Blog . C $431.99. PICKUP MYTHS VS FACTS. This is huge and pretty much explains it. June 2016. I was just blown away by how hot and powerful my HFS pickups are vs these 85/15's. Yeah you can lower the pickup height but I think that having the pickup closer to the strings gives you that sensitivity/immediacy that's more satisfying. Would USA 85/15 pickups be a noticeable improvement or should I shoot for 57/08's or something non-PRS? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Summer New Member. Still very hot. Bridge. Small adjustment. PICKUP CHANGES. I have 58/15s in my S2 Cu 24, and I’m very happy with them. Theres more clarity and the individual notes are more well defined. The 85/15's and 58/15's plus my Roadster is heaven in a rig for me. MYTH: More DC resistance = more output. The 85/15 is one of my favorite pickups because one channel i can have almost Jimmy Page style classic rock sound, Adam Jones Tool sounding gain on another, smooth jazz blues lighter gain on one, and Chimey cleans on another. If you want to stick with PRS pups then the metal ones they do are nice. Thanks to all. NEW - Paul Reed Smith PRS 59/09 Pickup Set, ACC-3404, ACC-3405. Amazon Rating: PRS guitars are world-renowned for their build quality and playability. 17 watching. or Best Offer. It came with the 57/08 and it sounded like a nice low output PAF but just didn't have any bite on top. Paul Reed Smith has this to say about the recent accolade from Guitar Player, “Thanks to everyone at Guitar Player magazine for naming PRS’s Standard Treble and Bass Pickups as one of the 33 biggest pickup design innovations. C $41.09 shipping. https://us.prsaccessories.com/collections/pickups/products/tremonti-bass-pickup, (You must log in or sign up to post here. Bottom line is that in comparison to an RG655 and an ESP Horizon, the PRS is a different sound which I like. They definitely arent as hot, but i believe they sound better. These are hands down the best pickups I have ever played. If not happy, probably Tremonti or possibly one other of your suggestions. You can add a distortion pedal and get back where you want to be, or just use the two different guitars for different sounds. Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Summer, Mar 14, 2017. Thanks for the info. Maple. Forum. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Sounds like I need a bit more patience and tweaking before making a decision. ). Wow! The 85/15's probably come in around 8K I'm guessing. I have a set of HFS/Vintage I'll trade you. Remember that a pickup is a sum of its parts: the type of magnet, the strength of the magnet, the turns of wire, the gauge of wire, the size of the slugs and screws. C $26.17 shipping. C $654.54. If two pickups have otherwise identical specs, the one with a cover will typically have less treble response. I hear that the S versions are very close in terms of sound to the us made ones. Not ready to give up on them but pretty surprised by the output. PRS 85/15 “S” Bridge & Neck Pickups. Mahogany. Forums > General Topics > General Discussion > 85/15 pickup question. Running a Wampler Tumnus (tube screamer) and Boss Distortion so can get there but it just seems so different than the HFS. I wish the 85/15S pickups were a bit less output. - Paul Reed Smith. Just joined this forum today and man I'm glad I did. I checked the HFS data, it's 15K. #1 gtrdave, Jan 3, 2018. shinksma What? Rosewood. C $15.70 shipping . They're higher output than a PAF too, although far from the hottest pickups PRS makes. Pickups similar to PRS 85/15? Artists; Inside PRS. Well, the \m/ pickups would be the hottest, I believe. PRS Patented Tremolo Bridge. Going from 17k to 8k is quite a dropoff. (You must log in or sign up to post here. I have a killer Valvetrain tube amp 20 watt that cranks so will take one of the suggestions today and crank the gain and see how she sounds. Literally have to adjust volume settings quite a bit to stay level when I compare the two. They won't be as hot obviously. DanR Frets: 948 . The HFS and VB are muddy to my ears in comparison. Some asking prices are really high. For the money I paid, no complaints. The 57/08 and 59/09 are low output options that PRS does sell to the public. This could be true, but you’ll run into trouble if you assume this is always true. Apr 29, 2016 #1 I recently got a PRS 30th Anniversary model (a Fatback 24 Wood Library with an ebony fretboard) and it truly is an amazing guitar. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by gtrdave, Jan 3, 2018. but I know there's always better...or at least different. 58/15 pickups can only be obtained in the used market since PRS does not sell them individually like other pickup models. Accessories. Top Wood. I would love to be able to afford one of those beautiful core PRS with 85/15 but that's not the case right now. Fretboard. I did like the 58/15 neck better than the 85/15's I tried on a CE24 but don't know if I didn't like them that much because I didn't bond with that CE24. Messages 202. PRS Artist Boscoe France is comparing the 85/15 and the 85/15S PRS Pickups. C $15.70. Read our official news stories and product announcements. Get expert advice and take a more casual look behind the scenes. I have a 2002 Custom 24 with HAF vintage bass/treble pickups. They are incredibly versatile. The new PRS 85/15 "S" pickups were designed to deliver remarkable clarity and extended high and low end, and are now offered on the SE 277 Baritone, SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow, SE Custom 22, SE "Floyd" Custom 24, and SE Custom 24. I'm 60 years old and still love to scream Hendrix, Clapton, ZZ, Zep, etc... love it. Choose one of our Private Stock models or let us build your dream instrument. 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