Guitar Madness Pickups

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  1. tobijohn

    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Of which ones?
     
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    No, I haven't heard them. I bought them solely based off the reviews on EBAY, which were all really good. They do offer returns, so if you're not happy, you have that option. My feeling is, no matter what, they have to be better than the ceramic buckers they're replacing. We'll see what happens. For the money, if they're even half way decent, I'll be really pleased. I'll post a review once I get a set installed. However, that will of course be very subjective anyway. LOL have a good weekend.
     
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    I also jumped onboard. Have a set of 59’s zebras and 59 chromes.
     
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    jmilch Well-Known Member

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    I went with the 59 in zebra. The pictures all look like cream and black so I hope that’s the case.

    And a set of chromes just in case.
     
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    I don't think anyone will be disappointed in these as long as they buy the right type of humbuckers. It's amazing how little some people know about pickup types. There are some really uniformed or uneducated people there are out there.
     
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    Well honestly... they are just mechanical devices. There are only so many ways you can construct a pickup.

    Original PAF’s do not contain unicorn dust. Unbeknownst to those who swear by it
     
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    If someone buys a low output al5 bridge pickup and expects a super distortion sound then they may be disappointed. This is what I am trying to say previously without naming brands/models. There is a certain ignorance about guitar pickups that exists..with certain people...I run into it all the time..these types of people rarely are well educated about many things in life..I work with many of them, trust me. They are not fairy dust, but construction can determine a lot.
     
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    Not unicorn dust, but old wire. Its made differently now.
    You gotta sniff the cork, if you can bend over that far!
    A lot of folks cant, but a lot of folks can hear a difference.
     
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    Correct. I’m not saying there isn’t a difference. But the difference isn’t unicorn dust. It’s not like pickups are complicated devices. How it’s made and what it’s made with matters.

    But I agree exactly with what you’re saying.
     
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    Perception is reality.

    That’s why I enjoy watching A/B comparisons on YouTube. Many of those “experienced “ people aren’t real accurate.

    At the end of day we play what we want. And that’s all that counts. Unicorn dust or not
     
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    Yep, I agree that they do sound different.



    I'm waiting for more parts to finish my GM Rail Buckers installation on my project guitar. It plays bass and guitar at the same time. Likewise, a demo will follow.

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    That’s awesome. I’d be interested in seeing the results for sure
     
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    Ok, I'll bite. Recently I picked up some Dragonfire Phat Screamers and I simply love them. They are brilliant. So why not buy more? I don't really like having multiples of the exact same pickups.

    I want pickups that are great for heavyish stuff, warm and full. For an example: pretty much anything Tremonti does on a regular basis. I especially love that even in the heavier sections, you can still hear the indiviual notes in all the silly chording he likes to do. And still, when he hits the strings, the balls are hanging out - so to speak. The Phat Screamers do a very good job of this, but again... I like having different options in the same ballpark.

    I want to yank the 81/85's out of a Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 with a Floyd (mahogany/mahogany neck thru, if it matters) to be replaced by such a set. I love the guitar, but can't learn to love the EMG's. I'm not trying to get exact matches for Mr. Tremonti's tonez, but that's the most precise description I can deliver. Get me close, and I'm happy.

    Caveat: I know the meat of his tone is in the production. However, I've seen this cat live. The tone is huge. I'm shooting for even half of that.

    You guys have convinced me (again). Any suggestions in the Guitar Madness range?

    Special note to G Madness: Your participation here is a serious driving factor in investigating your wares. Customer service and communication ranks highly with me. Thanks for playing along.

    Very interested in hearing this, please and thank you!
     
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    I'm into heavy stuff too. I would suggest the GM Hot Alnico 5 bridge (similar to SD Jb) or the hotter than hot GM Dirty Digits bridge (similar to Gibson's Dirty Fingers)!
     
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    Guess Ill buy a set to ad to the collection....of pickups Ive never used....sigh. Looking for creamy full tone for a semi, 57's it looks like.
     
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    I've been thinking about going wit Strat SC in the neck, P90 in the middle, and HB in the bridge.
    Sounds like a versatile combination for the Hawk.
     
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    I have a JB/Jazz set (and Invaders, and SuperDistos), looking for something perhaps along the lines of SD's Sentient/Nazgul or maybe even the SH-15 Alternative 8's.

    I really want some Fishmans, Merrow's specifically, but holy hell... $$$$!
     
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    I'm kinda getting the same vibe from the 57 special alnico 2 myself.. nice warm tone, but a tad low on Gain..
     
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    Humidity level?? Amp Gremlins
     
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    Almost certainly ears. I think hearing is the most changing, arbitrary and misleading sense. I'm just praying this magical acoustic I just bought doesn't sound like a trash pile tomorrow.
     
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