#1
Hey guys, i have some questions about getting a dirty fingers humbucker.
I am looking at getting it, and putting it in my hollow body es-335 epiphone dot. I've heard that it is a really great pickup, and I just want to know if thats true.
Also, im new to the pickup changing things and I just want to know if a pickup would be able to go in any guitar, not just one of its brand or something.
I play music like blink and sum 41, and also any rock really, as well as some metal.

Any help would be appreciated,
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#2
That's an odd choice for the ES-335. The DF is a very high output pickup, best suited for hard rock and metal. It's a great pickup, but it may just be to harsh for what you want to play. I would seriously give the Duncan JB a closer look if I were you.
#3
I once played through one and it is kinda .. strong

What's your amp ?
#4
The dirty fingers is the only pickup gibson makes now days that I like. It can handle many styles of music and I would think it would be good for you as long as you don't ever want really clean tone. Like any high output pickup, it is much better when used on a good tube amp, but this is one of the few high output pickups that is good on solid state amps too. I like it with a solid state because when the amp is clean you can still get some grit and texture in your tone.
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Last edited by CorduroyEW at Sep 16, 2008,
#6
thanks for all your help. i was kinda thinking of it for my es-335 because tom from blink uses it, and his guitar is pretty much the same but like way better because its a gibson. im probably going to get it though, and ill always have the neck pick up if i want to play with less grunt and stuff.
#7
oh, i forgot to mention, i have a piece of shit practice amp (vox pathfinder 10 watt). i really want to get a tube one soon, a bit bigger cos me and friends are starting a band as well. problem is money, i really should get a job.
#8
Don't waste your money then if it's in short supply...a pickup isn't going to make much difference to your sound.
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#9
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oh, i forgot to mention, i have a piece of shit practice amp (vox pathfinder 10 watt). i really want to get a tube one soon, a bit bigger cos me and friends are starting a band as well. problem is money, i really should get a job.

Don't waste your money on the pickup then. The best idea would to be get a new, higher gain valve/tube amp, and you'll have a nice tone for the genre you want. Then, if you want it to sound better, get the pickup. That's the best idea.
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#10
yeah replace the shit amp and if you still want that "DeLonge" sound get the bucker

#11
thanks guys. im looking at some valve amps now. should be good once i get a bit of moolah. if anyone still looks at this forum then can you tell me if the Peavey Classic 30 is any good for the sound i want (DeLonge)?