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Offline mi2tom

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2009, 04:00:58 am »
Who says the HFH is too silent? I've played it and I installed it on my yamaha, it can be louder than the tone zone.

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2009, 04:50:13 am »
Oh, so it can be used with anything - as long as the heights are concerned... Thanks for the info.

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2010, 03:02:17 am »
Its funny all the Humbuckers from Hell up for sale on Ebay from people thinking it was an all out brutal humbucker.
The Norton won't tame anything.  A fantastic pickup, it will make your LP sound like a wild mongoose who is piloting a F-22 raptor and smoking crystal meth

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2010, 10:59:30 am »
Its funny all the Humbuckers from Hell up for sale on Ebay from people thinking it was an all out brutal humbucker.

Actually, all of the HfH's on eBay seem to be from authorized DiMarzio dealers that sell on eBay. Banjomikez ALWAYS has a huge stock of pickups available.

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2011, 10:30:02 am »
I was poking around looking at hollowbody Ibanezes and found this sound clip that was share-worthy.  Ibanez AS73 hollowbody with dual HFHs.  I'm not a jazz player but could really appreciate the jazz tone he's got going on.

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=6995632&q=hi&newref=1
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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2014, 01:23:45 pm »
HFH sounds very much like a single coil.  Snappy and bright with an inductance of 2.47H.

Brief sound sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMS8ykeyP14

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2014, 02:59:44 pm »
It's funny with people thinking its a weak pickup, or doesnt balance well with a hotter pickup like the TZ. IMO Petruccis best tones (I&W and Awake) was a Tone Zone and a HFH. Killer epic progressive metal tones.

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2020, 03:00:03 pm »
I had bad experience with humbucker from hell in a 22 fret alder strat. Sounds muddy and doesn't cut through live. That guitar have steve's special bridge. Its like the guitar switches off whenever I use the neck pickup clean or overdriven.
7 String: Blaze, Illuminator, IBZ
Humbucker: Breed, Evolution, Fred, Norton, PAF Joe, Humbucker from Hell, PAF Master, CrunchLab, Illuminator, Titan, Transition, Gravity Storm, Dark Matter 2.
Single: Fast Track 2, VV Heavy Blues 2, Injector, ISCV2, HS2, Cruiser
P.S. I only use Dimarzio pickups :P

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Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2020, 01:26:19 pm »
My experience with it over the years is that it is nothing like a single coil and 100% just a low wind humbucker tone.   The duncan full shred neck does a better job at what dimarzio describes, especially with the pole piece mod I posted in the mod forum. 

Wish that wasn't true, because I'm generally a dimarzio guy and I can get them in more colors and cheaper.  Sadly, this pickup just does not cut it as a bright/tight single coilish humbucker, there are better options.

The ultimate, though it only comes covered, is the fralin twangbucker.  Wound to 9k turns in the neck position it has enough power to play nicely with a bridge humbucker, and it is bright and tight in the way the hfh claims, but sadly, is not.  Tracks fast playing like a champ.  Can still sound 'traditional' with a .0022uf tone control rolled back as well.