Matchless + Barden?

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  1. Rob Sharer

    Rob Sharer Muso-Luthier

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    Anyone on TGP driving a Matchless w/ a guitar equipped with Bardens? How do the get along? My recollection of the original Bardens is that they were pretty bright; I'm wondering if bright pickups plus bright amp is a good idea. Any thoughts?

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  2. Bo Faulkner

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    My Barden equipped Zion sounded great into the Cheiftain I used to own.. I dont find Bardens bright.. kinda meaty comapared to a regular single coil.. I love them! My Zion is a ssh config and the neck tone is one of the best strat neck tones I have come across. Love the Humbucker too
     
  3. Rob Sharer

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    I've got a humbucker I'd like to install in something, but getting another to match is enough of an investment that I want a bit of encouragement first. Nice to hear you find the Bardens dark and meaty - definitely a direction I'd like to move in. Anybody else?

    Rob
     
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    The guy at Guitar Exchange has a woody for your Matchless. He says that Bardens will be no good and that you must sell to him.
     
  5. Rob Sharer

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    Perhaps I should go down and "cut myself a deal?"

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