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    Charcoal Burst and black pickup rings

    The Charcoal Burst is a great colour across the PRS range but does anyone think it looks better with black pickup rings, or is it just me? I'm thinking since the back and sides are solid black, black pickup rings may be more, harmonious, with the rest of the look especially uncovered pickups.

    Natural maple rings would be awesome to match the binding, but now I'm just being nit-picky

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    I agree 100%. Its a minor detail that makes a big difference. I think a lot of people find black rings too aggressive but I've always found it classy.
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    I prefer black rings a lot of the time. Although, I haven't changed them on either of my charcoal burst guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    I agree 100%. Its a minor detail that makes a big difference. I think a lot of people find black rings too aggressive but I've always found it classy.
    Aggressive can be classy Mike.

    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    I prefer black rings a lot of the time. Although, I haven't changed them on either of my charcoal burst guitars.
    Make it happen vchizz.
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    I'm diggin' the black pickup rings and black hardware on south89's (Matt's) PS...

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    Ugh, I wish PRS sold black hardware outside of PS.... even in the PRS store.
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    I love this thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    I'm diggin' the black pickup rings and black hardware on south89's (Matt's) PS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Ugh, I wish PRS sold black hardware outside of PS.... even in the PRS store.
    Come to the dark side.

    Get it?

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    I agree...sometimes black rings are just better...



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    I have a charcoal burst with cream pickup rings. I hadn't considered swapping them for black, great idea, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Ugh, I wish PRS sold black hardware outside of PS.... even in the PRS store.
    +1
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    Yes.


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    I prefer cream plastic parts.

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    Yeah...Black on Charcoal....

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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Ugh, I wish PRS sold black hardware outside of PS.... even in the PRS store.
    It's a good thing nickel/gold are quite versatile, ey?

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    Right, of course! Didn't think of that

    Quote Originally Posted by Woundtight View Post
    Yes.

    Hmm, somehow I think for lighter finishes white or cream is still more suitable. Natural maple will be great! Or, in this case, nickel all the way

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    I like chrome or gold metal rings, they sound more....metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeDude View Post
    It's a good thing nickel/gold are quite versatile, ey?



    Right, of course! Didn't think of that



    Hmm, somehow I think for lighter finishes white or cream is still more suitable. Natural maple will be great! Or, in this case, nickel all the way
    Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic. Black works well for the light colors , too.
    On the left a white wash finish with Black rings.
    On the right Vintage White with white rings but with the exposed black pickups.
    In the middle Charcoal with no rings, black pickups.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    I'm diggin' the black pickup rings and black hardware on south89's (Matt's) PS...

    thanks Bill I love my PS and black rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woundtight View Post
    Yes.

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