Humbucker to go with Fender 57/62's?

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  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    groovy.
    two helters now.
    just what the world needs.:p
     
  2. Helter Skelter

    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    I was thinking about a 59, in my research others have said that they are a bit bland. Bland being subjective I guess
     
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    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    That's something that I've not thought about, I must admit. I'm not a fan of adding any other knobs or switches to the look of the guitar and I've got a thing about push/pull pots so that's a no go either. Will defo keep it in mind though
     
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    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    Care to share which one? :whistling:
     
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    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    Roll the tone down a bit on the neck and balance the overall brightness? on the other hand, it doesn't bother me in the slightest
     
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    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    I've never heard of that pickup, I'll have a wee look on the YouTubes :thumb:
     
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    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    **** yeah! :sneaky::D
     
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    Kester Senior Stratmaster

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    Very true. For me, I love the 59 because it doesn't impart much onto the sound. There's not too much of a mid-kick or gain. It just gives a great platform to work with. I really don't like 'hot' pickups because you can't dial the sound out and the sounds tends to start compressing.
     
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    Scott Baxendale Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I love the Seth lover in the neck position, but if the guitar is not routed I’d suggest a SD Hot Rails, which I also love equally. My experience with the “little 59’s” is that they are real anemic and generic sounding.
    If you have a humbucker rout in the body I’d suggest the Thro-Bak pickups which are the best humbuckers ever!
     
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    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Better copyright that response before someone puts it to music and uses it in a song...;)
     
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    systolsys Strat-Talker

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    If you can find one (used), "Pearly Gates Plus". This was the original humbucker included in the lone-star HSS Strat. It's wound to match the volume output of the Texas Specials in the neck and middle, and voiced to work with the 250kohm pots of the strat (as opposed to the 500k pots found in most Humbucker Guitars).

    If you go for anything else, you might find it a little dulled by the pots... but there are a number of wiring solutions that ensure the humbucker sees 500k while the single coils still get the 250k their designed for.

    Or just be completely obnoxious and put an SD Nazgul in the bridge ;)
     
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    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    Sure. It’s the Seymour Duncan Screamin Demon from the early 90’s. The name sounds like it’s red hot but it isn’t. It’s an Alnico 5 pickup with about the same or maybe a couple of ohms hotter than a Classic PAF humbucker. In practice, I find it a little more lively and with a little more top end sparkle than most PAF’s.
     
  13. Helter Skelter

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    What can I say, I'm a poet and didn't know it lol
     
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    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    I was thinking about putting a Duncan Nazgul in my *cough* Gibson Custom. I had a Duncan Distortion in there, well it was a JB with a double thick ceramic, but it sounded a bit, well...****. It controls the high gain stuff well but it was so sterile and a boring. The *cough* Gibson pickup went right back in there
     
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    Helter Skelter Strat-Talk Member

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    Cheers for the recommendation, I'll give it a YouTube :thumb:
     
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    systolsys Strat-Talker

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    I have an HH Telecaster with a Pegasus/Sentient Set. It came as a set of three that included the Nazgul. Which I've never installed in anything. Yet. Sentient is a great neck pickup. Still working out how to get the best out of the Pegasus... but it's definitely not a one-trick pony.
     
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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Dimarzio 36th anniversary paf.
     
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