Guitar Madness Pickups

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone!

    In my search for affordable but good pickups, I ended up with befriending the guys at https://www.ebay.com/usr/guitarmadnessguitarmadness. They have a new line of pickups which are Gibson Dirty Fingers alternatives. They asked for my idea what to name them, and I thought "Dirty Digits"!

    If you guys are interested to try them out, here ya go! They are less than $30 a set!

    Gold poles set: https://www.ebay.com/itm/282828719801
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    Chrome poles set: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273048076869
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    I will be trying the bridge pickup installed on my Epiphone Special II and make a video review soon! It currently has Guitar Madness' P94 on neck and rail humbuckers on bridge and sounds wonderful enough! I am just looking for a bridge that is more gritty and wild on drive.

    Would appreciate it if you could mention that I referred. Thanks!
     
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    littlebadboy Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to mention that they are less than $30 a set!
     
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    Nice naming job! They look really interesting. I'm trying to think what guitar I could put them in. Let us know what you think of yours.

    I bought a set of their hexbuckers to put in a Kramer I was fixing up to sell and they sounded great.
     

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    That is cool you got to name them and that is a good price for a set. I'v e played the originals and can say they don't fit my style. I always felt like I was fighting them, instead of them helping me.
     
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    Cool how the name came about but to make them sound better than Gibson's I would have called them Filthy Digits. Just my $.02 and probably not even worth that.
     
  6. tobijohn

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    For $30 shipped, it's hard not to give them a shot. As inconclusive as sound demos can be due to so many uncontrollable variables, I'd still like to hear one first...
     
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    Any build specs on them?
     
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    The ebay page mentions that they're made in Korea, neck is 10.5K, bridge is 17K.
    I'll wait until a couple of people test drive them before considering.
     
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    From the eBay page:

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  10. kungphugrip

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    well i love Dirty Fingaz so ill be purchasing a set, i will mention i was referred by
    lil BBoy
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, for less than $30 shipped, I was thinking of doing the same. I guess I'll sell one of the sets of Giovanni GVH-1s I've got. I went a little crazy when they were all the rage and I don't really need the exact same pickups in three different LP style guitars...
     
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    DFs arent pups that will do everything but they are fun!
    had them in a faded Les Paul and of all the guitars i no longer have, i miss that one most!
    i have a al 2000 with no pups so its perfect!
     
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    I had the same problem with my 1981 Gibson Les Paul XR-1 and the stock dirty fingers (cream/black). They worked just fine for heavy riffs, but I couldnt' get them to lighten up their attack, even when coil tapped. It could have been my inexperience at the time, but it's too late to find out! I traded it towards my 1996 Fender Lonestar Strat. In contrast the pearly gates bridge is a hot-rod engine, but it can be tamed. No regrets
     
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    Thanks!

    I do not have any financial gains for this, but they were patient with my queries. They were excited with this new line and I was looking for a particular sound and they recommended this. I told them I will give word about it.
     
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    I have three sets of GM pickups. One non-staggered A5 Strat set in my Hawk, a set of uncovered black A5 HB's in my Epi Special 1 and a black uncovered A2 HB in my Epi Jr. Like them all. Good pickups and low cost.
     
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    If they are like Gibson's Dirty Fingers, they will have two large ceramic magnets, where most humbuckers have a single less powerful magnet. That, combined with unbelievable amount of winding of ultra thin 44 guage wire, this slams the front-end of the amp.
     
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    If they get muddy, they could be called Stinky Fingers.
     
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    I was considering their alnico firebird mini set. Wish they had em in a2.
     
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    I have their P94 on my cheap LP neck and I love it! It has an amazing clean sound! With a little dirt, it makes a great bluesy tone! I also have their rail humbuckers that drives so clean and smooth, but I don't want smooth. I want a bridge that would really drive mad, and they recommended these DF clones. I am still waiting for them in the mailbox.
     
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