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lucasf89
10-16-2012, 04:53 PM
Ok, so I've been looking at Swamp Ash Specials for some time(not because of the wood, but because of the pickup layout,) and I couldn't ever find one that was in my price range locally. I ended getting a sweet trade for this 2002 CE 22, and thought maybe I'd just give it a little makeover and try the SAS pickup configuration. I removed the Dragon II's and replaced them with Dimarzio Bluesbuckers(Dragon II's sound great, just wanted to try something different.) I've replaced the tone pot with a push-pull to split the coils on the humbuckers, and added a Dimarzio Area 67' pickup in the middle, mounted direct to the body. I removed the PCB 5 way rotary and replaced it with the old "wafer" style switch, so I could wire it to go: Bridge, Bridge/Middle, Middle, Middle/Neck/, Neck.
Here's my progress so far: http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/lucasf89/PRS%20CE%20Special%20project/

Stormin
10-16-2012, 05:54 PM
I dig it. I did something similar to my CE-22 but I went with an SAS neck.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/Stormin70/prs_cem_2.jpg

CE-man
10-16-2012, 06:09 PM
I can relate, this is my employees CE with a Dimarzio SAS rail in the middle. This is a 24 fretter though, and as you can see the space between the pickups is tight.

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac76/Longgone440-6/1991%20PRS%20CE-24%20employee%20guitar/KGrHqVqUE88fkJvPiBPe6M-FkE60_3.jpg

lucasf89
10-16-2012, 06:14 PM
I dig it. I did something similar to my CE-22 but I went with an SAS neck.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/Stormin70/prs_cem_2.jpg

I'd love to put one of those sweet flamey necks on it, I just never see them anywhere.

sergiodeblanc
10-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Looking good!