I had a core 594 that I didn’t bond with, but I liked the coil-tapping in that guitar as it didn’t lose much level when in single-coil mode. If PRS sold the core 594 pickups with harness as an accessory I’d update my S2 594 thinline in a heartbeat.
I had the Duellist but replaced it with separate Heavy Hand & Soloist pedals.
The ‘fat’ control on both pedals is the s**t, and the non-compressed ‘open’ setting on the Heavy Hand is truly remarkable IMHO and my go-to.
My S2 is a 594 thinline. I much prefer this guitar to the core 594 I owned previously, other than in the ‘coil-tapped’ mode, where the electronics don’t do that magical ‘no volume drop’ thing in single-coil mode that the core 594 did.
Does PRS sell the pickups/wiring/pots from the core 594 as...
Go with the Mercury V. I've got both, and have to play at home levels currently. Both are great amps, but if you can get around the single channel, the overdrive options on the Mercury V are fabulous, though both take pedals well. Also, the Mercury attenuator can get the volume level way down.