Show your Mira!

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  1. Jimi D

    Jimi D New Member

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    Presenting my latest Mira: a 2010 in Antique White... this is the 5th Mira I've owned and my third "keeper", pictured here with it's two siblings... This one just plays sooooo well!

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    and here's a shot with my 2011 Vintage White Starla...

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  2. bodia

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

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    Nice family! Dig antique white.
     
  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Classy!! Congrats Jimi D!
     
  4. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    07 Old Birds. Covers added to the stock Mira pickups, plus locking studs, and a resistor added to the split circuit.

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  5. miroman86

    miroman86 New Member

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    I've been dying to get on this thread! Got my 2016 S2 Mira Iceblue Firemist with the new adjustable bridge :) Brass and Nickel (I think its Nickel) FTW... I feel kinda lonely that most of the posts in the forum are of the pre-S2 Miras...
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  6. miroman86

    miroman86 New Member

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    How did you add the pickup covers? What covers are they? Thinking of adding on mine...
     
  7. rocguitar

    rocguitar New Member

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    Here's my 2008 Mira.....with a One-Piece Maple Top.

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  8. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Just get SC245 pickups. They are just covered Miras. That's what I did.
     
  9. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Previous owner did this, but really any 49.2mm cover should work. This is what I would probably purchase if I was in the market.

     
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  10. miroman86

    miroman86 New Member

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    Can I install the covers without having to disconnect the pickups? Just wondering if I don't disconnect it that pots or whatever could be damaged...
     
  11. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Yes, definitely! No need to disconnect any wires. Just cover the top of your guitar with a towel or two to protect the top.
     
  12. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    What John said. I used the exact same procedure to put a set of Smoked Black Nickel covers on my SE 30th Anniversary CU 24. Added black rings and trem tip to go with the ebony fretboard. The covers changed the tone of the HFS/VB pups in a most pleasing (to me) way. I really need to do a better picture than this.

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  13. ooglybong

    ooglybong New Member

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    Here's my contribution! Less than two months old now for me, here's a 2008 Mira in probably my favorite opaque color, Wild Mint. (And it's also pretty minty besides!)
    I've always wanted to try an original Mira, and so I took somewhat of a chance on an online sale. (So far, my online success rate is about 95% over the years, just by shopping carefully).
    No worries, though, for it sounds and plays fantastic! It's interesting what the thinner, all-mahogany body yields tonally, and I really love the coil-tap settings, too.
    I also like the simpler Moon inlays here, in my opinion and for me, possibly a bit more in keeping with what appears to be a "simpler" PRS. Really happy with my Mira!

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  14. ooglybong

    ooglybong New Member

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    I'm really liking the look of the chrome-covered pickups and might spring for those soon.
    My only concern would be as to how (and if) they would affect the overall tone. I love the tone of my Mira, but I'm also concerned with making it any darker-sounding.
    Any experience, before-and-after, from anyone? I also gather that all covers ain't all the same in composition, so any recommendations of specific brands/sites would be appreciated.
     
  15. dogrocketp

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

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    I`d suggest Philadelphia Luthier Tools. Their 49.2 covers fit my CE 24 very nicely. I also used a 49.2 neck & 50.1 bridge on 2 SE`s. The covers are USA made out of nickel silver. The top is a little less shrill and the bottom comes up a little after I put the covers on my guitars. It does change the sound noticeably to my ears. If you like the current sound of your guitar, I`d suggest you not put the covers on. I have a couple of PRSi`s that sounded just great without the covers. The others were covered on purpose.
     
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  16. ooglybong

    ooglybong New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. So, did you end up getting two different sizes for your CE24 -or-matching?
    And I had been thinking more as a visual mod—assuming there wouldn't be much difference tonally—so maybe I'll think twice now before I go the covered route. I definitely like the sound of my Mira, as is, so...
    Thanks, again!
     
  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Wonderful guitar. 2008 with old birdies...

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    And Evil Monkey pointing out some natural relic... Lol!

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  18. dogrocketp

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

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  19. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Very cool. I dig the Mira, I need one at some point. I should really get a soapie to fill more than one void.
     
  20. bodia

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

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    And just think, Dave's is just a hop, skip and jump away!
     

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