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voodoo 59's question

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by garfight, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. garfight

    garfight Member

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    hey guys i got a line on a good deal on some voodoo 59's or 57 classics for my les paul. my question is - are these(the 59's) pickups prone to squeal at higher gain settings? ive got burstbuckers in it now and they are just too hot.im using a mesa studio pre rack setup with the gain set at about 3 on the gain channel.any advice on these pickups with higher gain setups or comparisons between the two would be most helpful
     
  2. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    IF the Voodoo's have covers they may be prone to squealing under lots of gain. Without covers your fine.


    I wouldn't waste your money on the 57 classics, It's not that they are that bad it's just they are not that good.
     
  3. garfight

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    i wasnt too jazzed about the classics they were just offered to me as an option.any idea how hard it would be to remove the covers on the voodoos? i really like that duane-ish sound they are supposed to put out but would like something fairly versatile.
     
  4. TheArchitect

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    I don't see why the covers would be an issue. They are potted.
     
  5. garfight

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    doh!!!!
    i guess that wouldve been the easier question.it doesnt say on their site if they are potted or not.
     
  6. TheArchitect

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    Yes it does...

    http://www.voodoopickups.com/voodoohome.html
     
  7. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Silver Supporting Member

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    Actually, Peter told me he doesn't typically pot the '59 humbucker but he can if you want...
     
  8. garfight

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    just to let you guys know, i went with the voodoos.these are FANTASTIC pickups- i never realized just how bad the burstbuckers are untill i a/b ed them with these.
    thanks for the input guys- i feel like i got a new guitar now!!
     
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    Peter refers to his potted pickups as "lightly Potted" and this is something you have to request. Mine came this way, with Nickel covers and I have played at band volumes with a JCM 800 and Boss SD1 - loads of gain and no squeal.

    JQ
     
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    ive been playing with em for a couple of days now and no squeal yet so im a happy camper:dude
     

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