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PRS 57/08 pickups compared to PRS Tremonti pickups

tremonti

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I love the Tremonti pickups. What will the 57/08's sound like in comparison? I know the Tremonti pickups are hotter.
 

baiff

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The 57/08's are a vintage low/medium output hum bucker with great split coil tones. Very musical, warm, rich with great sustain. Listen to Simon McBride...he used a lot of 57/08's in his music.
 

Bluedawg

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I really liked the 57/08s when I tried a few new PRS guitars with them ...

Wasn't impressed with the DGT I tried .. but I suspect i could fall in love with one if I spent a little more time with it on the right amp

Are the DGT pickups the same as the Tremonti pickups?

I notice that PRS is now selling Tremonti, 59/09 and 53/10 pickups as after market accessories .. :banana

https://stores.myregisteredsite.com...c?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=PAS&Category_Code=PU

A set of one of these for my McCarty will probably be my birthday present next year.

:munch
 
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DGT pups and Tremonti pups are quite different.

The Tremonti's will be hotter, and the DGT's more of a vintage 335 style.

Also, the DGT's are designed to split very well... I don't recall whether the Tremonti's are splittable or not.

I personally love the DGT pups in my regular and standard DGT's.

I think they sound great for rock, blues, and jazz music I primarily play.

M
 

NewbyRock023

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The Tremonti PuPs are very hot. Musical, but hot. The 57/08's have more similarity to the DGT pups, in fact they are almost the same, however the DGT's are a little more subtle, they growl and howl if you want them to, but a little subdued. They balance very nicely. I prefer my hard rock stuff on my SC with 57/08's, and my blues/ rock styles on my DGT.

The Tremonti PuPs really excell at alternate tuneings and higher gain styles.
 

baiff

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The DGT's will get you that 335 tone. If you play around with the setup of your tone and volume knobs it will be very rewarding. I have mine set at the neck pickup not split with the volume at 5-6 and the tone at 3. Great bluesy clear tones.
 

SinglecutGuy

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DGT pups and Tremonti pups are quite different.

The Tremonti's will be hotter, and the DGT's more of a vintage 335 style.

Also, the DGT's are designed to split very well... I don't recall whether the Tremonti's are splittable or not.

I personally love the DGT pups in my regular and standard DGT's.

I think they sound great for rock, blues, and jazz music I primarily play.

M
The Tremonti Treble is a 4 conductor, the Tremonti Bass is single. You can use a Tremonti Treble with a 5 way or a push/pull, but the bass can not be tapped.

57/08's are PAF style (vintage sounding) and the Tremonti Treble is their most aggressive and extremely high output. The Tremonti Bass I have been told is a #7 Bass. Not extremely high output, sounds good on clean amps.
 

Bluedawg

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Maybe the 57/08s will be available aftermarket next year ....

I'm not too keen to trust Fed Ex or UPS with shipping my PRS to Stevensville .. and I'm hoping my local PRS dealer will get me a better price on those pups.


:munch
 

SinglecutGuy

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Maybe the 57/08s will be available aftermarket next year ....

I'm not too keen to trust Fed Ex or UPS with shipping my PRS to Stevensville .. and I'm hoping my local PRS dealer will get me a better price on those pups.


:munch
PM me ;)
 

papersoul

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I love the Tremonti pickups. What will the 57/08's sound like in comparison? I know the Tremonti pickups are hotter.
I have wanted to like the Tremonti treble or bridge pickup but it always seemed to harsh and stiff. How do you guys get along with it? :(
 






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