Anderson HF1+ in bridge?

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  1. memberzonly

    memberzonly Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Anyone ever used one? How does it compare tonally to Anderson's other offerings? Does it tonally resemble any other mfg. pickup?

    Currently have the HF2 and HF3 in 2 different guitars. Both are darker then I prefer.
     
  2. BFC

    BFC Supporting Member

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    HF1+ is indeed a little less dark than the HF2. It had more highs/clarity side by side in similar spec guitars. Also a little lower in output. Might be just the ticket. Side note... I do really like the way the HF2 splits. The HF1+ is just a hair weak split in my opinion in comparison.
     
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  3. brokenvail

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    I found the HF1+ to have some sizzle and brightness in the bridge. A few years back on the TAG forum there were a number of guys saying they loved it in the bridge
     
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  4. darchirnoj

    darchirnoj Supporting Member

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    Try the HC2
    I have one in my bridge and it sounds so right.
     
  5. brokenvail

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    He already has HF2. HC will sound darker to him
     
  6. darchirnoj

    darchirnoj Supporting Member

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    Ah. Good to know.
    Not to hip on TA pickups. I just know the HC2 cuts well; isn’t dark (but may be due to woods).
    Cuts well. Sounds very 80s rock and thrash to me.
     
  7. brokenvail

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    HC are HF with covers. The covers take off home high end (this is true of all pickups brands) most pickup makers like to say the covers “sweeten the highs” So if he thinks HF2 is dark the HC2 will be darker to him
     
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