Your favorite humbucker? Why?

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  1. jimmyohio75

    jimmyohio75 Member

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    OK, I am looking for a humbucker with lots of low end that remains clear with distortion. I do a lot of ZZ Top(Just Got Paid) type single note riffs. What's a good humbucker that is easy to control that won't give a lot of muddiness?
     
  2. Groovey Records

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    VooDoo 59 HB from Peter Florance I own 9 of his pups on different guitars.

    Handwound to the sames specs as the best PAF examples he could find no hype just my ears. sustain, control and tone. Individual fat notes or clear individuated chords:bow
     
  3. pgurlea

    pgurlea Shallow Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    There are some very talented techs out there making great PAFs now-a-days and I have only tried a few. My search ended when I put in a set of WCR Godwoods in my R8. Fat and articulate. They sound great clean or driven. I love the tones of Rev Gibbons as well, and for me, the Godwoods nail it.
    Good luck,
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  4. Red Suede

    Red Suede Member

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    Tom Holmes, for me.
     
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    There are tons of great boutique humbuckers, I don't think you can go wrong with any offering from WCR, Lollar, Holmes, etc...that said, my personal fave right now are Wolfetone Dr. V's.
    Great string articulation, crystal cleans and dirties up great.
     
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    Here's one that is more available, remains crisp (for me) and might get overlooked in the boutique flurry...the Duncan Disortion...cleaner than the name suggests, better balance than the middish JB...
     
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    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    The best humbucker I've yet to own are Skatterbrane A2 PAF style pickups.
    Unreal banana peal. www.skatterbrane.com
     
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    For me it would have to be Wolfe`s Caretaker bridge for that growl you are looking for.
     
  10. jimmyohio75

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    Is this the Duncan Super Distortion? Or is there one simply called "distortion"?
     
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    It depends what day of the week it is and what guitar I grab =)
     
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    Anyone like the SD '59 or the Seth Lover?
     
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    That took balls.

    Probably the most unexpected post ever on TGP.
     
  14. tone slave

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    Doesn't Dimarzio make the Super Distortion? The Duncan is just called "Distortion"
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    I like 'em. :p
     
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    As mentioned, I believe, just 'Distortion.'
    I have a Trembucker version in another guitar and it is more middy, again, IIRC. You never really know until you try them, sadly.
     
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    A Seth Lover will flat nail the Rev. Billy G's tone. Especially if it's in a Les Paul.
     
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    operanonverba Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm in the minority on this one but the Gibby Burstbuckers 1&2's are nailing the tones I'm craving. Especially the early ZZ stuff.
     
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    Tom Holmes in my VOS R9
    Wolf Dr.V's in my VOS 62 SG

    And Burstbuckers on the shelf

    My favorite is the Holmes of all the pickups I've tried
     
  20. AndrewSimon

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    +1

    and I'm afraid to touch it.
    Why mess with it if I'm happy.

    :agree
     

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