#1
hey UG,
whats your opinions on the Seymour Duncan '78 model. What kind of stuff is it best for?
#2
Brown sound.
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#3
brown sound? would it be fat and heavy? because I'm looking to put a humbucker in my strat. Possibly something towards Eddie Van Halen's tone
#4
Brown sound IS Eddie Van Halen's tone.
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#6
The Custom 78 is something you'd buy as the final piece of the puzzle when you've got the rest of Eddie's rig in place - if you've only got a Valvetronix then there's no point spending so much money on a pickup, something like the Custom Custom would be plenty good enough.
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#7
Oh.. I'm not looking for an exact replica of his tone, I was just looking for a better humbucker rather than the stock one in my MIM
#10
How much is it as in price? The price is on SD's site. $160 Its built to order, you gotta contact them directly to get it. I'm ordering mine in a few weeks.
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#12
Ahh sh*t sorry thought you mean the '78 model, that one is $160. I bought my SH-11 for about $80 like forsakn said. I like the SH-11 a lot but I'm really interested in the '78 model, heard really good things about it and wanna give it a shot. Feels right for what I'm looking for. A lower output more vintage sounding hum, the SH-11 has more output but its still a great pickup and a great alternative to the '78 model.
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#13
ah ic... So why would it be pointless getting a 78 model for my strat? there would be still a fair bit of difference, wouldn't there?
#14
I never said its pointless, not sure what the other guys think though. If you really wanna give it a shot then get it. It costs about double the average p/up but if you're ok with that then go for it. I can't wait to get mine. If you end up not like it you can always sell it and accept a marginal loss. Heres a good video of a guy noodling around on his homemade Frankie using the '78
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uBVoMETu4s
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#15
sweet.. thanx for your help. Btw I was referring to steven seagull about it being pointless.. my bad
#16
Is is possible to compare the custom Seymour Duncan custom to a Dimarzio PAF pro? Is there much of a difference?
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Is is possible to compare the custom Seymour Duncan custom to a Dimarzio PAF pro? Is there much of a difference?


Careful theres 2 and it can get confusing. Theres the SH-5 Custom and the SH-11 Custom Custom. The SH-11 is the one that would best replace the '78 Model Custom Shop. As for the DiMarzio, I dunno couldn't tell you. I'm not much of a fan of DiMarzio. Hopefully someone else will know.
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#18
ah thanx very much... sorry I don't know much about Seymour Duncan. But I quite keen on it. I'm pretty much looking for a humbucker that can handle a fair bit of distortion and sounds pretty heavy
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ah thanx very much... sorry I don't know much about Seymour Duncan. But I quite keen on it. I'm pretty much looking for a humbucker that can handle a fair bit of distortion and sounds pretty heavy


Well the '78 Model will get you the Van Halen brown sound in a pickup but not completely of course as the rest depends on your amp and settings. If you're looking for a hum with some kick and distortion then I don't think the '78 is for you. Go on this page and listen to some of the pickups, their sound clips are really good as its all played by the same player, same settings and same guitar. So you get to hear the differences in each pickup and I found the clips are a very accurate portrait of how the pickup really sounds. http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/audio-samples/humbuckers_and/ I used that and found I liked the tone of the SH-11 the best, you might have different tastes. Either way its a great guide.
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