"Charlie Bar" pup - half Hershey - Half Charlie Christian

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  1. DonM

    DonM Member

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    "Rough" Prototype done today - sounds like a 1954 Harmony H-44 Stratotone but with the cool Jazzy clearness of the Charlie Christian pickup ...

    Going To Have Rick or Junior Test run them and it may become a product here From what I heard - its a go already - :dude[​IMG]
     
  2. dayn

    dayn Silver Supporting Member

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    Looks great! I love the CC type pickups!
     
  3. Shades

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    Cool as hell , Don. :AOK
     
  4. mikef1331

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    Very cool! Any plans for a matching neck pickup?
     
  5. DonM

    DonM Member

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    its a neck, i need to reduce it to the area of a p-90 & mini Humbucker -so its the same route -- also I have plans for Bridges and middles and I'm going to try to slip this design into Strat and Tele covers -- its a fuller sound then the rod magnets -- it makes Rod magnet designs pale in A&B sonic test -
     
  6. mikef1331

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    Sweet! Can't wait to see the other models when they're ready. I think I'll have to pick up a set. :)
     
  7. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    That's F'n cool.
     
  8. Macaroni

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    Very nice! Any clips?
     
  9. DonM

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    just put it in a midnight tue. - been too buzy for clips today - maybe 2 days?

    I'll do a A&B where I play a Tele neck pup - switch guitars and play this one - it's awake up call - seems lots of pickups were designed for economy or to compete with other brands from the 50's - today we can cut magnets easier
    and cheaper - so my theory is to start with tone in mind and spare no cost re-evaluate all the killer designs and see whats been left out or overlooked and fill in the blanks.. :munch
     
  10. Dave Orban

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    Indeed!
     
  11. Dave Orban

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    Don...

    If there's a way that this could be made to fit into a standard Humbucker route (width-wise, most importantly), that would be awesome!
     
  12. Patrick Ginnaty

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    I LOVE CC pickups... can't wait to hear it!
     
  13. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks great.

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  14. DonM

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    yes this Charlie bar - and the Strat0tone too - I hope

    DM
     
  15. Stringmaster

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    Don: Any word on the Stratotone Hershey reissues you were working on a while back?
     
  16. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Keep us posted!!!
     
  17. gkoelling

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    This is cool, a pickup builder thinking outside the box!
     
  18. Big Tim

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    Don if this could fit into a standard tele neck without any routing needed at all you'd really have it! (at least for me :)
     
  19. Big Tim

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    when will these be for sale?
     
  20. clemduolian

    clemduolian Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey Don:

    Recreating one of my all time favorites!! What a great "encore" to the Clem-caster set. Kudos my man. Can wait to hear it/them!!

    Clem
     

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