#1
I need some honest to God opinons from you guys out there, and I expect any anybody who thinks their opinion is worth a damn will comment this. I just got the Dean CFH guitar, many of you know it comes with the amazing Bill Lawrence 500XL in the bridge, and then that other lackluster pickup in the neck. I want your experienced opinon's: What is the clearest, cleanest, least fuzzy, whatever you wanna call it humbucker for the neck out there? Here's the important part: I will in no way ever need to mix that pickup with the Bill Lawrence 500XL, so don't worry about that. So I just need to know, by itself in the neck, what gives the cleanest sound for a humbucker out there? Post your opinion and if you can explain why you think that your choice of pickup would be the best.
#2
A Seymour Duncan Jazz is what springs to mind as being very clean, while mixing well with such a high output pickup and having plenty of punch and tone on its own.
#3
Generally, you will want a relatively low output pickup. The PRS McCarty fits the bill quite nicely for clean tones IMO.
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#4
not too many pickups will distort by itself. it depends on the output, and how the amp reacts to the pickup.
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#7
Dimarzio Humbucker from Hell.


It's a misnomer, don't be confused.


Cleanest pickup out there. Clear, glassy. It's nice.
#9
give any thought to maybe a p90 hb retrofit? just a thought. or a kent armstrong PAF isnt a bad idea either
#10
Well they dont usually distort themselves anyway. depends on what amp you are running though. The cleanest that comes to mind for me is definetly the Seymour Duncan Jazz.
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#12
I'm glad you guys are voicing you opinions. Most of your opinions had already come to mind, by I haven't been able to try most of them, or if I had I probably didn't know it.

BTW, my setup is: 1. 1957 VOS Gibson Les Paul
2. Dean CFH
3. Schecter C-7 Hellraiser
4. Soldano Avenger 100w (oh I know you're jealous)
5. MXR EVH Chorus
6. BBE Sonic Maximizer
#13
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I'm glad you guys are voicing you opinions. Most of your opinions had already come to mind, by I haven't been able to try most of them, or if I had I probably didn't know it.

BTW, my setup is: 1. 1957 VOS Gibson Les Paul
2. Dean CFH
3. Schecter C-7 Hellraiser
4. Soldano Avenger 100w (oh I know you're jealous)
5. MXR EVH Chorus
6. BBE Sonic Maximizer

(oh I know you're jealous)

I don't think you tried to sound like a dick, but you just made a bunch of people not want to help you with that comment. Anyway I say SD 59, they're great.
#14
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Dimarzio Humbucker from Hell.


It's a misnomer, don't be confused.


Cleanest pickup out there. Clear, glassy. It's nice.

+1

Duncan Stagg Mag is worth a look/listen too.
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+1

Duncan Stagg Mag is worth a look/listen too.


Yeah, a "+1" by Steven. Nice.

#17
If you can find Gretsch mini-humbuckers (I had to go to the biggest Gretsch distributor in the friggin world to find them without buying a guitar!) they're cleaner than anything you've ever heard... a lot of people think I'm playing an acoustic-electric from those pickups.
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#18
Forgot about the Humbucker from Hell honestly... I know a friend that paired one with a Super D in a Les Paul he used to have. The clean tone on it was outstanding, and very smooth. I'm not huge on DiMarzio, but they are nice pickups. I would imagine it would go well in that mahogany Dean.
#19
Ibanez V7. One came stocked on my guitar and it blows me away. The tone is bright yet creamy, responsive yet calm. It sounds really great and works well as a contrast to any other humbucker.

But the Ibanez V8 sucks dick.
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