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Offline Strangeman86

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Gravity Storm Revisited...
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:45:15 pm »
Newer guitar, time to retry something.  This is what I wanted the Breed to sound like.  Great growl, some serious low end thunder (I know some folks have found the GS's low end flubby, it's just BIG in my guitar), rounded top end and smooth.  Good response to pick attack (it gets.... bubbly for lack of a better word).  I feel like this is a happy/major-chord sounding pickup; and by contrast I feel like the Imperium is a more serious/minor-chord sounding pickup.  I haven't had a chance to put some real volume on it yet (sleeping wife and baby) but I feel like this might be tied for my favorite Dimarzio now (with the Al Di Meola).  I hope the day finds you all well.
Tried and tweaked: Dimarzio - 36th Ann. PAF, Mo Joe, Breed, Imperium, Al Di Meola, Gravity Storm, D Activator, Mega Drive and Tone Zone.
Seymour Duncan - Custom (and all its magnetic varieties), Pegasus, Invader and a few Custom Shop originals.
Mojotone - Sledgehammer, PW Hornet and Black Magic.

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Re: Gravity Storm Revisited...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 09:30:31 pm »
I absolutely love the Gravity Storm. Glad to hear it worked out well for you too!
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Re: Gravity Storm Revisited...
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 03:06:02 pm »
Hey Strangeman86,

Noticed in your sig that you tried the Tone Zone before. How does the Gravity Storm compare? I've been itching for a new set of pups and I'm starting to think the Gravity Storm might be worth looking at.

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Re: Gravity Storm Revisited...
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 05:22:28 pm »
To my ears the GS is more vocal and a bit rounder (but it's been a long time since I've played a TZ; perhaps someone else will chime in with fresher experiences).
Tried and tweaked: Dimarzio - 36th Ann. PAF, Mo Joe, Breed, Imperium, Al Di Meola, Gravity Storm, D Activator, Mega Drive and Tone Zone.
Seymour Duncan - Custom (and all its magnetic varieties), Pegasus, Invader and a few Custom Shop originals.
Mojotone - Sledgehammer, PW Hornet and Black Magic.

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Re: Gravity Storm Revisited...
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 07:20:50 pm »
The Gravity Storm has the body of the Tone Zone but with a much tighter bottom end and none of the "hair" or fizz that the Tone Zone has on the top end. As Strangeman86 mentioned, it's a lot more vocal and lot crunchier and punchier.

The Transition is closer to the Tone Zone if you wanted something that's close to the Tone Zone without being the Tone Zone.
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