Members twotimingpete Posted February 12, 2010 Members Share Posted February 12, 2010 this is an SM-3n "seymourized" mini humbucker by Seymour Duncan. I got it last monday. The pickguard is GFS. it's worth noting that it bolted onto the MIM tele body without any modification and made for a nice clean fit. It's also perfectly white; next to the stock pickguard you see that the stocker is off-white. I also installed a duncan little 59 bridge pickup (an SC sized humbucker). It's been a few days since I've installed them, and I'm happy with them both, but the real stand out hit here is the neck pickup. very percussive and natural sounding; full and strong, but with lots of subtley and articulation. I don't see why anyone would use a stock tele neck, which is so weak and small by comparison. This mini is bold sounding but could sometimes even be mistaken for a single coil. It's very organic and I recommend this to others. the bridge pickup actually doesn't just sound like your average humbucker.. it really does have a bit of an SC-like bite to the attack. hard to pinpoint, but it's got a character of its own. it definitely works for a variey of music. I think the pickups, the bridge in particular, could stand to be "opened up" a bit, so I'm thinking once I recover from my burns from the last installation session I'll swap the pot out for a 500k (the stock 250ks are still in there). I may change the cap out too to an 022 one. using a 500k pot was recommended to me for these (being that they're humbuckers) so I think it probably is for the best. they do need opened up a bit. I also got a GFS delay pedal. I'm not a delay expert, I've only ever owned one (which I don't anymore) and that was a boss dd-7 digital delay. to me, this one sounds extremely, extremely similar to the dd-7. it does what it's supposed to and the construction seems solid. can't complain. It also has the tool-less battery compartment which I like. one way of looking at it is when it comes to delay, go huge, or go small. going huge would mean getting something expensive with the whole tap thing that makes using them on stage much more practical. going small would mean the GFS -- feels sturdy, does what it's supposed to. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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