WCR Pick ups

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  1. dmg34

    dmg34 Member

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    Hey guys I can't decide on which pick ups from Jim I should get. I want to make my les paul sound like Duane Allman/Dickey Betts I am stuck between the Filmore Pick ups and the Darkburst pick ups. Any help would be awsome. I really want the tone from Stormy Monday and You Don't love me. My two favorite songs by the AAB.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. gooma

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    I`m pretty much chasing the same sound :)

    From everything i`ve read and heard the Darkburst`s will get pretty close. I havent any first hand experience with them tho, i`d like to hear from those who have also.

    Brad
     
  3. CharlieS

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    IMO you should go for the Goodwoods or the Goodwood bridge and a Darkburst or Crossroads neck. Any of these will get you Allman tone. The DB bridge might not give you enough push.
     
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    fretnot Gold Supporting Member

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    What about the Bet Set? After all, they were modeled after Betts' pickups! :AOK
     
  5. jw71

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    I've got a Darkburst bridge and a Crossroads neck in my SG. They sound darn good. Definitely vintage sounding. I play through a JTM45 and get some pretty convincing ABB tones, although I don't strive for them. I'm also a fan, but am more into more higher energy rock. I think most quality PAF'ish pickups can get ABB sounds in the right guitar and, more importantly, the right amp.

    Anyway, Jim is a great guy, he makes great pickups and has great customer service. He'll definitely help you out, just give him a call. You can't go wrong with WCR.
     
  6. auburn-grad

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    I had a Darkburst/Crossroads set in my previous LP (a Classic) and I currently have the Goodwoods in my R8 LP.....I think either pair will get you close to what you want....however, the Goodwoods are thicker (which I prefer)....

    ..it also depends on what type of amp you may be using, too?
     
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    mkl13 Silver Supporting Member

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    I have fillmore's in a PRS McCarty and can get a great Dickey Betts tone through my Rocky Top JTM 45. I also have a Goodwood bridge in a R0 les paul and while it is slightly different it can get some great Allman tones as well.
     
  9. captainT

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    I'm the other winner of the pickups and I called JIM he is the one you should be talking to. I mixed two brands for my Paul: that was after talking to Jim. He is a nice guy and very personable with alot of knowledge as to what you maybe looking for. I'm sure he would be glad to make suggestions as to your needs. :RoCkIn
     
  10. Festus

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    I have a Darkburst/Crossroads set in a Robin Savoy - sounds dynamite. I have a Goodwood/Darkburst set in a G&L legacy - also sounds awesome.

    What guitar are they going in? That will make some difference. I'd lean towards the DB/CR set in a Les Paul, and maybe the Goodwood/DB in something with less mass to it. The Goodwoods are thicker, with a bit more power.

    Talk to Jim, though. He'll get you set up. :AOK
     

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