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Anyone tried the Suhr Doug Aldrich pickups??

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  • Anyone tried the Suhr Doug Aldrich pickups??

    I am thinking about picking up some Suhr Doug Aldrich pickups for my Carvin CT4. Anyone try them?? What do you think?? I have also been looking at Motor City Afwayu Humbuckers. I am going to replace my EMGs, and want something fatter sounding, but with a lot of output.
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    -Ibanez RGA121 with WCR Ironman pups<br />
    -Warmoth V2 with EMG 85<br />
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    -Randall RM50 with Salvation Chupacabra, SG Diablo, and XTC<br />
    -Peters custom dual channel <br />
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    -Port City standard 212</div>

  • #2
    A friend of mine has them in his Suhr modern and loves 'em. Very full sounding and articulate, and very powerful. The tone on the latest Whitesnake album is also killer. I think they'd sound great in a CT4. I'm considering them for my Les Paul.
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    • #3
      You could play nu-metal sludge on a Peavey 6505 dialled in like a buzzy flubby-sounding Recto, and each note will still be articulate and defined.

      troof! I tried it!


      I just got the installed while I was away at work. It sounds KILLER! Only problem was the wiring for the neck pickup got stuffed up by the guitar tech, so I'm taking my guitar back tomorrow to get it re-done for free. Once it's complete I'll give a fuller report.
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      • #4
        The stock pickups in my guitar were EMG-81s. Although they had a very high output and a good sharp upper mid-spike, they were rather hollow-sounding and didn't take to effects too well. Not enough warmth to them. No SOUL.
        I missed the thick chugginess and raw roaring power of my Seymour Duncan Invader which I have in my older guitar (which is now retired for jamming at work in the outback).

        After researching and asking for advice, I decided on the very pickups you're asking about. And I definitely don't regret that one bit.
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        • #5
          Im about to pull the trigger and put them in the bridges of my FloydPauls..
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          • #6
            do IT oke:


            seriously, they're bloody good pickups!
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            • #7
              I've been considering them for a few weeks, too. It sounds like they're exactly what I'm looking for. I was afraid they'd get muddy at higher gain settings.
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              • #8
                I've been considering them for a few weeks, too. It sounds like they're exactly what I'm looking for. I was afraid they'd get muddy at higher gain settings.


                No way, no way AT ALL will they get muddy!
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                • #9
                  The stock pickups in my guitar were EMG-81s. Although they had a very high output and a good sharp upper mid-spike, they were rather hollow-sounding and didn't take to effects too well. Not enough warmth to them. No SOUL.
                  I missed the thick chugginess and raw roaring power of my Seymour Duncan Invader which I have in my older guitar (which is now retired for jamming at work in the outback).

                  After researching and asking for advice, I decided on the very pickups you're asking about. And I definitely don't regret that one bit.


                  How is the output compared to the EMG 81. I have the 81 in my PRS standard and tried the Blackout and hated it. The Suhr Aldrich has been a leading contender for this guitar. How are they in all mahogany guitars?
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                  • #10
                    They sound great. I have WCR Ironman pickups in my Ibanez, and they are huge sounding. When I plug in my Carvin it is way too bright, and I can't seem to get it to sound good. I think that the VHT likes passives. Plus at $220 for the pair shipped it is not too bad!!!!

                    Thanks for all the advice, I think I might do a bit more research, but I am thinking aobut pulling the trigger this afternoon!!!
                    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars</b><br />
                    -PRS CE22 hardtail<br />
                    -Ibanez RGA121 with WCR Ironman pups<br />
                    -Warmoth V2 with EMG 85<br />
                    <br />
                    <b>Amps</b><br />
                    -Randall RM50 with Salvation Chupacabra, SG Diablo, and XTC<br />
                    -Peters custom dual channel <br />
                    <br />
                    <b>Cabs</b><br />
                    -Port City standard 212</div>

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                    • #11
                      How is the output compared to the EMG 81. I have the 81 in my PRS standard and tried the Blackout and hated it. The Suhr Aldrich has been a leading contender for this guitar. How are they in all mahogany guitars?


                      The output is HUGE, very hot signal. Definitely equals the EMG-81 if not beats it. Yet the signal cleans up nicely when the volume knob is turned down- very responsive. And another thing it has the thick roaring searing tone, rather than just high output.

                      My guitar is mahogany.
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                      • #12
                        Petejt, you are making it hard to look at anything else!!!
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars</b><br />
                        -PRS CE22 hardtail<br />
                        -Ibanez RGA121 with WCR Ironman pups<br />
                        -Warmoth V2 with EMG 85<br />
                        <br />
                        <b>Amps</b><br />
                        -Randall RM50 with Salvation Chupacabra, SG Diablo, and XTC<br />
                        -Peters custom dual channel <br />
                        <br />
                        <b>Cabs</b><br />
                        -Port City standard 212</div>

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                        • #13
                          They're passive, right?
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                          • #14
                            Im about to pull the trigger and put them in the bridges of my FloydPauls..


                            I'd do one before doing both. I have em in my Heritage 157(like LP Custom), and I dig em in that guitar, but I dont necessarily love em more than a Duncan Custom or C5, just different. To me, the Aldrich pickups sound a little smoother which is cool.

                            Did you ever try something else in your Floyd Paul? I remember you not loving the bridge pickup in the black one. Was that a C5 or Custom?
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                            • #15
                              Anyone here tried the Motor city pickups??
                              <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars</b><br />
                              -PRS CE22 hardtail<br />
                              -Ibanez RGA121 with WCR Ironman pups<br />
                              -Warmoth V2 with EMG 85<br />
                              <br />
                              <b>Amps</b><br />
                              -Randall RM50 with Salvation Chupacabra, SG Diablo, and XTC<br />
                              -Peters custom dual channel <br />
                              <br />
                              <b>Cabs</b><br />
                              -Port City standard 212</div>

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