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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2002, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need a new Single Coil on my Floral - recommendations please

Well, the middle single on my Floral is measuring at less than 5 ohms resistance, and no matter how I adjust the pups it's behaving more as a hinderance than a help... I've put a Breed in the bridge and wired up a push/push tone pot to split the humbuckers - I've also wired up a new switch so that I get the neck-bridge pickup combo in the middle (3) switch position, and this gives me a very nice in-between tone... But the only place the middle pup sounds half-way decent is when the 'buckers are split and I set the switch in pos. 2 (neck-mid) - otherwise, it just plain sucks... so it's time to replace it... I would ideally like to put in something that will fit under the pink cover (cosmetics matter to me :-) or that is available in a pink or green finish... Any recommendations guys? Please? I'm going to be stuck with whatever I chose for a while - like it or not - so I really could use some help here :biggrin:
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2002, 06:35 PM
 
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Need a new Single Coil on my Floral

How about an HS-2 wired for single-coil mode only?
That's what DiMarzio recommended to me when I asked them what pickup
I should buy to put between the Breeds I ordered.
They said they'll balance out very nicely with the Breeds..
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2002, 08:24 PM
 
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Need a new Single Coil on my Floral

I highly recommend the Blue Velvet. It's a very balanced single coil, and it's relatively high output, so it matches well with humbuckers in the neck & bridge positions. I've tried it with evolutions in a basswood body, with Air Norton/Steves Special in an alder body, with AN/Tone Zone in a mahogany body, and with FRED/Super 3 in a mahogany body, and it sounds good in all of 'em. I'd probably put Blue Velvets in my Jems but I'm too lazy to take them apart!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 11:32 AM
 
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Need a new Single Coil on my Floral

Love my VirtuAL 2 Bridge model p'up (DP 409) in the middle position, wired as a single. http://www.dimarzio.com/vir_2_b.html

Haven't taken my Strat out of the case since i put that bad boy in my Jem

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 02:09 PM
 
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Need a new Single Coil on my Floral

I'd STRONGLY advise you to try KinMan pickups.

www.kinman.com

You'll never regret this...

Listen to this tone...

http://www.kinman.com/html/mediaCentre/sounds.htm

(Edited by Spiral Acid at 2:13 pm on Feb. 27, 2002)
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need a new Single Coil on my Floral

Actually, I've got an HS-2 on order all ready... Since I have a push/push tone pot that coil taps the pickups for me, I'm going to wire it the same as the others - it'll be humbucking when they're humbucking and single coil when they're single coils... Since the middle position on the switch is actually neck - bridge, the HS-2 never has to stand alone - I just wanted something that would complement the PAF Pro and Breed, and Dimarzio suggested this... Thanks to chainsawzombie for inadvertently recommending I go to the source for a recommendation :thumbsup:
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