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DiMarzio 78 69.03%
EMG 7 6.19%
Seymour Duncan 21 18.58%
Lundgren 2 1.77%
Bare Knuckle 12 10.62%
Haussel 2 1.77%
PRS 7 6.19%
Gibson 8 7.08%
Other 12 10.62%
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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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which are the most toneful pickups for your ears? on which body?
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Why do you ask this question?
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Re: most toneful pickups

Which model?

There are many DiMarzio and they all sound different. We have the same story if we go to SD or Bare Knuckle or any other brand.
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Why do you ask this question?
i got sick every time seeing a better one....i'm asking to take a clear look from another point of view....nothing special


i have a punch of defferents pickups here....i'm not take the risk to try lundgrens without see what's up here....also bare and so on...

i had spend lot of money on dimarzio and emgs and are cool....seymour looks ninja situation and i don't know about their quality.....

i don't care the style....only the huge tone!

cheers mate

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When it comes to pickups, "better" is highly subjective. Just because some new pickup or new boutique manufacturer comes out claiming to be the "most incredible pickup ever made" doesn't mean it will be one that you like. Even if a lot of people like a certain brand or model of pickup, that doesn't mean you will like it. For example, I lot of people like the Dimarzio Air Norton in the neck position but I don't. A lot of people like EMGs but I don't.

I've been using Dimarzios exclusively now for around 20 yrs. I've stuck with them because by owning one Dimarzio, I have a point of reference against all the rest. My main pickup is the Tone Zone so if Dimarzio's tone ratings (bass, mid, treble) are different than the Tone Zone, I have a good idea of how it will sound.
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When it comes to pickups, "better" is highly subjective. Just because some new pickup or new boutique manufacturer comes out claiming to be the "most incredible pickup ever made" doesn't mean it will be one that you like. Even if a lot of people like a certain brand or model of pickup, that doesn't mean you will like it. For example, I lot of people like the Dimarzio Air Norton in the neck position but I don't. A lot of people like EMGs but I don't.

I've been using Dimarzios exclusively now for around 20 yrs. I've stuck with them because by owning one Dimarzio, I have a point of reference against all the rest. My main pickup is the Tone Zone so if Dimarzio's tone ratings (bass, mid, treble) are different than the Tone Zone, I have a good idea of how it will sound.
yeah i know everything you said man.....but the problem here is:

TONEFUL! NOT PICKUS CHARACTER!!! daaaa
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yeah i know everything you said man.....but the problem here is:

TONEFUL! NOT PICKUS CHARACTER!!! daaaa
Please excuse but perhaps something is getting lost in translation. I don't understand what you mean by a pickup's character.
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Please excuse but perhaps something is getting lost in translation. I don't understand what you mean by a pickup's character.
ok look.....when we say:
guitar, body, amp, or pedal character, that's mean the standard-main-characteristic sound.....for example:

j.petrucci music man, has a nice characteristic sound plaplapla


toneful = rich-good-tone

toneful pickups = we mean (no a standard character tone but) a rich tone

if you see in dimarzio.com the sound of each one pick up you'll see:
tr:6 m:6 b:6 = 18~
tr:7 m:5 b:8 = 20~

every pickups has a different sound character AND EQ
so i'm lookin for a good EQ
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toneful pickups = we mean (no a standard character tone but) a rich tone
Ok, but then you need to define what you consider a "rich tone" because tone is subjective.

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if you see in dimarzio.com the sound of each one pick up you'll see:
tr:6 m:6 b:6 = 18~
tr:7 m:5 b:8 = 20~
I'm not quite sure why you've added up the numbers there but the sum has no meaning in regards to a pickup's tone.

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every pickups has a different sound character AND EQ so i'm lookin for a good EQ
Again, what do you consider a good EQ? Everyone has difference preferences.

Lately, I've found that with my new amp (Fractal Audio Axe-FX) that a flatter response, lower output pickup is more flexible. I can shape the sound extensively (pre-distortion/amp EQ, post amp EQ, gain boost, etc.) so the flatter the pickup is naturally, the less time it takes to reshape its tone to be something completely different.
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Re: most toneful pickups

dude -_____- if you don't like the thread ok don't judge....
like i told you berfore, i wanna see the peoples knowledge and take more opinions about pickups......

(by the way characteristic it's greek word (χαρακτηριστικό) i can't explain you that in english cause you already have to know it)
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dude -_____- if you don't like the thread ok don't judge....
like i told you berfore, i wanna see the peoples knowledge and take more opinions about pickups......
I'm sorry if you felt that I was judging you for my intent was merely to better understand why you were asking the question.

Regarding the solicitation of opinions regarding pickups, there are a plethora of threads here that cover the very subject.

In my last post I did inject my latest findings on pickups which is a different way to look at how a pickup sounds.

If you are willing to or already use some type of pre-amplifier processing (pedals, rack, etc.) you can use a relatively flat (tone-wise), low output pickup produce a wide variety of tones.
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if you see in dimarzio.com the sound of each one pick up you'll see:
tr:6 m:6 b:6 = 18~
tr:7 m:5 b:8 = 20~
This is a first
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if you see in dimarzio.com the sound of each one pick up you'll see:
tr:6 m:6 b:6 = 18~
tr:7 m:5 b:8 = 20~

every pickups has a different sound character AND EQ
so i'm lookin for a good EQ
So highest output?

If you want lots of output active pickups such as SD blackouts or EMGs have that.

What's a 'good eq' btw? just asking, as that's pretty subjective as well.
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Re: most toneful pickups

My favorite Pickups:

*6 String
-Bridge: EMG 81
-Neck: EMG 85

*7 String
-Bridge: Evo 7, Blaze Custom, D-Sonic 7
-Neck: Blaze Neck, Liquifire 7
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Re: most toneful pickups

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