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Old 02-28-2010, 02:15 PM   #21
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VII. Anything we missed?/"How To Post A Question"


If after reading this you still have questions, go ahead and post your inquiry in this thread. If you start a separate thread that regards buying pickups, it will be closed. If you have a question pertaining specifically to wiring, go ahead and post it in the Ultimate Guitar Wiring Thread ( http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1019006 ).

If you feel like you have a worthy contribution to the thread, you can post it on the main page of this group for review:

http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/gbcpickupthread/

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There are no real "rules" for posting a question in this thread, but if you want a quick and accurate response, you should always include the following information:


1-Type (brand and model) of guitar you're upgrading
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4-Desired tone (be specific)
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:47 PM   #22
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Nicely done!

Let me be the first to say something:
The D-Sonic works VERY well in a les paul in E standard with the rail facing the neck. Ballsy as hell, and very clear to boot.
The Duncan Distortion does work pretty well in Alder, provided you don't have your treble cranked. Very "sizzly" sounding.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:19 PM   #23
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We are long overdue for a thread of this sort. The descriptions of individual pickup models is very interesting and very helpful since it's virtually impossible to try them all out yourself. Thanks a bunch!

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Old 02-28-2010, 09:37 PM   #24
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Stuck. What about Rockfield?

Also, I have an Evoloution and it has plenty of low end. i'm using it in a guitar that is either basswood or (probably) poplar. idk how old the pup is though. looks like an old one but i've never seen the bottom of a new one. just throwing that in there.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:06 PM   #25
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That Evo is probably about 5 years Jim, if I had to guess. (Came out of my used dime333 before going to Brian)
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #26
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:22 PM   #27
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:57 AM   #28
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So is here the right place to ask about pickups then? I'm looking for a stacked pickup for my strat's bridge slot. It'll be mostly distorted. I've got the neck pickup for cleans. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:07 AM   #29
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^Yes, any and all "which pickups?" questions shall now be posted in this thread.

thanks jared
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:16 AM   #30
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hey hey we gotta include our UG's one and only Rock Monkey Guitars pickups handwound in the UK by our fellow user CorduroyEW!!!

this is an awesome thread tho. it's hard to post reviews on every pickup out there though.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:31 AM   #31
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I'm looking for a Bridge Humbucker to put In a Jackson D2KL. I need something versatile, but I mainly play funk. As an example I regularly play RHCP's Freaky Styley Album through as part of my practice, So I need something brighter or slightly thinner sounding.The only one that really caught my attention is the bluesbucker, when split especially. Is there something else that you could possibly reccommend?

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Old 03-01-2010, 03:44 AM   #32
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The Dimarzio Humbucker From Hell is really low output (for a humbucker) and sounds pretty thin. Maybe try that? I've heard it sounds almost like a single coil.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:57 AM   #33
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Cool i'll look it up right now.

I had another quick question.
What makes a humbucker able to split? Would I be able to do it with any Humbucker?
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:25 AM   #34
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It has to be 4 conductor. Some are 3 conductor (so you cant change the wiring to switch which coil stays on) but they are pretty uncommon.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:40 AM   #35
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Another thing you may want to look into Funk Monk, is getting a decently high output humbucker (I'm thinking something middle of the pack like a Gibson 490T) and putting the coils in parallel. As you may or may not know, the two coils of a humbucker are wired in series, and putting them in parallel will give you a sound that's a little weaker but not really all that thinner. For a really thin sound, you can put the two coils out of phase. Probably the only thing you can play with an out of phase setup is funk. And of course, you can use a switch to activate these just like you would with a coil split.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:18 AM   #36
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #37
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Another thing you may want to look into Funk Monk, is getting a decently high output humbucker (I'm thinking something middle of the pack like a Gibson 490T) and putting the coils in parallel. As you may or may not know, the two coils of a humbucker are wired in series, and putting them in parallel will give you a sound that's a little weaker but not really all that thinner. For a really thin sound, you can put the two coils out of phase. Probably the only thing you can play with an out of phase setup is funk. And of course, you can use a switch to activate these just like you would with a coil split.


how would I go about putting a humbucker "out of phase"? Are there any guitarist how have used this so I could give it a listen? thanks.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:03 PM   #38
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im thinking about buying a squier strat that i found the other day to mod a lil bit. im wanting to know of some good distorted/grungey type of pickups i can put into it. ive done a little looking and have found that a dimarzio super distortion or a seymour duncan jb might work. i would appreciate any help thanx
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #39
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how would I go about putting a humbucker "out of phase"? Are there any guitarist how have used this so I could give it a listen? thanks.


check the wiring thread, all you need to know is there in the first couple post, including the diagram you need.
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