If you're mostly or always play blues...

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  1. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Strat-O-Master

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    3 of my 5 Strat-oids only have humbuckers.

    On my cheap SX (right in avatar) I recently put these cheap single rail pickups in it. When I bought them, I mainly wanted to test them out for potential use in cigar box guitars. However, they really surprised me with how good they sounded, very chimey and can get dirty when you dig in. While the EBay listing is kind of vague on the resistance, say 9.8k or 16k, the set I got measured out to 7.25k on all pickups. By adjusting the heights I got a good balance. The listing also says they're humbuckers, they're not.

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  2. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Strat-O-Master

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  3. DavidGilmour

    DavidGilmour Strat-Talker

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    I stand by what I said..this sounds bloody awful
     
  4. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    And I think it sounds alright. Definitely sounds like blues.

    Here we have Megadeth on Cello. I wonder what wood they use in them bows to get those tonezez.



    And some Metallica on hurdy gurdy.

     
  5. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    And some blues on violin. Solo happens about 1/3rd in.

     
  6. DavidGilmour

    DavidGilmour Strat-Talker

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    i sit in my chair rocking back n forth, not to the music.. coz ive gone mad..