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 knows just enough to be dangerous

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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 Portsmouth uk

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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.
     
  5. Mfranzdorf

    Mfranzdorf New Member

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    I see no reason not to! Sometimes a humbucker is just the right thing to do.
     
  6. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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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

    Parralax view New Member

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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 I'm sailing

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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?
     
  11. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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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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  14. 1BlinkGone

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    I’ll take one H/S/S unit in a heartbeat. I love my SS.....pickups, bridge and all but I’d really like a humbucking bridge pickup for “those” type of tones, too. JM expressed his desire to “make it (his guitar) your guitar” and while I find no fault in the OEM bridge pickup (what a superb set of single coils!) it’s still is only going to do what it can as such. I’m seriously thinking of a second SS, modded with a bridge humbucker- either a single coil sized like the OEM DiMarzio in my last ‘57 Vintage hot Rod Stratocaster (and it sounded very good), or a full sized pickup. Eithe that or have a dummy coil installed ala Thomas Blug’s Stratocaster....

    For ME, and I’m a huge fan of the traditional PRS bridge, I’d retain the silver sky’s OEM bridge. The functionality is fine, and Part of the sounds of those single coils come from those stamped bridge saddles that John wisely chose to retain.

    So that’s what I’d do to “make it mine”, so to speak. YMMV
     
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  15. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Ahem...

    Sadly, not mine.
     
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  16. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    If you know who it is, you should try to get the original pickups off them!
     
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  17. 1BlinkGone

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    Very nice.i can’t make out on my phone what brand of pickups those are, but I like how they didn’t bring the bridge pickup too close to the bridge, in spite of the visual offset of the bridge and neck pickups from the middle one. Nicely done!
     
  18. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    I'm sure the Stratosphere has already parted out an SS.
     
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  19. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    That would be the winning strategy.
    I have just the right guitar waiting for them too.... ;)
     
  20. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    WTH is that????
     
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