PRS SE Custom 24 7 String

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by themike, Aug 29, 2012.

Favorite PRS SE CU 7 Color?

Poll closed Oct 21, 2012.
  1. Vintage Sunburst

    61.0%
  2. Royal Blue

    44.8%
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  1. Sparkplug

    Sparkplug Limp Bizkit Lover

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    Nothing specific, just an Interview from 2015 in which Aaron Lewis stated that they definitely record another album in the future but are fully satisfied by their current works.

    It was more like a wish, since his Baritone guitars were available even when Staind's popularity went down since their self titled album and Mike always was some kind of figurehead for PRS' heavier part.
     
  2. Anectine_Matt

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    Thanks! It's hard to go wrong with BK's in my opinion, particularly on these PRS's, they turned what were already great guitars for the price into instruments that I pretty much can't go without now. That one with the Aftermaths gets more love than any of my other guitars, haha.

    No extra routing but the luthier I took mine to ended up having to shave the pickup rings down a little bit in order to fit the covers, which was the case on both guitars, but otherwise it was already pretty close.
     
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    I got a set of BKP Juggernauts that i will install in it soon, can tell you what i think of it when it's done. I think the stock pickups are okay though, neck pickup sounds really sweet with a lead patch. Bridge pickup lacks some bite to it though for djent stuff, it seems to be a bit too low output to suit metal.
     
  4. AkiraSpectrum

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    I agree, the neck pickup sounds really good for doing leads (especially with some reverb thrown in).

    The bridge pickup is actually quite high output. I think the issue is not so much output but EQ. The HFS SE 7 pickup is really thick (lots of low end) which makes it more difficult to get those aggressive djenty or metal tones, and similarly, it doesn't have the 'note clarity' a lot of prog metal players are looking for. Still a solid pickup though, especially if you want a fat/thick tone. Remember, HFS stands for 'hot fat screams'. It is exactly this.

    I still have the stock pickups in my PRS SE7. I'm quite happy with them for the styles I play. Maybe in the future i'll swap them out, but no rush for me.

    Let us know how you like the BKP's once you get them installed :yesway:
     
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    Dimarzio D-activators and SD JB seemed to have higher output, but yeah maybe not low output but not super hot either.
     
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    Did you have to remove some wood from the pickup cavity with the BKP aftermaths? I tried to install my covered juggernauts today but the corners at the cavity are to rounded so the pickups wont fit :/
     
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    I had a local luthier put them in who managed to get them in both guitars without having to alter the routing on either of them, however they did have to shave down a bit of the inner portion of the pickup rings to make them fit properly.
     
  8. anthonylbest

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    I just threw a set of nailbombs in mine.

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    That's weird, Aftermaths and Juggernauts should be pretty much identical and mine are maybe a millimeter to big. I guess their are slightly small differences in the pickups cavity on each guitar.
     
  10. anthonylbest

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    Mine had to get put in professionally and the neck still doesn't want to raise up at all above the cover. Not a big issue to me as i use the neck simply for clean and smooth out a sound, so volume really isn't an issue for me.
     
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    Any recommendations between hipshot locking tuners or the schaller mini's which are no drill?

    Are the Schaller's a significant upgrade from the stock tuners?
     
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    Schaller are probably a big upgrade, stock tuners are decent imo but my LTD with Schaller seems more stable.
     
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    The other think I have found is the PRS tuner buttons are smaller on the 7 string than my Angelus and the core 6 strings I have, most likely due to the tuners being grouped significantly tighter.
     
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    Just got this one a few weeks ago:

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    I put Gotoh SG381 MG-T in mine, was a direct replacement no drilling needed.
     
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    Pablo255, I would happily buy an SE-7 all over again to get one in that awesome teal/blue color! So much want!
     
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    I found it at thomann and instantly fell in love with it. And the price was 47% off!
     
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    Not bad at all, man!! Definitely an epic score in my book. :yesway:
     
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    Yep, Thomann is giving hugh discount to some of the old logo SE´s
     
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    Hipshot tuners now installed and what a difference. Not only in the weight (i like the heavier headstock), but everything just FEELS more stable.
     

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