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 Post subject: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 5:50 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:46 pm 

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bridge: Gibson 57 +, Rio Grande BBQ, Dimarzio SD, Gibson P94T

Neck: Gibson 57, Rio Grande Genuine TX, Gibson BB1, Gibson P94R

I can't stress enough how much the Gibson 57s are perfect for the SG.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:52 pm 
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Bridge: Dimarzio Super Distortion.
Neck: What time is it?
I haven't found "my" neck humbucker yet and change them out pretty regular in an effort to find "that sound" although the Dimarzio PAF Joe that's in my Explorer right now is pretty damn close to what I hear in my head.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:47 am 

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I have the GFS Crunchy PATs in both the neck and bridge of my AL-3100. I think the pickup is a knockoff of the Duncan distortion +?

I really like it for the neck pickup sounds great and the bridge sounds O K but it isn't exactly what I am looking for :d


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:41 pm 

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I went on a tear about 4 or 5 years ago and tried a bunch...
BTW, I like a more open, woody tone.
Br: 57 +, BB2, WCR Darkburst, I dig the Dimarzio S.D for a bit of a hotter and thicker tone.
N: 57, BB1, Dimarzio Norton

I also really dig a set of Vintage Vibe HP90's that I have. Best sound Hum sized P90 I've tried.

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:36 pm 
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Interesting. No love for the Duncan JB/59 combo?


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:47 am 

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EugenicScum wrote:
Interesting. No love for the Duncan JB/59 combo?


The JB/59 combo sounds great in a superstrat or a guitar with a 25.5 scale, but I never got a tone that I liked out of them in a Gibson-like guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:31 pm 

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Gibson Classic '57's are really good, so are Seymour Duncan JB's. Ironically though, I don't really like humbuckers in series wiring--parallel cuts the volume/ mud so that there's more clarity. You lose some low end, but i've found that alot of pedals and amps get hit hard by humbuckers, to the point where you sometimes can't change the overdriven characteristics of those pedals/ amps, whereas with parallel wiring, there's that much more volume cut so that you're not slamming those things automatically. I have a couple of my guitars on the parallel/ series/ single coil toggle switches, it's amazing how much the tonal characteristics change in the same guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:59 am 
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Good shit.

Some more in my list:

Duncan Custom Custom, for the Bridge
Alnico Pro II for the neck

Anyone have them on your guitars?


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:06 pm 
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EugenicScum wrote:
Interesting. No love for the Duncan JB/59 combo?


I use a JB in my aluminum-neck kramer (which only has a bridge pickup) - and this is the guitar I use more than any other.

Definitely the best I have used for that guitar, but in my LP I didn't dig it.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:08 pm 

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I never cared for the jb/59 in any of my guitars. Compared to a SD, it flat out sucks in my opinion. I play rock. SD all the way for the bridge spot. In the neck I usually put a p90, so not much experience there, other than stock gibson and old (70's) ibanez pickups which have been very good to great.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:29 am 
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I just installed a set of Lace Drop n Gains. I have to say, I didn't notice too much difference on my rhythm sounds but a ton of difference when it came to leads. Great all around pickups.

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Bridge: Seymour Duncan Custom 5, Rio Grand BBQ

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:47 pm 
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I've just had a calibrated set of memory man bare knuckle pickups installed on my SG standard. Holy Shit!!!!! It now sounds like it should have always. The tone and sustain is stunning.

(I dont work for them, just proper impressed!)


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Eventually settled for a set of Lace Dirty Heshers for my flying V that should be here soon as well. So many options!


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:51 am 

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Interested in your opinion of the Heshers.
Since my last post here, I acquired some MotorCity pickups. I have since found all other pickups inferior.

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:29 pm 

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Motor City Torques in neck and bridge. Haven't wanted to use anything else since I first tried them four or five years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite humbuckers?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:01 pm 
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i have a duncan '59 in the neck, and a Pearly Gates neck p/u at the bridge of my SG.
I like it for this guitar.

If I buy the guitar I'm considering, I'll go with whatever I think compliments the guitar the best.

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