Unique Gustavsson Pickups (Matte?)

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by homebrewer99, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. homebrewer99

    homebrewer99 Member

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    Maybe its me, but I cant find CDaughtry's thread about new Gustavsson guitars anymore. In it Matte had a few new toys with humbucking Charlie Christian pickups.

    Any word on Dom. Ramos and the sonic details of such oddball electronics would be much appreciated.

    PS: How do normal Charlie Christians sound under high(er) gain conditions?

    thanks,
    -homebrewer
     
  2. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

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    Some ugly things went down in a pissing war on that thread; I'd PM or email Matte about your questions.
     
  3. Don L

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    Pissing war on what? Price? Jeez...
     
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    how did that happen? That was a good thread with lots of info and pics.... what a waste.
     
  5. homebrewer99

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    Hate it when that happens...Oh well if Matte doesnt reply I might shoot him a PM.

    Anybody else use Charlie Christian style pickups for high gain?
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Happens to a lot of good threads :(
     
  7. drezdin

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    I was hoping to hear more about those too.
     
  8. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    imagine a strat with ass and no noise.
    dominick ramos has been building exact repros of charlie christians for some time now. i wanted to replace the pickups in the korina jg with something more open than humbuckers and i wanted them to be noiseless. who better than dom to address that?
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    we went with the cc platform with a few tweaks (like stacked coils and rod magnets for the bridge pickup. he replaced the middle pickup on my mahogany bruisemonster with a similar pickup as well.
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow. I love the look of those. I would also love to play those---they look very inviting and warm.:AOK
     
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    Awesome as always Matte! How is the Skyway treating you?
     
  12. matte

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    dominick ramos humbucking strat neck/charlie christian rod magnet hb middle/humbucking tele bridge combo
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  13. matte

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    i have a stevens les plank on the way with a skyway. the b3 turned into my old stevens split headstock explorer.
     
  14. homebrewer99

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    Matte-

    Those Ramos pickups are incredible!

    How do they compare to the old Gibson Alnico V pickup? You mentioned a 7 string Duncan Custom Shop version a while back. These stacked CC's seem like they would have similar "meat with clarity" tone but with less noise.

    Thanks for the details. Your quest for unique gear is fun (and educational) to observe via TGP.
     
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    Do they fit in humbucker routes?
     
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    ATTN all cyberidiots:

    Quit screwing up these great threads and get a life.

    Sorry to see that happen, Matte.
     
  17. Guitar James

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    I can't wait to see that guitar. Can you divulge on the specs?
     
  18. matte

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    sho nuff! alder body, .900-1" V maple neck, madagasscar rosewood board w/24.625" scale length, 6105s, 2 custom wound duncan alnico rod p90s/custom stag mag bridge pu (all creeam), greened out inca silver ala robert cray.
     
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    That sounds sweet, did you go for any different inlays? Or just the std dot inlays?
     
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    Well I've gotta say I hate hype but the freakin Gustavvson lives up to it, unfortunately...
     

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