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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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GFS Dream or Mean 90?

i play in kind of a sludge metal band al'a Mastodon, Down, Neurosis, AIC, Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Lamb Of God etc. and was wondering if many of you had tried these humbucker sized p-90's and which you would prefer for this style?

If the one i get is too soft i will have salamander wind it hotter ;-)
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 03:13 AM
 
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Re: GFS Dream or Mean 90?

Not quite what you asked, but I recently fitted a Dimarzio Bluesbucker - looks like a humbucker but gives a P90 sound. I'm really impressed with it, and it is humcancelling as well which would be useful for the sort of gain you need for the sounds you mention.
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Re: GFS Dream or Mean 90?

i have heard conflicting reports on the beefyness of the bluesbucker lol
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Re: GFS Dream or Mean 90?

Comparable with standard P90s. I think people who complain generally have an odd idea about what P90s sound like. It is rather like saying that all humbuckers sound the same. The Bluesbucker sounds like A P90, not necessarily THE P90 you were thinking of.
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Re: GFS Dream or Mean 90?

I am wanting something that will give me loads of articulate beefy low end without sounding sterile, and clean up to a smooth warmth with pick attack.

The dream 90 claims a more modern crunch but the mean 90 has much more lower mids and slighty more dc resistance (mean: 8.8k, dream:8.4k, for bridge position) acording to their reviews/descriptions.
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Re: GFS Dream or Mean 90?

Fair enough, the bluesbucker is a fairly polite pickup, so probably not what you wanted. How about this:
http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/ZP-MQ.html
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Re: GFS Dream or Mean 90?

Wait a couple weeks until NAMM and watch the Duncan new products launches. There could be something in there that interests you.
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Re: GFS Dream or Mean 90?

i have heard that a few times, i hope it turns out to be what i am looking for but if not... any preferences between the two gfs pickups?

the barknuckle looks similar but kinda low output, also probably cant beat the gfs price! lol (30-35$!)
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