I'm not a big fan of the HFS p'up and I have said that on this forum a few times. There are a lot of people that do like it and are able to get great tones out of it I'm just not one of them.
Sergio had asked me what it was about the HFS I didn't like but I wasn't really sure what it was that turned me off until now.
I purchased a CE22 w/drag 1s and a CE24 w/ HFS/VB in december. I love the drag 1 p'ups and only recently discovered how hot these things are. I usually don't go for high output p'ups. We gigged a couple of weeks ago and I used the CE24. While setting my amp I decided to add more low end to thicken it up and my bass player said hey that sounds good, kinda like your black one (CE22 w/ drag 1s). I thought WTH???? That can't be.
I spent that night trying to figure this out and have come to this conclusion. It's not really the sound of the HFS that I don't like it's the feel of the HFS I don't like. I feel like the HFS has a harder edge to its attack if this makes any sense. I was able to gig with it but when I switched to CU 24 W/5909s I got that warm fuzzy feeling kind of like OOOOOh Yeah.
Can anybody relate to that?
I have been thinking about sending it to PRS to get a few frets changed and maybe a set of 5708s. Anybody have a CE w/5708s?