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  • GFS Dream 180?

    Hey all.......just ordered one of these for the bridge position in my Warmoth. $32.95....................worst thing that could happen is I won't like it, best is I may. Price is right, and I can always swap it.

    Anyone have one? Pros/cons?
    My gear:
    AXL Badwater SRO Pro
    2001 Brawley Threat LTD
    Warmoth Superstrat
    JB Player neck-thru project currently in progress

    Yamaha THR10

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    I have one, bridge in my Jackson.

    fantastic pup. Plenty of chime. Can be a tad harsh, but still has good lows.

    Part of it is just dialing in the amp just right. I tend to drop the highs a touch on the amp, or roll off the tone just a touch. Sounds really good.

    It has a sort of... hollow... tone on clean. Distorted it does a great low end thump and a WAIL up high.

    Good pickup. Very good pickup.
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    • #3
      Yes I have them in this semi-hollow tele I built. It has become my favorite guitar to use in a 60s and 70s cover band I play in. They are nice a bright and jangly and take to overdrive real well.

      Here is pic of the guitar.


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      • #4
        Would you guys be able to post some clips?
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        By applying skill and dexterity, I have managed to carefully orchestrate a sloppy and chaotic guitar track by using the "completely drunk on Jack Daniels" patch on my modeller.

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        • #5
          Would you guys be able to post some clips?


          Distorted in an SG bridge tone humbucking and then tapped. Then neck + tapped neck.http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=25725

          SG Clean tone starts from neck, middle and Bridge tones: http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=25665

          Check my blues myspace page below for smokey fat neck leads in the slow blues ballads "she used to be mine, "our love will never end".Rhythm is the bridge pickup . Have dream180' in a Sheraton II there . Very airy and blooms my semi's acoustic qualities clean wise.Distortion is cutting and bright but not harsh. a very cool pup imho.
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          • #6
            Very nice, thanks!
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            Originally Posted by metalheadUK


            By applying skill and dexterity, I have managed to carefully orchestrate a sloppy and chaotic guitar track by using the "completely drunk on Jack Daniels" patch on my modeller.

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            • #7
              Distorted in an SG bridge tone humbucking and then tapped. Then neck + tapped neck.http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=25725

              SG Clean tone starts from neck, middle and Bridge tones: http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=25665

              Check my blues myspace page below for smokey fat neck leads in the slow blues ballads "she used to be mine, "our love will never end".Rhythm is the bridge pickup . Have dream180' in a Sheraton II there . Very airy and blooms my semi's acoustic qualities clean wise.Distortion is cutting and bright but not harsh. a very cool pup imho.


              Thanks man.....nice tone. Like that Warmoth too.
              My gear:
              AXL Badwater SRO Pro
              2001 Brawley Threat LTD
              Warmoth Superstrat
              JB Player neck-thru project currently in progress

              Yamaha THR10

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              • #8
                I've been thinking about one for the neck of my toronado when get it, but I like the neck pick up of it already, so I don;'t know,
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                • #9
                  I hate the GFS Dream 180s. I have a set for sale for $50. I know it isn't the way to 'make a sale' but they have been the worst pickups that I've ever had in my house. I was trying to sell the guitar that had them in it because the sound was so disappointing.

                  The sound is compressed and they seem like they have high pass and low pass filters on them so that the really low lows are cut off and the very high highs are cut off. They are harsh with any distortion and I set them at every height from max low to max high and all in between. The notes have no character and there is no harmonic complexity in these pickups. It seemed like a $300 guitar with the Dream 180s in it and I was honestly thinking that the guitar was a dog.

                  I put a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck and a Lollar Low Wind Imperial in the bridge and now it seems like a $1000 guitar. The guitar isn't a dog. The pickups sucked all of the good out of it.

                  *my opinion of the Dream 180 should always be attached to dman11's opinion of them because they are completely opposite.*
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                  • #10
                    I hate the GFS Dream 180s. I have a set for sale for $50. I know it isn't the way to 'make a sale' but they have been the worst pickups that I've ever had in my house. I was trying to sell the guitar that had them in it because the sound was so disappointing.

                    The sound is compressed and they seem like they have high pass and low pass filters on them so that the really low lows are cut off and the very high highs are cut off. They are harsh with any distortion and I set them at every height from max low to max high and all in between. The notes have no character and there is no harmonic complexity in these pickups. It seemed like a $300 guitar with the Dream 180s in it and I was honestly thinking that the guitar was a dog.

                    I put a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck and a Lollar Low Wind Imperial in the bridge and now it seems like a $1000 guitar. The guitar isn't a dog. The pickups sucked all of the good out of it.

                    *my opinion of the Dream 180 should always be attached to dman11's opinion of them because they are completely opposite.*


                    Hmm, I paid less than $60/pair shipped for a set of new ones. Count me as a fan. Mine aren't harsh at all, and they are ALWAYS used with different characters of overdrive. They have a sweet 3D chime to them. Very nice.
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                    • #11
                      I have a set in my Ibanez AS73 and like them. A big improvement over the rather bland stock. They remind me a lot of the Gibson 490s I had in my SG. Bright and jangly, tight bottom end. As I'm typing this I'm looking at smorgdonky's response, and wondering if we are even talking about the same pickups, because that isn't close to describing what mine sound like.
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                      • #12
                        I have a set in my Ibanez AS73 and like them. A big improvement over the rather bland stock. They remind me a lot of the Gibson 490s I had in my SG. Bright and jangly, tight bottom end. As I'm typing this I'm looking at smorgdonky's response, and wondering if we are even talking about the same pickups, because that isn't close to describing what mine sound like.
                        same here!
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                        -For Sale:
                        -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
                        -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
                        - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
                        - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
                        - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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                        • #13
                          I have a neck Dream 180 in my Ibanez JetKing. Played clean or slightly dirty it's bright and jangly. With more overdrive it's still clear, and can get real smooth. I really like mine, it sounds sweet in my guitar.
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                          • #14
                            I've had two sets of them... both were very decent, but I ended up selling both guitars and didn't bother to remove the pickups either time.

                            The weird thing is, on the first guitar, I LOVED the neck pickup and thought the bridge was only OK... One the second one, I LOVED the bridge pickup and thought the neck was good, but not as good as I remembered.

                            It is what it is... a nice PAF-ish pickup with a little more jangle. Probably a good bet for someone that thinks humbuckers are always muddy.
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                            • #15
                              I have a set in my Swede and they sound excellent IMO. I was getting pretty much the same tone out of my Swede as I was my SG Standard with BB's, hence the reason I sold the SG to buy my Caddy. I miss her though.
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