Help with replacement pickups for PRS's

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  1. Stormin

    Stormin Supporting Member

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    Hey all I posted this on the tech page initially, but didn't get much response.

    I'm looking to replace the humbuckers in my PRS CE22 (Dragon II's) and my PRS Swamp Ash Special (McCarty's).

    I've heard a lot of good things about the WCR Fillmores and Goodwoods, and I've had some positive experience with the Rio Grande BBQ-Bucker. I play these guitars thru a Soldano, and tend to go for a Gary Moore or Warren Haynes type of sound. I suppose you could say I'm looking for a great Les Paul type of sound.

    Any advice on these pickups or other recommendations would be greatly appreciated - the stock PRS pickups are just leaving me "uninspired".

    Thanks,

    Stormin!
     
  2. slipbeer

    slipbeer Supporting Member

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    Goodwoods in my McCarty make it fuller, rounder, more articulate and less brittle/edgy.

    They don't make it more LP like just more woody in general.
     
  3. Stormin

    Stormin Supporting Member

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    Thanks slipbeer.

    Do the Goodwoods give you more "life" and "vibe" than the stock McCarty pickups do? I'm looking to add more mojo than I'm getting with the stock pups.

    ...Stormin!
     
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    I like the WCR DB bridge with a the Crossroasds neck.:AOK
    Another great combo is a Duncan CC bridge and a PG neck.
     
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    ive got darkbursts

    they sound great - teh RS wiring kit also helps too
     
  6. papersoul

    papersoul Supporting Member

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    What did you end up with? I have been using Wolfetone pickups and love them. I can't explain it but there is a certain life and clarity in his pickups that make you not want to put the guitar down.
     
  7. Stormin

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    I haven't made a choice yet. I'm torn. I really liked the sound bytes I've heard of the Goodwoods, but I also really like the Rio Grande BBQ Bucker that I have in my Strat. I'm definately gonna try the RS wiring kit as Oscar100 suggested, but I still don't know about the pickups.

    Can anybody else offer some words of wisdom?

    Stormin!
     
  8. BBQLS1

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    I have a custom 22 and was wondering about the Fillmores myself.
     
  9. papersoul

    papersoul Supporting Member

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    I have the answer! Wolfetone Marshallhead or Caretaker! Both are amazing.
     
  10. mlavin00

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    Tim Schroeder, my guitar "guy" here in Chicago just ordered custom wound Fralins for my PRS Cu24. I can't wait until he get them in. He is also going to McCarty Mod it and install the 3-way toggle and coil taps. It should sing soon.
    Mitch
     
  11. oxtone

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    Take a good look at Bare Knuckle pickups! The guys at www.Solidbodyguitar.com have them - give Kenny a call at: 763-783-0080. Kenny's a TONE PhD!!! :)

    (I'm not affiliated with Solidbody, but it's a great shop!)
     

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