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    Default Anyone Know What Magnets & Other Specs On The PRS #6 Pups?

    Might trade for a set to try but can't find the info I am looking for. Also, which model SD would you say it most closely resembles in tone?

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    Default Re: Anyone Know What Magnets & Other Specs On The PRS #6 Pups?

    I seem to remember them being brighter, clearer, lesser output and a bit more balanced than the rest of the PRS line. I'd probably venture to guess they're with alnico Vs. I haven't heard the newest pickups by PRS (the 57/08, 57/09... something or others), but the rest of the pickups by PRS have been pretty forgettable AFAIC. I've owned guitars with the McCarty, Archtop, Vintage Bass, HFS and #6s and there are pickups by Dimarzio, Duncan and any number of boutique builders out there that are equal or better. From the pickups I've tried of PRS', I'd say the #6s are very good middle of the road pickups if you want some good versatility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by That90'sGuy View Post
    I seem to remember them being brighter, clearer, lesser output and a bit more balanced than the rest of the PRS line. I'd probably venture to guess they're with alnico Vs. I haven't heard the newest pickups by PRS (the 57/08, 57/09... something or others), but the rest of the pickups by PRS have been pretty forgettable AFAIC. I've owned guitars with the McCarty, Archtop, Vintage Bass, HFS and #6s and there are pickups by Dimarzio, Duncan and any number of boutique builders out there that are equal or better. From the pickups I've tried of PRS', I'd say the #6s are very good middle of the road pickups if you want some good versatility.
    Thanks! I had been offered a set in zebra and just didn't know enough about em to wanna shell out the dough to try. Think I'll end up waiting for another set of used Duncans

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    I'll end up waiting for another set of used Duncans
    Good decision. I don't think any PRS p'up is worth even a third of any Duncan... and I'm being VERY polite 'bout it!
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    Default Re: Anyone Know What Magnets & Other Specs On The PRS #6 Pups?

    Now, if it had been a pair of #7s, that would be a different story.
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    Default Re: Anyone Know What Magnets & Other Specs On The PRS #6 Pups?

    Do some research over at Birds & Moons- the #6s are generally thought of as some of the worst pups Paul has put out (and considering how many stinkers he HAS put out, thats pretty bad)
    I'm an internet person. All we do is waste time evaluating things that have next-to-zero real world significance.

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    Default Re: Anyone Know What Magnets & Other Specs On The PRS #6 Pups?

    That is what put me off getting a SC Trem as I'd need to switch the pickups. They are not bad pickups but they are more for bluesy sort of thing so you can Clapton tones with and without the tap, they are close to Burstbuckers.
    PRS do make some great pickups but they can be a bit specialised . Paul is in business to make guitars so some of his pick ups don't work well out side of that. In the old days when he needed a pickup business to balance the books he did more versatile pickups.
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