So tell me about WCR Pickups...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by bikerdude2, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. bikerdude2

    bikerdude2 Member

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    Anyone using them???
     
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    If you do a search you will find a ton of responses as a whole slew of folks on this board swear by them and talk about this topic constantly.

    -e.
     
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    Thanks..I poked around, but didn't find quite what I was looking for. I'm most interested in the Herc set
     
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    jeffh Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a Goodwood (bridge) and a Darkbust (neck) about to be installed on Monday. Jim has been great to deal with.
     
  5. HEY!YOU!

    HEY!YOU! Senior Member

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    I've got the Fillmores in my R9.
    Darkbursts in my Korina Flying V.

    They all sound great and can be used in any guitar IMO.

    And Jim is a kool kat.
     
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    Got the Fillmores on my SG. Worth EVERY pretty penny they cost...
     
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    I think my SC will be the test guitar for them. Now I just have to figure out what pups..
     
  8. Erik

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    I've got a Fillmore set in a LP, and a Herc in my PRS Singlecut. The Herc is the biggest, fullest pickup I've ever played. I don't know how Jim does it, but the pickup stays clear and pretty quiet. Did I mention how big that pickup sounds???
     
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    tfunster Gold Supporting Member

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    I've had WCR Goodwoods and Crossroads. Both top notch pickups. After reading a lot of posts here on WCR's, it seems like almost everyone here loves them.
     
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    Ive got one of Jim's Iron Man prototype pickups and that thing is massive!! 22k of pure tone. Ive got a Fillmore & a Crossroads in my Nunis custom and love those too. Its crazy that the Iron Man has that high of a rating but is still musical, and not harsh. Jim is the man!:dude

    dave
     
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    I've got Darkburst sets wound onto stabilized wood bobbins in 2 of my Thorns. Best sounding pups I've ever heard/played :AOK
     
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    Thanks for all the info.
     
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    I have the Herc set in a Les Paul and they really sound good.Plus,like the previous posters have mentioned Jim is a cool cat.
     
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    snoopy1@isoc.ne Silver Supporting Member

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    Well I have the Black majic in one of my Mcnaughts Dark burst in my Thorn. Cross roads in my old Soul Mate. and Hercs in my New ordered Mcnaught. I guess I am a WCR fan . Thanks Mike
     
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    I have WCR darkbursts in my Heritage H535 and am fully satisfied with them.
     
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    Well, I've had a set of zebra Goodwoods collecting dust on my desk for about six months. I guess I better do something about that. I do have this nice LP Florentine though................
     
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    I love the Goodwoods that are in my Thorn. There should be a monster thread about WCR's in the "Effects and stuff" section...
     
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    I'm real keen to hear more about his new 'Betts' set...
     
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    I have a Crossroads set in my 335 and a SR set in my strat. Best tone ever!!!

    Jim is the man!
     
  20. jokerjkny

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    Goodwoods are great, and are Jim's best pickup. they seem a tad too glossy on the top end to me, but very articulate thru a good healty dose of gain.

    here's a clip.

    i have the Crossroads in my LP, and they arent too shabby either. compared to the Seth Lovers that were in there before, they're rougher, more loose, and yet have a nice aggressive punch.
     

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