02-27-2013 01:27 PM - edited 02-27-2013 01:28 PM
Im thinking of getting either the pure or hard vintage pickups... I have a fender champ 600 i will use it with. i want to be able to overdrive my amp but still have plenty of clean head room as well. I have an eq pedal to boost with. any opinions? I cant find reviews anywhere for the pickups. If they suck then what other noiseless or less noisy pickups would you suggest? maybe Jay could put his opinion in on this?
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, im new here and still finding my way around.
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02-27-2013 01:31 PM
While I haven't tried the neovins, out of all the other noiseless, Dimzarzio seem to me to be the best, apart from shelling out $300+ for Kinmans.
02-27-2013 01:35 PM
02-27-2013 01:37 PM
Do they still sound like tele pickups though? I need to try and keep that tele tone, but since I record and play at church under lights alot, I need something that dosent give that nasty buzz, and yet is cheap, like the same price range as the gfs pickups.
02-27-2013 01:40 PM
I see the lil punchers.... how are they? I know I would have to set them up with new pots and such to coil tap, but would it be worth it? do they still sound tele-like? If I got them, what would I need other than the pickups, to coil tap them?
02-27-2013 02:08 PM - edited 02-27-2013 02:11 PM
I don't know about the Tele but the GFS Strat pickups did not sound even remotely like single coil Strat pickups.
02-27-2013 05:52 PM - edited 02-27-2013 05:52 PM
+1 to "nothing like strat"
If I tweaked my amp controls in unnatural ways, i could get them to sound sort of strat-like, but the dynamics were totally off. Back to the store. They have a new line using something similar to the Dimarzio design (a small dummy coil on the bottom), but I haven't heard those.
02-28-2013 10:41 AM
I think im gonna get some toneriders instead. you heard anything good about them?
Not specifically about the Tele pups, but I do have Tonerider Strat pickups in two Strats: their excellent City Limits set in a MiM and their Classic Blues set, which are not-officially-acknowledged but are common knowledge to be the stock set in the Squier Classic Vibe 60s Strats (the Classic Vibe 50s Strats contain the Tonerider Surfari set, IIRC).
Based upon that experience, it'd be hard to go wrong with Tonerider; the sets I have are great sounding.
As mentioned above, Bill Lawrence's Wilde pickups are highly regarded, and a great value. There's also Ken of Rose pickups, who offers close to boutique quality pickups are very, very reasonable prices.
02-28-2013 10:56 AM
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