Shootout of handwound sets under $100

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by midwayfair, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. midwayfair

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    Great read...Thanks
     
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    thanks for the review!
     
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    Feel like this was quite a lot of work and deserves a few more eyeballs. :)

    Good idea, nicely executed. Thanks. From the clips alone, never having played any of these, I'd agree with your conclusion. Your winning set have a naturally sweet, scooped and compressed sound like they already went through production. The most interesting to listen to of the bunch, with the most "going on".

    (I do think Rose has better pickups than the Mariposas, though.)
     
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    Thanks for the kind words and for the bump. :)

    If the Rose Hermosas had been the same price as the Mariposas at the time I was buying sets, I probably would have gotten them instead. They were still $84 a couple months ago.

    The Mariposas are also a buzz word and hit generator for budget gear. It felt wrong not to review them given that they were the cheapest handwound set made in N.A. at the time.
     
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    Good read. Thanks for posting. I have a set of Benson strat Texas wound and a set of his tele pickups. Limited play on the strat set... right now they are laying in the drawer... trying to decide what to put them in. The tele set is outstanding. Very big tone, great pick dynamics.
     
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    BG should have been included beyond "honorable mention" imho.
     
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    I have a regular set of Rose Mariposas in my Strat.... I love 'em.
     
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    I was running out of money I was willing to spend on this aritcle (I bought all the sets out of my own pocket), and his regular price is above $100. Feel free to write your own review of them. :)
     
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    I will write one right now - they smoke any strat set at the same price point. :)
     
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    LOL
     

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