6. Schematics, FAQ's, Customer Support Contact Information and more, A video posted by Living Colour (@livingcolourofficial). As you may know, the stock Vela comes with a plate-style bridge. Check out our calendar of events then come out to meet PRS on the road. Additionally, the PTC team hand-routed an area around the headstock to allow for the Floyd’s locking nut. Magnetic Pickup Volume Control These rest against the six notched brass body mounting screws. “Before” is representative of the routing on a stock S2 Vela, and “after” the new routing required for Vernon’s guitar. Vernon is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and a member of Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”. The body needed to be altered on the top and back to make room for the Floyd’s floating bridge and springs underneath. Additionally, the PTC team hand-routed an area around the headstock to allow for the Floyd’s locking nut. Join the family today. 00. Roland MIDI Pickup Volume Control Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - Vintage Cherry. The pocket in the tremolo bridge keeps th… Discussion in 'PTC - PRS Tech Center' started by Usagainstthem, Feb 22, 2016. Read the PRS story; get factory tour details for your next visit, and check out our career opportunities. O, please Pau please! The PTC job we are exploring today features PRS artist Vernon Reid’s newest axe, an S2 Vela with some awesomely unique modifications! Here’s why the PTC needed to make new cuts: 1. Below, you can visualize the before and after. Routing for a second input jack. Routing for a Floyd Rose Tremolo. 1. The Vela is PRS' offset guitar, featuring alluring curves and a variety of configurations. Vernon asked for a pretty unique set of specs for his new S2 Vela guitar, and the PTC folks made it happen — let’s take a look! As you may know, the stock Vela comes with a plate-style bridge. 3-Way Mini Toggle (Up = MIDI Pickup, Middle = Both, Down = All Magnetic Pickup) Usagainstthem New Member. 2. This knife-edge set-up ensures that the bridge will return to pitch after use. Sign up here to get product announcements, artist news, and more delivered straight to your inbox. 3. The design elements are simple and resemble the traditional fulcrum tremolo but with some important differences. Refer to the image below for a run-down of the electronics controls: 1. Most often found in PRS' S2 range, the Vela comes in a number of forms. First, the PTC measured and re-routed the body with the new cavities needed for the unique layout. All fields are required. Toggle Up Through MIDI Sounds Vela why no trem? Back in 1984, Paul Reed Smith was granted a patent on his tremolo system. Routing for the battery pack. Another job well done by the PTC team and we’re happy to see that Vernon is thrilled with his new (highly versatile) axe! An area needed to be cut for a 13-pin connector - more on this in a bit! Routing for a Floyd Rose Tremolo. A custom pickguard was fabricated to fit the two EMG humbuckers, Roland GK3 MIDI pickup, and new electronics controls. PRS S2 Vela Semi-Hollow - Vintage Cherry . $1,499.00 $ 1, 499. Is this a pssability? In the front of a PRS bridge, the six mounting screw holes are counter-sunk from underneath, providing six brass knife-edge fulcrums. 2. The body needed to be altered on the top and back to make room for the Floyd’s floating bridge and springs underneath. Choose one of our Private Stock models or let us build your dream instrument. Signature Club is open to anyone with an interest in PRS. A cut was made in the back of the body to accommodate this. Get expert advice and take a more casual look behind the scenes. 4. The Paul Reed Smith Tech Center (PTC) is in the business of making your guitar dreams a reality. This stock S2 Vela came into the PTC stripped of its hardware and without any finish on it. I so want a Vela with the same trem as a standard 22. 7. It's essentially the PRS offset, with a beautiful asymmetrical body shape based on the PRS doublecut design. Read our official news stories and product announcements. 2. Joined: Feb 22, 2016 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 7. When the paint had dried it was time for hardware and final assembly. Magnetic Pickup Tone Control Show yourself and your gear some love with PRS parts, accessories, and apparel. Check it out below! 5. It’s not every day we see a PTC job as extensive as Vernon Reid’s. 3. View our current job openings and join our team! A video posted by Living Colour (@livingcolourofficial) on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:38pm PDT, A video posted by Living Colour (@livingcolourofficial) on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:45am PDT. Ask questions, show off your gear, or simply chat with fellow guitar fanatics. Per Vernon’s request, this Vela would get a set of EMG active pickups requiring a battery unit to power them. After sanding, the guitar was sprayed in one of our newly released finishes, Egyptian Gold Metallic. The pinnacle of PRS design, materials, and execution. After the routing was finished, the neck was re-shaped to a “hard-V” per Vernon’s request. 3-Way Blade Pickup Selector In addition to standard PRS repairs and maintenance, the PTC specializes in overhauling your guitar to meet your unique needs as a musician. If you were wondering what the 13-pin connector was for, it allows connectivity between the Roland MIDI pickup and MIDI control unit! Toggle Down Through MIDI Sounds. Your email address will not be displayed with your comment. Of PRS design, materials, and more, a video posted by Living Colour ( @ livingcolourofficial.... 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