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Re: The Norton
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2009, 03:15:09 am »
 Alright, City.  You win.

The Norton is back in my guitar.  I'm 21 in two weeks and I damn expect you in a blues club to help me inch out the kinks
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Re: The Norton
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2009, 06:41:00 pm »
Alright, City.  You win.

The Norton is back in my guitar.  I'm 21 in two weeks and I damn expect you in a blues club to help me inch out the kinks

Haha, sounds like a plan :). If you're in northern Jersey/New York, lemme know (I'll probably be there- I spend a lot of time in local blues bars...)

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2009, 08:03:39 pm »
I'm all over the place.  I know we have an open blue in Hoboken but I'm sure there's a lot of places in New York
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Re: The Norton
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2009, 08:41:26 pm »
I'm wondering if maybe disconnecting my bridge tone knob might give the Norton that extra oomph or would it not even be noticable?
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Re: The Norton
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2009, 09:09:52 pm »
it adds a touch

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2009, 11:08:36 pm »
disconnect it anyway.
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Re: The Norton
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2009, 12:04:52 am »
My first aftermarket pickup was a Super Distortion back in the 70's.  I strayed and tried Rio Grandes, Duncans, and EMGs only to come back to Dimarzio.  Funny were life takes you.

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2009, 12:07:19 am »
you could also try a 1meg ohm volume pot and keep the tone control.

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2009, 01:43:57 am »
disconnect it anyway.

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+2. It's at least worth a shot, and is quite replacable if you want it back.

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2009, 09:24:55 am »
I'm wondering if maybe disconnecting my bridge tone knob might give the Norton that extra oomph or would it not even be noticable?

Trying raising the bridge pickup a tad.

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2009, 12:21:55 pm »
Has anyone used the norton in the bridge pole pieces facing the neck?
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Re: The Norton
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2009, 04:35:00 pm »
Has anyone used the norton in the bridge pole pieces facing the neck?

I haven't, I've always been satisfied with it how it is. It would probably add a touch of top end, which imho would make it overly bright and reduce that low end grind that I love.

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2009, 02:10:20 am »

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Re: The Norton
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2009, 02:23:51 am »
All the guitars except the acoustic guitar and the chorused guitar are done on the Norton in the bridge of a Les Paul Studio Lite "ClownFace" apparently.  It's going straight into a proco "The Rat" pedal into a 65 fender Bandmaster head and Marshall 4x12 cab

The chorused guitar is an HFH in the neck with a modded boss CE-3 going through a 73 Super Reverb and I think the acoustic is an Esteban lol
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Re: The Norton
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2010, 12:01:59 pm »
Back on topic, I just wanted to add some thoughts on why I love the Norton...

First it REALLY has a TIGHT low end.  If you like to shred down low and not have it come out like a thunderous ooze, then Norton is your ticket.  Even with crazy high gain and playing speed, every note down low will come out well defined and scorching.

Second the harmonics are just out of this world.  If pinch harmonics turn you on, Norton will make your toes curl.  I love being able to roll back on tone and volume and STILL be able to rip out a screaming pinchy.  And Norton's harmonics are very rich and musical, not too piercing or screechy like with some high output pickups.

Norton has an open-ish tone that it inherited from the Tone Zone.  So you won't sound like angry bees, mosquitos, or other flying insects.

I love that its output is medium, that means I can match it up with a lowish output neck pickup and they can still play nice together.  But even not being an insanely high output pickup, the Norton can still get as hard and heavy as you could ever use.

Now... does anyone know where the Norton name came from?  That's something I've always wanted to know about the Norton.

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