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LJD
01-30-2013, 05:15 PM
What happend to the 53/10's? I don't see them being offered any more.

justmund
01-30-2013, 05:22 PM
PRS ran out of pixie dust :p

PRSHB2
01-30-2013, 05:38 PM
If they are truly gone, I am very happy I have 2 guitars with them!!

Rango
01-30-2013, 06:25 PM
Really? Gone?... Gotta be a story. ;)

Alright SOMEBODY knows! SPILL IT! :D

Hopeful Sinner
01-30-2013, 06:30 PM
I heard it was simply an issue of not having enough supply of the wire used to produce them to keep them on the market as an a la carte item....

justmund
01-30-2013, 06:38 PM
I heard it was simply an issue of not having enough supply of the wire used to produce them to keep them on the market as an a la carte item....
I heard the same thing, took me ages to find it...

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?1999-Limited-Ed-Bernie-Marsden-53-10-s-With-Coil-Tap!!!

Can only assume there's not enough wire now for production models too (probably PS has a stash!)

LJD
01-30-2013, 06:52 PM
What's special about the wire?

justmund
01-30-2013, 10:12 PM
The 53/10™ pickup is the latest in the series of humbucking pickups that already includes PRS 57/08™ and 59/09’s™ (and the smaller aperture 57/08 Narrowfield®). First debuting as part of a limited run in the summer of 2010, the distinctive 53/10™ is the warmest-sounding of the vintage themed bunch. The 53/10™ coil wire is made on the same machine that supplied legendary guitar makers in the fifties. Wire specifications for the 53/10™ are slightly different than the others and are made using a special process reserved for a single-coil bridge pickup circa 1953; however, the 53/10™ is a humbucking pickup. Smith commented, “There are single-coil guitars from that era that are beautifully big, fat sounding guitars.” With that tone as inspiration, 53/10™ pickups are similar to the original 57/08™ but with a “sweeter” high end.

Like I said - pixie dust

PRSHB2
01-30-2013, 11:33 PM
I'd read somewhere that they are replacing the pixie dust with Unicorn Horn Dust so all should be well, in time.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
01-30-2013, 11:37 PM
Nope. Too many CITES and Lacey Act problems with powdered Unicorn Horns.

I believe Paul found the original supplier of Pixie Dust and he had a few barrels left. Or... was that the machine that made it. i get confused.

;)

PRSHB2
01-30-2013, 11:52 PM
Whatever he uses, these pickups are magical. I have them in a PS and my JA-15. They seem to be able to do anything!

Rango
01-31-2013, 12:22 AM
Glad I got my P22 with the GOOD pickups in it.... So 53/10's go the way of Brazzy!? Hey did all our "53/10 P22's" just get worth more!? Not that it matters... Mine's not going to be for sale. :D

GC Ron
01-31-2013, 10:37 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©;45803']Nope. Too many CITES and Lacey Act problems with powdered Unicorn Horns.

I believe Paul found the original supplier of Pixie Dust and he had a few barrels left. Or... was that the machine that made it. i get confused.

;)

Oh snap.

LSchefman
02-04-2013, 05:59 PM
I have the 53/10s in an SC58, and they are tonefully mine forever.

Bwahahaha!

justmund
02-04-2013, 06:03 PM
There's still some floating around, there's some on US eBay. If I lived in the US I'd be snapping them up before The Pixie Dust price goes through the roof (and causes GFC Mk III)

Roddie
02-14-2013, 08:16 PM
Glad I got mine. A brand new set with brushed nickel covers tucked away in a box.

Danerada
02-14-2013, 08:22 PM
I am seriously psyched that I have a set!

Roddie
02-14-2013, 08:26 PM
Ya I cant wait to find a nice guitar to put them in.

justmund
02-14-2013, 08:30 PM
I am seriously psyched that I have a set!


Ya I cant wait to find a nice guitar to put them in.

What are you guys thinking to put them in?

Danerada
02-14-2013, 08:33 PM
What are you guys thinking to put them in?

I put mine in my Bernie Marsden SE....sonic bliss!

Shawn@PRS
02-14-2013, 08:35 PM
I'm glad I have a set in my JA-15, but I should have snagged an additional set just to have. Oh well, hindsight...

Roddie
02-14-2013, 08:40 PM
I am thinking of a nice single cut, and if I may, I know of 2 more sets still available. They are at a prs registered dealer but I am not clear if I can let the forum members know.

wilerty
02-14-2013, 08:54 PM
I have an uncovered set in my PS P22 ...

justmund
02-14-2013, 08:55 PM
I'm glad I have a set in my JA-15, but I should have snagged an additional set just to have. Oh well, hindsight...

