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    PRS 8 & 10 Pickups

    Hello all,
    I've seen some pickups for sale recently that I've never heard of. Anyone know the story regarding #8s and 10s? Any idea what they sound like? The one seller said 8s are only wound for Paul's own guitars and close friends. Sales BS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad737 View Post
    Sales BS?
    Nope.

    #8 pickups have never been used in production. They are stock on guitars Paul Reed Smith has made for himself or his friends. The #8 bass is a full range pickup with warm yet clear characteristics. Similar in tone to the 245 pups.

    PRS #10 Treble: Not currently stock on any model, a smooth and musical sounding treble pickup that can sound aggressive yet stays creamy in the high end.

    PRS #10 Bass: Not currently stock on any model, this is a warm and buttery sounding pickup that compliments many musical styles.
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    Ahhh, good to know. Sounds like the 10s are similar to Duncan Alnico Pro IIs.
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    Hi - just came across this thread while researching #8 pickups. I just bought a 2007 SC with #8 Treble and Bass pickups. Is it true that these where only made for Paul and his friends?

    Also, I have a push/pull control on a tone knob (besides the 3 way standard switch), is this standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Hi - just came across this thread while researching #8 pickups. I just bought a 2007 SC with #8 Treble and Bass pickups. Is it true that these where only made for Paul and his friends?
    Yes. The #8 was never used in production.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Also, I have a push/pull control on a tone knob (besides the 3 way standard switch), is this standard?

    Thanks.
    I've never seen #8's with a push/pull tap. How do they sound?
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    Wow - a bit hard to explain. When compared to a custom 24 and Mira it has a warmer fuller sound - switching seems to raise the treble.

    Sorry I couldn't explain it better.

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    I believe some of the very early 85s had a number 8 P-up in them
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    I have a #8...... Had to make an azz of myself to get it tho!!!

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    Brad.......wanna try a set of each out???? I really don't know all the background about them, but I have a set of both. I also have a set of PAF +'s that I have no clue what they were built for or what they sound like.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    I have a #8...... Had to make an azz of myself to get it tho!!!
    Worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Whitey View Post
    Brad.......wanna try a set of each out???? I really don't know all the background about them, but I have a set of both. I also have a set of PAF +'s that I have no clue what they were built for or what they sound like.

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    Hi Whitey,

    I'd love to. How much are you asking?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Whitey View Post
    Brad.......wanna try a set of each out???? I really don't know all the background about them, but I have a set of both. I also have a set of PAF +'s that I have no clue what they were built for or what they sound like.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Worth it.
    Hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I believe some of the very early 85s had a number 8 P-up in them
    I have also heard that in the very early days they would wear out the T & B stamps used on the pickups, so sometimes the #8 stamp was used in place of the B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad737 View Post
    Hi Whitey,

    I'd love to. How much are you asking?

    Thanks,
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    They're not for sale....but I'd love to see someone install them and post a video of what each set sounds like.
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    Man, that sounds like fun. But I'm not set up to do any sort of recording. Perhaps we could get Chris to give it a shot?
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    I have a set of Nickel #8s. No idea what they sound like. I won them in a raffle, years ago @ one of the old PRS Forum events. Never installed them...


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