High Order pups, is it January yet?

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  1. ABKB

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    Well I just ordered some High order pickups, and will hopefully have them in January. They will be going into a Epi Dot (I know I know, cheap POS) 335 clone that I have put major upgrades to. Locking tuners, bone nut, and now the pickups. I ordered a AlNiCo 5, 9k-ish in the bridge and AlNiCo 3 8.3 in the neck, with nickel covers and 4 conductor wire for coil splitting. I wanted something fairly bold in the bridge and something that sounded "alive" in the neck and still have a little sweetness too.

    I gotta say, Jeff has been a breeze to work with on this and very helpful in getting the exact pickups I wanted. I am looking forward to trying these babies out as the stock pups are just dead sounding. Anybody out there use High Order? Like em, love em, hate em?
     
  2. jcs

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    i love my highorders, great build quality and tone and i own lots of gibson and duncans ..

    i got mine back when jeff was getting started,tube tramp(terry kilgore who played with david lee roth) recommended them to me early on and i have yet to see nothing but praise for highorder pickups...

    at his prices(for now, which i dont see how he can make much profit) i think it is worth ordering several while the price is low ;)
     
  3. ABKB

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    Not a bad idea JCS. :)
     
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    Cheap? maybe. POS, never! Incredible bang for the buck.

    I dig my Epi Sheraton (upgrade with TV Jones 'Trons) and Epi Dot Studio (upgraded with SD Phat Cats).
     
  5. ABKB

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    My bad, yes you do have a great point donny. They are great bang for the buck guitars, and stock they can get you close to 335 land. For me I have really put a lot into it to get it to where I can really LOVE it. When I first got my Dot, it sounded a bit brittle, so I had the nut changed, then it just would not stay in tune so I had the tuners changed. Now it will hold a tune, but is just missing that "sumthin". this should be the last piece of the puzzle. It is a beautiful guitar (as are the Sheratons) and it's so close I can taste it. Just as you did, needs that extra push to get it to where it needs to go.
     
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    Love my High Orders. I have a set in each of my Tokai's, a Love Rock LS200 and a SG. I've had Gibsons, Duncans and Fralins and the High Orders hold their own no problem.
     
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    I got some High Order P-90s for an Agile AS820. It took six or eight weeks from the time I ordered them until I got them. Take my word for it, his pickups are more than worth the wait... :dude
     
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    Thanks mp, THATS what I wanted to hear! :)
     
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    Thanks TommyG, yes I read your review and it was one of the reasons I went with HO pickups, so thanks for your input. The price helps too but I am also amazed at the service I have been getting from Jeff. Really a standup guy and VERY helpful.
     
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    That Agile with the HO P-90s has become my go to guitar, even over my Les Paul Special with Lollar P-90s. It screams, but cleans up real nice when I roll back on the volume. And because the axe is semi-hollow (it's Agile's 335 knockoff) I can get incredible feedback even at moderate volumes. The stock pickups would just squeal, whereas the HOs howl at the moon....
     
  12. Leftee

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    I've got a Maximus and an A3 8.5k in one Agile and a set of A2 P90's in another. Amazing pickups! The A2 P90's are my holy grail pickups. I just landed another Agile (2800 CSB) off ebay for a price I couldn't refuse. Got a set of A2 HB's on order for it. 8.5k and 7.8k IIRC. Those should be in around Christmas time.

    Jeff is a pleasure to business with. I correspond with him almost daily on another BBS. Superb fellow.

    Word to those that ordered. His grandfather recently passed away. I think he attends the funeral this week. Might push orders back a few days.
     
  13. papersoul

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    So how is that Maximus? I am a huge WCR fan but just curious what you think of that Maximus. Sounds like it straddles the vintage/modern and low/high output fence.
     
  14. Leftee

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    I missed this thread earlier.

    The Maximus does, indeed, straddle that fence. Not quite a vintage tone, but not a buzzy, overwound pickup tone either. Fun pickup to play!
     

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