#1
Which is the best pickup for the evh tone?

i know the frankenstrat had a PAF

ive heard different dimarzios and duncans would do it, but would a gibson pickup be better??
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#3
that looks great, but is there anything a tad cheaper
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#4
seymour duncan custom custom is a recreation (you'd have to go used though)
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#5
dude uve got 5 epensive guitars and ur complaining about 175 bucks. wow was that a turn of events or what?
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#7
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i used a seymour duncan invader and it is pretty damn close

It really isn't you know.

Duncan Custom Custom or Dimarzio Norton are probably the best bets.
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#8
It also depends on the amp. In order to REALLY capture the brown sound, you need to run your signal into an MXR phase 90 with the speed know at about the 9 0'clock position...
#9
Gibson Burstbucker. EXACT replica of the PAF. Gibson originally made the PAF, no reason an exact replica wont work!
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#10
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Gibson Burstbucker. EXACT replica of the PAF. Gibson originally made the PAF, no reason an exact replica wont work!

First off, a Burstbucker doesn't even attempt to replicate a PAF, likewise it doesn't sound like one.

The closest thing Gibson do to a PAF clone is the 57 Classic, but even then it's moot because PAFs were all handwound and therefore varied considerably.
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#11
I think the proof a lot of it is in your amp is I do it with a DiMarzio Tonezone. I've had good luck (as in almost plug and play) with the JB, Custom Custom, and Gibson '57. Pretty much anything though with a good mid bump and tight sound works though.
#12
Quote by steven seagull
First off, a Burstbucker doesn't even attempt to replicate a PAF, likewise it doesn't sound like one.

The closest thing Gibson do to a PAF clone is the 57 Classic, but even then it's moot because PAFs were all handwound and therefore varied considerably.


read the description on the gibson website. unless i'm blind, it says meant to replicate paf. www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Divisions/Gibson%20Gear/Pickups/Burstbucker%5Ftrade%3B/
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#13
ok--as for my amp--im running tones very similar to that of eddies, and the mesa triple rectifer has a switch on the back that works as a variac--its not a marshall, so its not THE brown sound, but its very close

the pickups on my main guitar-my les paul standard- gives me a nice tone, but it doesnt have a trem obviosly, so i cant do all the dives and harmonic stuff on it. Im looking to replace the dimebucker in my bc rich with whichever p/u will sound the best.
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#14
Eddie's humbucker is rumored to be a 50s PAF from an ES-335. He didn't like the tone originally, so he REWOUND IT BY HAND. That's why his tone is unique. Handwound pickup.
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read the description on the gibson website. unless i'm blind, it says meant to replicate paf. www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Divisions/Gibson%20Gear/Pickups/Burstbucker%5Ftrade%3B/

Marketing spin.

At the end of the day the Burstbucker is just another mass produced, machine made pickup and there are other people who make equally good, if not better ones, that cost less.
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Eddie's humbucker is rumored to be a 50s PAF from an ES-335. He didn't like the tone originally, so he REWOUND IT BY HAND. That's why his tone is unique. Handwound pickup.

I like how you act like hand-rewinding is some sort of hardship. I did it over the summer. It's a great way to kill an hour on your porch. Just make sure you keep count every hundred winds with a tally. Also, a candle works great for potting.

Edit: I guess two and a half hours is a little more accurate, but it's still no big project.
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#19
If you read the article on building copies of his guitar. The pickup shouldnt have even worked. They tested it and it thought it was broken. It works but they dont know how. So replicating that will be pretty tough to do.
#20
Quote by AngusJimiKeith
Gibson Burstbucker. EXACT replica of the PAF. Gibson originally made the PAF, no reason an exact replica wont work!


Yeah, and my left hand is an EXACT replica of my right hand.

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The closest thing Gibson do to a PAF clone is the 57 Classic, but even then it's moot because PAFs were all handwound and therefore varied considerably.


Actually, the PAF's were machine wound but the machines were not very stable and they made their own unique scatter pattern. Gibson sold their old winding machines to Seymour duncan and then got new high tech CNC winders that are very stable and don't scatter the wire at all. In their 57 they just shove the bobbins on the winder and with their burstbuckers they try to simulate the scatter of the old winder but it still doesn't sound the same.

The biggest problem with the gibson pickups is that they don't even attempt to use the same types of materials as the old PAF's. When you are starting out with the wrong parts you can't make it sound the same.

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If you read the article on building copies of his guitar. The pickup shouldnt have even worked. They tested it and it thought it was broken. It works but they dont know how. So replicating that will be pretty tough to do.



Back when they 1st tested it they didn't know how it worked but we do understand now. The wire is broken inside the pickup but the pickup still functions due to the capacitance between the wires. Some ac frequencies are still able to jump between the wires and skip over the break. This makes it so the pickup will read 0 with a DC meter but it will give you a reading at 1K AC. I've got a pickup in my 7 string that is functioning on the same princibal. It sound cool but havent been able to reproduce it.
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#21
Ive heard realy good things about the "bare knuckle pickups VHII" its modled after eddies vintage hot sound, uk retail price is £90

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