Suggestions: BRIGHT, Tight bridge pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by BadSeed, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. BadSeed

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    It's definitely a screamin demon, and is labeled as such. I am wrong about the magnet, it is indeed an Alnico V. Always thought it was a II.

    However, my assessment still remains the same. Maybe it was that particular guitar, but the pickup sounded soft in the bridge. Maybe I'll throw is in another and give it another chance.
     
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    Maybe it was the guitar, I'm not familiar with Vs at all, I used the Demon in a super strat, so of course YMMV, but since you already have one it's a pretty cheap test.
     
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    So I spent some time dicking around with my guitars last night. Crazy how pickups can sound so different in different guitars. One of my favorite LP's has a Wolfetone MArshallhead in it. Belive it or now, these picups sound awesome under lots of gain. Clear, bright and punchy. I have the same pickup in a 61 SG Reissue, and it has a similar character, but sounds much flatter and the low end sounds soft. I still firmly believe pickups and guitars need to be matched, just like amps and speakers/cabs.

    Any ways, was playing my washburn parallaxe last night, and forgot how much I like the Duncan JB. If you back it off the strings a little and raise the pole pieces, it's pretty damn bright, clears up a bit and is tight with the right amp, for sure. This has me curious to dive back into the world of Duncan stuff. I'm picking up a Black Winter tonight from a guy locally for $50, probably going to throw that in my Solo II platinum. Also thinking of grabbing a used set of nazguls off of ebay to throw in my Viper 500 Stealth.

    I have a couple of CTS pickups measuring 560K, so I'll probably replace the volume pot in both guitars, and leave the tone pot unhooked. Should be plenty bright.
     

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