George Lynch Screamin' Demon.

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  1. Tchello

    Tchello Member

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    I just received a guitar in a trade that have a Seymour Duncan George Lynch Screamin'Demon pickup.
    I thought it was a super hot pickup but no, it seems more like a very good PAF.
    What you guys think about that pickup?
    Someone is using it?
     
  2. charveldan

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    Tried one 10 years ago, was very dissappointed, try an SH-5 Duncan Custom, much nicer.:munch
     
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    This is what I heard as well. Funny though - the day I went to buy it for myself at Guitar Center, they only had the one with the floyd pole-piece spacing, so I never did get it.

    Albert Lee was there doing an in store clinic for EBMM though, so I got to see that! (years and years ago)

    I'd still love to try one someday - I think the name scares people off from using it. Enjoy it! ROCK ON
     
  4. musicman10_1

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    In the right guitar it sounds very good. In the wrong guitar it is below average. I really think that the pickup was designed for his guitars and if you have ever played one of his sigs they weigh about 11 lbs and are very solid.
     
  5. Melodyman

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    Being a Lynch fan I tried a Screamin Demon and couldn't stand it personally.

    Tried it in both ESP alder superstrat and Gibson LP with similar results.

    I heard it was designed for the all maple body superstrat designs that George played.
     
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    I have no experience with the Screamin' Demon, but I have heard that it's fairly close to the DiMarzio FRED. No idea if that's true or not. The FRED is basically a PAF Pro with a modified coil that emphasizes the upper mid range.
     
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    In something without a maple body, they sound kinda strange.
     
  8. Tchello

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    It's a basically a PAF with one coil hotter. I never listen to a Fred but seems a good comparison.
    My guitar is a Brian Moore C90F with is a mahogany body with a maple top.
    Sounds good but not great.
     
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    I'll second the Seymour Duncan SH-5 recommendation. I have one in my super strat and love it. Its very versitile. More so than the Screamin' Demon.
     
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    It is a pickup named like a high output shred pickup, but in actuality, is a low output PAF, minus the highs and lows! I'm not a fan!
     
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    It isn't my go to favorite pickup, but it works & sounds pretty well in my ESP Lynch. Definately not high output. (I bought it years ago when Mars music was closing)- I never use it
     
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    I have one in the bridge position of a swamp ash Warmoth 72 Thinline tele (semi hollow) and really like it. It does emphasize upper mids, and has it's own personality, so I can see why you either love it or hate it. Mine is especially nice sounding in the middle position with a Full Shred neck p'up.
     
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    I've put a screamin demon in most of my guitars for the past 15 years. I kinda love them in strats because they split well. I had one in a Highway 1 brown strat and that guitar is still one of my favorite guitars of all time.
     
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    I'm actually a fan of the Screamin Demon. I think in the right guitar, they sound great. And for the record, the first Lynch sig guitar to feature the Demon with an Alder bodied guitar... The Snakes & Skulls guitar.
     
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    I like it too. I've had one in an Alder body guitar for many year. I tune that guitar to D# so maybe that fattens it up a bit?
     
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    Guess I'm in the minority as well. Have one in a maple-necked ESP Viper and love it to bits. Fat, just enough bite, even response. Never tried it in a Gibson-scale, mahogany necked guitar.
     
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    Imo, after the first Lynch Mob album his tone has been horrible.
     
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    I've heard more negative feedback on it over the years across many forums, more than any other pickup.
     
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    It's not screamin, and it's not a demon, so what does that leave? :munch
     
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    A mediocre sounding PAF clone! :agree
     

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