USPS delivers near extinct reptiles...

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  1. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Just got my Zebra Dragons in the mail today! Can’t wait to put them into something and listen to them scream. Hopefully picking up a new guitar at the end of the year which these will be dedicated to.

    It looks like someone got these years ago and just sat on them. They are in perfect condition
     
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  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I like your thread title. :cool:





    But I was afraid it was referencing me somehow (and I don’t work for the postal service).
     
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  3. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Dragon I?
     
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  4. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Yes, Dragon 1 full set.
     
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  5. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    I had them in one of my CU22's ..... They are great pickups. A little hot for my style of play. But great tone none the less. They clean up pretty good when you roll back the volume knob on the guitar.

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  6. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Looks great! I’ll be putting mine in a 24 fretter. Hoping they will be a great combo.
     
  7. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    I wished they were covered as far as looks go. But the tone, particularly for lead stuff was pretty incredible. As much as some don't agree, I like the dragon II's a bit better for my style of play. They "Can" get hot....but they don't have to be, and they are a little "Warmer" even if the dragon I's had much more cut through while still remaining pretty sweet.
     
  8. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I had a set of D2’s in a standard 24 and they were great for the style. The one these are destined for is a mahogany body and no maple top. Hoping to get some good bite out of it.
     
  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Bangin’!


    Oh, and a DI bridge and DII neck was the original 59/09 and 57/08 combo.
     
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  10. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Somewhere we were just chatting about zebras! I think they look good on the dark blue...but probably just me?? And Dragons are great PUs.
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Awesome
    Love to hear your tone report after the install.
     
  12. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I didn't know there ever made them in zebra. Sweet!
     
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    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Sweet score!
     
  14. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Nice!

    I fear for the day when I start doing pup swaps. In the 35 years I've play elec guitar, I have never had the inclination to swap out pups, generally finding the factory pups in any given guitar appropriate for what I want that guitar to do. And the one PRS I have that has non-factory pups came to me that way (my Santana with EVH Wolfgangs), but I would have been happy to have stock pups, I suspect.

    But if I ever get the itch to start swapping pups...man, I fear it would be yet another rabbit hole for me. It would be like how I am with pedal boards: oh, perfect this time! Nailed it! Wait, what if I swapped out this pedal for the new one by <insert brand X here>? That might let me do this! Yeah, now that's done, it's perfect! Wait, what if...
     
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  15. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    It is 100% a rabbit hole but sometimes you love exactly how a guitar plays in your hands but you hate how it sounds plugged in. If you can bring those two together how it feels in your hands and sounds in your brain it’s a beautiful thing.
     
  16. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I get that's the reason folks swap pups around, but to be honest, I've never picked up a PRS and been disappointed with the tone. I might swap to a different guitar to get a particular tone (e.g. my 305 or 509 to get a nice stratty sound), but I like what they all do with what they have. Maybe I'm just not picky when it comes to pups. :shrug:
     
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  17. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    LOL....I just posted a thread about this a couple of days ago. Once people start modding their stuff, it becomes an obsession. They simply "can't" leave it alone.....LOL
     
  18. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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  19. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Don’t tempt me man....I might have to pick up a DII neck to try this out.
     
  20. Analog Kid

    Analog Kid New Member

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    Dragon 1's are fantastic pup's. I have a set in my first generation SE Custom semi-hollow.

    The Kid
     

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