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Thread: Pickup for PRS Custom 24

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    Default Pickup for PRS Custom 24

    Well im looking for a bridge pickup, the stock 57/08 is too low output pickup for my taste.

    Im looking for something with tight bass response, more output, clarity, more towards a fat sounding pickup.

    I think that the neck 57/08, is not also great pickup.

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    Default Re: Pickup for PRS Custom 24

    '59 model could meet some of those needs (good low end, improvement from 57/08), outside of the output factor. It may not be *hot* enough. But, it's an option worth checking out. My 2nd thought would be the Saturday Night Special bridge.

    Three other humbucker I'd recommend: 1) Duncan custom (high output, low end thump) 2) '59/custom 3)Pegasus
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    Default Re: Pickup for PRS Custom 24

    I'd think the 59/Custom Hybrid would do this perfectly.
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    Aceman is MR SPEED JB_From_Hell's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pickup for PRS Custom 24

    I recently put a Custom 5 in a Strat, and love it. Both of my PRS guitars have the HFS/Vintage Bass set, which I love, but I'm curious to try the C5 in them.

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    Default Re: Pickup for PRS Custom 24

    Custom bridge / PG neck.
    Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2M1H (TB4) & DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (Pegasus/HRn), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:Korg Pitchblack Poly, Digitech Drop, MXR CAE MC404 & EHX Wailer wahs, L6 HX FX & Stomp, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal; Amp & Cab:H&K GM 40 Dlx, L6 DT25 cab;

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    Default Re: Pickup for PRS Custom 24

    Fat, tight, & clear in Seymour Duncan I'd probably look at a TB-5 Custom (perhaps swap the magnet to A8 if the ceramic is too bright). Screamin' Demon also fits most of that, but probably not quite hot enough. [Or if you want more vintage output/tone, a '59 Bridge or Whole Lotta Humbucker, depending on how much you emphasize tight ('59) vs fat (WLH).]

    The PATB-2 Parallel Axis Distortion might be another option, it's an amazing gonzo metal pickup. Not the tightest, but very fat, massive growl, singing leads, crazy sustain & harmonics, and one of the hottest passives Seymour Duncan makes. Might be excessive output and less flexible than you want. Surprising amount of pick articulation, but it turns up more as tone change than volume, given any amount of distortion. Massively fun pickup to play. I've heard people play thrash on it, and it was definitely better for leads than conventional Distortion, but took more effort to keep under control for rhythm.

    Outside of Seymour Duncan, Railhammer Alnico Grande seem to fit the requirements particularly well. Wound strings are tight because of the rail, plain strings fat thanks to oversized pole pieces, it's wound pretty hot, but still can do a wide range of styles. Kind of like a Custom 5 with more mids and output.

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