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    Guitar personalization

    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.






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    Schaller strap locks go on immediately, and then pickups or truss rod covers. I don't go crazy with mods......
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    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.
    Last edited by swede71; 12-16-2012 at 05:02 AM.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    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)

    Last edited by hoofarted; 12-16-2012 at 10:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    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.

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    Pretty much as personalized as you can get...



    Custom TRC's...



    Schaller Strap-locks on all of them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    Pretty much as personalized as you can get...



    Custom TRC's...



    Schaller Strap-locks on all of them...


    Jamie
    I also like to put my name or a special date on my guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I also like to put my name or a special date on my guitars.
    Damn copycats...

    You copied the idea I copied from someone else!!!


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    Last edited by JMintzer; 12-16-2012 at 04:35 PM.
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    I also get specific straps for certain guitars...


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    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.




    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.

    Last edited by t.shamone; 12-16-2012 at 02:23 PM.

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    PRS get the rotary and I cut out the tone and replace it with a sour (on/off) switch.

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