Humbuckers with a single coil sound? Which one?

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by Rottenegg, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. omni

    omni New Member

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    Hi Musicalhair, good to hear you've decided on the TV jones pups.
    Very nice guy TV. He actually referred me to Stewmac for the pups because I needed gold plated ones which he had just delivered to them.

    I'm very interested to hear what you think of them!
     
  2. musicalhair

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    Hey Omni, I'll hopefully be able to place the order next week. It was actually the "Power'Trons" he was recommending-- I just was looking over my notes from the conversation-- not "magna'tron". All totaled it might be about four or five weeks before I get them in and get a good listen to them.
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Great! Keep us posted as were all interested in how it all works out..... :o
     
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    This is very interesting guys! I thought about that a while back.Using Gretsch pups in a SG to get that sound in a comfortable frame! I'm also very interested in hearing how it works out!
     
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    Custom order one to try it, be interesting to hear what it does!
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Fralins are quite worthy too .....as the field gets wider!
     
  8. Guitar3dt

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    I really recommend the Kent Armstrong Humbucker-Sized P-90's!

    Cybergall tipped me off to them, and at $50 bucks a pop, they turned my cheap SG knockoff into an amazing guitar.



    You really can't believe how good this thing sounds now! Trust me on this one, at 50 bucks, you can't go wrong!!!
     
  9. musicalhair

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    You know, with all these choices the only thing I can do is get more guitars. I don't have enough to satisfy all these curiosities I'm having about these different pickups. I need at least 6 or 7 more guitars to get a handle on all these different options.
     
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    sounds like a good plan to me!
     
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    3DT - Thanks for keeping the movement alive/Fender sound?

    Yeah, the Kent's are a good buy and sound like real-deal P90s. Going to the original poster's original post, though, I can't say that the Kent's sound like Fender single coils. They are much fatter. Dimarzio Bluesbuckers are a little thinner sounding. They're really nice but still not completely Fender. Dimarzio "Humbucker from Hell" pups are supposed to sound Fenderish. Both Dimzarzios are humbucking. You can also wire up a series/parrallel switch to a reasonably hot neck pickup to be able to switch to a noiseless Fender sound in the neck. I've had the best results in this tone with a Duncan Distortion in the neck.

    3DT -
    I have to say I've been switching around between the Kent's and the Duncan Bluesbuckers. The Bluesbuckers put out a little more and have more bite. I prefer them for lead playing, but I prefer the Kent's for rhythm. Have soldering gun will travel.
     
  12. Guitar3dt

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    Hey, good to hear from you!


    I absolutely love them. Once I get finished with this guitar (and get it shielded!!!) it should sound absolutely amazing!
     
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