PRS SE SVN upgrade

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  1. JejeLaFrite

    JejeLaFrite SS.org Regular

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    Hello!

    I was really happy with my PRS SVN, but felt the pickup were not tight enough for the music I write. I has a couple of green juggernaut on the side, and decided to get them covered and throw them inside.

    Here's the original guitar:
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    Here is with the Juggernaut inside:
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    For some reason, I just felt the modern style of the jugg wasn't blending well with the more vintage part (cream pickup ring, cream switch cap, and pot knobs).

    I then re ordered new one in black, and here is the final result:
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    The juggs are a bit bulkier than the stock pickup, so pickup routing as well as pickup had to be altered. It was painful, but worth it in the end. Can't believe how much the general vibe of the guitar did change after these small tweaks.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Strtsmthng

    Strtsmthng SS.org Regular

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    Looks fantastic and indeed much more modern, congrats!
     
  3. slan

    slan Fallen Shrines

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    Looks killer, massive upgrade!
     
  4. The Mirror

    The Mirror SS.org Regular

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    Nicely done. I skipped the SVN (owning a Custom 24-7) and went directly with the Holcomb SVN.

    The pickups sure make a difference.

    I also can absolutely recommend installing locking tuners and a Graphtech Nut. Those are the only parts of the SE series that are really subpar.
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn ESP • Ibanez Forum MVP

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    That looks awesome. Great job, nice guitar too!
     
  6. Dumple Stilzkin

    Dumple Stilzkin Don’t be afraid to fart when you pee.

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    You got a real looker there! Nice top. I love my se model. Nice choices on the upgrades, good move with the black rings.
     
  7. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

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    I juat commented this guitar on reddit. That's a beauty and the pups&black pickup bezels are a great improvement on the overall look.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Love it!
     
  9. The Monster With .

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    Great pickups, looks killer!
     
  10. Xykhron

    Xykhron SS.org Regular

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    It looks way better now. Good work
     
  11. Hollowway

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    This is how that guitar SHOULD look from the factory. That is WAY better looking.

    it might be cool to dye the fb black, too.
     
  12. Hoss632

    Hoss632 SS.org Regular

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    You aren't lying. That made a HUGE difference in the vibe the guitar gives off.
     
  13. Anectine_Matt

    Anectine_Matt SS.org Regular

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    Damn, that looks awesome! Really been GAS'ing for those newer SVN's. I've got two of the older models that I did the exact same thing with, threw a set of Aftermaths in the sunburst one and Painkillers in the amethyst and they both transformed into straight up murderers, easily my favorite 7's now.
     

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