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Messages - KH Guitar Freak

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Another trick is to maybe lower the pickup

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Interesting. I've found the Crunch Lab to have quite a smooth top end. Maybe have the bar coil facing the neck instead?

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The neck and middle I reckon the Injector bridge might do it

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IMO, Mo' Joe is too bright. It's all relative anyway. IMO, it may be brighter sounding than other pickups, but it's not like it's unpleasant or anything

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The Pickup Place / Re: CLEAN & CHORDS: Tone Zone or Norton?
« on: November 09, 2017, 04:55:37 am »
I prefer the Tone Zone myself, but the Norton is pretty good in my book

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The Pickup Place / Re: Bluesbucker in the bridge and a whistle
« on: October 18, 2017, 04:04:12 am »
Might be valve/tube related. Maybe check your preamp valves and see if any are on their way out?

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The Pickup Place / Re: CLEAN & CHORDS: Tone Zone or Norton?
« on: September 09, 2017, 10:34:17 pm »
Maybe the Steve's Special?

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With those screws on either side of the pickup.

I think he knows how to physically alter the pickup height. He probably just wants pointers as to how to set it up measurement wise to get the perfect height and thus the best tone

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Not the same, but the closest so far IME is the Air Classics. Not sure if the PAF Masters are any closer

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The Pickup Place / Re: Norton vs moe joe
« on: April 11, 2017, 06:33:25 am »
IMO, you should try the Air Norton. Have you tried a FRED before?

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The Pickup Place / Re: Too boomy Evolution neck
« on: April 10, 2017, 06:15:31 am »
I had the same problem with Evolution neck and added a capacitor in series. Now it is perfect!
Cheap and simple fix.

Oh yeah. That definitely might work too. Never knew why I never thought of this at the time of commenting. To be honest though, I never thought the Evolution neck was every boomy. But I guess we all hear things differently, and maybe even using the same pickup on different guitars may yield different results.

IMO, sometimes what people call "boomy", that could be tweaked by the pickups and electronics, or even changing the saddles and/or bridge assembly to a different material or to a better quality one
Tried this pup on a couple guitars. Every time it sounds boomy. Tried tweaking its screws, height. No drastically result.

I see. Lastly, have you tried it through a different amp setup or whatnot?

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Honestly, swap both the volume and tone pots to 500k ohm ones. It's just not the pickups. The electronics with things such as pots may do the trick for you

For me, I generally use 500k ohm pots for humbuckers. I do however insist on the 250k ohm pots for the JB/Jazz set

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The Pickup Place / Re: PAF 59 Set
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:49:39 pm »
I have left a Les Paul sitting with empty pickup cavities for a couple of weeks because I want to know more about these before I buy something else. I wish they would hurry up with the specs on them. I was about to buy a Set of Gibson Burstbucker 1&2. I have always liked Seymour Duncan's take on the 59 PAF, but with those, the neck pickup can be a bit bass heavy, and the bridge can be a bit brittle on high notes. They work better in an SG than a Les Paul.

IMO, if you enjoy very polite sounding humbuckers for the lack of better words, Burstbucker 1 & 2 combo on a guitar works well. I need to try a Burstbucker 2 & 3 combo someday. Also, these pickups are not wax potted. Something you may want to consider

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The Pickup Place / Re: Too boomy Evolution neck
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:47:48 pm »
I had the same problem with Evolution neck and added a capacitor in series. Now it is perfect!
Cheap and simple fix.

Oh yeah. That definitely might work too. Never knew why I never thought of this at the time of commenting. To be honest though, I never thought the Evolution neck was every boomy. But I guess we all hear things differently, and maybe even using the same pickup on different guitars may yield different results.

IMO, sometimes what people call "boomy", that could be tweaked by the pickups and electronics, or even changing the saddles and/or bridge assembly to a different material or to a better quality one

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The Pickup Place / Re: Too boomy Evolution neck
« on: March 17, 2017, 09:50:21 am »
What I did to some neck humbuckers to de-muddy them was to remove either the screws under the 6th and 5th strings on the neck side coil or to remove the screws under the bass strings from the neck side coil. This has worked well for several pickups. However, if the pickup is covered I found the effect to be minimal and not enough.

This is a trick that was posted here by RayBarbeeMusic before.

Good luck,
Stephan

Depends on the humbucker itself. Sometimes you then have a severe imbalance of volume across the strings. In most cases IME, it's better to just remove all the screws instead

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