Clearest/Cleanest Neck Humbucker?

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  1. smilefan

    smilefan Member

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    What neck position humbucker has the clearest/cleanest tone?
    Something that you could put in a typical Les Paul and not turn
    to a mushy, bassy mess under gain. Something you could use for rythym work with a bit of gain and still hear the individual strings.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Dajbro

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    If you're not looking to spend too much $, I like the DiMarzio Air Classic. It splits nicely also if that's a consideration.

    David
     
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    Rio Grande Texas. (put a BBQ in the bridge...wow!!!)
     
  4. Chrissy

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    My Wagner Crossroads is nice for that - it's in a non-reverse Firebird not a LP though, so the guitar is brighter as well. I could imagine good tones from a LP too.
     
  5. smilefan

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    What about a TV Jones style like the TV Tron?
    Anybody have experience with those?
     
  6. Electric I

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    I hear ya.

    Got the DiMarzio Satriani neck model in an Axis knockoff & while it's better than most neck pups I've tried, the search continues.
     
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    I have a set that I put first in a semi solid Duesenberg and then in the NR Firebird. They are a nice option and the neck is quite nice and clear but I ended up preferring the Crossroads neck / Darkburst bridge set. I think it's important to know if you'll juts be doing lighter gain stuff (which the TVTron does well) or heavier stuff, which was not my taste with the TVs. I'm not talking high gain, just classic rock vein.

    Chris
     
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    Dimarzio Humbucker From Hell - it's bright, clear, clean, and punchy.
     
  9. RichSZ

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    Ahhh yes, a good humbucker will help for sure but what you really might like is the pots/caps/wiring upgrade from RS Electronics. I think the whole kit is around $45. I put one of these kits in my R9 Les Paul and the neck pickup is actually useable to a great degree!

    There is some sort of treble resistor/cap assembly that goes on the volume pot of the neck pickup and it is AWESOME. You won't be disappointed.

    Oh and BTW, I think Duncan makes a JB Humbucker. Very clear and articulate.
     
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    I had one of these ... good, but not great. It's a little confused as to what it is.

    This guy is selling a pair of PRS PUs, maybe he will split them. The Vintage neck is the best I've played through ... has a little bit of a single coil cut, but is all humbucker from there. The HFS is very good too, very flexible and doesn't take over your tone. Both PU balance well together ... the only bad part is that they are expensive.
     
  11. Fuchsaudio

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    A Fralin or a Holmes are both outstanding and clear.
     

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