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  • Best Humbucker Upgrade for the Money?

    After getting my ESP M50, I realize that the Humbuckers on my Dean Vendetta are not the best. The Dean has no-name open humbuckers.

    What can people recommend for an upgrade? Best bang for the buck?

    btw - The Dean plays easier/better than the ESP.

    - W
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    Originally Posted by Bob411


    Nice ass Mrs. Woody.

  • #2
    Go to Guitarfetish.com Pretty hard to beat Jay's pups for the bucks.

    Matter of Fact......I shouldn't even have said "for the bucks".

    The pick-ups are contenders PERIOD! Just need to find the Tone or the set that will give you the Tone you seek! I like the FAT-PAFs? Others wll give you many other opinions. No right or wrong...just different.
    Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

    Ordinary . CAN BE . EXTRAORDINARY.. follow your DREAM!

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    • #3
      yes, http://store.guitarfetish.com is hard to beat.

      hail GFS!
      Axe-Fx Ultra

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      • #4
        What style do you play, what kind of tone are you looking for?

        That info is critical before a useful pickup recommendation can be made.
        G&L USA Legacy (Lace Hot Golds)Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute 60's (490R & 498T)Marshall Haze 40BBE Ben WahYamaha FG730S

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        • #5
          are kent armstrongs as good as GFS's pups?
          Originally Posted by Motorik


          If I were a boxer my walk-in music would be 'Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me?"









          Originally Posted by vikingrat


          America because we have more dead people on Mt Everest and we have Lake Tahoe which the native Asians believed to be the mouth way to hell. Also Blackmore, Malmsteen, Page, Hackett, Howe, Fripp etc were all born in America. Futhurmore the best bands to come out of the British Invasion wre Americans. We also have fat homeless people.

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          • #6
            What style do you play, what kind of tone are you looking for?

            That info is critical before a useful pickup recommendation can be made.


            I am playing Rock, blues. Not much of what you call jazz. No C&W.

            - W
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            GOOD DEALS WITH: ae3753, Buckethead99, CBH5150, DCinDC, Dogfish, Drawdeep, Drivelikejoewho, Duderanimous, Jelloman, Marc758, Newbuilder, Orion23, PunkKitty, Scottd23, tomh777, Weather.at.8, Xupernaut, Zemmy

            SPAM: HOHNER TB1 - $225

            MY MUSIC:
            My Music Sampler

            Originator of the "can I get free picks with that " phrase TM 2011







            Originally Posted by Bob411


            Nice ass Mrs. Woody.

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            • #7
              Go to Guitarfetish.com Pretty hard to beat Jay's pups for the bucks.

              Matter of Fact......I shouldn't even have said "for the bucks".

              The pick-ups are contenders PERIOD! Just need to find the Tone or the set that will give you the Tone you seek! I like the FAT-PAFs? Others wll give you many other opinions. No right or wrong...just different.


              Are these the ones you mean?

              http://yhst-50206111187217.stores.yahoo.net/alfatpafbohu.html

              - W
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              GOOD DEALS WITH: ae3753, Buckethead99, CBH5150, DCinDC, Dogfish, Drawdeep, Drivelikejoewho, Duderanimous, Jelloman, Marc758, Newbuilder, Orion23, PunkKitty, Scottd23, tomh777, Weather.at.8, Xupernaut, Zemmy

              SPAM: HOHNER TB1 - $225

              MY MUSIC:
              My Music Sampler

              Originator of the "can I get free picks with that " phrase TM 2011







              Originally Posted by Bob411


              Nice ass Mrs. Woody.

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              • #8
                I'm usually not of the school that "more money=more tone" but with pickups I've never been happy with the less expensive ones. I play clean a lot and need a thick tone that's complex but at the same time not muddy.
                Some of my favorite humbuckers are Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers, Schaller humbuckers, and Lindy Fralin Unbuckers. I also like TV Jones Filtertrons. I have a GFS Dream 180 that I use in the bridge of one of my guitars and a pair of GFS Nashvilles is a hollowbody of mine. They work well in those guitars but not in as many applications.
                Originally Posted by DToad:

                Lets face it- today's GOP is all about the richest one percent exploiting the dumbest fifty percent.

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                • #9
                  I have a Carvin H22n in the neck position of my RG570 and love it. I replaced the Seymour Duncan Jazz I had in it cuz the Carvin sounded better. The Carvin C22b gets good reveiws in the bridge position. I have never tried that one the stock pickup in the RG does fine. These pu's are inexpensive and worth looking into.

