Pickup Quiry

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  1. Alfons

    Alfons Member

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    Hey,

    I'm interested in buying a pickup(HUMBUCKER) but its tough for me to choose which one . I'm a big Pantera fan and am looking for Dime's tone . Other than that I play a lot of rock blues and Van Halen .I dont quite prefer Mids and want it as minimal as possible . I was thinking about the Dimarzio Steve's Special :confused:

    Another thing , a friend of mine was looking for a pickup ( HUMBUCK ) too . He basically needs something thats quite versatile ,overall sound and he basically plays blues and metal .
    His options are the Seymour Duncan SH-4 , Seymour Duncan Tb-4 , the Dimarzio Fred and the PAF PRO

    Can someone recommed us anything .

    Thnx in advance
    Alfons
     
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  3. Alfons

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    Naah I aint strictly into Metal. Need something more versatile .
     
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  6. Alfons

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    I've already have a Bill Lawrence on my N2. I want something new on my custom guitar :D
    Any idea what type of sound will i get with the Dimarzio Steve's Special ??
     
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    depends on which Nuno model you have. Washburn put different pickups depending upon what was avail in stock. some are L-500 lookalikes. that's sort of how the SD Dime pickup came about.

    you'd have to pull the pickup to confirm whether it's a genuine Bill Lawrence pickup or not
     
  8. Alfons

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    Yeah , I think its a lookalike. Still anything other than a Bill Lawrence ?
     
  9. The Whale

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    Hey there,...

    I have a Steve's Special in a custom-build that i did about 10 years ago. Alder body/ maple cap with a rosewood on maple neck and fixed bridge. The Steve's Special is very hot, meant to be run through a wall of distortion. I've found it really loves to be run though more Fender/Boogie style amps as well.
    it retain note clarity even when heavily saturated... and splits very very well. I run it with an Air Norton in the neck, both with coil splitting, and have been dazzled with the results. It's my go-to guitar if i'm sitting in with a band and am not sure what kind of tones i'll need. When split, the S.S. does a great spanky clean or almost a bridge/middle strat sound. When run full-on, it rips.
    never muddy... ever. I've tried to make it so... trying to get that LP squishy-mid sound... never gonna happen with a Steve's Special.

    does that help? if you're looking for samples, grab Awake or Falling Into Infinity by Dream Theater. Lots of different amp tones, all with a Steve's Special.
     
  10. Alfons

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    Oh thnx a lot.
     
  11. Miles

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    Why do you want the least mids possible?? Sucking the mid-range out of a guitar=death.

    I would have suggested a '57 classic, really versatile. Otherwise, you might as well stick w/ what you got and buy a boogie dual recto and scoop the mids all day long if you want that tone. It'll sound like complete toss, but to each their own.
     

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