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    New 5 way switch mod available thru PTC

    The PTC has created a wiring mod for the 5 way blade switch. The PTC can add a push/pull pot to your existing guitar to give you 3 additional singlecoil settings.

    You get the 5 standard settings from your switch when the push/pull pot is in the down position, but in the UP position, the humbuckers are tapped to single coils. Giving you 3 additional settings (position 1, 2 and 4 are identical)

    So, here are the standard positions with push/pull in the Down position:
    ■Position 1: Bridge humbucker
    ■Position 2: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
    ■Position 3: Bridge and neck humbuckers
    ■Position 4: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
    ■Position 5: Neck humbucker


    And this is what you could get with the push/pull in the UP position:
    Position 1: Bridge Single coil (coil closest to neck)
    ■Position 2: Bridge Singlecoil (coil closest to the neck)
    ■Position 3: Bridge and neck single coils (coils closest to the neck)
    ■Position 4: Bridge singlecoil (coil closest to the neck)
    ■Position 5: Neck Singlecoil (coil closest to the neck)

    This mod will add another chapter to an already versatile instrument. The price is $125 plus shipping
    If you're interested, please complete the form found here: https://www.prsguitars.com/ptc/contact.html and we can get the process going.

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    Thats awesome!Great wiring mod!
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    That's a great idea!

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    awesome news. If I didn't live so far away I'd send mine in asap.

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    Is this mod possible on a 513?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGreen View Post
    Is this mod possible on a 513?
    Not exactly the same type of mod, but yes a push/pull pot can be added to a 513. This would allow the player to have a dual humbucker setting or have all three pickup on at the same time.

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    Might be a dumb question, but how about on a Studio? Would it make the neck/middle Narrowfields tappable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrw32 View Post
    Might be a dumb question, but how about on a Studio? Would it make the neck/middle Narrowfields tappable?
    No, the narrowfield pickups cannot be tapped. sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Not exactly the same type of mod, but yes a push/pull pot can be added to a 513. This would allow the player to have a dual humbucker setting or have all three pickup on at the same time.
    Thanks Shawn, sounds very interesting!
    Last edited by JGreen; 06-29-2012 at 01:14 PM. Reason: spelling misakes

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    How 'bout doing this with the 5-way rotary & stock pups?
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    ^^^ We can do it with a rotary switch as well^^^
    Last edited by Shawn@PRS; 06-29-2012 at 05:08 PM. Reason: i can't psell

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    Hey Shawn, could you explain a bit more about the dual humbucking setting that would be available on a moded 513...Does that mean both the bridge and neck humbuckers would be on at the same time?

    Thanks, J

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    Hi Jeff,

    The push pull pot would activate the bridge pickup automatically. so if you were in the neck position, you'd instantly have both humbuckers with a flick of the switch. If you were in the position to have the neck and middle pickups working, you'd instantly have all three pickups working simply by adding the bridge pickup using the push/pull pot. etc.

    We've done this mod on a few 513's already, so maybe those owners will chime in with their opinions.

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    Thanks for that Shawn, sounds awesome. I'd be very interested to hear what people who have had the mod done have to say about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    The PTC has created a wiring mod for the 5 way blade switch. The PTC can add a push/pull pot to your existing guitar to give you 3 additional singlecoil settings.

    You get the 5 standard settings from your switch when the push/pull pot is in the down position, but in the UP position, the humbuckers are tapped to single coils. Giving you 3 additional settings (position 1, 2 and 4 are identical)

    So, here are the standard positions with push/pull in the Down position:
    ■Position 1: Bridge humbucker
    ■Position 2: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
    ■Position 3: Bridge and neck humbuckers
    ■Position 4: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
    ■Position 5: Neck humbucker


    And this is what you could get with the push/pull in the UP position:
    Position 1: Bridge Single coil (coil closest to neck)
    ■Position 2: Bridge Singlecoil (coil closest to the neck)
    ■Position 3: Bridge and neck single coils (coils closest to the neck)
    ■Position 4: Bridge singlecoil (coil closest to the neck)
    ■Position 5: Neck Singlecoil (coil closest to the neck)

    This mod will add another chapter to an already versatile instrument. The price is $125 plus shipping
    If you're interested, please complete the form found here: https://www.prsguitars.com/ptc/contact.html and we can get the process going.

    Hey Shawn,

    Can you perform this mod on a P22 as well?...

    Thanks

    Joe Shultz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shultzie View Post
    Hey Shawn,

    Can you perform this mod on a P22 as well?...

    Thanks

    Joe Shultz

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    SWEET! Would the AV pickups allow this as well? You guys ROCK!

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    One more thing. Shawn, would this also give a CU24 the same single coil options that were once had via the 5-way rotary?

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    Hmm....what about a DGT?
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    Hi Shawn,

    Is there anyway that one could get hold of a 5-way rotary drop in replacement that would give older PRS guitars equipped with the 5-way rotary the new switching positions? Maybe then this new add-on could also be added?

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