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What Humbuckers do I need to get this sound?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Red Planet, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Red Planet

    Red Planet Member

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    Through recent years I have discovered I absolutely love the Glassy sounds of the PRS 7's and the Gibson Burstbucker Pro's.

    That being said both of these are two PUPs and I need four wire.

    What I would like is something that will give me those glassy tones in exposed coils the neck coil being Zebra and the Bridge being Dual Black with a four wire on each.

    I'm getting ready for a Custom Guitar build and need to figure this out.
     
  2. Red Planet

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    I should have mentioned also they need to be F Spaced.

    I was looking at the Rio Grande Barbeque Buckers. They offer them in a 4 wire F-Space version. Maybe a little hotter than I was wanting but probably not too hot.
     
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    If you really like the sound of the Gibson Burstbucker Pro's just have someone coil tap them and add the wire. It takes about 5 minutes to do. It should not cost more than $25 to $50.
     
  4. Red Planet

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    I need Fender spacing.
     
  5. Red Planet

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    Damn should I have mentioned I was gonna put these in my Dumble Guitar?:D
     
  6. Drowned Rabbit

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    In my experience, the Rio Grande BBQ's sounded nothing like
    the BurstBucker Pro's that came in my Les Paul limited edition.
    I liked the BBQ bridge a lot, it's real ballsy. And the Pro's are
    my favorite BurstBuckers, but I really don't think they sound
    similar to each other.
     
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    I have the Rio Grande Texas BBQs in both my LPs, my faded has LP the four conductor split coils, if that is the way you looking go for it. I really love mine.
     
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    wcr crossroads perhaps?
     
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    What's your price range? That's going to make a huge difference with regard to the suggestions you'll receive. If you're on a Duncan budget it will be a waste to get suggestions for WCR, custom winders, etc.
     
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    Suhr DSV or SSV in 54mm spacing .
     
  11. Red Planet

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    Cool I'll check out some of these things. Price isnt the issue though not gonna pay extra money for something I can get for less.

    I'm looking for Glassy Cleans.

    Just for kicks let me elaborate on what I'm doing.

    I'm haveing a Guitar built pretty much from the ground up.

    The Body is going to be Ash routed for two humbuckers. It will be a Tele Body with a Vintage style Strat type Trem. The neck will be pretty much a classic Tele just a little flatter radius and slightly larger fretts.

    So so its gonna be a Tele Bucker Trem.

    Doing a 3 position blade with Push Push on the Volume Control for coil tapping the neck and the same on the Tone Control for coil tapping the bridge. 6 different sounds at my disposal.

    It would be the KLM Modern Custom I refer to in my sig but right now its just a piece of wood.

    Also even though its Ash think PRS Black Cherry for the finish.
     
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    This might be off topic, but how would you compare the PRS 7's to the Burstbuckers?
     
  13. Red Planet

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    I havent done a direct AB comparison but I have owned each. I had a PRS Singlecut with the 7's and a Les Paul Limitted with the BB Pros and they were almost identicle in clarity and glassy tones.
     
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    I kinda get where you are going, and I will give you the cheap options

    1) Dimarzio Virtual Pafs which are now Dimarzio 36th Anniv PAFs
    2) Seymour Duncan 59s

    Though its arguable Fralins might get you there. I had BRIEF experience with NORDSTRANDS, and they might fit the bill.
     
  15. Red Planet

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    Looked at Fralins site. Seems they offer a PAF with more or less highs, plus Fender spacing, and black/ black or black/cream.
     
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    Better yet give Fralin a call and they'll help you decide what's right for your desires. Then your ground-up custom will truly be a one of a kind. Fralin unbuckers sound great in the neck position of a pair of tele partsters I made with ash bodies and quilt maple drop-tops, but they're coupled with a Blues Special single coil in the bridge position.
     
  17. Red Planet

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    I might do that. Are the Unbuckers a little weaker?

    I like a little less output and Glassy Highs out of a neck pup.
     

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