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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by ssvr, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. gtrgene

    gtrgene Supporting Member

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    I'm an ox4 guy. Tried a lot of PAF's and settled on ox4 and throbaks. I like the A5 carter wind ox4's in my 335 the best. Also have a set of standard wind from them in my HSH Sadowsky tele. Also very nice.
     
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    This.
     
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    I've tried a lot and settled on OX4 too.
    I prefer A5's in mine.
     
  7. OotMagroot

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    Duncan '59 or a Dimarzio PAF Classic.
     
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    See, I'd pick the Antiquity for a clear, clean sort of scooped profile with no midrange hump. The 59 would be my 2nd pick.
     
  9. MkIII Renegade

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    Shawn was an absolute monstrosity!!! And dig that drummer!! :eek:

    I actually started laughing out loud this is so awesome!
     
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    Throbak’s. I use the SLE-101’s. They have A2 magnets which tend to more mid scooped to my ear than other magnets. They offer many winds with most magnet types. Call Jon and ask his opinion.

    Another winder I’ve recently discovered is Tyson Tone Lab. I can’t comment first hand on his humbuckers, but his P90’s are wonderful.
     
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    SD Seth Lover

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  12. Jarick

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    59 would be a great starting point. It's lower output, clear, and has a bit of a mid scoop. You can snag used ones all day long.
     
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    Drummer is Sean Rickman, who is Phil Upchurch's son (played with George Benson, Moody etc). Sean is just as scary on drums as Shawn was on guitar

    Shawn was the greatest in my book in the realm of instrumental rock/fusion. Not only unparalleled virtuosity, but also unparalleled compositional skills. "Illusions" for example moves me in a way that no Vai or Satriani song can (and those guys are great!)... Shawn had a level of sophistication to him that's hard if not impossible to find these days
     
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    Thanks all for the awesome suggestions, have a lot of checking out/listening to do. I might be back later on with a demo of whatever I land on
     
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    Yeah I think AT's sound is a bit too aggressive for me, after further thought, but it's so hard to tell from sound clips. Effects, EQing, amp settings all make such a difference, so this stuff (picking out a pickup) is hard! Not to mention 99% demos are absolute CRAP with no regard for the styles of play and use-cases...

    Once in a while you stumble across a demo that actually lets the pickup shine (hint: pick the right amp to go with it and find someone who can actually play pls!):

     
  16. jimlp

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    The Dimarzio 59 PAF is a good sounding pickup and very clear with low output.
     
  17. RolandKorg

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    Did you mention what type of guitar this is going into? When you were talking about Timmons, I assumed it would be a super strat, but now that you've posted a les paul demo, maybe you'd be well-served listening to The Pat and Dave Show on YouTube. They compare a bunch of "pAf" pickups in LP and LP-type guitars, versus the stock pickups in their glorious "Oscar" vintage (58) Les Paul. It's a great show, and I spent hours watching then rewatching the various clips, and getting a history lesson as well. Good fun.

    There is some of the same music played as in this clip you've just posted, too.... But better-recorded. The only problem is that you are going to 'need' the Vox amp they usually play through.
     
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    Low wind, Musical... My @Righteous Sound RAF is 7.9, A2. touch sensitive. One of my favorite sets. (Neck is like 7.3) I like the Brielle set too. But, the RAF is a top contender and I tried 20 sets this year.
     
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    Agreed he was more compositionally advanced. He was the guitar hero's hero! I have often been moved by Vai's best, although he also sometimes throws in what sound like very bad (OFF Broadway) show tunes. :eek: :facepalm Satriani's work sounds too dad rockish to me to be moving. Perfectly safe to be used for a generic Sony commercial (which has actually happened at least once...).
     
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