Help me choose my Burning water 2k specs

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  1. PosterBoy

    PosterBoy Member

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    I've got most of it sorted in my head

    Solid Mamywo body
    Standard 1 11/16 all maple neck
    Mid Boost with bypass
    Fat and tall frets
    Wilkinson Trem

    but which pickups??????

    I want something with a slightly more modern sound that my Gretsch Powerjet and Tele.
     
  2. gerryguitar

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    do you have a benchmark tone that you like..? that would give us a better idea of what you need...:)
    also what is your amp rig..?
     
  3. RvChevron

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    I would ditch the Wilkinson trem and get his G2RV instead.

    It's the two point Gotoh 510 trem with Raw Vintage saddles.

    Either that or a stock Gotoh 510TS-FE1 with steel block and solid steel saddles.
     
  4. PosterBoy

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    Amps I have are a blackheart Little Giant and a FenderHR Deville.

    I've got a Tele with Bare Knuckle Piledrivers and a Gretsch Powerjet so I'm looking for something a little more modern sounding but versatile, I can't seem to find that much info on his own pickups.
     
  5. Ed DeGenaro

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    This might help...
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=302428&highlight=tyler
     
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    Out of curiosity...why, I got Wilkies on 3 of my guitars and it's my fave trem, period.
     
  8. Mark Kane

    Mark Kane Silver Supporting Member

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    They work great with lots of volume and help retain clarity with lots of gain but at backed off volumes the low, clean tones seem kinda thin and plinky and this seems to be bridge related.
     
  9. Ed DeGenaro

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    Can't say I find anything about the Tylers I have the Wilkies on thin, lets put it like this, I expect them sound better than a Floyd, but not like an old Strat bridge. Then again I don't expect an old Strat to stay in tune like a Wilkie either. ANyways, big fan of them.
     
  10. Mark Kane

    Mark Kane Silver Supporting Member

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    On the thin deal it's probably a matter of taste, I totally agree with the rest o' dat.:) A Tyler could really be a desert island guitar for me, Wilkie or not.
     
  11. gerryguitar

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    I agree.. having said that I haven't tried the new trems so who knows..??
     
  12. thenine

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    hmmmm. I cant get the wilkie on my Tyler classic to stay in tune. Low E goes sharp. :(
     
  13. gerryguitar

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    its a problem with the nut otherwise everything would be going sharp.
     

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