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Fralin Blues Special.
Best Tele neck pickup I've ever owned.
Sounds a lot like a Strat pickup.
Had one in my original '54 Esquire for a while....
I know BB King said that of all the British blues guys, Peter Green was the one who gave him chills.
But PG was not nearly as influential as...
I wouldn't unless I went to even lighter strings.
Tuning up to E or A stresses the peg head, the neck joint/angle, the bridge (which is glued on)...
If you say so.
I would say parallel as well. That's just using my ears...not test equipment.
Warren never overdoes it. He's too cool for that.
Paul Gilbert's gear demos can be like that.
Monster player but this video leaves me wondering: "What do these pickups really sound like?"
Eric Gales is a guitarist who uses overdrive and fuzz with "restraint".
He's also a monster player.
The Fuzz kicks in at about 7:30. [MEDIA]
Well...that's the problem with videos and with listening to someone other than yourself trying out pickups.
They're both excellent....
I've owned at least four EJ's.
I love Eric's playing and sound and so I figured I ought to love his guitar too.
But I just couldn't.
I would say that if anything, the opposite is true. You must be listening to someone else playing in a video...right? The Surfer has the bigger...
I'm still going to say Clapton. But I'll never tire of Peter's playing on this cut:
That Suhr sure sounds good.
My own favorites would be the Duncan Antiquity Surfer, Fralin Vintage Hot and, especially if you're on a budget, the...
So A5 in the bridge? Hmmmm...
Well, I'd go for a weaker magnet in the neck. A2, A3 or A4. The weakest would be A3.
I'd start with A2 just...
Sounds like you have two neck pickups. Do they both measure about 7.5K?
The C stands for the winder's last name. So does the L.
I would guess...
Michael Bloomfield thought Clapton was the perfect guitarist. That everything he played was perfect.
Clapton gets my vote.
Alnico 5 for bright. Not Alnico 2.
Duncan 59's would be my pick.
Duncan Jazz for even brighter and more clear. Don't like them as much as the...
The original has a hell of a groove.
If I just close my eyes and listen, it sounds horrible.
There's just nothing beautiful there.
Love Ry, Bonnie, Derek, Duane...but don't...
James Brown had a longer career, more hits, and led the way.
To me, he kind of invented and defined the whole art form.
Feel. What do you sense and feel when you play one guitar compared to another?
That cannot be demonstrated to anyone except...
I feel that with the exception of the pickups, which I replaced with Duncan 59's and Seth Lovers, that the three SE Singlecuts that I've owned...
Then check out a Fralin Steel Pole 43. Best Strat bridge pickup I've ever owned. And that includes the bridge pickup in the four EJ Strats I've...
If that was at the Grande Ballroom I was there that night too. I saw Cream every night they played there. The original Jeff Beck Group too,...
Check out the pedal board and the sound of the Bass Envelope Follower. Might have to pick up one of those....