Bridge/neck instead of middle only on a standard PRS 5-way blade possible?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by sleepingtiger, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. sleepingtiger

    sleepingtiger Supporting Member

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    I have a PRS NF3 that I love, but I think I;d like to change mine to include a neck/bridge combo in the middle switch position in place of the middle only, like on a Cu22 Soapbar. Anybody know if this is simply a matter of a little soldering or a more major change? On another thread I was told that I had to go with a Megaswitch to get the combo, but I THINK my Cu22 Soapbar & KL380, which have the settings I desire, only have a "regular" switch.
    What do you wiring gurus say(no offense, ProfRhino)?

    Tony
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    dunno about the current PRS blade switches, but a superswitch would allow for this combo without a doubt.
     
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    sleepingtiger Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I'm hoping I could use the current one. IF it's the same as the switches on the Cu22 Soapbars, it should work, as that is how the stock switching works.
    I have emailed PRS & am waiting for their reply. I don't know why I didn't think of it in the first place...DUH!

    Tony
     
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  4. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    throw out a pic of the switch and we can give a useful answer i think.
     
  5. sleepingtiger

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    Here is the response I got from PRS in response to my inquiry copied & pasted below. The switch they link to is almost $47, so it's twice the price of the Superswitch. Thanks guys!

    Tony

    Hi Tony,


    Thanks for contacting PRS Guitars.

    With your stock switch you would not be able to have the bridge and neck pickup on at the same time in the middle posistion. This would require a different 5 way switch and custom wiring. Our PTC team offers this service for 175.00 plus shipping. Let me know if you are interested and I will arrange for the guitar to come in.


    http://us.prsaccessories.com/collections/parts/products/5-way-blade-switch-pickup-selector


    Sean



    Sean Littleton

    Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Ltd.

    Customer Service

    380 Log Canoe Circle

    Stevensville, Md. 21666-2166

    (410)643-9970
     
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