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xx Which Seymour Duncan?
« Thread started on: Dec 5th, 2006, 10:29am »

Hey,

I have an Orville LP Standard with a SD sh-4 (Jeff Beck) which I really like.
I also have a Burny LP Standard, with a SD sh-8 (Invader) which I really dislike. I mean the guitar itself is great, but the PU sucks in comparison with the JB.

I'm thinking of putting also a JB in the Burny, but maybe someone here knows another great pickup. I was thinking of the sh-5 Custom or the sh-11 Custom custom.
Anybody has one of these in an LP?
The Burny is a bit thicker and weighs a bit more than the Orville.

I play with a Hotrod through a Mesa 4x12 V30 and play emo-hardcore-metal-punkrock...
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 12th, 2006, 12:14pm »

hey,

does it have to be a Duncan?
otherwise, dimarzio Superdistortion and the X2N sound nice in LPs too!

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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 12th, 2006, 12:52pm »

Not necessarily, but I really like the SD Jeff Beck in my Orville. Maybe I should put the same in my Burny, but it would be cool to have a slightly different sound that I'd also like.
I believe the X2N has too much output. I'm afraid it will sound too similar to the SD Invader, which I really don't like anymore. The superdistortion is an option. To what SD pickup can it be compared to?
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 24th, 2007, 04:30am »

Hey, i'd say go a custom custom, i have one in my Les paul and love it with the HR50, I've had JB's but i'm a custom custom guy now.

Custom 5 is good if you want it to not be as hot.

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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 24th, 2007, 10:56am »

Rio Grande BBQ is supposed to be a killer pickup in LP's...I'm getting one for my ESP. Check out the high reviews it got on harmony-central. It has big bass, strong mids, and smooth highs which should match great with a Soldano. It's not a distortion pickup, more like a PAF with more muscle - fat and smooth sounding. The Duncan Custom Custom has little bass, and the Custom 5 doesn't have enough mids IMO...but, that's just my preference.
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 15th, 2007, 11:30am »

unkrocker......

I picked up a Gibson LP Standard iced tea earlier this year.My first pu change before I even plugged in the guitar was a Duncan Custom 5.Excellent chunky rhythm sounds,think Adam Jones of Tool and you got it.Killer pickup.

Loved the sound but it was lacking in the lead sound,for me anyways.

I was really apprehensive about it at first,but then switched to my all time favorite pickup,a Dimarzio X2N.

Totally brought the guitar to life.Sings like an angel,and chunky beautiful rhythm tones.

Ive used the X2N in every guitar imaginable.And Ive never been disappointed.

I play in a rock/metal classic rock cover band,and play shred type jazz rock prog fusion stuff on my own.

My second choice is a Duncan Distortion.Having the word "distortion" in the name is misleading,as it has a high output,but by no means distortion.

I highly recommend the X2N

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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 17th, 2007, 11:29am »

WCR Godwood is the best pickup you could put in a LP. It costs a lot, but is phenonemal. Much better than machine wound Duncan's/Dimarzio's.
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 18th, 2007, 11:42am »

on Dec 17th, 2007, 11:29am, se7en wrote:
WCR Godwood is the best pickup you could put in a LP. It costs a lot, but is phenonemal. Much better than machine wound Duncan's/Dimarzio's.



Ive used "machine wound"pickups for over 30 years now.

Why are these so much betterhuh??

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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 19th, 2007, 11:27am »

on Dec 18th, 2007, 11:42am, Ice9 wrote:
Ive used "machine wound"pickups for over 30 years now.

Why are these so much betterhuh??

Mike


They have more winds which = more sustain, overtones and harmonics. They also have exceptional clarity and none of the harsh frequencies. Check out www.myspace.com/wcr_guitar There are 3 Godwood clips on the black music player.
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 19th, 2007, 7:41pm »

If it has to be Duncan, then Id recommend Duncan Distortion.

Otherwise, Suhr SSH+ all the way. My favorite humbucker ever.

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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 28th, 2009, 5:47pm »

the duncan SH-11 is the fookin business in a ebony fretboard lespaul.....not so much the rosewood standards
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 31st, 2009, 03:27am »

Rio Grande BBQ Bucker in bridge & Rio Grande Texas in neck is the best pick-up combination I have ever heard.
I have tried out alot of other ones, this combination has vintage tone with more muscle and body than the others.'
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #12 on: May 10th, 2009, 07:49am »

I put a set of WCR's in my PRS and I counld'nt be happier!! I've always used high output pickups and I gave these a shot and love them, with the low output you seem to hear the guitar a lot more!! Godwood in the neck and Darkburst in the bridge.
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #13 on: Jun 24th, 2009, 09:04am »

Ive heard a lot of bad things about the INVADER model recently and infact the only person I can think of that uses them regularly is Pepper Keenan from C.O.C

I have the full shred model from SD in a les paul copy that was a really good sound. They are a medium output pickup and are a toutch "HAIRY" in tone Phil Campbell from Motorhead uses them.

The other one I would reccomend is a Bill Lawrence XL 500 PICKUP. They are very clean and articulate sounding and about 15k. I have one sitting around waiting to go in a guitar that Im going to build at some point. I had it in my Gibson SG for a while to try it out and it was very good indeed.
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xx Re: Which Seymour Duncan?
« Reply #14 on: Jun 27th, 2009, 8:51pm »

As far as SD's go, I like the JB for the bridge and the '59 for the neck....just my 2 cents....
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