Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by fuzzface71, Mar 9, 2008.
Anyone in here uses one of these?
They are damn expensive. What gives? Are they worth it?
SOme are more expensive than others. Pete Biltoft over at www.vintagevibeguitars.com makes one that is very affordable. I have one in a parts Tele, with his wound-to-match T-style bridge pickup, and it sounds awesome. Kind of like a HUGE Strat neck pickup. Highly recommended!
I have a lollar CC. Great full round tone with great note definition.
Two of my friends have them in teles. I personally prefer the Lollar archtop vs the Lollar tele version(wound a little different). Bigger sound...more full in themids. The guitars probably make a differance too.
I'm planning to get one for my LP Special. Just like Lennon's at the Madison Concert.
I have one of the Gibson CS Lennon relics with a CC in the neck, and as Dave Orban stated, the sound is HUGE. Big and punchy with no mush. Gotta mate it to a fairly hot bridge for best results though, as it'll overpower many. One potential caveat....it is a single coil and has the requisite amount of hum that a hot SC would, but IMO that unreal tone is well worth it, and who will hear the hum anyway when you're belting out riffs!
Kent Armstrong is making me a set of humbucker sized CCs - a standard alnico neck and a special ceramic one suited for the bridge. Both will be noiseless with a single blade.
BTW, Kent's son winds that expensive CC pickup from England shown in the OP's pic.
Kent recently made me a set of 3 amazing P90s that are the sweetest sounding vintage P90s I've heard, & noiseless to boot.
I waited for almost a year for Ramos CCs, but you can only get them through Destroy All Guitars, and he hasn't been able to get any. Plus they want $300 each = $600 per set of 2!!! I'm getting 2 custom made ones from Kent, for close to half of the price of one of Ramos' CCs.
I forgot to mention that besides being noiseless, I will also have a unique humbucker tone by combining the 2 coils in series (push/pull pots), so it will actually be a CC + HB in one pickup, for both the neck and bridge.
Vintage Vibe also makes a humbucker sized CC pickup. I played a friends guitar with one in the neck. It sounded amazing. the route for them is wider than a humbucker route though. It is even wider than most swimming pool routes. Lennon's guitar is actually a LP jr.
Damn, you're right!!! I didn't notice the 2 knobs!
I modified one of my Tele's with a Lollar CC and like it alot. So much so that I bought another and plan to stick it in the neck of a LP Special that I have. This one has a Lollar Special-T in the bridge, a PigTail Vintage bridge and 4-way switching as well.
Im putting one in my new Chapin Tbird...Cant Wait!
This one is a VV-CC Style that will be in my next Soloway, one of the second batch T-styles.
Does putting CC's need carving on the guitar's body or pickguard?
The route is about the same amount of wood as for a humbucker, but a very different shape. Here's my parts tele which just received a Lollar CC this weekend, bridge pickup is a Lollar Special T.
do they make any CCs that buck hum?
from this article, i gather not, but it would be a nice holy grail:
seeing as how the P90 sound has been fought for in bucking form, i think it's high time for the CC to get similar treatment.
Dominic Ramos' CCs are humbucking and so are the ones Kent Armstrong is making for me (they'll be here in a few days!). I think Seymour Duncan makes a double blade humbucker CC. Vintage Vibe, Lollars and the others are not. Personally, I HATE PICKUP HUM!!!!
Is it really worth it? Upgrading to this pup? Honestly?