Updated: Aug 31
This has taken WAY too long for me to complete this project however, timing is everything! When I first set to replicate the JCF preamp found in the real PRS Super Eagle guitars, I did not know how to make PCBs. Now I'm pretty well versed, so I improved the size and layout over the original design.
I am very fortunate that the owner of a real PRS Super Eagle was kind enough to assist me in the quest to replicate the preamp. This was inspiring news to me as you can imagine since I started building the Pseudo Eagle guitar which is inspired by John Mayer's 2019 guitars he played with Dead & Company. When I optimized the design, I kept honest with the original part selection as well to make sure the tone matched the original. WIMA box film capacitors, NE5534P chip, and electrolytic capacitors are all the same.
A few people reached out to me because they reached out to JCF who deferred them to PRS for acquiring one of the preamps. PRS declined and suggested buying a real $12,500 Super Eagle, which is a limited production and no longer available for purchase. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
New for 2023
Since releasing the Pew Pew Preamp (compare to Alembic Blaster) I have inquiries about taking the Psuedo Eagle Preamp and modifying it to work with the Stratocaster/Silver Sky jack plate and I have successfully done that! Here is some pictures and wiring documentation. The jack plate option is available from the Psuedo Eagle ordering page.
Parts used to build this guitar:
DEWALT Router Fixed/Plunge Base Kit, Variable Speed, 12-Amp, 2-1/4-HP (DW618PK) - https://amzn.to/2JhT5zD
Copper Tape - https://amzn.to/2p6PjCo
CTS 500K Pots - https://amzn.to/2pNoJxY
1/4" Router Bit upcut - https://amzn.to/2BCRwIr
CRL 5 Way Switch - https://amzn.to/31GtBCD
DPDT Switches - https://amzn.to/32N4OOE
9V Battery Compartment - https://amzn.to/3cYWguK
PRS Ivory Pickup Ring - https://amzn.to/2PeQmL6
DiMarzio Dual Sound Pickup - https://amzn.to/31zGRJ6
DiMarzio Super 2 Pickup - https://amzn.to/2Pd9TM8
Digital Caliper - https://amzn.to/31PxXra