Originally Posted by rguser
The only Duncan pickup I like is the new Custom5 model, but it's not a hard rock pick up. ( I would like to talk about it if anybody is interested, because it's really good for anything that's NOT high distortion related. I have it on my Ibanez Talman TC825!!!)
I'd love to hear your opinions on it, I'm slightly intrigued by a pup somewhat designed "By the people"
Seems like it's based more around vintage tone as opposed to a high output distortion pup.
Can you compare it to anything?
Got any sound clips?
So my first question is: are all neckthrus bright sounding? including rgt3120?
If so, I would like a pickup that can make it softer and warmer but keeping the sustain
My experience is the opposite.
I've always found neck thru's to be deeper and more rounder sounding, but the choice of wood does impact on this.
If you're after a little more soloing clarity have you thought of something like a Steve's Special? (Dimarzio)
Personally I think the BREED might get just that little bit mushy on a neck thru.
You'll mostly find that when soloing in the higher registers a neck thru will be deeper and rounder and a bolt on thinner and slightly sharper, you may be better looking for a pup with more clarity on a neck thru.
I can imagine the Steve's Special will sound slightly warmer up top on a neck thru as oppposed to the bolt on JPM but will still retain some clarity.