I'm thinking about replacing the bridge Evo on my JEM7BSB with a Lawrence pickup (I really love Bettencourt's tone on Extreme's Pornograffitti).
I already have one on my Washburn N2 but it's a Stew-Mac, not a genuine Bill Lawrence', and besides I can't remember if it's a L500 or a L500-XL... But it's the kind of tone I'm looking for.
So I need your help. I would like the output voltage of the new pickup to match the voltage of the neck Evo. Do any of you know which of the XL500 and L500 is closer in that regard ? What are their voltage output ? And what are the tone differences between the two ?
Second thing, I know that the Washburn N4 is equipped with L500, but it's not clear who makes them between Bill Lawrence , Stew-Mac, or even Washburn... I noticed there are some N4 owners out there, so could they tell me ? If it can help, I know that the Bill Lawrence blades are much thicker than the Stew-Mac blades (as you can see on the Lawrence website
and Stew-Mac site
), and besides the finish quality seems
a bit higher with genuine Lawrence pickups...
Lastly, there's much talk on the Harmony Central website and on the Lawrence website about the quality and tone differences between Lawrences and Stew-Macs. I'd like to know if anyone actually compared them and what they thought. I guess I could have asked on the Harmony Central forum, but I trust the people here much much more :biggrin:
Thanks for your help !