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    Cool ★Hans' 3rd Pickup Giveaway★

    READ EVERYTHING VERY CAREFULLY - BUT DO IT FAST!

    I haven't given away any cool PRS pickups in a while so here's another round! The PTC has done some amazing guitars for me in the last few years so I'm going to return some of the love with this one.

    The Pickups
    I have a cool set of "1985 Standard" pickups with brushed black bobbins and nickel pole-pieces. These predate the run of T&B reissues and have hand-written stickers. These pups are from a run of pickups used in the Private Stock series of ten Bud Davis Metal's. Until recently, they were in my Metal CE24 (which now holds a set of \m/ pickups). Now they can be yours.

    These are very cool pups; clear and punchy on the clean channel and beefy (without a lick of mud) on the heavy stuff. They are in perfect condition and the brushed bobbins are classy as hell. On my CE these sounded a lot like plugging a grand piano into the amp..

    If You Want Them
    1) Be the 1st person to post a clear picture of the EXACT PRS guitar they are going to put them into (right here in this thread). It must be your guitar. You may not edit your post. If you do, it's void and the next person in line gets them. To be clear, quick changes to your post don't usually show evidence of being edited but if you try to make an edit after about a minute, you'll see an edit notification in your post. It is that edit notification you want to avoid. If it shows up, your post is dead. Null. Void.
    2) You must send your guitar to the PTC in Stevensville, MD for:
    a) installation of these pups
    b) a full-blown PTC setup, and
    c) replacement of your old nut with the new-style PRS nut

    All of that will cost you $250 plus shipping to the PTC. You can get any other work you want but you must get the services noted above. The pickups will be sent to the PTC directly. If they don't receive your guitar within 30 days of your post (right here in this thread), the next person in line gets a shot.
    3) You agree to post pictures of the finished guitar in this thread when you get it back from the PTC.

    The Fine Print
    In addition to the details noted above... this is my giveaway and these are my pickups which means they are used, they don't come with a warranty of any kind, and you can't complain to PRS about them if you don't like them. I suppose you could complain to me but I'll just tell you to go pound sand. Make sure the juice is worth the squeeze! You agree that the PTC may have up to 90 days (from the day they receive it) with your guitar before you start bitching and moaning about it on this or any other forum. You may not change out the guitar. Return shipping is probably your responsibility so be ready to pay that on top of the $250. I am opening this up to any Official PRS Forum member. If you are outside the US, make sure you choose a guitar that can be shipped in and out of the US 9and your home country) without any problems. If Shawn says your guitar is too risky, I'll give you 24 hours to choose an alternate PRS but it, too, must be your guitar.

    If you're cool with all that then get your camera out and go to work! The first person to post a picture of the PRS getting the pups is 1st in line. Remember... if you edit your post (and it shows that it has been edited), your post is void.

    I'll post a photo of the pups in this thread tonight.
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    You rule, buddy! I'm leaving this up for someone else to enjoy since I just got some metals to bond with
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    Really cool idea. Nice work man.

    Now somebody get these pups!
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    Had my girlfriend not just gotten me a new pup for my 25th Anny SE, I would be posting a pic. But I have a feeling she wouldn't appreciate me blowing off her gift. Very cool of you though Hans, what a gent. Thanks for making this a great place!
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    Wish I had a candidate for these, extremely generous and cool of you to do Hans.
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    Nowhere in the fine print does it say that employees of the PTC are NOT eligible to win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Nowhere in the fine print does it say that employees of the PTC are NOT eligible to win!
    Roger that!
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    This sounds like just the thing for my SE Singlecut. It's been ignored a bit - it even currently has a broken hi E string... Something like this could get it back into playing rotation.

    I'm busy making large cutout posters for the wedding, but I took a break to photograph the singlecut in front of the Wench. I still have to glue her neck down and mount her on plywood and remove her face. (seems a real shame to remove her face, but that's the nature of photo cutouts!)

    So while she is still whole and wholesome, she can pose with my guitar....

    Thbbbbbt...
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    since I can't edit - I'll put it here...


    A huge THANKS, Hans. Another cool move on your part...
    Thbbbbbt...
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    Ok, Bill.. you're on. Pups will be shipping to the PTC tomorrow.
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    Very cool, Hans. I love this place!

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    I'll shoot Shawn an email tomorrow to make sure the SE is a good candidate and discuss options...
    Thbbbbbt...
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    Right now the SE is your only candidate so you better be sure before someone posts a photo behind you!
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    I'm sure. If the pups will work in the SE Singlecut, it's the one. If Shawn says they won't work, the next guy is up. I'm OK with that.
    Thbbbbbt...
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    Hans is the man!

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    Totally Bangin'! Bill, do you still have that old piezo bridge? You should slap that on there while you're at it if you do... and get a black paisley wrap... and new tuners... and a single-coil in between, and...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Totally Bangin'! Bill, do you still have that old piezo bridge? You should slap that on there while you're at it if you do... and get a black paisley wrap... and new tuners... and a single-coil in between, and...
    I'm thinking' that your 'squinged tuners' would be totally cool on it... Sell them to me?
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    Most excellent Hans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    I'm thinking' that your 'squinged tuners' would be totally cool on it... Sell them to me?

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    Just saw this! Very cool, Hans!
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