Seymour Duncan Custom Pickup

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  1. AlexVoulgarakis

    AlexVoulgarakis Member

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    I finally decided to order a pickup from Symour's custom shop in order to replace my Nighthawk's slanted bridge humbucker. What I am thinking about is an alnico 5 whose ouput should be slightly hotter from their stock '59 (8.13k= output of the stock '59). Basically, I need a slightly hotter ballsy PAF tone. Any experiences either of seymour's custom shop or of the stock '59? What about seymour's "Custom Custom" model?
     
  2. John Phillips

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    The Custom Custom is a much hotter (14.4K) Alnico II pickup. It's extremely dark and thick-sounding, nothing like a PAF at all. The Custom V (same thing with an Alnico V magnet) is closer, but still a bit hotter than you may want.
     
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    I think what you describe is basically the confusingly named Screamin' Demon (it's just a slightly hotter '59). Never tried one but heard good things about them.
     
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    Thanks for your answers guys. To be honest when i was talking about the CC i had in mind the C5 pickup (i just confused their names). Anyway thanks for your interest once again.
     
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    why don't you go for something really custom?

    like the hand-wound WCR's?

    tha patheis plaka...

    trust me ;)
     
  6. AlexVoulgarakis

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    Thanks for your interest mate. I am not sure but i think that they won't be able to help me as the humbucker i am looking for is slanted which means that they would have to construct a new baseplate for me. Anyway i would mail them in order to solve this "mystery".
    Epatha fuit (sostos?).....
     
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    Jim Wagner(WCR) is known to be one of the most helpful guys in the busyness, and i can guarantee that...

    contact him. you never know...


    "fuit" ee? haha, opws leme... mano, kalamaki kai loipes malakies...
    koita file, as min pame ekei... edw einai site gia gear.
    ehw milisei me pollous ellines, alla kanenas den eirwneftike (anti na pei ena geia...) :eek:

    get over it!... ;)
     
  8. AlexVoulgarakis

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    I am looking forward for his answer......

    Simfono apolita sto oti einai site gia gear....
    ekei pou diafono einai sto oti afta pou egrapsa eixan eironiko xaraktira.exo pollous filous apo epano kai tetoiou eidous malakismena kollimata den ta eixa pote.......sorry an afisa na enoithei kati tetoio (peri eironias o logos):confused:
    Episeis sorry pou den eipa oute ena geia......

    Thanks once again for your interest "alderbody"............

    GEIAAAAAAAAAA............:D
     
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