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  • Guitar Fetish claims that GFS pickups can compete against any boutique brand...

    ... and is this true?
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  • #2
    There alnico ll's are fawking awesome.

    I dont know about anything else.

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    • #3
      They said "compete." They never said "win."

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      • #4
        GFS makes a fine pickup, for the money.
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        • #5
          Not being pro- or anti-GFS, all 'can competes with' means is if you have one guitar with GFS pickups and another one with Fralins/Antiquites/Fralins etc... you can, in fact, play each guitar and see how they compete.





          In general, I've preferred other brands but I have one guitar with an Alnico II in the neck and other guitars with 57 Classics, Seth Lovers etc and I've got to admit, the GFS is absolutely on par with the other two and I have no desire to replace it.

          Having said that, on average, they do not 'win' such competitions in my opinion and I've had several sets of HBs and single coils. Their non-overwound single coils are, generally, very decent pickups for the money comparing new GFS vs new Duncans vs new Fenders.
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          • #6
            Compete? Sure. Compete and win? Subjective.

            Will they be the weak link in any guitarist's setup? No. They're of good enough quality that the guitarist will make or break the sound.
            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
              they have some good pickups for the price point. I really like the Surf 90's and Fatbody Tele neck pickup. I haven't tried their lipstick tubes, but the demos I have found on youtube seem very good for the price vs. what I had paid for my Duncan Lipsticks.
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              • #8
                Most classic rock songs were recorded with stock guitars and run of the mill pickups. A great set of guitar pickups are a nice thing, but they ain't gonna make or break someones guitar sound.
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                • #9
                  Yeah, I'm pretty sure nobody got that crackling lead sound because they had the right combination of pickup, cable, and tubes. I'm pretty sure it was the guy playing the leads.
                  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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                  • #10
                    I have a crunchrail in my strat, and its not a bad pickup. It does what I want.

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                    • #11
                      pickups are magnets & wire. thats it

                      there's no magic fairy dust that goes into making them.
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                      • #12
                        Advertising is a powerful tool. Everybody makes claims but it is up to you to decide.
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                        • #13
                          Subjective. Get 50 guys testing guitars randomly equipped with GFS and other boutique brand pickups, I would think a few of them would like the GFS pickups.

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                          • #14
                            pickups are magnets & wire. thats it

                            there's no magic fairy dust that goes into making them.


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                            • #15
                              pickups are magnets & wire. thats it

                              there's no magic fairy dust that goes into making them.


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