Actually I wish there was a market for aftermarket stuff like that, Mira pickguards, etc. - other than the wood tips at Crazy Parts, I don't know of any other way to get a different tip color. PRS would probably charge $20 for one - think he could make some $$ off of us that way! LOL. I wish there were more colors for the knobs too...best knobs available IMO.
(No offense meant to Paul or Shawn or anybody else at PRS)
It's all good, I understand completely. With Paul it's not always about making money, he has a specific vision and he wants to keep it on track. I'm not saying selling creme plastic is right or wrong, but it isn't part of the vision he has for PRS guitars. If there is enough demand for aftermarket parts, someone will pick up the mantle and run with it.
PRS, the Henry Ford of guitars. "Any customer can have a switch tip any colour that he wants so long as it is black."
It bugs me that some folks think buying a product somehow entitles them to make demands, and tell other people how to run their businesses. Really? Where's personal responsibility in all this? You want something customized? How about going out and sourcing something yourself instead of putting it on the other guy?
You didn't buy shares in the company, you bought a guitar. Buying a guitar entitles you to exactly zero right to tell PRS what to do.
What's even sillier about making a fuss over this is that these are things you can buy elsewhere if it really, really bugs you to not have a white one.
Paul Smith isn't telling you that you can't put what you want on your guitar. He's just saying he's not interested in selling them. That's his right. So go put something on the guitar that the guy who designed it doesn't like. That's your right. They are freely available for negligible money.
Just get an aftermarket one. These aren't miracle devices, handmade only for PRSes. They are generally available. They are molded plastic blobs. You can get them elsewhere. What do they cost, a couple of bucks?
You really feel you need one from the PRS shop in order to make yourself feel good? That's silly.
Crazy parts offers not one, but two styles of cream colored plastic Ivoroid 5 way switch tips specifically for PRS in addition to the wooden ones. Allparts has white plastic ones and cream plastic ones that also look like they will fit perfectly. Other people have them, too.
This isn't brain surgery, it isn't unobtainium; if it's what you want, just go and friggin' buy some!
This whole business of "Well I paid X for this product, so they have to listen to me," is absurd. They've sold what, a couple of hundred thousand guitars? Do they have a couple of hundred thousand bosses now, all of whom have differing opinions on a variety of subjects, that they are obligated to listen to?
Last edited by LSchefman; 07-20-2013 at 05:12 PM.
Jeez, settle down! I'm not demanding anything. Just said it'd be nice to have the choice. I actually don't necessarily want a different tip for any of the PRSi I currently have, but I might later down the road. I was just commenting on Shawn's reply to someone who asked about them earlier in the thread! Just thought it was funny the way Shawn commented "probably not because Paul doesn't like them".
I've never actually seen tips like the PRS ones other than the Crazy Parts one and I wouldn't really want to order from Germany. I don't really care, but maybe some people would prefer actual PRS parts instead of aftermarket.
Didnt mean to upset you, LSchefman!
It's just about that one idea. Nothing more. And reasonable people are free to disagree in any case, and still remain on good terms.
so these tuners will work on SE's as well as Maryland Guitars? just curious, as I might get a set down the road.