V60LP or JTV singles: Which is hotter?

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  1. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    Never had the chance to compare them side by side in a similar axe.

    And while we're talking pups, anyone ever AB'd a Suhr DSV against a Tyler secret Landau bucker?
     
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    Droptop Supporting Member

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    My Landau classic came with a Duncan Trembucker that has been amazing. I hear that the Landau pickup has enhanced mids.
     
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    Thanks for the input John! What kind of tonal diff btw the SSV and DSV???
     
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    Donnie,

    I've used John's SSV in one of my git-fiddles and they sounded yummy! A little smoother, if less articulate than Lollars Imperials.
     
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    GaryMcT Gold Supporting Member

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    SSV + alder guitar = perfection

    The split well too.

    My only gripe with the SSV is that they are pretty noisy for a humbucker.
     
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    GaryMcT Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm glad to hear that it isn't supposed to hum. I may have messed the pickup up.

    The guitar is shielded and the previous pickup was quiet in there. I may have screwed the pickup up when I bent the cover at the base to make it fit in the guitar. Do you think there is anything that would happen there that would make it hum? I could see the potting getting messed up, but that wouldn't make it hum, right?
     
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    The V60LPs are a bit more agressive than the JTVs. Hotter is not the right word. They both have killer vintage strat tones but the Suhrs are a bit more full.
     
  8. Ed Reed

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    I would say the same and add the Suhr's are a bit louder than the Tyler's. My JTV's and the Arcane PAF they wound me balance each other very nice but seem to like Fender amps more. The Suhr's like both Fender and Vox amps equally. I am blessed to have both.
     
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    My tyler came with the JTV's installed. They are sweeter, reminecent of 50's strat tones, where as the V60lps are more in your face greasy! I changed my neck pickup out right away, as i love that bitey tone. I would actually say that the output may even be lower on the JTV as my volume did go down a little.

    If anybody wants the JTV neck and middle pickups i got them and would let them go....

    Peace,

    Eugene
     
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    Yes, but I wouldn't describe the V60LP's to be "in your face", but I guess everyone has their own ears, hears different things. IMO, they have a very sweet sound to them, very round-sounding, while greasy but still very vintagey.
     
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    V60lP=very vintagey to me!!
     
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    Both the JTV and V60lp's are unmistakably vintage strat-like in tone. The V60's just are a bit fuller.

    I also have a "JTV-JTV-Secret Landau Bucker" pickup combo up for grabs. Sen dme an email if you are interested.
     

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