#1
hey guys,

im building my stratocaster atm i got a 70's original factory scalloped maple fender neck for it and im planning the pickups as:

Bridge: Duncan 59 model (with chrome cover)
Neck: Duncan Pearly Gates plus (open)

few questions:
will the chrome cover stuff up the pickup signal?
can these pickups be put together (both passive)?
and finally, what do u guys think, recon itl sound good? :P
#2
No, yes, and not really. Pearly gates or a Custom Custom bridge works better IMO, and the '59 in the neck.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#3
so u recon pearly gates bridge and 59 in neck?

onyl prob is the 59 im prob getting is a bridge 59 :S
#4
Well, you COULD get a neck 59 and return the bridge one.

and please for the love of god type in non-chat speak. It's a pain in the ass to read.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#5
Put the Pearly Gates in the bridge position and the '59 in the neck position. The Pearly Gates is a hotrodded PAF. It will sound better in the bridge position. The two pickups together should sound very good.

No, a metal cover does not muddy up or otherwise diminish the sound of the pickups. There has been a long-running debate about why there seem to be more highs from the guitar when you remove the metal cover. Some people claim it is due to an elaborate magnetic phenomenon in which magnetic eddy currents form between the polepieces on the metal pickup cover. Most people think there is an increase in highs simply because removing the cover allows the pickup to be placed closer to the strings. The metal cover was designed primarily as a noise shield, so without it, there will be more noise. This has not seemed to have stopped anyone from removing the pickup covers for the last forty-nine years, so feel free to ditch it if you want.
#6
^Believe me, you'd notice with Epiphone pickups.
Anything else, not so much.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#7
cool, cheers guys, but now im also looking at dragonfire DG20 copy's wich by many reviews are insane, so might be getting them now

apparently have same if not better tone as teh EMG DG20's but half the priuce, AND passive and active mods (push pull tone knob) sooo much toneal control, see how things go