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  1. duaneflowers

    Cult of the Well-Hung StrapLab

    Thanks my friend! Happy to comply... from left to right: 2006 Martin DXK2AE X Series Acoustic/Electric Dreadnought 2000 Gibson Les Paul '57 RI Murphy AAged Yamano Spec Goldtop {Wizz Limited Edition Vintage Wire PAF Set} 2012 Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG {Wizz Derek Trucks Tribute...
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    Cult of the Well-Hung StrapLab

    Being Well-Hung always attracts the ladies... thanks Brad for another awesome addition to the family!!
  3. duaneflowers

    Can a Kemper profile a pedal such as Kingsley preamp ?

    The Kemper takes a snapshot of a particular setting and reproduces it more or less exactly... if you want to profile different Kingsley settings you would have to take different 'snapshots', but each would be a faithful reproduction of the settings employed...
  4. duaneflowers

    Unpowered Kemper plus a Fryette Power station Pros/Cons ?

    Yes... I chose the Delta Pro for its transparency in that regard... the PS is also quite transparent... so I find it a faithful reproduction of the profile. My other channel is an active Behringer PA, which is about as FRFR as they come and with the exception of the added power behind the tubes...
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    Unpowered Kemper plus a Fryette Power station Pros/Cons ?

    I use a Kemper into my Power Station v1 all the time... no issues at all and I absolutely love it into an Eminence Delta Pro-12A.
  6. duaneflowers

    The Gibson “P.A.F.” Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality

    I believe they were all completely machine wound... the only thing done by hand was the adjusting of the tensioner. The machines all had counters, but they didn't have auto shut off, so they would try to catch them as close as possible to the required 5000 turns. This wasn't skilled labor or...
  7. duaneflowers

    The Gibson “P.A.F.” Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality

    Indeed! That is why all PAFs sound different, while retaining their PAFness, IMHO. I've never heard a bad set, although they are rumored to exist (rumored mostly by people who have never actually owned any). They were all machine wound... nothing there that can't be replicated. I think the...
  8. duaneflowers

    The Gibson “P.A.F.” Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality

    This is true, I'm not sure why but Gibbo P90s rawk... if they came in overwound and underwound variations there would be absolutely no need for aftermarket versions...
  9. duaneflowers

    The Gibson “P.A.F.” Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality

    The same degree of 'contamination' was found in the magnets as well and I really think it was the impurities in those mags and wire that make all the difference in the world. The only thing consistent about Gibson is their inconsistency... and while I have a few sets of Gibson pickups that are...
  10. duaneflowers

    The Gibson “P.A.F.” Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality

    Nice!!! How do you manage that? A secret link somewhere? ;)
  11. duaneflowers

    NPD Van Weelden Royal Overdrive

    The Ethos is an Amp... the RO is just an overdrive. That said, I do own both and they are indeed quite different feeling and sounding.
  12. duaneflowers

    The Gibson “P.A.F.” Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality

    Its a PSA for a brand new book on one of the most ubiquitous pieces of guitar gear in history that seems to be being discussed on every guitar forum except this one... how is that an ad?
  13. duaneflowers

    The Gibson “P.A.F.” Humbucking Pickup: From Myth to Reality

    Anyone checking out the new read by Mario Milan and James Finnerty? For those interested in PAFs I do believe it's destined to be touted as the new PAF Bible... check it out if you haven't done so already... you can order it from Amazon...
  14. duaneflowers

    Good tubescreamer options?

    +1 Mike will tweak it to your specs... he modded my OD-9 with an 808 Silver Mod and Bad Bob Boost... it is seriously badass...
  15. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    Original PAFs go for about $10K per set... for some 'mags and wire'... I'd buy as many sets as I could if I had the coin. If you're happy with your $20 Epiphone pickups that's all that really matters... whatever floats your boat...
  16. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    I completely agree... I used to do pickup demos, but invariably the responses received had absolutely nothing to do with the pickups (playing style, tubes in the amp, hairstyle, etc.) so I gave up the practice completely. The only way to know how a particular set of pickups will sound in your...
  17. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    No, it was all done by ear. Gibson had some information on their site from when they had access for specs... I believe those were used as the starting point. Specs will only get you so far, there is a certain artistry that trumps the specs every time... The NOS wire sets are indeed awesome...
  18. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    Not considering that he throws in the rings for free (Creamtone sells the same ones for $99)...
  19. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    I agree to some extent, but if this were totally true we would just stick microphones in the pickup cavities. PAFs, to some extent, flavored the guitar sound in a pleasing way. This is what made them the most enduring and endearing pickups ever released (IMHO). Gain, articulation, touch...
  20. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    I have a set of those but fail to see what they even remotely have to do with Duane Allman pickups...:rolleyes:
  21. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    Alex is kind of a nut for authenticity... which is kind of cool. For example, I never knew how important the shape/contour of the bobbin is. Many winders get theirs from StewMac or Allparts or one of the usual suspects, but the shape of those is just not the same as original PAFs. So Alex...
  22. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    I actually don't even know if there is an official YouTube one... I just know that isn't one. There is an official Facebook channel though: https://www.facebook.com/Wizz-Pickups-757440894311374/?ref=hl
  23. duaneflowers

    New Duane Allman Clone Pups from Wizz

    I believe Jim uses oversized ceramic magnets and some strange spec wire to achieve the tone he's after which gives them a really high impedance having nothing to do with the ultimate sound. The Wizzes are built the old way, normal sized alnico magnets and PE wire. Wizz goes for as accurate as...
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