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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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I currently have a Tone Zone in the bridge of my alder Floyd guitar. Bass is not tight enough and there seems to be some "fake artifacts" of distortion in the background. Tough to describe. Sorry. Was thinking about a Super 3 but then i heard Breed was similar. Or maybe a PAF Pro but then i hear that's too bright! And what neck humbucker to pair this with? I play hair metal in a cover band and instrumental shred stuff at home in standard tuning. Help!
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Re: Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder

Hair Metal: Paf-Pros
Shred: Breeds

Both will do both jobs pretty good, though.
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Re: Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder

For starters adjust your tone Zone. Lower the pickup a bit, then increase the height of the bass side pole-pieces a bit. Lowering the pickup will reduce the low end, and raising the pole-pieces will tighten up and narrow the low end response. Balance the treble side by adjusting the height until the volume is even across strings.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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Re: Breed vs Super 3 vs PAF Pro For Bridge In Alder

the breed is my personal fav.

I have tried the super 3 and didn't care for it. It is super tight on the bass but still is a darker sounding pickup. It is smoother, and the highs are rounded out.

The paf pro, is ok. It is a little under powered IMO, great for classic rock and I like it in the neck position.

The breed is big, full and smooth with outstanding harmonics. It is really hard to get a shrill sound out of them. They do retain all their clarity which to me is almost witchcraft..lol.

I had a tone zone for awhile. It is sort of a 1 trick pony to me. It has unique sound that can be hard to work around imo.
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