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Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: Humbucker From Hell
« on: June 20, 2020, 11:13:26 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.

Would sound single coil like IMO if you dial in a bright tone, and then pick and strum harder

The Pickup Place / Re: HFH vs Super 2 vs 36th
« on: December 09, 2019, 04:22:28 AM »
Love the 36th anniversary pickup in the neck. The HFH is like a louder strat single coil IMO

The Pickup Place / Re: DP153 Fred on a mim Fender Stratocaster
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:33:30 AM »
I tried it in a superstrat, but then swapped it out for a Mo' Joe. Much prefer the latter

The Pickup Place / Re: Steve lukather dimarzio pickups
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:06:35 AM »
Should be the Injector bridge AFAIK

Another trick is to maybe lower the pickup

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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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