So What's The Skinny On Lipstick Pickups?

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  1. backinit

    backinit Well-Known Member

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    I know they are typically low powered winds, but are they extra glassy?
     
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    backinit Well-Known Member

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    do I need to bump this?
     
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    What do you want to know. SRV put them in one of his strats.30 minutes in:

     

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    I have one of these guitars. I believe they are Duncan Designed pickups. I love the sound. It's very vintage Strat sounding. The video sounds pretty close to what I experience.



     
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    I personally don't like them. Thin and cheap sounding. I'm sure they are totally different than the original ones from the 60s, which were made cheap anyway. With enough pedals and/or effects I'm sure they sound decent.
     
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    They had 43 or 44 gauge wire wrapped directly on a ceramic magnet. They were dipped in epoxy potting, then loaded in lipstick tubes. So they tended to be thin and brittle, as @mozz stated. Quality control of the originals were pretty loose and there were good ones and bad ones. I am not sure of new stock, as I haven run across any .
     
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    I had a Danelectro Mod 6 reissue with lipsticks....some of the best pickups ever !
     
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    They do make your lips look killer on stage!
     
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    Got 'em in a Dano RI from the 90's. I've said it before, the middle/series position is cool as all hell. I like the them in that guitar. I'm sure the series position helps.
     
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    I hear ya!

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    Surf's Up! (y):cool::D
     
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    I have an older telecopy from Indiana Guitar Co. with lipstick pickups. They are not overly glassy. They sound clear and distinct to my ears.
     
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    Yes. It’s called Copper but is really more of a Salmon color. Don’t think I’ve come across someone that had that color. Actually, don’t think I’ve ever seen another one. I also had the Yellow DC and I sold it about five years ago. Big mistake. I like Dano’s.
     
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    I own both a Squier Surf and a Dano U2. I think the lipsticks sound awesome! Especially the Danelectro, it sounds fantastic. Great cleans, and it really howls with some tube overdrive.


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