It is a lower cost version used in the SE and S2 guitars and has the traditional uncovered pickup look vs. the squabbins on the USA version. I'm not at home, otherwise I'd check the 2 sets of McCarty pickups I have in my box of pickups. Inspired by the classic 1957 humbucker and introduced in 2008, the 57/08 by Paul Reed Smith are made with vintage-style wire and wound in-house. PRS Humbucking Pickups Wiring diagrams and color codes for PRS Humbucking pickups. Treble Pickup (ACC-3412) Magnet: Alnico 2 DC Res: 9.4k Cover: Nickel Bass Pickup (ACC-3413) Magnet: Alnico 2 DC Res: 8.5k Cover: Nickel Compatible with: 3-way, 3-way push/pull, or 5-way pickup selectors The HFS is a powerful pickup with a balance of aggression, clear highs, strong mid-range, and strong bass. But the pickups were very good. What are their characteristics? It is a full range pickup with warm yet clear characteristics. The non "S" version is made by PRS in the Maryland factory. The Vintage Bass has a warm high-mid sound that’s excellent for rock or jazz. Bass Pickup (Nickel: ACC-3021 | Gold: ACC-3023) Magnet: Alnico 2 DC Res: 8.5k Uncovered Compatible with: 3-way, 3-way push/pull, or 5-way pickup selectors Pickup charts are informational. Joined: Dec 5, 2016 Messages: 113 Likes Received: 121. J. Jay Strange Member. The "S" version of the 85/15 is made by G&B Pickup Co in Korea to PRS specs. Treble Pickup (Nickel: ACC-3012 | Gold: ACC-3014) Magnet: Alnico 4 DC Res: 12k Cover: Nickel Bass Pickup (Nickel: ACC- Dragon II Pickups – PRS Guitars West Street East Accessory Store PRS #9 Bass: Not currently stock on any model, this is the most vintage sounding bass pickup PRS makes. Reactions: scolfax. Official PRS Guitars Forum. I-PRS Paul Reed Smith uses their own color code system for 4-conductor pickups. The evolution of the original Standard Bass pickup. Forums > Guitars and Amplifiers > Electric Instruments > Tell me about HFS pickups. Apr 23, 2014 #3 They are fine pickups. PRS is very vague about the details of their pickups. shane8 Member. Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Mole351, Nov 6, 2017. Last edited: Apr 23, 2014. Everything I've seen on the 85/15 S has been favorable. PRS #8 Bass: Again these are stock on guitars Paul Reed Smith has made for himself or his friends. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Mole351 New Member. I really liked the neck. The schematic below shows the coils and their respective colors. Please remember there are many factors that influence tone. Probably similar to putting A5's in Antiquites. Messages 30,995. A 4-conductor humbucker has many wiring and tonal options. When using the options below, the bare or shield-wire is soldered to "ground" on the volume pot casing. Originally meaning Hot, Fat, and Screams, the HFS was the evolution of the original Standard Treble pickup. I switched them out for a set of 57/08s that I had lying around for a project guitar and put them back almost immediately because they sounded better. Re: Specs of PRS McCarty pickups? I believe they're around 8K/7.2K A5. Messages 856. Apr 23, 2014 #4 definitely … Compared to other pu's like 85/15 and 57/08?