read more… This item is sold As-Described. The neck position was equally well balanced, delivering deeply resonant lows, defined highs, and full, throaty midrange. This could be true, but you’ll run into trouble if you assume this is always true. PICKUP MYTHS VS FACTS. Let me know what you got. This type of pickup is perhaps even more regarded among tone hounds for their singular balance, which is where the Starla’s pickups really shine. I replaced it with a PRS \m/ pickup because I wanted a hotter pickup with more mids. There’s loads of upper-midrange snarl on the bridge pickup, making this a sensible choice for staccato rock riffing and big lead lines with that classic PRS clarity. The neck has beautiful spark cleans and the bridge can go really hot. White pickguard and screws include. so yeah, they operate in different space. With this cursory knowledge, lets look at some pickup myths vs facts. The one at the neck has the bluesy warmth and more prominent low end, while the one at the bridge cuts a sharper figure that still sings, and shows off the solid quality of the guitar’s construction. Works great but recently upgraded to a humbucker with more gain. I would trade for a different humbucker sized pickup or even an effects pedal. Remember that a pickup is a sum of its parts: the type of magnet, the strength of the magnet, the turns of wire, the gauge of wire, the size of the slugs and screws. In humbucking mode, the bridge pickup was very balanced, with a bubbly low end that responded naturally to changes in pick attack. Looking to trade my PRS S2 Starla bridge pickup. MYTH: More DC resistance = more output. PRS S2 Starla bridge pickup < image 1 of 1 > QR Code Link to This Post. The PRS S2 Starla has a mixture of Gretsch Filter-tron thrown into the stock pickups along with the Gibson style tune o matic and Bigsby trem, so it's sweet, snarly and jangly all at the same time. If it was me, number 1 mod would be to put an additional Starla pickup in the middle (I actually had plans to do this one day to a Starla). For sale is my starla bridge pickup (made by G & B for PRS S2 guitars) taken out of my recently purchased vela. Starla S2 pickup set. The limited run models come loaded with a Starla bridge humbucker and two Type-D single-coils in the middle and neck position. The downside is that, while the neck pickup also presents an impressively full frequency range, there’s not a lot of clucky sweetness in the middle position – at least, not until we pull out that tone knob. The starla pickup is tonally very flexible but is medium/low output with more scooped/smooth sounding mids.