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Low output humbuckers. Who makes them ?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by silot, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. silot

    silot Member

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    Hi guys
    I need to upgrade the p/ups on my new toy,a Les Paul DC std, as I find the stock ones way overpowered, and difficult to control with the vol pot.
    Does anyone have some info to share on low-output humbuckers ?

    Perhaps something near 6-7k would suit me just fine...:eek:

    Thanks !
     
  2. Fixxxer

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    how about upgrading the volume pot on your guitar. Check out the RS guitar works
    "Super POT" for the volume pot.. That may give you all the control you need.
     
  3. silot

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    Just read about it,thanks !
    Have you been actually using it ?
     
  4. UfoPilot

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    What do you mean by difficult? What kind of amp do you use and what kind of sound are you trying to get?
     
  5. silot

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    Being used mainly in teles and a 76 LP custom, I'm somewhat annoyed by the fact that the new one's vol pot actually doesn't performs smoothly - it's almost an on/off situation.
    That's bad beacause I'm used in controlling the overdrive by the pot... most of the time.

    Amp-wise, mainly there are older marshalls, and the lower-gain side of boogies (mk2, studio pre)
     
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    Actually i have never used them...... BUT

    I ordered a pair od dark bursts today for a nice lester I acquired on the cheap. I talked with jim and reccomeded these.. Anyway, we talked about kits to partner with the pups, and he swore by those.

    I am not getting those BECAUSE, I need a push pull pot vor my volume =(

    I trust Jim's opinion, and figure you are better buying one pot than all new pups...
     
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    Do a search for "linear taper pot" It sounds like you have an "audio taper pot" (It could be that I have that backwards)
     
  8. Curt

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    Try a set of Duncan Alnico II Pros'.
    Lower output and beautiful cleans.

    You'll be happy.
     
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    consider the burstbuckers, they are reportedly lower gain than the regular standard alnico 490/498s.
     
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    duncan evh its a custom shop pickup so its pricey but its low output
     
  11. twoheadedboy

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    Seymour Duncan '59s are really nice lower output humbuckers. Very smooth and rich sounding, with just enough alnico 5 snap.
     
  12. silot

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    Thanks guys,I appreciate your help.
    The last 3 years I find it easier for me to control the gain from the vol pot, during a gig, which I can't do with the Gibson DC right now.
    Apart from that,it's clear to my ears that the stock p/ups don't have the sparkling ,transparent quality that I need.

    I've heard a lot of good things about WCR's and Knuckle, and I'll keep on taking advice on other makers too..
     
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    PRS Archtop pups are wonderfull IMHO..
     
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    Have you tried lowering the pick ups height?
     
  16. silot

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    Mmm, those HighOrders seem veeeery interesting !
    Thanks !
     
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    low as they can get
     

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