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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have a beautiful PRS Custom22. I put away the Dragon 2 (a bit loose and weak, neck is muddy to my ear).

I tried Norton bridge + Fred neck. I was thinking it was the perfect combo.
Don't like the Norton in fact. Too much mids and gain. It got distorsion on clean channel. I would like an open , airier, clearer, more versatile bridge PU.
For bridge PU, I would like a versatile, yet powerfull PU. With harmonics and overtones, biting and very clear too. No distorsion when used clean. A good split tone for both.

But FRED was very nice in neck. I love biting tone , even in neck position, and clarity above all. I like trebly neck PU too. It was way better than anything I tried in neck. It could be a bit more clearer and a bit more treble, it would be perfect.

I play lots of shred / hard rock stuff (think GNR, Extreme, Bon jovi, Satch, Vai...)

I now think about this combo:
- either PAF JOE or FRED in neck
- Either FRED or PAF-PRO in bridge.

If you can give me some advices, it would be nice.

(sorry for my approx english,... It's not my mother tongue)

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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A last possibility: a pair of Pearly Gates. (or Screamin Demon in bridge)
Don't know if the neck has bite and clarity.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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I think I will keep on PAF Pro bridge and PAF JOE neck. Feel free to give me your opinion.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 04:05 PM
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I have an Eggle, Same kind of build as a PRS, I can highly recommend Air Classic Neck and Breed Bridge ... Nothing short of awesome :-)

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 10:59 PM
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I have heard that the Seymour Duncan Custom Custom, or Custom5 is an excellent pickup for a PRS CU22. I heard the SD Customs fatten up the sound. I still have the stock DIIs in my CU22 but I am thinking of putting in either a Custom5 or duncan distortion in.

These guys know a lot about PRS & pickup matches:
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