Ha, you're not kidding! I didn't even know who or what Gucci or Luis Vuitton were before I got married. I kinda wish I still didn't. But then again, she didn't know who Cliff Chase was before we were married, so it's an expensive trade-off. And at least she can't really get on me when the GAS kicks in.
Somebody asked about the 513 pick ups earlier. They are proprietary single coils. Unlike other pick ups, the wire is wound directly on the magnet which is glued to a PC board. The weird look is the plastic cover which goes over the assembly. The bridge and neck pairs are also tapped which allows the guitar to get a wide range of tones in single coil, vintage humbucking, and modern humbucking modes. Specs on them are pretty "hush hush," but they do vary from model to model.
Since they have a lot of winds on them to be convincing single coils, they are dark and a touch muddy in the Modern Humbucking mode, but they are more balanced sounding with the volume rolled back. They are closest to McCarty Pups, but with some shimmer and a hotter output. In clear or vintage humbucking mode, they are more like PRS Archtops, but fuller. As far as single coils sounds go, if they are in a 513 with a Swamp Ash or an Alder body, that 513 sounds like a fat Strat.How do they sound? Can you compare/contrast them to more traditional PRS PuPs? The narrowfields or HFS, Dragon, 58s etc? Are they strong, vintage-y output? Bright? Dark?
The PRS tech center could fix that for you and replace those #7's with something different, like 5708's or 5909's. It might make a world of difference in how that guitar sounds. My SC245 went from being sort of blah to a Les Paul killer after I replaced the SC245's with 1957/2008's. 5708's were a good fit for that guitar although many prefer 5909's in Singlecuts.I'm amazed how many of you choose your PRS as your favorite. Not that there's anything wrong with that......
My 2000 Singlecut is the least favorite of my guitars. If I hadn't made an ugly scratch on it with a screwdriver in a bridge adjusting accident, it probably would be long gone by now. :frown-new:
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