PRS SE Pickups

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Voiceofasoul, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Voiceofasoul

    Voiceofasoul Member

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    I bought a PRS SE the other day for a steal and I'm really, really digging the feel. The only problem is the bridge pickup- it's just not nasty enough for me. I'm looking to replace it for something befitting my normal sound better, but I don't know what to drop in. All of my other guitars have EMG-81's in the bridge as I play to the harder side of things, but I don't want to ruin the aesthetics of the SE by installing actives. Can any one recommend a comparable passive that I can still get cream/black colors on? Thanks!
     
  2. 02Singlecut

    02Singlecut Supporting Member

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    Any of the US built PRS PU's will wake that guitar up!!!! :BEER
     
  3. Schafrocks

    Schafrocks Supporting Member

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    I have a Suhr Doug Aldrich Model in my Les Paul. Plenty of output but still open and articulate.

    Schaf
     
  4. Eskimoke

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    I got some Seymour Duncan zebra bobbin PUP's from Musician's Friend; a JB in the bridge and a 59' in the neck. They sound OK, better than stock. I also used a McCarty wiring kit here which makes it much more versatile.

    The SE is a killer guitar and even better with these mods.
     
  5. Cadbar

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    I will sell you a set of Dragon II's if you are intersted.
     
  6. opiate

    opiate Silver Supporting Member

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    Those SE's really are pretty nice, especially for the money.
    A friend of mine bought one, and I really didn't take it too seriusly until I plugges it into my Bogner Ecstasy... I ended up very pleasantly surprised.

    As far as what to replace the bridge pup with, a Duncan JB is always a good all purpose choice. Not very fancy or full of original tone, but always pretty nice... and since you like the harder side this would be a good choice. Or you could go a little more boutique (after all you said you got a good deal on the guitar), and get something like a Rio Grande BBQ or maybe a Crunchbox (if you like to go REAL heavy).

    ian
     
  7. Wally1

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    Congrats on the SE! They are great guitars. If you like the EMG 81 but want a passive bucker that gets nasty try the WCR Iron Man. It's awesome!
     
  8. se7en

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    Yeah, go Iron Man if you can. I have the WCR Godwood and it sounds great...lots of overtones and warm. The Iron Man is higher output.
     
  9. Voiceofasoul

    Voiceofasoul Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'd never even heard of WCR, but after checking their site I'm definitely interested. Thanks again!
     
  10. Seakayak

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    +1... WCR pickups!!!!
     

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