You could always send your JA-15 into the PTC to have the 53/10s replaced with 53/10s... :wave:


I am thinking of a nice single cut, and if I may, I know of 2 more sets still available. They are at a prs registered dealer but I am not clear if I can let the forum members know.

I'm not sure about that one either, we can't talk prices (retail or street) but I've seen links to eBay auctions get posted without drama. I will keep saying, there's several sets on US eBay right now still, and if I were you guys, I'd be hitting "Buy It Now" quicker than you can say "Buy It Now"...

LSchefman
02-14-2013, 09:02 PM
I am thinking of a nice single cut, and if I may, I know of 2 more sets still available. They are at a prs registered dealer but I am not clear if I can let the forum members know.

They are really great in a Singlecut. Good choice.

Roddie
02-14-2013, 09:10 PM
Then I will say this. I purchased mine from Eric at Willcutts. By the way they are great to deal with. As of Monday he still had two sets left.

justmund
02-14-2013, 09:29 PM
Would make a fantastic upgrade to an early Singlecut!

Roddie
02-14-2013, 09:40 PM
I have purchased 3 guitars since oct. 2012. A custom 24 with 59/09's, a stripped 58 with 57/08's, and a private stock custom 24 with 408's. My guitar budget is blown. It may take a while before I can purchase another but I did not want to miss out on those 53/10's. I am hoping to purchase an sc245 with a rosewood neck and have the 53/10's installed. I have never played a guitar with a rosewood neck or 53/10's but I hear great things about both.

justmund
02-14-2013, 09:42 PM
I have purchased 3 guitars since oct. 2012. A custom 24 with 59/09's, a stripped 58 with 57/08's, and a private stock custom 24 with 408's. My guitar budget is blown. It may take a while before I can purchase another but I did not want to miss out on those 53/10's. I am hoping to purchase an sc245 with a rosewood neck and have the 53/10's installed. I have never played a guitar with a rosewood neck or 53/10's but I hear great things about both.
This post is useless without pics! Start a new thread mate!

SC RW + 53/10s would be awesome, do it! Warmth city!

Shawn@PRS
02-14-2013, 09:44 PM
I have purchased 3 guitars since oct. 2012. A custom 24 with 59/09's, a stripped 58 with 57/08's, and a private stock custom 24 with 408's. My guitar budget is blown. It may take a while before I can purchase another but I did not want to miss out on those 53/10's. I am hoping to purchase an sc245 with a rosewood neck and have the 53/10's installed. I have never played a guitar with a rosewood neck or 53/10's but I hear great things about both.

I'm guessing the 53/10's with a rosewood neck will be all kinds of awesome

Roddie
02-14-2013, 09:51 PM
I will post pics tomorrow night under the thread of ngd x 3. Hope you guys check it out. Oh ya any hints on how to post pics as this is why I have not shared visual evidence of my above post. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

justmund
02-14-2013, 09:56 PM
I will post pics tomorrow night under the thread of ngd x 3. Hope you guys check it out. Oh ya any hints on how to post pics as this is why I have not shared visual evidence of my above post. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here you go http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?932-how-to-post-pics

Roddie
02-14-2013, 09:58 PM
Thank you very much justmund. I will create the thread tomorrow night.

justmund
02-14-2013, 10:00 PM
I'm guessing the 53/10's with a rosewood neck will be all kinds of awesome
Aww yeah


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYY8a1iUPu8

Roddie
02-14-2013, 10:04 PM
Thats awsome

enigma
02-16-2013, 08:50 AM
Incoming: 2012 PRS Modern Eagle Quatro w/ 53/10

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l199/mergetrio/PRS_Modern_Eagle_Quattro_GC_Pics/PRS_ME_Q-3_zps47370a8e.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l199/mergetrio/PRS_Modern_Eagle_Quattro_GC_Pics/PRS_ME_Q-4_zpsbf92ba62.jpg

Roddie
02-17-2013, 06:06 PM
Very nice indeed.

butterfly
02-17-2013, 08:52 PM
That guitar sounded nice in that vid. I haven't been paying attention to the modern eagles. The quatros look like beautiful tone machines. Someone should try the 53/10 s in a ME 1.

Roddie
02-17-2013, 08:57 PM
I would love a ME 1 nos singlecut with a trem. WOW that would be cool.