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    Anyone else let down by other humbuckers that split after living with 408's?

    I got a cool new axe with 59/09's today, sounds great, looks great and plays great. I kind of laughed after trying the split sounds, just no comparison to my Paul's guitars. As humbuckers the 59/09's sound great, there is just no going back for me with the split sounds. Anyone else feel this way?

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    actually, i quite like the split sounds of my 59/09's in my mccarty korina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helmi View Post
    actually, i quite like the split sounds of my 59/09's in my mccarty korina.
    Apologies, I realize I didn't put this in a very tactful way. I wasn't trying to critique the 59/09's specifically. I feel the same way about some 53/10's I have as well. They both sound good split. I just feel PRS really nailed it with the 408's and am spoiled for any other split sounds. If the mods delete this thread I won't mind.

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    I have yet to try the 408s, I think it is for that reason, everyone I talk with tells me how awesome they are.
    At this point I will take the ignorance is bliss approach and continue to love my McCarty
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    408's are cool....however 59/09's to my ears is where it's at for the new pups overall...then again my favorite pickups of all time by PRS are still Dragon I's.
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    The split on the 408 just kills !!!!
    but the split on my #6s has some mojo also ( center and split is )
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatStrangler View Post
    I got a cool new axe with 59/09's today, sounds great, looks great and plays great. I kind of laughed after trying the split sounds, just no comparison to my Paul's guitars. As humbuckers the 59/09's sound great, there is just no going back for me with the split sounds. Anyone else feel this way?
    +1

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    The 408s split brilliantly. They haven't ruined the DGT split for me, but the Mira splits seem pretty anemic in comparison. Haven't spent enough time w/the 57/08s split since I got the 408 to form an opinion.
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    The 408s sound so great split that they set a new standard as far as I'm concerned.

    Traditional coil splits on humbuckers can sound very nice, of course, but they don't sound like single coils. 408s do.
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    On my CU24, yes. They sound ok at best because of my Paul's guitar. But my DGT, I think holds it own when split.
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    Agreed, my Paul's Guitar splits are amazing, but the DGT is also fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatStrangler View Post
    Apologies, I realize I didn't put this in a very tactful way. I wasn't trying to critique the 59/09's specifically. I feel the same way about some 53/10's I have as well. They both sound good split. I just feel PRS really nailed it with the 408's and am spoiled for any other split sounds. If the mods delete this thread I won't mind.
    no need to apologize. i didn't think you were being untactful, nor was i offended. you were just stating your opinion, as was I. glad you enjoy your 408 so much. were all here because we love prs's, no matter what model.

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    They are certainly nice. Neck split is wicked good. Love neck split with bridge on bucker with volume rolled back. That's my jam!
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