View Full Version : Different pick-ups in a P22

07-22-2012, 03:24 AM
Hi guys!

New member here, so forgive me if I seem like an amateur ;)

I am thinking about buying a P22 with the 53/10 pups, but as I am playing hard rock (think a more modern sounding whitesnake) with some inspiration from progressive metal (like Dream Theater) I am worried that the output from the 10`s won`t be high enough.
Any thoughts?

I got a Custom 24 with HFS and a Tremonti, of course with the Tremonti pups and these sound really good for my playing style. Could I change the pups for maybe the HFS or Tremonti in the P22? If that would work with the piezo split system!

I play through an Engl Invader (with the gain knob quite low though) and through a suhr, custom audio 4x12" cab! Sounds awesome and has a lot of punch.

07-22-2012, 07:48 AM
Sounds like a good band!!

Give them a try 1st and see how you go. If not the 59/09 is a great rock p-up from PRS. The Suhr Aldrich is also a killer one that would suit your band!!

07-22-2012, 08:23 AM
Thanx Tim! We sound great except that we need a new vocalist hehe :) Looking all over the place for one these days!

Yeah, I am actually going to put the Aldrich pup in a Les Paul Standard that I got as well. For now I want PRS pups in my PRS guitars...! I have heard that the 59/09 and 53/10 might be too weak, because of less output, but then again, my amp should be able to push enough gain to make up for this! Maybe I just have to check out the stock pups first. If if doesn't work out like I want to, then I`ll get hold of HFS or Tremonti and put them in instead.
I was just worried that these pups would`t fit because of a different wiring due to the piezo switch and all :) Like I said, me being an amateur and all...don`t know enough about these kinda things!

07-22-2012, 08:39 AM
I just finished a studio job where the customer wanted high gain, the P22 didn't have any problem doing what I needed. I believe the 59/09s are slightly hotter, so if it's almost there but not quite I'd second the recommendation to try those out.

07-22-2012, 08:44 AM
Very interesting!
I wasn`t planning on buying another guitar now, but when I found this P22 in the purple haze finish....its such a gorgeous guitar and I have heard such great reviews of the piezo part as well! I guess its a "must have" guitar :)

07-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Quite a few shredders sware by the Dragon II also!!

07-26-2012, 01:04 PM
Quite a few shredders sware by the Dragon II also!!

Well, I haven`t decided on the guitar yet! I am sure the pick-ups are great. The question is rather if I should use that much money on a guitar right now! I WANT to of course ;) Should sell a couple of guitars first :(

07-26-2012, 01:38 PM
Here are the 53/10's in the P24 Ltd along with the piezo demo'd:


07-27-2012, 02:42 AM
I use a hfs in my McCarty std and a 5909 bridge in my stripped 58 and they worked equally well for high gain aggressive rock for me.

08-04-2012, 07:34 PM
Thanx guys!

Nice video! It seems like it would cover my "metal" needs and I love the aggressive and punch from my HFS, so maybe these pups will work excellent for my sound as well! Maybe I should go ahead and buy :)

Richard Lainegard
08-08-2012, 08:43 AM
I might chime in here for a bit. I'm in the process of doing a play through of my P22.
After that I'll do a new vid where I'm going to try switching the neck hum with this special "dual single-bucker"
I had made by Finnish luthier Veijo Rautia(makes custom pups for brands like Magneto guitars amongst others).
Thereby turning the H-H P22 IRW into a H-S-S (with some GREAT twangy tones).
I'm planning to make a demo vid A/B/C the standard 53/10 with this special dual/single pup and put in a 1965 strat for the single coil comparison's sake.

Of course I'll post the vid-links in the forum once they're up. Hope to have the first part done this weekend.