#1
Hello all,


Neck pickup in my Les Paul isn't really cutting it right now. Too muddy for my liking. Looking for a very glassy kind of neck pickup tone. Almost single coil like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5brvUsNP4A8

The tone at about 10 seconds in would be the kind of tone I'm looking for. A better example would be at 1:17


Don't worry about the budget.

The guitar is a Gibby Les Paul Supreme if it matters.
#2
Dimarzio Humbucker from Hell dude.
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Dimarzio Humbucker from Hell dude.


I was looking at that actually


How would that pair with a Super Distortion?
#4
You might have to lower the super a fair bit to balance the volumes as it's a damned hot pickup, you could also try wiring it in parallel to lower the output a bit, or simply install a series/parallel toggle and get the best of both worlds - I'd personally be more inclined to go with a Norton as a safer bet.
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You might have to lower the super a fair bit to balance the volumes as it's a damned hot pickup, you could also try wiring it in parallel to lower the output a bit, or simply install a series/parallel toggle and get the best of both worlds - I'd personally be more inclined to go with a Norton as a safer bet.


How does the Norton compair the the Super Distortion? I'm a big fan of the Super Distortion and if it sounds somewhat similar, I'll definately consider it.
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#6
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How does the Norton compair the the Super Distortion? I'm a big fan of the Super Distortion and if it sounds somewhat similar, I'll definately consider it.

The Norton is smoother and less fizzy and I suppose what you'd call a little more contemporary sounding - it's a good all round pickup and it's not as over-the-top outputwise as the super so it's a little more versatile. The Super Distortion does have a pretty distinctive character though, if you like it then go for it and do the series /parallel thing.
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The Norton is smoother and less fizzy and I suppose what you'd call a little more contemporary sounding - it's a good all round pickup and it's not as over-the-top outputwise as the super so it's a little more versatile. The Super Distortion does have a pretty distinctive character though, if you like it then go for it and do the series /parallel thing.


I'll mostly likely do that, but what do you think of the Mo' Joe?
#8
Probably be a bit too fat and "honky" for what you want, particularly in a Les Paul.
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Probably be a bit too fat and "honky" for what you want, particularly in a Les Paul.


Alright. Super Distortion it is.


Thanks a bunch! You're always a big help
#11
Quote by forsaknazrael
I agree, add a series parallel switch. I love mine!


I ain't drilling no switches in my Paul.


I'll just have it wired in Parallel.


Drilling holes in a Les Paul is considered rape in 48 states. Especially a Gibson.
#13
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..You do know you can just use a push/pull pot, right? My SG doesn't have any extra switches..



Fuck that.

I'd rather just wire it in parallel. I'd like it better if I didn't have to pull a knob every time I switch pickups. It's just not practical.
#15
You'd just leave it up, for arguments sake most of the time, but push it down for a solo boost, or vice versa...I just personally feel that clonking down on something when you want to let rip with a solo is far more badass than pulling it up, but it'd work either way.
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#16
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I guess. TBH, I think you're just limiting your options like that.

Pulling a switch is no more difficult to me, than say, switching to my neck pickup for a solo and hitting a boost pedal.



Honestly, I like to keep it simple. If I don't see much merit in something, I CBA.


It's not difficult, it's just annoying to do. I'd rather flick one switch.
#17
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You'd just leave it up, for arguments sake most of the time, but push it down for a solo boost, or vice versa...I just personally feel that clonking down on something when you want to let rip with a solo is far more badass than pulling it up, but it'd work either way.

Yeah, sometimes I think of spending the dough on a Push-Push pot from Warmoth, honestly..
#18
Now could I get it wired to my toggle switch?


That would solve everything.
#19
Quote by steven seagull
You'd just leave it up, for arguments sake most of the time, but push it down for a solo boost, or vice versa...I just personally feel that clonking down on something when you want to let rip with a solo is far more badass than pulling it up, but it'd work either way.

Damn dude this is like the wisdom thread or something.

Ps, what happened to ze mod status?
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#20
also check out the PAF Pro
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also check out the PAF Pro



Been there, done that, hated them.
#22
Have a look at some Bare Knuckles.
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#23
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Have a look at some Bare Knuckles.


They don't really have a pickup that meets what I need. Especially the neck pickup. Plus BKPs are expensive here. I might check out the Miracle Man or the Nail Bomb.
#24
Quote by JLT73
also check out the PAF Pro

I would say the same, but i don't know how bright they actually are. they seem pretty bright in my guitar in comparison to my neck pickup, but my neck pickup is reallllly smooth and not bright at all.
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#25
Single coil sounds? Maybe A Gibson P-94?
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Single coil sounds? Maybe A Gibson P-94?

DUDE!
where the hell did that quote in your sig come from?
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#27
Quote by classicrocker01
Single coil sounds? Maybe A Gibson P-94?


Definately not.


The P-90 sound is deffo not what I'm going for.


The Humbucker From Hell is looking good right now.
#28
Did you try lowering the pickup already? I had the same problem... fixed it by lowing the pup. SAme with the bridge pup.
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#29
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Definately not.


The P-90 sound is deffo not what I'm going for.


The Humbucker From Hell is looking good right now.

okay, just thought I'd throw it out there.

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DUDE!
where the hell did that quote in your sig come from?

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#30
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Did you try lowering the pickup already? I had the same problem... fixed it by lowing the pup. SAme with the bridge pup.


Tried that. No help.
#31
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Tried that. No help.

I see.. I installed a push-pull pot on mine to split the coils and that worked pretty well.. Beautiful cleans as well as a nice silky? type distortion sound.
#32
Quote by TubeAmpGuy
I see.. I installed a push-pull pot on mine to split the coils and that worked pretty well.. Beautiful cleans as well as a nice silky? type distortion sound.


Not really looking to tap them. I'm most likely going to replace them.