View Poll Results: Modern Eagle I Pick Up Options

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  • VB/HFS

    1 3.13%
  • 53/10

    5 15.63%
  • DGT

    2 6.25%
  • Dragon I

    7 21.88%
  • 57/08 neck / 59/09 Bridge

    17 53.13%
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Thread: Need input on Pick Up replacement for my Modern Eagle I NOS ~~~

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    Need input on Pick Up replacement for my Modern Eagle I NOS ~~~

    I have been babying my Modern Eagle I NOS Trem so much that I had it up for sale for a few months, but I think it's too rich for folks in this economy. So, I am seriously considering swapping out the original RP pick ups and replacing them with the following. If you own a ME and have replaced the RP pick ups let me know which pick ups you replaced them with and your tonal experience.

    I do favor VB/HFS, 53/10 and DGT pickups in that order. I would love to try a pair of Dragon I if I can find them. I am also considering 57/08 neck and 59/09 bridge.

    Last edited by enigma; 12-15-2013 at 08:52 AM.
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    08/09




    Edit: BTW, I don't care for RPs (but to each his own).
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    i voted for the original dragons as them things are just brilliant pu's
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    I also voted for the combo with the 08/09. I have the 09's in my ME and they kill in it. I would think Dragons would be great in there also depending on how hot a pup you need, I have a set laying around and may eventually experiment with them but the 09's work so good I have not tampered with it.

    one thing too is that I think that covered pups look best in there and the Dragons are black bobbins so looks wise the 09's do it better for me anyways.
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    I have heard people going swapping to 57/08 in the MEs with great results that being said I just love the ME pickups in my ME2
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    I have never found issue with the RP pups. I say leave them.
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    \m/ pickups, seriously. I think you'll be surprised at how versatile these pickup really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I have never found issue with the RP pups. I say leave them.
    I actually love RP pups, but with a stable of my guitars that include 1980's 48th St. Custom Shop Tele loaded with Bare Knuckle Mules I need another sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    one thing too is that I think that covered pups look best in there and the Dragons are black bobbins so looks wise the 09's do it better for me anyways.
    I think this alone makes for a case for covered pups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    \m/ pickups, seriously. I think you'll be surprised at how versatile these pickup really are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma View Post
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    http://www.prsaccessories.com/collec...s/metal-pickup

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    Which PRS models currently sport these pups? Need to hear them - hearing is believing.

    BTW, gloss nickel cover would ruin the aesthetics on this ME I ~~~
    Last edited by enigma; 12-15-2013 at 03:04 PM.
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    I have rps in my original ME1 and when you get the height setting correct they are great, that said as I have the options I have a set of 57/08s in a trem (great for blues) 53/10s in a hard tail ( a bit cleaner, kind of the best tele you ever played ;-) ) and 59/09s in a singlecut trem ME1 ( a bit hotter than the 57s) so its all a question of what you are after ME1s can do just about anything given the right pickups and height adjustment enjoy ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbprs View Post
    I have rps in my original ME1 and when you get the height setting correct they are great, that said as I have the options I have a set of 57/08s in a trem (great for blues) 53/10s in a hard tail ( a bit cleaner, kind of the best tele you ever played ;-) ) and 59/09s in a singlecut trem ME1 ( a bit hotter than the 57s) so its all a question of what you are after ME1s can do just about anything given the right pickups and height adjustment enjoy ;-)
    I agree with your assessment. I do need a bluesy pickups and may consider 57/08s as a set though I do recall wanting more output from them, now and then. 53/10 may be the most balanced out of them all, but I might have a hard time finding a set.
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    I played Brad737's ME I with Dragon Is not long ago and it sounded HUGE! I think the PRS Metal (\m/) pickups would probably sound good too but I've never actually heard them in an ME I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenCityGuitars View Post
    I played Brad737's ME I with Dragon Is not long ago and it sounded HUGE! I think the PRS Metal (\m/) pickups would probably sound good too but I've never actually heard them in an ME I.
    I'd love to find a pair of Dragon I pickups and put them as is! I also wonder how they compare to the new Metal pickups ~~~
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    Can you special order this with a brushed nickel cover?
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    I played an ME at GC that had braz neck and 5708 pups, in fact I've played it twice. One sexy guitar. I don't know for sure what pups would work best but those 5708s were intoxicating in that guitar. I don't have the funds for that kind of guitar right now but I can assure you I will have one.

    I am very curious about the M pup as I have a single humbucker guitar that my singer made for me. I would like to try an M pup in that for kicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gush View Post
    I played an ME at GC that had braz neck and 5708 pups, in fact I've played it twice.
    I'm leaning towards 57/08 b/c I already have a CU24 loaded with VB/HFS for the moment . . . .
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    I have 59/09s in my ME1. I would go for 57/08s (bluesy) or 59/09s (rockier) in yours.

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