I enjoy their diversity of sound, pickups, feel and style.

    I have still yet to experience a Silver Sky, but I will get around to it as soon as I find one.
    I did use a 70's Strat exclusively for 23 years (they were all SSS then). In all that time I never got used to the handling. I persevered with it only because I was in love with the sound.

    I have that sound again with an English custom build (Fingerbone) Strat with a HS (Bare Knuckle) config.
     
  7. Parralax view

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    I wonder if Mayer or the market rules this one. Since it's basically a sig guitar, I would think it hard to convince PRS to make that change.
     
  8. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    Bingo!
     
  9. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy PRS user since '87

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    My vote would be for HSS with a regular PRS bridge. Could be called Crimson Sky, from the great 70s novel, Shogun.
     
  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Agree, so the questions are A) will Maher spec one, knowing it will expand the market of the signature guitar, and B) will PRS take advantage of the chance to sell more guitars by taking these specs, signature or not, and adding a bridge HB?
     
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    garrett Not a New Member

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    It'll depend on what their business deal is and what they feel will satisfy market demand.
     
  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    There’s too much talking and not enough doing in this thread.

    Somebody get me my bottle of tequila, a spoon, and a Silver Sky.
     
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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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