Vintage Vibe Pickups

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  1. tnt365

    tnt365 Supporting Member

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    Anyone use these? I just ordered some and my tech told me that they ended his search for vintage-authentic sounding single coils. I got 5% overwound. Here is the site:

    http://www.vintagevibeguitars.com/pickup_sc.html#

    I'll report back when I get my guitar. I'm replacing the stock pickups in my G&L Legacy (Strat style).
     
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  2. triviani

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    I put VV pickups to my CIJ Jaguar and didn't bother again to try another pickups for that guitar.

    His customer service is also outstanding!.
     
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    I had one of his P90 size humbuckers, outstanding pickup!
    Good to deal with too.
     
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    In my opinion, Vintage Vibe P90s are some of the best availabe today.
     
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    I had a Thorell FV with a vintage vibe floating pickup and really liked the sound of it.
     
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    I had a set of VV single coil size P-90's in a USA Reverend and they were awesome...Pete is a great guy to deal with too...
     
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    Thanks for the replies so far, really looking for someones opinion on the Single Coils (and Humbuckers too). I'm glad to hear such positive feedback, and I can confirm that Pete's customer service is top notch, replied to my purchase within 20 minutes!
     
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    I have not tried his regular s/c, but the P90s are amazing!
     
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    I have a VV humbucker in my Les Paul. I really like it. I have a VV CC in another guitar. Also good.
     
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    I have a set of his SP90's in one of my Strats...killer p'ups! Pete's a great guy too!
     
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    Pete made me a humbucker for my Tele Custom. He made it to fit the existing pickup cover. I told him what I was looking for and he hit the nail on the head. Great pickups, great service, great guy. What else do you need?
     
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    UPDATE: Ended up loving the VVG Single Coils I put into the G&L Legacy I owned for a little while. Recently I've looking around for SCs to replace the stock pickups in my Fender American Standard Strat. At $71 a piece the VVG pickups are a no brainer. I thought maybe I would try something else but nothing is near the price of the VVG's, and the VVG's absolutely nail vintage strat tone.

    I'm going 10% overwound this time, last time I went 5%. I was skeptical of getting overwound pickups because I didn't want any mud or for them to be too dark. It turned out that at 5% overwound they still sounded very much like low-output pickups: bright and chimey highs, piano-like lows. At 10% I'm hoping for a slightly darker sound (to balance with my bright setup) and a little more sizzle/umph on the low-notes. I highly recommend these pickups, very good at any price point, at $71 they are definitely one of the best bang-for-the-buck pickups available.
     
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