WCR DarkBursts in PRS: first impressions...

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  1. blueprint

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    As my PRS custom 24 was a bit harsh, I decided to change it's pickups.
    I ordered a set of DarkBusts, and it makes a world of difference...
    Better note separation, clearer and fuller at the same time, hard to put into words but worth the money.
    I would add that these pickups are VERY sensitive to you playing and the way you set them.
    Also, Jim is really helpfull and has a perfect customer service. He always reply very fast to emails with good advices and detailed answers when you have a problem (it was my case, wiring a PRS is not something easy...At least for me!)
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  2. BobbyRay

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    That's what i'm finding out too... Small changes in pickup heighth and polepieces make pretty noticeable differences.

    Jim seems to be super easy to talk to as well. Really a very nice guy. I got off to a rocky start with my crossroads/darkburst set, but now I think I'm in love!
     
  3. DiazDude

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    My Christmas present to myself was a set of DarkBursts & a RS Super Kit for my R8 LP. Best thing I ever got for Christmas!!
    Since then I've put GoodWoods in my Rossington SG & SR's in my SRV Strat. All with RS Kits.
    I also changed the caps in my Firebird IV to the Hovland Guitarcaps and I'm picking up my ES-345 tomorrow with a new RS kit installed.
    All have been DRAMATIC improvements to every instrument.
    WCR & RS are the best out there. And are GREAT to work with!!
     
  4. Joe Boy

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    Which pups do you like better?
     
  5. blueprint

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    Excuse my ignorance, but what is a RS kit :confused:
     
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    Both are OUTSTANDING..but different as well and thats what I was going for. Different voices.
    It's really not a question of "like". It's more in the application or song. I do play the R8 more but the Rossington fits other tunes better. I allways have both at a gig.
    The difference in sound to me is the DarkBursts are great for the
    classic rock/blues rock. The Goodwoods are a bit darker & hotter.
    You can use the Goodwoods for the same things but you need to back off on the gain at the amp.
     
  7. DiazDude

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    Guitar electronics replacement kits of the HIGHEST order.
    Jim Wagner @ WCR recomends them for use with his pickups.
    http://www.rsguitarworks.net/catalog/
     
  8. unoguitar

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    What significance do the polepieces have? Do you set them by turning the screw heads? What is the effect? I have a Fillmore in the bridge of my LP copy.
    Thanks for any input....
     
  9. BobbyRay

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    As I understand it, raising the polepeices accentuates the associated coil that it is screwed into, lowering it gets that coil back closer in output with the other coil of that pickup. By changing this relationship, one cna get fatter tones by keeping the polepeices lower, and stringier (more single coil if you will) tones by raising the polepeices.

    Does that ring true guys?
     

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