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                  • #10
                    Does the GFS Vintage '59 match up against the '57 Classic? Anyone tried it out?

                    $240+ for a pair of the Gibson's vs. $60 a pair of the GFS...almost seems like a no brainer to take a chance, even if you don't like them.
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                    member of the sg army

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                    • #11
                      Does the GFS Vintage '59 match up against the '57 Classic? Anyone tried it out?


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                      • #12
                        Carvin Holdsworth (H22). About $55. 12 adjustable poles. Wonderful PAF like cleans and loads of tastey harmonics when overdrived. Had mine in the neck of a Strat and will probably put it in my project swamp ash tele clone or in an Ibanez LP clone project. Its too good to sit in the drawer.

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                        • #13
                          Should I replace the neck side or the bridge side first to get an idea of what the improvement will be?

                          - W
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                          To See My Current Gear List => Click Here


                          GOOD DEALS WITH: ae3753, Buckethead99, CBH5150, DCinDC, Dogfish, Drawdeep, Drivelikejoewho, Duderanimous, Jelloman, Marc758, Newbuilder, Orion23, PunkKitty, Scottd23, tomh777, Weather.at.8, Xupernaut, Zemmy

                          SPAM: HOHNER TB1 - $225

                          MY MUSIC:
                          My Music Sampler

                          Originator of the "can I get free picks with that " phrase TM 2011







                          Originally Posted by Bob411


                          Nice ass Mrs. Woody.

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                          • #14
                            I was going to post a similar thread Woody. I hope you don't mind me joining your thread as I am looking for a similar answer.
                            I am interested on upgrading the pick-ups on my Washburn J3, but like you I don't have a lot of cash to spare.
                            The standard pickups are are ok but there is little or no sound difference between the neck and bridge pickup.

                            The sound I want to try to achieve is a George Benson style jazz sound from the neck and a Brian Setzer tone from the bridge. I'm asking a lot I know, but will these items do the job or do I need something else?

                            For the neck:
                            Alnico Fat Paf Boutique Humbucker Chrome H13
                            or
                            Vintage 59" Nickel Classic Alnico PAF- Humbucker H54

                            For the bridge:
                            Dream 180 Vintage
                            or
                            Crunchy Paf High Output Humbucker Chrome H04

                            Do these look good choices or would something else in this range be more suitable?

                            Thanks

                            John
                            Originally Posted by Ratae Coritanorum


                            You are one dumb cünt and you seriously need to ****************ing shut up, go away and reconsider your existence









                            Originally Posted by niceguy


                            No matter the guitar, a G chord is a G chord. One guitar cannot play notes that another cannot play. They all play the same damn notes.



                            My Gear:
                            Mania VH 300 (Gibson 335 copy)
                            Vox Valvetronix AD15VT
                            A strap
                            Some picks
                            A cheap gig bag
                            And a tuner
                            Th Th Th That's all folks!

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                            • #15
                              I was going to post a similar thread Woody. I hope you don't mind me joining your thread as I am looking for a similar answer.
                              I am interested on upgrading the pick-ups on my Washburn J3, but like you I don't have a lot of cash to spare.
                              The standard pickups are are ok but there is little or no sound difference between the neck and bridge pickup.

                              The sound I want to try to achieve is a George Benson style jazz sound from the neck and a Brian Setzer tone from the bridge. I'm asking a lot I know, but will these items do the job or do I need something else?

                              For the neck:
                              Alnico Fat Paf Boutique Humbucker Chrome H13
                              or
                              Vintage 59" Nickel Classic Alnico PAF- Humbucker H54

                              For the bridge:
                              Dream 180 Vintage
                              or
                              Crunchy Paf High Output Humbucker Chrome H04

                              Do these look good choices or would something else in this range be more suitable?

                              Thanks

                              John


                              Mr Large,

                              You are going after a different sound. As for me I am going to try "FAT Humbuckers" from guitarfetish - just trying to decide on bridge side, or neck side.

                              - W
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                              To See My Current Gear List => Click Here


                              GOOD DEALS WITH: ae3753, Buckethead99, CBH5150, DCinDC, Dogfish, Drawdeep, Drivelikejoewho, Duderanimous, Jelloman, Marc758, Newbuilder, Orion23, PunkKitty, Scottd23, tomh777, Weather.at.8, Xupernaut, Zemmy

                              SPAM: HOHNER TB1 - $225

                              MY MUSIC:
                              My Music Sampler

                              Originator of the "can I get free picks with that " phrase TM 2011







                              Originally Posted by Bob411


                              Nice ass Mrs. Woody.

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