Clear & articulate humbuckers

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  1. lightningsmith

    lightningsmith Member

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    Anyone here knows of any pickup builders who can wind humbucker pickups that are clear, articulate and has plenty of top end chime but at the same time still sounds punchy and muscular?

    I came across BG pickups whose BG Buckers has that clarity and articulation, just want to know if there're any other recommendations.
     
  2. buckwild

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  3. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Wcr's and Lollars too...
     
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    Lollar imperials are all of those things,airy,articulate and still plenty of punch.
     
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    +1 on Lollar Imperials
     
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    I've used the BG Buckers and like them a lot, a very clear, dynamic, and articulate pickup.
    Although not a HB, his H90, a P90 style in HB package, has those qualities too.
     
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    +1 on Lollar Imperials - he'll do a lower output wind too, which can help with the articulations / chime.
     
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    talk to alembic
     
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    guitardr Silver Supporting Member

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    Lollar Imperials have that nifty sibilance, and Bill Bartolini does a nice job too.
     
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    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    I think you're looking in general at a lower output humbucker for those characteristics. There are many good ones made by many different folks, but in general, lower output = more clarity.

    Good Luck, Dana O.
     
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    These are very nice too --

    Harmonic Designs CLASSIC HUMBUCKERS • Classic style humbuckers with Vintage Plus™ sound
    • A full line of new pickups with classic vintage-style appearance, but with improved Vintage Plus construction, fine tuned for greater tonal range and more expressive response.
     
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    Tramp Gold Supporting Member

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    Fralins do clear and articulate very nicely, but I've never played a set of HBs that do that better than Lollar Imperials. +5, is it? ;)
     
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    I think you just described Fralin's standard model humbuckers.
     
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    Peter Florance Voodoos.
     
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    +++ on the Voodoos and Fralin PAFs.
     
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    Joe Barden Two-Tone can get Tele chime in the bridge position when in split mode, and blends nicely in combo when used with a traditional fat neck humbucker.
     
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    Peter Florance Voodoos get clean with nice bite in the bridge position.
     

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