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    Favorite PRS Pickups

    What are your Favorite PRS pickups?

    I love the Artist series but my favorites are the Dragon I's
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    Dragons were my favorite until I put 59/09s in ...........
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    Personally I like the HFS/Vintage combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebraprs View Post
    What are your Favorite PRS pickups?

    I love the Artist series but my favorites are the Dragon I's
    408's, 5708's, dragons .

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    5909 bridge, 5708 neck.

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    I haven't tried enough of them to know...yet. I have a 2001 CU22 that came with dragon 2's (i'll keep my opinion of those to myself). I switched those out for dragon 1's, and although I loved the bridge pickup, the neck pickup was a little muddy sounding for my taste. I switched them out again for modern eagle pickups and a 3 way switch and it sounds pretty damn good now. Plenty of bottom end for newer rock and nice warm/clean tone. I think I'll leave it alone for a while and just play it ...My newest guitar is an '06 SC with #7's. My clean sound (neck pickup) is amazing and full of tone, but i think the bridge pickup is lacking somewhat. I dont know what i want to try next, but foresee a pickup change coming.

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    59/09s
    Sh*tter's full

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    Why do you guys like the ones you mentioned?

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    408s all day every day for me - they fix the problems I have with all other humbuckers (too boomy in the neck, too thin in the bridge).

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    Dragon Bass>McCarty>SC245>Grissom>57/08>59/09

    In chronological order...
    Official DGT Club President 2008-2016
    "Lucky": 2012 McCartyBurst PRS DGT Moons (59/09 Neck Pickup)
    "Lucy G": 2008 GoldTop/DarkBack PRS DGT Birds(57/08 Pickup)
    "Lester": 2007 GoldTop/DarkBack Les Paul R0(59/09-57/08)

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    covered 5909s
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    HFS- feels kinda like an EMG 85, but with a more, dare I say it; "organic" tone.
    Covered DII neck pup- splits well and the cover does something "glassy" to it.

    53/10 neck is on my short-list I'd like to try, along with the single-bass, thanks to Chris' videos.
    Last edited by sergiodeblanc; 01-01-2013 at 01:20 PM.

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    love Tremonti Treble and uncovered 5909, bridge and neck.

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    I am very happy with the 53/10's in my P24.

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    I would say the 408's then the 57/08 but I am trying to get my hands on a set of covered 59/09's . Just saying hint hint
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    I've been a fan of the 57/08s, but am digging the 53/10s in my P22. My father had an older SAS that had the sweetest sounding neck pickup I have ever heard. It was really mellow, clear, and smooth. Every time I played that guitar, I'd just sit there and noodle, without any thought except: TONE.

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    I was severely impressed Herr Squid's Avatar
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    I've been partial to 59/09s for as long as they've been around. Sadly I've only got one guitar equipped with 'em.

    I was playing with some Rush Hemispheres-inspired Hiwatt/chorus sounds today. Was building 'em with my 59/09 Experience LE guitar and loving it. On a lark I switched to my SCHB with SC245 pickups and they were horrible with the Hiwatt-style breakup -- shrill and harsh and just not at all good. The real surprise, though was that 53/10s sounded great for that, even better than the 59/09s. Huh!

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