Stratitis: what singles sound great but don't . . .

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  1. dankayaker

    dankayaker Supporting Member

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    pull strings out of tune.

    Looking into singles that are fat, warm, rich and vintage sounding that don't have the string pull of the Alnico 5's.
     
  2. GuitarsFromMars

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    WCR's SR set is perfect for what you're looking for.Always set up the pickups low.
     
  3. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    The lollar blackface pu's I have seem able to hang with being close to the strings.
     
  4. plain-boy

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    No offense to GuitarsFromMars, but I think it's funny how so many people suggest WCR's SR set when it is no longer available. Even though you can bribe him to make a set for $500. Who in their right mind would do that? I don't have much to add, but there is a small guy named Klein Pickups that has a set he calls vintage. He claims it doesn't have the string pull of normal singles. I have his 54s and they are fabulous.
     
  5. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Why not just lower the pickups? Stratitis solved.
     
  6. dankayaker

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    I guess because the lower they go , the brighter they get and it becomes difficut to balance them with a bridge humbucker.
     
  7. Tone_Terrific

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    Lace Hot Gold...maybe an Emerald, haven't tried those, yet.
    They sound a bit different but not like scn's, and have low pull and low noise.
     
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    Lowering it doesn't make it brighter to me. ?? Maybe a little warmer. You can always lower the humbucker to compensate, crank the amp for output. I've never noticed a problem balancing even a mid output bridge bucker with regular single coils.
     

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