What upgrades to your PRS SE Custom 24

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  1. Craig Clark

    Craig Clark New Member

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    Hi All,

    I recent;y purchased my first PRS guitar, an SE Custom 24 in Trampas Green

    What upgrades have you all done to your SE if any?

    Thanks

    Craig
     
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    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    I don't have a custom 24, but a SE Tremonti Custom. I swapped out the nut for a core one, changed to locking tuners, and changed from 9's to 10's.
     
  5. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Nut file or change if you go up in string gauge, locking tuners if you’ll use the trem a fair amount - really the SE tuners are as nice as any I’ve used, but non-locking tuners have their limits if you’ll use the trem a lot. Haven’t tried the 85-15S, but if you want to change, the 57/08 or 59/09 are stellar.

    All that said, the nice thing about SE’s is that you really don’t have to do much to them, they’re already nicely equipped. We just like to tinker!
     
  6. Craig Clark

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    Yeah unlike other guitars I have owned, the good thing is the SE plays and sounds great right out of the box, brilliant guitars.
     
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    None. It's funny, because I have an extra US nut from PRS, but my SE Custom 24 plays so nicely, and I like the pickups so much, I'm not likely to change a thing.
     
  8. Jacobite

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    What would you say were the differences between the standard SE nut and a Core nut?
    Is there a noticeable sound difference? Better material perhaps?
    I've always been keen on GraphTech's Tusq line for nuts but I'm willing to learn.
     
  9. Opunaesala

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    I didn't really notice a tone difference, but it is better material. The SE nut is semi-hollow and seems to just be plastic. The core nut is solid and some kind of composite. You can easily tell a difference in a "drop test". It did make a pretty big difference in tuning stability when using the trem, which is what I was interested in. I've got a buddy that swears by the TUSQ ones, but I just went with the core. My shop didn't have to do much shaping for it, he said it was mostly a drop in.
     
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    Thanks.
     

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