Rio Grandes in a McCarty?

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  1. wooldl

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    Has anyone tried the Texas/BBQ combination in a McCarty? I have read that they make a great pickup that splits nicely for a great single coil option, and that's what I want. I love the sound of my McCarty, but you know how it is, always looking for greener pastures and a better tone. :D

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    Dude, I live in Houston where they make those pickups.... Rio Grande pickups suck.... I've tried a lot of different models for my guitars and they all feedback, in an annoying piercing squelchy tone.... They're just plain Horrible... Look at Seymour Duncan.... I personally like his antiquity series....
     
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    I just went back to using the SD 59/N & Custom 5 Bridge pickups in my McCarty, Definitely fattens up the McCarty!
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Wow, Devil-tone, that is a different review than I have read. What kind of experience do you have with the Texas/BBQ?, what style of music and type of gear do you run? I don't doubt your opinion, but I'm still doing my homework. Thanks.

    How does the SD '59 do when split?

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    I actaully never used the BBQ but all the humbuckers and single coils I used, I didn't like..... the SD '59 sounds good in full, I've never used a spilt HB..... Look under "new guy here" post, that's my rig....
     
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    Both the 59N and C5 split very well and dont get dull sounding!
     
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    Cool, thanks for the input guys. :)
     
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    LOL...antiquitys are unpotted & are guaranteed to squeel, Texas/BBQ are potted, & in my opinion feedback perfectly on my rig - That is just when I want them to ;)

    I love the Texas/BBQ set in my 68 LP Custom RI FT, though in a darker guitar they wouldn't quite fit.

    As far as Seymour Duncan, the only PUPs I still use is two I modded myself, and ALL my guitars had SDs before 5 years ago.

    Today I prefer WCR, Voodoos & Rios - The Tallboy/Muey Grande HB set I put in my latest USACG Carved-Top S was just blowin' my mind about 10 minutes ago...talk about a versatile rig!
     
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    I have a Rosewood McCarty w/ seymour duncan antiquity's....I don't split them. I don't really like spliting P/U's...but I love these pickups in my McCarty. I would replace the volume knob while you're at it...make it more useable....
     
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    I have a set of the BBQ's in my Heritage Blues Deluxe (Slightly smaller version of a 335). I have the option to coil split and have found these pups great. I play blues and jazz mainly and they work great for me. I'm very happy with them.
     
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    Dragon II..........great pups. I talked with Paul when he was here in Charleston. I put them is and love them. It's a 91 Goldtop.



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    I totally dig the TX/BBQ set I have in a Hamer Mirage, got em both tapped and they work super good in full and tapped modes, I never get any microphonics, very happy w/ them in this guitar and am considering a set for my '68 LP custom as well
     
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    The Antiquities in my Tele will sqeal a little and the antiquities in my guitar players strat really don't squeal at all... but I've had tallboys and Muy Grandes (single and HB's) and they both were complete crap... I gave them away for free I hated them so much... Really like like the Burstbuckers in my LP, and Antiquities in my Tele...
     
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    Different gear, different preferences, different experiences,...I am primarily looking for a neck pickup that will split better that my McCarty pickup. I like to use the neck in singlecoil mode a lot of the time for those purty clean tones.
     
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    i never liked splitting humbuckers...sounds too thin. most people dislike the sound of the stock McCarty p/u's, but i love mine. it sounds just fine to me...id like to try some Z-90's in there though...that may be interesting....
     
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    I just ordered a pair of WCR Goodwoods for my McCarty, I'll let you know how those work out!
     
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    I bought a Mouy Grande (sp?) used and found that it did not fit in a McCarty with doing some wood shop activities. And that ain't happenin'. Rio told me that the Texas/BBQ would fit, but they were the only ones with the taller tabs.

    I would love to here a P90 in the neck position though.
     
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    +1....im gettin curious...
     
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    Man, I've got to proof read my posts before I send them out.:rolleyes: I can't believe I misspelled .hear
     

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