Just recently pulled a set of Lollar Blondes out of a 62 thin skin reissue.
Installed a set of Seymour Duncan Psychedelic Strat Pickups wound by the one and only MJ.
I think she winds some great pickups.
Quite an improvement to my old ears.
I don’t know your age.
Myself, I was in my early 40’s before I felt I could buy really nice anything for a hobby.
By then there was always money left over.
Before then it just would of caused stress trying to pay for it on top of all the necessary stuff for the family.
Being debt free is a...
I don’t play a guitar with that neck but I wear a XXL glove and much prefer a slim neck.
Fat necks are just uncomfortable and slow.
A guitar with a slim neck seems to put out a lot more vibration which makes sense. Stiff fat necks seem to dampen vibration and the sound is duller to me.
My Custom 22 can't handle long leg pickups.
If your McCarty can handle the long legs so you can get them low enough I would install a set of Duncan Seth Lovers.
I bet you will love the results with the type of tones you mentioned.
For slightly less output go with a set of Duncan Antiquities...
The only thing I’ve bought is a Source Audio Nemesis Delay.
Been messing around with it getting some good sounds but if the truth be told it is not even close to the sound quality of my Strymon Timeline.
All I know is if you play sitting down the heavy one will make your thigh sore.
Being a heavy Les Paul if you let go of it even for a second the neck will slap you in the face as it instantly rolls back off your leg.
With a sore leg and face I’m afraid that would bias my decision about the tone.
Duncan Antiquity II Surfs
Right now the Surfs are my favorite of the bunch and may be what you’re looking for with the hotter bridge pickup.
Sweetwater sells antiquities without the cosmetic aging and that’s what I have.
All kinds of people.
I have a buddy that doesn’t play guitar but every time he buys anything he has to try something different. He thinks it would be boring to buy the same brand over and over.
Boy has he been through new trucks and golf clubs.
I occasionally try different things but if...
I have a 500 and do think it’s a great delay pedal although the programming can be really time consuming. I’ve messed around with the options but generally use it for delay.
I later bought a Strymon Timeline and still use both but the Timeline has become by my favorite of the two.
If I hadn’t...
Glad you received them.
I have a set of Tru 62’s that are good pickups but I seriously doubt he had anything to do with winding them.
But then some of the greatest strat pickups the world has ever heard were probably wound by some totally unknown person working in Fenders winding shop.
Since you’re interested in used and not wanting a trem I would try to check out the SC 58 or Stripped 58.
I like the bridge and stop tail on these and with the 57/08 pickups they Sound great clean or dirty.
I have the Stripped 58. My favorite PRS.