Originally posted by BOZ
I am looking to replace my burstbuckers and im going to go with the Rio Grande BBQ at the bridge and the Texas at the neck..
Yes, but theree are no clean tones up there. I need the pup to sound good clean and dirty. Also, while it does give you a good idea of the tone, it doesn't give me a good idea of what it will sound like compared to anything else.Originally posted by BOZ
Did you checkout the soundclips on the Rio Grande site?
Hate to say it, but I agree. My pick is Peter Florance Voodoos. They really capture the vintage vibe, and provide a very rich tone with those great overtones. He hand winds 'em the way they used to.Originally posted by Gary Ladd
Just to let you know, the Tx/BBQ set is a LOT darker than Gibby BBs...
Great in a bright guitar, awful in a warm-to-dark guitar.
Personally I wouldn't use them except on guitars with maple necks
Actually, most of the Rio Grande stuff was designed with Fender configuration in mind, I think it blows on most everything else...
Originally posted by dzeitlin
Well, I found an easy fix for my problem and posted it on this thread. https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/113471
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Originally posted by ABKB
Should take a look at High Order pups. Jeff will build them to spec and if you do a search on this board I dont think you will find 1 bad thing said about em. I am currently waiting for mine
Originally posted by Bloozcat
Another vote for Highorders. I replaced a set of Rio BBQ/Genuine Texas with Jeff's A2's. The Rios were too dark for my liking. The Highorders were a huge improvement, with greater clarity and note definition, and when pushed they sound like a good old set of 50's/early 60's Gibsons. They just have a sweet singing sustain and crunch that nails the classic humbucker tone IMO.
I'm going to order another set for a semi-hollow soon. I may try the A3's for that one.