kinman woodstock question

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  1. sabbath90

    sabbath90 Member

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    i'm thinking about these to upgrade my american standard strat. i know that they're pretty agressive for single coils which is great, and i know they're for the late-60's hendrix lead tone which is really really great, but how do they sound clean? can they do a hey joe/little wing-intro type of tone, and how well do they do it? thanks!
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    thanks man. i'm sold.

    p.s.-nice playing on that clip.
     
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    mtndog Gold Supporting Member

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    I replaced the Fender Noiseless pickups that came with the American Deluxe strat I have with a set of Woodstocks, and have been totally happy. I even found I go to the in between positions more than I ever used to. Leonc's clips are a good demo, for sure.
     
  5. Chiba

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    The Woodstock+ set has his Hx-85 as the bridge pickup. It's a bit hotter than the AVn-69b from the 'regular' Woodstock set. The Hx-85 gets closer to a P-90 tone-wise. Great pickup.

    --chiba
     
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    Chiba - does it still allow for a decent quack tone in between the bridge and middle position?
     
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    I have to admit I have absolutely NO idea what 'quack' tone is. I'm sure if I heard it and somebody said - right then - HEY CHIBA, THAT'S QUACK - I'd know, but it's one of the tone buzzwords that totally escape me.

    I'll tell you this though, I hardly ever use the middle pickup, even in the Kinman set. My primary settings are bridge, bridge + neck, and neck. When I want to get quieter without changing my guitar's volume, I add in the middle pickup - and that's about it.

    I love the Hx-85, I have to say it's my favorite single coil pickup ever. (I run it through a master tone, though - my Strat only has 2 knobs & my PRS with the Kinmans only has 1!).

    --chiba
     
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    Mark Knopfler's 'Sultan's of Swing'.
    Clapton's 'Bell Bottom Blues'.
    Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama' intro.
    These are three famous in-between [bridge+middle] quack tones off the top of my head.

    I've got Fender Fat 50's in one of my Strats. They're pretty cool, but I'm still on a quest to find what I'm hearing in my head.:rolleyes:
     
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    This one I know well. Why do they use the word 'quack'? To me that sounds smooth and kind of mid-rangey.

    when I think 'quack', I think of a duck, and I dunno about you guys, but the noise a duck makes...that's not something I want coming out of my guitars!

    :D

    --chiba
     

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