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Thread: Converting Nickel Pickups to Hybrid Hardware - Can I order screws?

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    Converting Nickel Pickups to Hybrid Hardware - Can I order screws?

    As mentioned in my other thread, I just purchased an absolutely gorgeous CST24 with 57/08 pickups. It's loaded with Hyrbid Hardware and I love the Aesthetic but I want to put either 5909 or \m/ pickups in it to give it a little more oomph.

    My local dealer has both of them in nickel colors. I'd prefer to support him by buying these from the store stock and just changing the screws to match the hardware, which as I understand it should be incredibly easy if I can source the right screws. Which lead me to this post

    So, PTC, can you help me get my CST24 to where I want it to be both sonically and aesthetically while also supporting my local dealer?

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    Thanks Jamie. Respectfully, that's the right kind of part but I'm a bit of a pickup nerd and am hoping to get official from PRS so as to retain the exact same metal composition in the magnetic field. I've heard clips of boutique wonders trying different screws and slugs and you can definitely hear a difference.

    PRS research is known for trying different kinds of brass for bridges or make small variations in the metals in the tuners (allegedly), so I would assume they've taken care to find an "ideal" metal for this part in regard to the overall design of the pickups likely contributing to the end sound?
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    I have used the Stew Mac parts in my SCT if you can hear the difference then you can hear mouse farts

    John Mann was the kit but I don't think it includes pickup pole pieces

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    Got the parts on order from the PTC. Thanks Matt!

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