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Offline rockfan

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Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:21:27 pm »
Hello,
What do you recommend humbucker to play well with the singles True Velvets?

I have an SSH guitar and now in the bridge position JB Seymour Duncan.

I'm not happy with this configuration.

I am asking for advice.

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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 03:07:27 pm »
What don't you like about the jb specifically? What sound(s) are you going for?
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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 03:43:08 pm »
There's a loudness difference between switching neck / bridge.
JB is quite a strong humbucker, so I ask for something else in the bridge.
I used JB together with SSL1 and SSL5 and now True Velvet.
whethere there is an ideal set of SSH or just search for other humbucker ?

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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 04:20:32 pm »
It really depends what you are trying to achieve.

Personally, with true velvets I would go for an air classic, or virtual hot paf (if you can find one).

Any low out put humbucker would reduce (but not eliminate) the volume difference. You could also tweak pickup heights. The thing is, knowing what type of tone you want will also influence the choice of pickup.

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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 04:38:57 pm »
It really depends what you are trying to achieve.

Personally, with true velvets I would go for an air classic, or virtual hot paf (if you can find one).

Any low out put humbucker would reduce (but not eliminate) the volume difference. You could also tweak pickup heights. The thing is, knowing what type of tone you want will also influence the choice of pickup.

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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 04:58:28 pm »
I want to achieve something like the universality of an SSH guitar
Sound Gilmour and Satriani  ;)
But it's probably not possible without changing the settings under singles and under the humbucker separately
Thank you for your response

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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 08:15:11 pm »
It's certainly a more obscure option, but the al di meola sig bridge model (you can order them from banjomikez on reverb or ebay) will get you pretty close to what you're asking.
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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 02:14:58 am »
PAF Master maybe?
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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 02:29:24 pm »
Gilmour and Satriani, well my favourite Gilmour tones are FS1 in neck and my favourite Satch would be paf pro in the bridge. Not at all sure how they would go together though.

Personally, my favourite HSS is VHPaf, FS1, FS1.  You could think of it as Gilmour and Van Halen.
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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 06:22:28 am »
Thank you very much for the advice
Trying FS1 have similar resistance as SSL5, but they can be more bright in sounding, matching a neck position.

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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 07:36:04 am »
SSH (or HSS - depending from which end you are looking at) triggers the question: do you want to have a balance between the split humbucker to the SCs or of the full humbucker with the SCs. I understood from the OP that the full humbucker should balance with the SCs, and as these are vintage style pickups, a low output pickup, e.g. PAF 36th Anni, PAF Master, Air Classic, Virtual PAF or Virtual Hot PAF would be the way to go. Personally I have only hands-on experience with the Virtual Hot PAF, in combination with the Area 67 in the neck and the Virtual Vintage 54 Pro in the middle, and that to my ears is a balanced combination.

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Re: Best humbucker for single True Velvets
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 04:42:03 pm »
You are going to have a slight problem with the humbucker overpowering the True Velvet no matter what humbucker you pick. I agree with some previous suggestions that a lower output vintage pickup like the Air Classic might be your best bet. The Fred might not be a bad choice either, if you are going for a Satriani tone.