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Hey folks - ignore the title the video stars a PRS axe.
Just wanted to share one of my PRS's to the group. I'm one of those folks who's always curious to how to make a stock guitar better.
I got this PRS Torero in a trade and its gone through several variations of being modified. I started by pulling out the EMG's and putting a Dimarzio Super 2 in the neck position and a PRS Dragon II Treble at the bridge. I utilized the battery compartment and added a Wald Electronics preamp (req'ing a 9 volt battery!). I added two mini switches to toggle the coli splits on and off. And I blocked the Floyd Rose in the up position.
Totally different instrument. I gigged with it a few times. I never really like the idea of the Floyd Rose and after weeks of research discovered Schaller makes a Vintage Tremelo that simply uses the FR posts. It was as easy as plug and play. My luthier did an amazing job putting a new nut in. I also swapped out the Dragon II for a Dimarzio Dual Sound. Good upgrade IMO. The Dragon II came out of my CU22. If anyone is looking for one send me a PM.
In the final iteration of modifications the guitar went under the knife! I had my luthier route in a single coil pocket between the two humbuckers. Currently I have a Dimarzio SDS-1. It really blends nicely with the other two pick-ups. It has its own dedicated 3-way switch. Up and its off, middle and its on with what ever the other two pups are doing and down its the only pickup on. The final mod was to sand off the poly finish on the neck. That took some guts but it plays fantastic!
I have to say what I really like about the basic platform of the Torero is the scale length, ebony fingerboard and through neck maple construction. MIK but its definitely PRS quality, and styling. This guitar has a real edge. Very metallic sounding. and crisp! I wish PRS would make a Torero geared to classic rockers, blues players and fusion players rather than just the metal crowd. Its a fantastic instrument.
Here's a youtube clip. Mostly the Torero but some comparisons with a really nice Stratocaster. Its a speaker shoot out but features the guitar nicely. Backing track is the Torero as well.