Josh homme pickups?

Kerso1991

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Hiya wondering if anyone knows what pickups josh homme uses on his guitars? His sig pickups on his maton bb1200jh are impossible to find if you don't spend a few grand on a maton and nowhere really says the specific pickups. I know on his #11 belaire(in black finish) has phat cats in it and his #73 and #86 (in orange and cream) have humbuckers, but I'm unsure of the specific pickups in any of these guitars. Can anybody help?
 

ProtoGuitars

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For the Motor Aves, just ask Mark. You can email directly. Most likely Tom Holmes on the humbuckers though if they are early Motor Aves.
 
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From what I gather, his echopark guitars have an Arcane Pickups Gold Coil, and they are currently working on a humbucker version of the gold coil for him, which may or may not already be in it. Sweet guitars.
 

MasterEvan07

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Yeah, just saw a picture of one of the humbucker versions...cool. Just when I was actually pretty happy to leave my pups alone.
 

gripweed

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he uses symour duncan customs according to seymour duncans website.
The Custom Custom SH-11 is what he uses according to Duncan. I believe he only uses it in his Epi Dot. It is the same pickup as the Custom with an alnico II magnet instead of a ceramic magnet. It's a very midrangey pickup without the treble and bass of the Custom.
 

Lullabies

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Do you guys think the pickups have a big impact on his sound ?

I use an Ibanez Artist I bought used with a upgraded bridge pup (no clue what it is, haven't taken it apart before) but it sounds pretty midrangy and thick. Anyways I can get Homme's SFTD tone easily. But I use an Ampeg setup and a Foxx tone machine clone which is what he used on the SFTD recording sessions into cranked VT-40s. My point is I don't think pickups make a huge difference if you are going after that kind of a sound. The most important part is the amp....Ampeg V4s/VT-22s/VT-40s and even the new GVT series are that sound. Midrange heavy grunty amps with a lot of power.
 

Ev O)))

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the ovation ultra GPs had unlabelled dimarzio super distortions if my memory serves me correctly. Stock.
 






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