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Egads
12-15-2012, 10:48 PM
What do you all do to make your guitars your own? At first I was thinking about the little touches, but then realized there are some amazing mods and tweaks going on. Show us what you did/do to your guitars.

I've changed pickups, tuners, tuner buttons, knobs, added toggles for various things, but I've never made a permanent mod to a PRS.

Here's a Tele I replaced the tuners and installed a P-Rails pickup with a switch to select the singlecoil, the P90, or both. The pickguard is new, too.

http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u549/Egadsgray/Tele/TeleHead.jpg

http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u549/Egadsgray/Tele/TeleFrontClose.jpg

http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u549/Egadsgray/Tele/TeleControls.jpg

WEDGE
12-16-2012, 02:45 AM
Schaller strap locks go on immediately, and then pickups or truss rod covers. I don't go crazy with mods......

swede71
12-16-2012, 03:35 AM
I have showed in earlier threads about my tremolo mod,changing the block and having the bridge flat to body.The brassblock in a PRS tremolo is in my opinion the weak spot of the guitar.First i changed to a Callaham block that sounded great and finally to a Fender American Standard block that sounded even better.Everything else about PRS guitars i absolutely love.Cool mod on your tele btw.

prsrocker1988
12-16-2012, 04:17 AM
On my main PRS I just installed straplocks and changed the rotary to 3 way and push pull, which I was used to on my old guitars.

CoreyT
12-16-2012, 05:26 AM
The only thing that gets done to my guitars is:
Schaller Strap Locks
Planet Waves Autotrim Tuners
Ernie Ball Cobalts in 9 - 42.

LSchefman
12-16-2012, 09:37 AM
I tend to order my PRSes in the colors and with the options I want, so they're sufficiently personalized out of the box. I have a strong preference for the PRS strap buttons over strap locks. They're less fiddly and they work fine for me.

But I do feel that urge to accessorize! So I generally get a new strap, a bunch of picks, sometimes a gig bag, sometimes a different case, maybe a pedal or two.

hoofarted
12-16-2012, 09:47 AM
I tend to order my PRSes in the colors and with the options I want, so they're sufficiently personalized out of the box. I have a strong preference for the PRS strap buttons over strap locks. They're less fiddly and they work fine for me.

Same, never needed them with PRS guitars. Somehow straplocks take away a bit of the PRS aesthetic for me. It should be an inconsequential detail, but I can't seem to get past it.

Otherwise, I'm all about ebony tuner buttons. Just love 'em! It's hard for me to think of a PRS that isn't improved by them.

Pickups? I've only replaced in one of mine, I tend to like PRS pickups. In my Mira I went with Bareknuckle Rebel Yell's. They sound outstanding in that guitar. (Burnt Chrome covers)

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e52/konkolan/photo-2_zpsa0628cf6.jpg

JMintzer
12-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Pretty much as personalized as you can get...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/1177068/324519393.jpg

Custom TRC's...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/2739222/324517220.jpg

Schaller Strap-locks on all of them...


Jamie

jfb
12-16-2012, 10:01 AM
I tend to order my PRSes in the colors and with the options I want, so they're sufficiently personalized out of the box. I have a strong preference for the PRS strap buttons over strap locks. They're less fiddly and they work fine for me.

But I do feel that urge to accessorize! So I generally get a new strap, a bunch of picks, sometimes a gig bag, sometimes a different case, maybe a pedal or two.

I am with Schefman on this one.

jfb
12-16-2012, 10:03 AM
Pretty much as personalized as you can get...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/1177068/324519393.jpg

Custom TRC's...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/2739222/324517220.jpg

Schaller Strap-locks on all of them...


Jamie

I also like to put my name or a special date on my guitars.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rbCtLBAxmbg/UKWLjkx1fzI/AAAAAAAAA4I/AKAjKTTgmMg/s640/IMG_8860.jpeg

JMintzer
12-16-2012, 10:06 AM
I also get specific straps for certain guitars...


Jamie

JMintzer
12-16-2012, 10:07 AM
I also like to put my name or a special date on my guitars.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rbCtLBAxmbg/UKWLjkx1fzI/AAAAAAAAA4I/AKAjKTTgmMg/s640/IMG_8860.jpeg

Damn copycats...

You copied the idea I copied from someone else!!! :mad:;):D


Jamie

t.shamone
12-16-2012, 01:17 PM
I like to leave my PRS guitars pretty much stock.

I did however, mangle my Strat in the mid 80's by cutting a hole for a humbucker, adding a mini switch to split the coils and bolting down a hideous locking trem.

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/Strat/Strat.jpg


A few years ago I installed a MannMade bridge and fixed the damage to the body.
I also installed a nicer pickup that blends better with the single coils.
The mini switch is still there. Add some roller string trees and the guitar really rocks now.

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/Strat/NewStrat.jpg

sergiodeblanc
12-16-2012, 01:28 PM
PRS get the rotary and I cut out the tone and replace it with a sour (on/off) switch.