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Offline GuitarIV

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Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:27:09 pm »
Hey guys,

first time poster here, I'm a regular at the Marshallforum but figured I'd ask for advice here since it's about DiMarzios, duh :P

I have a HSS Strat with the Paf Pro in the bridge position and the Area 67 in the middle and the 58 in the neck. Everything balances great output wise (which was my goal) however the new band I joined plays mostly hard rock and I need a nice chunky rhythm sound for when I use the humbucker in the bridge.

The Strat is very bright sounding which works great for well... Stratty stuff with the Areas but I miss some low end chunk with the Paf Pro. Now I already use 250k pots, I have a no load master tone pot which I might lose to remove some high end but alltogether I thought maybe you know an alternative that's somewhere in the ballpark of the Paf Pro as in it won't be completely out of proportions to the Areas output wise but help me fatten things up.

When I say fatten up I mean a full but still tight low end. I play lots of rhythm and need everything to stay together. Don't get me wrong, the Paf Pro works well and is amazing for lead playing it just sounds a bit thin in the guitar.

Hope you can give me some ideas, cheers!
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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 09:54:18 pm »
Breed Neck installed in the in the bridge position is a slightly fatter/warmer version of the PAF Pro. If you like the PAF Pro, its a candidate to consider.

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 01:30:48 am »
Breed Neck in the Bridge position could work. It'll give you a good amount of Crunch. The Crunch Lab could also work or the Norton.
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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 05:11:23 am »
Breed neck in the bridge is a killer pickup!
I would never again consider a Paf Pro for the bridge position as the Breed Neck is chunkier and perfectly balanced! It's my all time favorite since trying it about 2 months ago for the first time...

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 07:51:19 pm »
Seymour Duncan Screaming Demon?

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 06:01:20 am »
Seymour Duncan Screaming Demon?

I have the Screamin Demon in another guitar, so I might try to swap it in. Just not sure if it's gonna be too much on the high end.

I checked out the Breed, thanks guys! Might give it a shot :)

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 07:48:12 am »
If the Demon is too bright on the high end, the Steve's special is similar EQ, but not as present and bright.

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 04:00:54 pm »
After reading your post, and before reading any responses, my first thought was The Breed Neck (in the bridge).

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 10:02:55 pm »
Breed Neck installed in the in the bridge position is a slightly fatter/warmer version of the PAF Pro. If you like the PAF Pro, its a candidate to consider.

That.  works great in the bridge of a strat with 250k pots.

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 03:18:49 am »
Seymour Duncan Screaming Demon?

That thing is screeching and thin, definitely *less* chunky than a PAF pro.

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2019, 01:10:39 am »
Maybe a Liquifier in the bridge? Had a couple sets of the breeds and the Liquifier is bigger and a little darker. Have one in the neck on a Carvin ST 300 now with a Gravity Storm in the bridge. It's a little hot and dark for my taste in the neck but will bet it would kill in the bridge at around 300mv and 10K A5!

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 01:28:17 pm »
I put an old Gibson 498T in strat and itís real thick


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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 01:53:20 pm »
+1 for the breed neck in the Bridge.

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2019, 05:41:16 pm »
A couple of ideas:

You can get an EQ pedal(s).  If you like your Guitar sound, the EQ will modify your tones to fit the band. The PROs  stock sounds may be great to cut through for solos.  Second, if you replace a tone with a blend pot you can blend the neck pickup with the bridge to filter in lower frequencies to thicken and give flexibility to your rhythm sounds.  Try a tone zone if things donít work out.

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Re: Need a chunkier pickup than the Paf Pro
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2019, 12:58:39 pm »
Have you tried raising the bass side of the pickup?