Any SD Phat Cat fans out there?

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  1. t3oi

    t3oi Silver Supporting Member

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    I just finished adding a SD Phat Cat to the bridge of my Lite Ash Strat and all I can say is...WOW!

    This is the 2nd guitar I've added a Phat Cat too: my first was a Neck and Bridge set on a Mahogany Carved Top Tele.

    To me, the pickup sounds like a SC on steroids, with all of the quack, chime, and clarity of a SC. If I had one complaint, it would have to be the noise level, which is considerably higher than my other SC's.
     
  2. t3oi

    t3oi Silver Supporting Member

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    OK, how about haters? Anyone? Bueller?
     
  3. TestierWheat

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    I have them in my Hamer Newport and I love them. I don't find them to be too noisey.
     
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    Yep, another sparkle orange Hamer Newport user here. Love em!
     
  5. Karmateria

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    Yeah, Newport + Phat Cats = Sonic heaven. But then, they were designed for that guitar to begin with.

    Karma
     
  6. bluesman69

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    Same here! I love mine!!
     
  7. Calloway

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    Great Pickup, I had them in a Les Paul and they were way quieter than the P-90's in my R6. Love em.
     
  8. riffpowers

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    Het calloway, how do the phat cats compare to the soapys in your R6??
     
  9. Calloway

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    The Soapy's in the R6 were no where near as clear and chimey as the Phat Cats. Quite a bit noisier as well, however they seemed to push my amp a bit harder than the Phat Cats. I still prefer the Phat Cats to stock Gibson P-90's.
     
  10. riffpowers

    riffpowers Member

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    really??are the PC's nice and fat and dirty or are they bright??
     
  11. Calloway

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    I wouldn't say bright, they cut wonderfully though. They stayed very clean and articulate, when I would have my Bumbox Cielo cranked it sounded great. In the pickups defense the Les Paul I had them in was notoriously bright, and these were the best pickups that I've had in it, made it sound wonderful. These pups do rock, a fatter single coil sound.
     
  12. t3oi

    t3oi Silver Supporting Member

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    The statement may be overused, but I really think it fits these pickups quite well...the power of a humbucker with the clarity of a single-coil. I replaced the stock SD Alnico Pro II single-coil with the Phat Cat and I didn't lose any of the tone or transparency of that pickup, but what I gained was a fuller sound with a slightly higher output. I've also found that I'm partial to the sounds of Alnico-II magnets, which these pickups offer.
     

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