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    Senior Member LJD's Avatar
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    No more 53/10's?

    What happend to the 53/10's? I don't see them being offered any more.

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    PRS ran out of pixie dust

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    If they are truly gone, I am very happy I have 2 guitars with them!!

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    Really? Gone?... Gotta be a story.

    Alright SOMEBODY knows! SPILL IT!

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    I heard it was simply an issue of not having enough supply of the wire used to produce them to keep them on the market as an a la carte item....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful Sinner View Post
    I heard it was simply an issue of not having enough supply of the wire used to produce them to keep them on the market as an a la carte item....
    I heard the same thing, took me ages to find it...

    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...-With-Coil-Tap!!!

    Can only assume there's not enough wire now for production models too (probably PS has a stash!)

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    What's special about the wire?

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    The 53/10™ pickup is the latest in the series of humbucking pickups that already includes PRS 57/08™ and 59/09’s™ (and the smaller aperture 57/08 Narrowfield®). First debuting as part of a limited run in the summer of 2010, the distinctive 53/10™ is the warmest-sounding of the vintage themed bunch. The 53/10™ coil wire is made on the same machine that supplied legendary guitar makers in the fifties. Wire specifications for the 53/10™ are slightly different than the others and are made using a special process reserved for a single-coil bridge pickup circa 1953; however, the 53/10™ is a humbucking pickup. Smith commented, “There are single-coil guitars from that era that are beautifully big, fat sounding guitars.” With that tone as inspiration, 53/10™ pickups are similar to the original 57/08™ but with a “sweeter” high end.

    Like I said - pixie dust

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    I'd read somewhere that they are replacing the pixie dust with Unicorn Horn Dust so all should be well, in time.

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    Nope. Too many CITES and Lacey Act problems with powdered Unicorn Horns.

    I believe Paul found the original supplier of Pixie Dust and he had a few barrels left. Or... was that the machine that made it. i get confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    Nope. Too many CITES and Lacey Act problems with powdered Unicorn Horns.

    I believe Paul found the original supplier of Pixie Dust and he had a few barrels left. Or... was that the machine that made it. i get confused.

    Oh snap.

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    Whatever he uses, these pickups are magical. I have them in a PS and my JA-15. They seem to be able to do anything!

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    Glad I got my P22 with the GOOD pickups in it.... So 53/10's go the way of Brazzy!? Hey did all our "53/10 P22's" just get worth more!? Not that it matters... Mine's not going to be for sale.

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    I have the 53/10s in an SC58, and they are tonefully mine forever.

    Bwahahaha!

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    There's still some floating around, there's some on US eBay. If I lived in the US I'd be snapping them up before The Pixie Dust price goes through the roof (and causes GFC Mk III)

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    Glad I got mine. A brand new set with brushed nickel covers tucked away in a box.

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    I am seriously psyched that I have a set!
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    Ya I cant wait to find a nice guitar to put them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danerada View Post
    I am seriously psyched that I have a set!
    Quote Originally Posted by Roddie View Post
    Ya I cant wait to find a nice guitar to put them in.
    What are you guys thinking to put them in?

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    Goatee Practitioner Danerada's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    What are you guys thinking to put them in?
    I put mine in my Bernie Marsden SE....sonic bliss!
    - Dane

    “He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.”

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