My modded PRS custom 24

My modded PRS custom 24

Postby myoung6923 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:57 am

I finally finished all of the mods to my PRS custom 24. It more or less has all of the Tiger wiring - 3 super 2's, coil taps (3 way series,single,parallel for the middle), Waldo's buffer, OBEL, bypass... The only thing I couldn't easily do was separate the tone pots - so there's only one master tone pot... Well, a stacked dual pot actually. There was no easy way to put in a blade style selector switch so I went with a 5 way rotary. It also has the tremelo blocked.

I have to say, I like the sound and feel of this guitar better than my Resurrection Bolt!

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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby tcsned » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:13 pm

Sweet - I've been considering modding my CE24. How was the control cavity space?
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby myoung6923 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:41 pm

The space is pretty tight - enough so that I couldn't really add another pot without really smashing things together.

But there's always ways to do what you want if you just modify the design enough.

I had a guy machine a pickup ring out of aluminum also - it came out really nice.
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby tcsned » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:49 am

Looks great from the pics - all the mods look real organic to the guitar. Nicely done.
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby Chuckles » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:59 pm

Was wondering when I saw the pics on FB... Been a while coming, huh? Glad you're happy with it!
Seems like I've been here before...

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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby CoolBreeze » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:32 am

VERY nice! I always wonder why more folks don't use the PRS as a modding platform. The pickup ring turned out great- btw-

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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby keirweir » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:13 am

That flamed maple top really POPS when you see it in good light!
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby Jon S. » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:43 am

Beautiful!

I hope it's OK that I shared your picture and story also with the good folks on the PRS Forum, Birds and Moons (where you're getting equally positive kudos). :smile:

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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby barefootdave » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:50 am

Wow, that's inspiring.

I have a Custom 22 that used to be my #1 and it's pretty nicked up from years of handling. I already dumped the dragon pickups years ago and went with McCartys and a 3 way LP style switch.

I also had a Resurrection Bolt, and got rid of it. For what it was worth in resale value, it just didn't play or sound good enough to keep. Not that it wasn't a nice guitar, just not right for me.

Can you post a few more pics of the finished PRS? I am thinking I may go that way...

Thanks!!

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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby tigerstrat » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:58 am

How was the control cavity space?

The space is pretty tight - enough so that I couldn't really add another pot without really smashing things together.
But there's always ways to do what you want if you just modify the design enough.


Word. You can also sometimes use the input jack cavity, trem cavity...
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby myoung6923 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:56 pm

Some more pics...

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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby Jerry1996x » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:29 pm

Very nice! Im awaiting reply on a Custom 22, same color. Looking to do similar mods. 3 super 2s, or 1 sds 1 in neck, coil splits. I bet it sounds great
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby myoung6923 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:32 pm

Yeah - it sounds great and it plays so nice!
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby Jerry1996x » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:49 pm

Also, whats the 2nd cover next to the jacks for?
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Re: My modded PRS custom 24

Postby myoung6923 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:08 pm

Jerry1996x wrote:Also, whats the 2nd cover next to the jacks for?


the battery
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