09-13-2011 10:06 AM
09-13-2011 12:44 PM
You know your Strat stuff for sure. What do you make of this? http://www.dragonfireguitars.com/product_info.php?
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.
09-13-2011 12:55 PM
09-13-2011 12:59 PM
Their basic humbuckers, P90s, and single coils are easily 1/2 the price of GFS.
I'm not seeing tremendous difference in price. Can't speak to the quality issue.
09-13-2011 01:35 PM
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09-13-2011 01:44 PM
09-13-2011 01:50 PM
Thanks. I'm going to give it some thought. Sure is tempting.
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.
09-13-2011 01:58 PM
09-13-2011 02:31 PM
Meh, tomato tamoto. Same shit, 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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