Unofficial Reclaimed Limited Thread

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by dsenoj, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Fro

    Fro New Member

    Jul 11, 2013
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    I’ve thought about putting the same bridge pickup in mine but I just can’t seem to make myself get rid of the stock pups.
  2. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

    Mar 20, 2014
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    That is a very interesting modification! But I don't think I could ever do it - I love the stock pups on my RL Vela, they get a tone that is super unique, and I would fear swapping pups would just make the guitar sound like "just" a semi-hollow CU22.

    I put down a rhythm and lead track on the weekend for a new song we are recording which was written originally on the Vela, so I knew it had to be that guitar. I used the neck pup for the rhythm, tone dialed back a bit, going into a couple modulation pedals to get a nice swirly sound with a touch of OD and delay/reverb, and the neck/bridge combo (unsplit) no modulation, into a bit of OD/dirt and delay for the lead stuff, tone dialed back a bit again. I really liked the results.

    I couldn't care less that those pups are "Korean made", they suit the guitar to a tee, for me.
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  3. Slivermoon

    Slivermoon New Member

    Sep 25, 2017
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    Wow ! I have similar intent...need a CE24RL to meet my Vela RL. :) in Europe, a few Vela RLs are surfacing up (@THomann and Andertons UK today) - no CEs!!!

    Great pair !
  4. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

    Mar 19, 2017
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    Thank you!

    I had wanted to pick up the Vela to go along with the CE but I didn't have any realistic plans to do so.

    Then I went to my local Sam Ash when PRSh came to do a clinic and when I walked into the store I saw it hanging on the wall and was shocked.

    They were offering 10% off all PRS guitars that night and I was able to get Paul to sign it so that's how the Vela pretty much forced itself home with me.
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  5. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones New Member

    Feb 22, 2018
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    I discovered the Reclaimed series too late to grab one when they first came out, but I was fortunate to find this one on ebay for $xxxx in like new condition. I thought it over for a day and decided to grab it. It plays wonderful and has a bright tone. I changed the trem over to the Mann 2040 unit and swapped out the pickup rings, toggle switch cover to black.
    #545 Tim Jones, Feb 24, 2018
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  6. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

    Jan 9, 2015
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    Twinsies! Mine is the same (except the bridge is the MannMade 2000 NOS) and I'm also rocking the Katana.
    #546 Ovibos, Feb 24, 2018
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  7. Olds442

    Olds442 New Member

    Apr 14, 2017
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    I put my vela up for sale on the chicago craigslist as I'm thinning the herd for a house down payment. i'll grab a regular vela after i get the house this summer since it's such a great guitar.

    congrats to the new owners up above!
  8. Dondante

    Dondante New Member

    Sep 25, 2016
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    OK I posted this in the Tech section. Figured you guys may be of some help:

    I am installing following on my reclaimed CU24 (85/15s):

    Lollar Imperial 4 conductor
    Low turn - Neck
    Standard - Bridge

    Is there anything with the wiring that will need to be replaced? does this guitar have a bright cap etc? if so should I leave it or remove?

    I would also likea push/push volume for the split. can anyone recomend which one i would need? size shaft and value?

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