EVH pickup shootout

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  1. thorny

    thorny Member

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    I decided to do a little side by side pickup shootout of some of my favorite EVH style pickups. We have a Duncan 59 (A5) , EVH Frankenstein (A2 degaussed), Dimarzio Super Distortion (ceramic) and a Duncan Custom Custom (A2). There are other pickups that do this tone but this is what I had on hand. The guitars used were all strat style guitars with maple necks and alder bodies except the Custom Custom which is in a basswood body. The amp is a David Bray 4550 plexi and the cab is a 4x12 with Celestion Greenbacks. There are 5 clips of each pickup.
    Some pretty interesting results.. Let's hear your thoughts...

    http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=11482410&q=hi
     
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  2. djkal

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    This is a very interesting test congrat i like it ,, i think the evh frank sounds like the real deal pinch harmonic too, and im really impress how good the super dimarzio sounds it s kind of huge 3d like.
     
  3. wedewer

    wedewer Supporting Member

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    I thought the EVH pickup was the fullest sounding and also closest to the real deal.
    I thought the Custom Custom was the clearest, with the most definition. A little less scratchy than the rest, if that makes any sense.
    I thought the super distortion sounded like ass. Way thinner and tin-ier than the other pickups.
     
  4. carbz

    carbz Supporting Member

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    Why is the Dimarzio the only one drenched in reverb? The custom custom and EVH sound basically the same. The 59 has a little less mids but I think I actually like it best.
     
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    I would love to check this out, but the link isn't working for me(???).

    Anyone else having this problem?

    -Joe
     
  6. thorny

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    Link has been updated. I had forgotten to pan the reverb on the Super Distortion portion of the clip. Sorry about that!
     
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    Cool clip.
    I like the Duncans. The Dimarzio has that extra sizzle/fuzziness which works for this too.
     
  8. 6Tones

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    Did you try a GFS EVH ? Pretty decent pup
     
  9. prs1999

    prs1999 Silver Supporting Member

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    Duncan 59 had the best open tone,without sounding too fizzy or over distorted.
     

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