View Full Version : 59/09's in a Singlecut?

11-24-2012, 05:25 PM
Anyone tried it? Thinking of swapping out the pickups in my Akesson SE to make a tone monster out of her. The SE 245 pu's are very nice, but I love the 57/08 vibe, and wouldn't mind the extra power of the 59/09's. Alternatively, anyone have an opinion on a 59/09 with a 53/10 in the neck? I would think the 59/09 would be a tad too hot to blend with the 53/10, but it would be a nice combo for my style if they meshed.

Jet Whitey
11-24-2012, 05:43 PM
I would think any US PRS pickup would improve it

11-24-2012, 08:51 PM
53/10 is pretty sweet in the neck position. I had one paired with a 57/08 in my SC and it sounded pretty great. Not sure how it would pair with a 59/09 since you'd be pairing the highest and lowest output pickups of the 5#/## series but they all sound great to my ear so it's hard to go wrong. I like the 53/10 in a darker sounding guitar.

11-25-2012, 01:48 AM
Could work out pretty well. Pairing a hotter bridge pup with a more classic sounding neck pup has always been my preffered option in most guitars. Just need to make sure you set the pup heights right for the best balance.

11-25-2012, 06:42 AM
Willcutt has a limited run os SC58's speced with 57/08's in the neck and 59/09's in the bridge if memory serves. They seem to like the pairing.