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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickup consistency from unit to unit
« on: July 27, 2021, 10:05:17 AM »
I wonder. If you were to swap the Norton's would the things still be the same?

The mini bar (off topic & misc) / Re: Agents
« on: July 22, 2021, 12:16:05 PM »
That's a good question. All the people I know that have agents are not in the music industry right now but rather in film/tv or publishing.

Glad to see you've decided to take the proactive approach in getting out of the rat race!

The Pickup Place / Re: Air Zone...Anyone?
« on: July 19, 2021, 02:41:41 PM »
Around 20 years ago, Steve Blucher sent me an Air Zone and an Air Norton for my Peavey Wolfgang. (The Wolfgang with the carved maple top) That guitar sounded amazing after I installed those pickups.

I actually really like the arched top Peavey Wolfgang guitars! I wish they were still around.

The Pickup Place / Re: Air Zone...Anyone?
« on: July 19, 2021, 02:41:03 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that the reason people mentioned wood species in conjunction with pickups in this thread was because that is exactly what the person who started the topic asked about...

Possibly. Although different woods do alter the characteristics of the pickup a bit so it's not uncommon to see folks talk wood and pickups together. It's far from the full picture as pedals and amps also affect the final tone.

News & New Guys / Re: Hi Bud, long time, no see
« on: July 18, 2021, 02:56:55 PM »
Hi Walt!

Great to see you back! I wouldn't dream of getting rid of the madness icon. It's rather iconic here and wouldn't be the same without it!

New? Not much. Finally had the time to overhaul the backend of this place and give it a fresh coat of paint after I took some time off life after my second mini stroke. Hope you like how things look here! It's hard to believe we're almost 15years old! Glad to have you back man!


@DavidSchwab Thanks for sharing the photo! Maybe I've just been jaded by one too many tech startups in fancy offices but I actually love how the factory is just a plain old building next to an automotive repair shop.

The Pickup Place / Re: I'm after a very different sound
« on: July 08, 2021, 01:21:50 PM »
If you go with the HSS Yamaha, I'd go with a Bluesbucker in the bridge and a Cruiser in the neck. Going with the V100, maybe dual Bluesbuckers or an EJ Custom neck with a Bluesbucker in the bridge. You're basically looking for humbuckers that sound less like a PAF and more like some single coils or soapbars.

The Tone Zone is a great pickup but I think it's going to be a tad too dark for the tones you're after.

The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio wins double cream trademark battle
« on: July 05, 2021, 10:51:58 AM »
While Dimarzio may in fact have legal standing on this based on the law, the principle on which it is built is questionable. The double row of hex heads has technical merit and was truly a unique aspect of their design. Granting privilege to a color on the other hand, not so much. Are we going to let people trademark smells to? Its a slippery slope to say the least

Design patents and trademarks are a strange world. As for trademarking smells, yes it's actually possible. Been possible since the mid-90's I believe. It's not exactly easy but it's doable.

If anything I think it's done that way to ensure all the pickups are consistent with each other.

I'm not trying to discount any product or company but from a production management standpoint, the existence of a rockstar winder would indicate that there are variances in production that need to be looked at and if you think about it, it works both ways as some could also be worse than the baseline reference.

Although what is tonally better or worse is entirely subjective and differs from person to person.

What baffles me is sometimes I get people who always break the low E strings.

Thanks for sharing your findings!

The Pickup Place / Re: Santana
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:32:47 AM »
Hhmmm.. Have you considered the Bluesbucker at all?
It might get you in that ball park you're looking at.

Strange that it's out of phase with the Super D but not the PAF. Sounds like either one of the humbuckers might be reverse wound or the PAF is also out of phase but you just don't notice it as much.

I'd say try flipping the wiring on the GFS single to see if that fixes the everything. Whether it would be better than the Duncan SSL-1 is hard to say but if flipping the wires on the GFS improves the sound, you'd give it a fair chance when comparing.

Guitar Lounge / Re: NGD
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:08:53 PM »
Congrats on the guitar! I had a M-1000 years ago and always found them to be great guitars! How much did that set you back?

The Pickup Place / Re: Santana
« on: June 03, 2021, 08:55:16 PM »
If anything I think you can get away with a warmer sounding pickup like an Air Norton or a Transition Neck.

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