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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-10-2014, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Describe yout perfect pickup!

As much as i love dimarzio's, i just can't seem to find "the perfect bridge pickup".
As for the neck, i love the air norton S.

The perfect bridge pickup for me would be a Paf pro with a tad more output and "not so harsh" (or in other words trebly) on the high end.
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Re: Describe yout perfect pickup!

how about you try a 250k pot with the PAF pro ?


I can say that the perfect pickup is one that works best with the guitar and amp i have. I always make it a point to try the same pickup at least a couple of times with different amps and guitars.

I tried a super III years ago and hated it, tried it again recently and liked it. Had some lace alumitones in a guitar and didn't realize how good they sounded till i tried to replace them.

I had a breed bridge in a guitar and didn't care for it that much but tried it again later on with a different guitar and different amp and loved it.

I have tried most of the dimarzio pickups over the years and liked most. I still dont like the evo set or the evo II and i have tried them multiple times.
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SD PARALLEL AXIS TREMBUCKER DISTORTION.
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Dimarzio AT-1. That thing is probably the most balanced pup I have ever heard. It plays cleans great, can do crunch cleanly and the notes just sing with high gain. Amazingly balanced pup.
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My Custom Shop customised Seymour Duncan IM1. Wound to give some more output than the stock Custom Shop version. It's balanced, tight in the low end, and cleans up nicely.

The DiMarzio Dominion set is amazing too.
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A Chrome-dual-posi-quadbucker!!!
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I like the vintage PAFs if I can even find them anymore...like fine wine. I had one I got from my friend's '61 Les Paul/SG and put it into my Aria semi-hollowbody. That thing was sweet and I should have kept it when I sold the guitar but back then the old Gibson PAFs were just slightly desirable used pickups, not the super collectibles they are today. The pickup pretty much sounded like both a "dot" '59 ES-335 and a 1958-60 Les Paul (like the new ones but backed off a tad). The aged PAFs are where that great sound made its home and I should have kept that pickup since nothing since then has sounded exactly the same.

Staggered vintage strat and tele pickups are really nice or the many very close remakes from many third party companies. Kent Armstrong makes a great one for a good price.

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As much as i love dimarzio's, i just can't seem to find "the perfect bridge pickup".
As for the neck, i love the air norton S.

The perfect bridge pickup for me would be a Paf pro with a tad more output and "not so harsh" (or in other words trebly) on the high end.

You need an EVO2!

I own a lot of Dimarzio pickups, you'll like the EVO2.
I have an extra one I might part with.

You'd like the Pro Track DP188 in the neck too!
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I've tried all kinds of pickups, most Dimarzios and many Duncans, but I always end up with Evo's in my favorite guitars...
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I've tried all kinds of pickups, most Dimarzios and many Duncans, but I always end up with Evo's in my favorite guitars...
I think that's gonna happen with me and the AT-1
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Any higain pup which allows me to play from clean to metal.
Oh the perfect one should come with (oYo)
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Any higain pup which allows me to play from clean to metal.
Oh the perfect one should come with (oYo)
EMG 81?
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El Rayo Humbucker made by Lollar--perfection.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Describe yout perfect pickup!

I tried evo2 in the past, and it's a good pickup, but a tad to "modern" for me. Same for the At1. Anyone compared the paf pro to the paf 36?
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