Need advice for pickups in my giffin, I have wolfetone marshalheads but not happy

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  1. color_tones

    color_tones Member

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    Hey guys
    I just bought a giffin with wolfetone marshallheads installed. Although i think these pickups would work great for someone into more of a high end type sound im looking for the smoothest pickup available for a nice creamy smooth overdrive ala eric johnson, and scott lerner. The marshallheads are too hot for me . Can anyone recommend me something . any help would be appreciated. Also if it helps im using a two rock emerald pro. thanks
    shawn
     
  2. rooster

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    Odd question, but have you tried rolling your volume control back to about 8 and your tone control back to about 4-6?

    rooster.
     
  3. color_tones

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    I actualy have been liking the sound of the guitar better with the volume control rolled back like you said. But still feel like the marshalheads are too hot for my taste and a little to bright and midrangy for me. There awesome for a certain style but im looking for creamy smooth.
     
  4. EADGBE

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    Try some vintage style alnico 5 pickups by Seymour Duncan or Dimarzio.
     
  5. Standard 64

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    I have marshallheads and I swapped out the hotter A5 magnets with mellower A2 magnets.This is very easy to do.Many players do this.
     
  6. Macaroni

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    Lollar Imperials will do the trick. Get them with 4 wires so you can split them too - very nice. Highly recommended.

    FYI... I just put a set of Barden Two/Tones in my Giffin. I'm still bonding with them.
     
  7. SouthernShred

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    Where'd you get the A2 magnets?
     
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    From Wolfetone,the man who made them.
     
  9. outtahear

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    Sounds like you might want to try some Alnico Pro Duncans-
    What does the Giffin compare to, construction wise?? (Les Paul, 335,etc.)
     
  10. killertone74

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    sounds like you should have went with wolftone dr.vintage..they have an alnico 2 magnet which is warmer/smoother then the 5 magnet you have now....
     
  11. bigolcasino

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    Changing to A2's is definitely good advice for a start. If that doesn't work for you, then put the neck model MH in the bridge, then something different in the neck slot. Works for me.
     

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