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    Senior Member andy474x's Avatar
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    59/09's in a Singlecut?

    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.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    I would think any US PRS pickup would improve it
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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