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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
07-29-2012, 10:22 PM
I absolutely adore these old PRS pickups. Every once in a while I see people looking for info on them so here's a post for the record. This contains all of the info I've ever run across concerning the model. If you have more info to add, please post it.

Deep Dish II (Bridge Pickup) Specifications:
DC Res:11.5k
Turns: 7800
Wire: 42 sp
Bar Magnet: Alnico 2 (the original DD had an Alnico 5 magnet, all else was the same as the DD2)
Cover: No
Color: Black Bobbins & nickel
Compatibility: 5-way rotary & push/pull
Era: Late 80's to very early 90's
Mate: I have never seen a DD2 Bass & there is no mention of one in old marketing materials
Precursor: The original Deep Dish had alnico 5 magnets
Similar to: As I recall, the Chainsaw pickup had almost identicle specs but ceramic magnets instead of alnico.

Description from PRS Marketing collateral:
The Alnico driven coils of this pickup are wound deeper and with more turns. Similar in sound to a P90 single coil, the tone is big and warm with nice high end. The Deep Dish II is the perfect bridge pickup for fattening up the tone without losing clarity.

Alternate Description from the PRS Website (under discontinued (http://www.prsguitars.com/csc/pickups.html) pickups):
The alnico driven coils of this pickup are wound deeper and with more turns than a vintage humbucking pickup. Similar in sound to an old P-90 single coil - big and warm with clear high end. The Deep Dish II is the perfect bridge pickup for fattening up the tone without losing clarity or adding unwanted grind and harshness. Mississippi Queen to jazz.

My $.02:
This pickup sounds fantastic through my '64 Twin, EF86/EL84 amp, and PRS 25th Anniversary amp. It shimmers when I want it to shimmer and rips when I drive the amps. It responds surprisingly well to tonal changes via the volume pot. It cleans up extremely well even with a slight roll-off. When the coils are split, the drop in volume is nearly imperceptible and the thick single coil tone is as rich and usable as the full bucker.

Tone Sample

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_fbPKQNFKIY

themike
07-30-2012, 08:36 AM
Whenever I read about a Deep Dish II I think of you, and rightfully so haha

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
07-30-2012, 09:43 AM
Whenever I read about a Deep Dish II I think of you...
Bummer.


Whenever I read about DD2 pickups, I think about buying another one; and hot chicks. But I guess I always think about hot chicks. :D

LSchefman
07-30-2012, 09:52 AM
Bummer.


Whenever I read about DD2 pickups, I think about buying another one; and hot chicks. But I guess I always think about hot chicks. :D

I'm with ya on the hot women part.

I'm not that into pickups...

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
07-30-2012, 09:54 AM
I'm with ya on the hot women part.

I'm not that into pickups...What's the use in hot women if you can't pick them up?








:D

dvlsadvc8t
07-30-2012, 10:55 AM
Heck, I'm thinking about pizza now. :D

rugerpc
07-30-2012, 11:01 AM
I just finished scoring this weekend's match, so I'm still thinking about this:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w382/rugerpc/Just%20for%20fun/Vectorshotadj.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
03-28-2013, 10:39 PM
I made a bunch of guys into DD2 believers last weekend in Muncie. :rock:

VHTStark
03-29-2013, 12:03 AM
Interesting pickup. 42AWG wire wound to 11.5k.....that is ALOT of turns for that gauge of wire!! My guess is with those specs and an alnico2 magnet it would be a very warm sounding pickup!

Boogie
03-29-2013, 06:03 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;62629']I made a bunch of guys into DD2 believers last weekend in Muncie. :rock:

No @*$#!!!:beer: I vote for a DDII reissue.

dbonanno
03-29-2013, 06:08 AM
No @*$#!!!:beer: I vote for a DDII reissue.

+1
I have a DD2 in my Tremonti SE.
Man, that pickup REALLY brought that guitar to life!
Should I ever sell the guitar, that pickup is staying with me. :D

themike
03-29-2013, 08:07 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;62629']I made a bunch of guys into DD2 believers last weekend in Muncie. :rock:

No joke man..... that thing ripped.

docbennett
03-29-2013, 09:37 AM
Do you know if the private stock team would recreate this pickup if you wanted to spec it out on a new build??

themike
03-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Do you know if the private stock team would recreate this pickup if you wanted to spec it out on a new build??

Only on a PS DGT - looks like you're out of luck! http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/images/smilies/laugh.gif

John Beef
03-29-2013, 11:30 AM
You used the word "magnets" instead of "magnet". Are there more than one magnet? Are the magnets the pole pieces like a Fender Wide Range humbucker or a Fralin Twangmaster?

Shawn@PRS
03-29-2013, 11:31 AM
Only on a PS DGT - looks like you're out of luck! http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/images/smilies/laugh.gif

Surprisingly the Deep Dish II pickup flew under the radar back in the day.

Dirty Bob
03-29-2013, 11:40 AM
I seriously dug that DD2...Badassery at its finest....and It was great split as well....great pup!


Big thanks to Hans for letting us all molest the Raven!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
03-29-2013, 11:41 AM
You used the word "magnets" instead of "magnet". Are there more than one magnet? Are the magnets the pole pieces like a Fender Wide Range humbucker or a Fralin Twangmaster?

:dontknow:

Hopeful Sinner
03-29-2013, 11:51 AM
You guys are killing me, I for real need to play one of these!!!

Boogie
03-29-2013, 09:26 PM
Big thanks to Hans for letting us all molest the Raven!
I want a teeshirt that says, "I molested the Raven". :flute:

OK, maybe not.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
07-01-2013, 11:08 PM
Read post one then read this guy's ad. :rofl: Who's $.02?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRS-Deep-Dish-2-Humbucker-Pickup-Paul-Reed-Smith-RARE-new-pickup-Deep-Dish-II-/330949758239?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item4d0e248d1f

Tried to get him to add a BIN but someone already bid. Oh well.

justmund
07-01-2013, 11:41 PM
Haha!

Tim
07-02-2013, 02:08 AM
Hans, for most of 2012 my $0.02 was worth more than your $0.02 (about $0.022)....... but big changes in the last few months, my $0.02 is now not as valuble as your $0.02 (about $0.0195)

Just my 2 cents!

justmund
07-02-2013, 06:15 AM
I'm hearing you TLW!