Warm single coils?

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  1. ac9736

    ac9736 Member

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    Looking for a p90 or single coil bridge pickup with a round top end and midrange push? Don't want the top end to be shrill like many pickups are but also not too dull.. Still need some clarity without it sounding piercing.. Any recommendation?
     
  2. Sensates

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    Try the Dimarzio Injectors. Tone is in my opinion in between hot single coils and P90s, hum free, and responds like single coils do. I prefer these to my Fralin Blues Specials.
     
  3. SouthpawGuy

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    I'd second the Injectors, they are surprisingly good for cleans. For something bigger and warmer than the Injectors I would suggest G&L MFDs as used in their S500 model.
     
  4. Mpcoluv

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    Is this in a strat?
    Try the fralin sp-43
     
  5. cardinal

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    Lollar Special S has worked for me.
     
  6. AParrotLooksAt4O

    AParrotLooksAt4O Member

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    Round top end and midrange push?

    Thats a P90, to me at least.

    EDIT: Most single coils can bite and are capable of ice pick treble, but I think P90s offer more character, especially if you’re a volume knob rider. I feel they keep their voice longer as you lower your volume.

    That’s just my experience.
     
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  7. e???

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    P90's for sure. I was a strat guy for years but the warmth and fullbodied-ness of the p90 is amazing. I've found that they're much easier to sing to, but when you hit the strings a little bit you get the bite that a single coil gives you. I think Gibson p90's are great, same as Gotoh, actually haven't heard too many bad p90's. I like the ones that come on Eastwoods too...
     
  8. kwicked

    kwicked Supporting Member

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    Not true single coils, but for what you describe, the Fender (and other) noiseless pickups sound like that to me with the added bonus of no hum.
     
  9. buzzp

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    P90's are the best pick-up IMO, especially if you can reduce the hum without reducing the "character"- there are some winders who build single coil size P90s, but I would look at those dimarzio injectors, they look pretty damn cool.
     
  10. ELmiguel

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    Change the capacitor on your tone control.
     

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