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  • Dragonfire is the new GFS.

    So I've been buying a lot of stuff from Dragonfire lately, and I have to say, they have some really quality products. Their prewired pickguards are amazing, since they let you choose the color of the pickguard and hardware. I used one of their Superstrat kits to wire my daphne blue Strat, and that has been a winner so far. The sealed blade and toggle switches they have are some of the best I've ever used, and they are very springy and smooth and quiet. I much prefer them to the vintage style switches.

    Also, the main thing they have over GFS, IMO, is that Dragonfire stuff is actually inexpensive. GFS has a reputation for affordable but it's really not that cheap these days. The only problem is that the Dragonfire site sucks a little bit and it's hard to find what you need sometimes.

    http://www.dragonfireguitars.com

    I've used their Screamer humbuckers in two guitars now. There is not a better deal for good humbuckers on the market, IMO. $30 for two chrome splittable humbuckers that actually sound good? Sheesh. I'm not sure I prefer them over the Custom/Jazz combo, but the Custom/Jazz cost five times as much and don't sound five times better, that's for sure. The truth is, I don't feel like I'm compromising anything by sticking Screamers in any guitar of mine.

    There are also EMG and Clapton soundalikes in the pre-wired section. I don't know if I would use those but there are Youtube clips and they sound OK to me.

    Their H90 style pickups look exactly the same as the Warmans I imported from the UK. And if that's the case, surely they're good sounding.
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    I've pondered picking up their take-off on the EMG Dave Gilmour pre-wired pickups before, but just haven't quite decided whether it's worth the gamble or not.

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    • #3
      I'm not seeing tremendous difference in price. Can't speak to the quality issue.
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      • #4
        So I've been buying a lot of stuff from Dragonfire lately, and I have to say, they have some really quality products. Their prewired pickguards are amazing, since they let you choose the color of the pickguard and hardware. I used one of their Superstrat kits to wire my daphne blue Strat, and that has been a winner so far. The sealed blade and toggle switches they have are some of the best I've ever used, and they are very springy and smooth and quiet. I much prefer them to the vintage style switches.

        Also, the main thing they have over GFS, IMO, is that Dragonfire stuff is actually inexpensive. GFS has a reputation for affordable but it's really not that cheap these days. The only problem is that the Dragonfire site sucks a little bit and it's hard to find what you need sometimes.

        http://www.dragonfireguitars.com

        I've used their Screamer humbuckers in two guitars now. There is not a better deal for good humbuckers on the market, IMO. $30 for two chrome splittable humbuckers that actually sound good? Sheesh. I'm not sure I prefer them over the Custom/Jazz combo, but the Custom/Jazz cost five times as much and don't sound five times better, that's for sure. The truth is, I don't feel like I'm compromising anything by sticking Screamers in any guitar of mine.

        There are also EMG and Clapton soundalikes in the pre-wired section. I don't know if I would use those but there are Youtube clips and they sound OK to me.

        Their H90 style pickups look exactly the same as the Warmans I imported from the UK. And if that's the case, surely they're good sounding.


        You know your Strat stuff for sure. What do you make of this?
        http://www.dragonfireguitars.com/product_info.php?cPath=36&products_id=397

        Worth ordering and removing the pups that come with and substituting my CS 69 set?

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        • #5
          Meh, tomato tamoto. Same ****************, different smell for the most part. However, the dragonfire necks are WAY better than the GFS ones and I'm quite happy with my tele harness from them. The guy that runs it is a DICK though.
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          • #6
            I'm not seeing tremendous difference in price. Can't speak to the quality issue.
            Their basic humbuckers, P90s, and single coils are easily 1/2 the price of GFS.
            Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com

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            • #7
              The new GFS? So first they'll spawn a rabid following, and then they'll piss everyone off with customer service and quality control issues?
              Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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              • #8
                I think the bigger issue with GFS is that it's just not as cheap as it needs to be if you're going to make exceptions for bad service.

                Think about it. Fender Tex Mex pickups are what, $60 on the street? There are options at similar prices.
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                • #9
                  You are quite right.
                  Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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                  • #10
                    I don't know how that would work with real single coils. They're really meant for noiseless pickups, aren't they? I don't know.

                    That said, I like that hefty switch they use on those things.


                    Their basic humbuckers, P90s, and single coils are easily 1/2 the price of GFS.


                    Thanks. I'm going to give it some thought. Sure is tempting.

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                    • #11
                      They are a good vendor. Was guitarpartsonline.com for years. Same url works in either dragonfire or gparts online. Actually these guys were around before GFS turned up on eBay. I have a set of their HB sized P90s. Good stuff for the money. They have a line of guitars that come and go also. If only Nelsonic would come back. They were the Soupe du jour when I first joined this forum.
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                      • #12
                        Isn't this the same outfit that used to be TNT Guitars? I bought 2 of those 24 fret Jackson reversed headstock maple boarded style necks but the crap was all screwed up dinged and scraped. I called the guy and I forget whether his name was Ted or Tim but he said he didn't have anymore but would be getting some and would replace the necks but then dropped the ball and came up with an excuse that they never got any more in sorry kind of BS. I'm still stuck with these things. I don't think they were particularly cheap either maybe Mighty Mite priced like $99 a neck or so, I forget as it was a few years ago.

                        Then recently I inquired about the creme screamers as the picture clearly shows black hex head screws and I even went in photoshop and you can see they aren;t refections off the slugs and that is the ONLY color it shows this anomoly. I told him he should take that pic down as I would be pissed if I bought it on account of expecting creme with black hex poles and instead getting chrome slugs. The pic is still up sort of confusing for the customer I will stop short of saying misleading.

                        Meh, tomato tamoto. Same ****************, different smell for the most part. However, the dragonfire necks are WAY better than the GFS ones and I'm quite happy with my tele harness from them. The guy that runs it is a DICK though.
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                        • #13
                          Now if only they had an SA/81 pickguard so I could do the Prince Strat on a budget!

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                          • #14
                            Hmm, might have to check them out...

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                            • #15
                              I have some dragonfire rails humbuckers and they sound exactly the same as the gfs power rails, and I got 2 of the dragonfires for the price of not even 1 of the gfs power rails..

                              I really want to grab a set of their humbucker sized p90's..
                              Originally Posted by Frets99


                              All guitars cost $300.
                              What you pay depends on the headstock.

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