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Offline LuredMaul

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Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« on: April 13, 2009, 11:12:05 pm »
what was the deal with this pickup......I haven't thought of it in a long while.

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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 11:13:19 am »
Wasn't that just the PAF Joe?

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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 02:16:04 pm »
Never heard of it.

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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 02:17:12 pm »
Frank Gambale used to use it in his Saber in the 90`s

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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 03:00:32 pm »
yes it  was part of his ibanez 300 fgm( i think)
it was on the neck position and on the back was a PAF pro
i saw it once but it didn't took my attention till now.

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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 06:50:46 pm »
Wow it's been a loooooooooong time since I late heard anyone mention the Fred Lite. It was used in the Ibanez FGM 300 in the neck position with a "Paf Pro Lite" in the bridge position. I think it was described as a Fred and a Paf Pro with less string pull from a decrease in the magnetic field (ref: 1994 Ibanez Catalog), so it's probably just the Fred and the PAF Pro with the air bucker technology before they started using the "Airbucker" terminology. I don't think these ever became actual models outside of being models for the FGM300.

I remember seeing somewhere that Dimarzio has stated that the "Norton Lite" on the original Ibanez JPM100 was actually the Air Norton before it was released, if the Fred lite and the Paf Pro lite were to be released, it'd likely be called the Air Fred and Air Paf Pro.
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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 12:44:01 am »
Wow it's been a loooooooooong time since I late heard anyone mention the Fred Lite. It was used in the Ibanez FGM 300 in the neck position with a "Paf Pro Lite" in the bridge position. I think it was described as a Fred and a Paf Pro with less string pull from a decrease in the magnetic field (ref: 1994 Ibanez Catalog), so it's probably just the Fred and the PAF Pro with the air bucker technology before they started using the "Airbucker" terminology. I don't think these ever became actual models outside of being models for the FGM300.

I remember seeing somewhere that Dimarzio has stated that the "Norton Lite" on the original Ibanez JPM100 was actually the Air Norton before it was released, if the Fred lite and the Paf Pro lite were to be released, it'd likely be called the Air Fred and Air Paf Pro.

Lol... Air FRED. Air Pro actually sounds... well... pro ftw.

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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 07:25:06 pm »
Check this vid. Skip to the solo. Air fred sounds perfect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQNkrWkdm0g
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Re: Do you remember the "Fred Lite"
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2020, 01:39:05 pm »
Oops double post, sorry.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2020, 01:41:07 pm by mystique1 »