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soundbee
06-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Hi Folks

I've just got a my first PRS Cu24. It has the 5-way pickup selector. The positioning of it certainly not bad - but it's not as convenient as a standard strat's switch location. I was wondering from folks if they have a preference in the switch types that come w/ PRS and why... 5-way, toggle, or rotary....?

lookslikemeband
06-05-2012, 04:19 PM
3 way toggle and push/pull...


The 3-way is a quicker "on the fly" switch for me... I don't have to think "am I in position 4?"

Push/pull isn't something I do mid-song very often... it's either humbucker or split.... so I do it and leave it there til I change settings....



I have this configuration on almost all of my guitars....

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
06-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Siggy-switching gets my vote. But it isn't on the poll.

Seems to my that Jeff (MartySnarf) got the Siggy-Switching mod on his CU24.

sergiodeblanc
06-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Rotary 4 Life.

cjmwrx
06-05-2012, 06:14 PM
3 way toggle and push/pull...


The 3-way is a quicker "on the fly" switch for me... I don't have to think "am I in position 4?"

Push/pull isn't something I do mid-song very often... it's either humbucker or split.... so I do it and leave it there til I change settings....



I have this configuration on almost all of my guitars....

+1. A lot less thinking, and hand motion involved. With the switch, you can hit it mid stroke and keep moving. Frequently during solos I will switch between the neck and bridge. Rarely, if ever, do I split coils mid song.

LSchefman
06-05-2012, 06:39 PM
I prefer the 5 way switch. It's easy, you always know where you are, and it works. I hate the push pulls, very hard to pull up when your hands are a little slippery.

CantankerousCarl
06-06-2012, 11:19 AM
I must admit I like the switching on my Mira the best - the three-way blade is solid, and having the mini-switch for the coil toggle is alot more convenient than a push-pull

AaeCee
06-06-2012, 11:16 PM
5 way rotary (well, at least on a Cu24). The best sounds. I love the funky, quirky, sometimes frustrating bastid!

Goldtop
06-10-2012, 09:18 AM
I voted for my second choice, which is the 'Les Paul' style. But my favorite is the DGT. I really like having a volume control for each pickup. Beyond that, coil splitters and phase switches are great - but not mandatory - bonuses to me.

Goldtop

RedGuitars
06-13-2012, 02:43 PM
McCarty three-way with push/pull coil tap, and 408 switching are my favorite on a PRS.

markie
06-13-2012, 09:55 PM
3 way is my preference..................... but, I really don't care!

Boogie
06-13-2012, 11:27 PM
For live use, I prefer the 3-way push-pull, but my favorite is the original 5-way.

Wait, we ARE talking about switches here, right?

ArtG
06-15-2012, 03:25 AM
3-way toggle & push-pull works for me.

solacematt
06-15-2012, 11:13 AM
Hi Folks

I've just got a my first PRS Cu24. It has the 5-way pickup selector. The positioning of it certainly not bad - but it's not as convenient as a standard strat's switch location. I was wondering from folks if they have a preference in the switch types that come w/ PRS and why... 5-way, toggle, or rotary....?

I think the people who complain the most about the 5-way rotary being difficult who prefer the blade switch is because of the fact they played strats first and are used to it. I can't stand strats because they are so thin sounding and was always a 3-way toggle person thanks to the Gibson's I played over the years. When I got a CU24 I found the rotary refreshing and very easy to use. I'm also the singer and sole guitarist in my band so I can't see how people who are noodlers or guys who just play guitar and don't have to sing can talk about how it's so difficult really. The 5-way rotary is such a cool and innovative tool from PRS

henryr
07-12-2015, 10:39 AM
The push/pull knob on my SE custom 24 was almost impossible for me to pull up so I did the following mod.
I put the knob in a small lathe chuck and cut a channel, into and around the outer diameter, centered about 1/8”, below the top of the knob. The channel is about 3/32“ wide X 3/64“ deep. I put a 3/32“ thick X 13/16” inner diameter soft rubber O ring, which is a snug fit, in the channel. This leaves a little more than half, of the O ring’s thickness, sticking out of the knob and now it is is very easy to pull up.

LSchefman
07-12-2015, 11:54 AM
I think the people who complain the most about the 5-way rotary being difficult who prefer the blade switch is because of the fact they played strats first and are used to it. I can't stand strats because they are so thin sounding and was always a 3-way toggle person thanks to the Gibson's I played over the years. When I got a CU24 I found the rotary refreshing and very easy to use. I'm also the singer and sole guitarist in my band so I can't see how people who are noodlers or guys who just play guitar and don't have to sing can talk about how it's so difficult really. The 5-way rotary is such a cool and innovative tool from PRS

I don't think that's really true. I prefer the 5-way and was a Gibson player before getting my first PRS (back in 1991 and it had a rotary by the way). I don't like playing Strats at all, but the switch idea on a Strat is a good one.

I'm a guy who mostly plays in the studio, and I do it professionally. Sure it's easy for me to do another take with the switch in a different position. However, there are times when I have the flow going, and I've got a really great take happening, and I want to make that switch happen at a particular point in the track.

And if I'm on a rotary, and if I have no idea where the hell I am, it takes longer, and I lose the flow. And the take is useless. That's frustrating! The same thing happens with the damned pull-up knob, and sometimes you have to use the toggle and the knob for one pickup switching change. Also frustrating!

So for a player like me, who was not a Fender player at all, and who does not sing, the rotary and the toggle-plus-pull-up-knob are choices that get in the way of the flow.

Nonetheless, for the right instrument, neither would be a deal-breaker, and my current CU24 30th is the version with the toggle and the damn pull-up knob that my fingers slip off of, and I still love it more than life itself.

Preferences are one thing, love is another. And there's no 'splainin' love!! ;)

11top
07-12-2015, 12:09 PM
Toggle w pp

CatStrangler
07-12-2015, 12:44 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;13488']Siggy-switching gets my vote. But it isn't on the poll.



mine too.

jfb
07-12-2015, 12:46 PM
3 way toggle and push pull on a PRS.

django49
07-12-2015, 01:17 PM
Push/push rather than push/pull can make it easier to change on the fly.

Huggy B
07-12-2015, 02:03 PM
I miss the 5-way rotary, simple & easy.

toothace
07-12-2015, 02:34 PM
I've only had about 24 hours experience with the 5-way rotary, but I'm digging it!

g.wizz
07-12-2015, 03:17 PM
My cu22 came with the rotary felt uncomfortable to me so I moded it to the toggle and push pull
lived with it for 5 years and now I have the 5 way and I find it the easiest for me.