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The Pickup Place / Invisible Satch Track
« on: September 02, 2015, 05:27:02 AM »
Why are there so few reviews/ comments on this PUP?
Does it suck big time?

The Pickup Place / Air Zone and At-1: swappin' and turnin'.
« on: September 01, 2015, 11:21:26 PM »
Since there hasn't been many posts lately, just letting everybody know I've taken out my AT-1 and put my Air Zone back in (bridge position). Mine's a partscaster, mahogany body with maple top.
I keep swapping between these PUPS, love them both, but wanted to try something new. I've always split the Air Zone to slug coil, as it has a little more output. Even turned it so slug was closest to bridge.
This time I've split to screw coil, and can report that, yes, it is a sweeter sound. Thanks Slugworth, and others, who've pointed this out.

The Pickup Place / Pro Track split produces LESS treble!
« on: August 17, 2015, 07:40:40 AM »
Has anyone else experienced this? I've read that it splits quite well, but I expected it to sound single coil-ish, as in thinner and brighter. Thinner yes, brighter, no!

The Trading Post / WTB
« on: July 28, 2015, 11:01:07 PM »
WTB Seymour Duncan little 59 for neck position
[email protected]

The Trading Post / WTB Seymour Duncan little 59 for neck position
« on: July 28, 2015, 10:58:07 PM »
WTB Seymour Duncan little 59 for neck position
[email protected]

The Pickup Place / Anyone tried the Satch Trak?
« on: July 26, 2015, 05:39:05 AM »
Would love to read some reviews. I'm really not seeing these for sale much, or written about much

The Pickup Place / Single coil sized neck PUP advice required.
« on: July 07, 2015, 05:17:21 AM »
I'm thinking of replacing my neck PUP. I have a 3 PUP Tele style guitar.
I currently have a Seymour Duncan "Hot For Tele" in neck position, with the cover removed. Nice, but I want something a little thicker (more full size humbucker like?), but still with ability to cut through.
I have an AT-1 at bridge, so want something with some balls to keep up with it.
I've tried a Chopper, but didn't have enough "cut" to its sound, sort of indefinite. Same with an Air Norton S. I used one for years, but finally decided it didn't cut through well enough. It was nice with overdrive, but I'm talking clean sound here.
Thinking maybe ProTrack, or, does anyone have experience with the Satch Trak? I believe its a little brighter than the Pro.
Any other suggestions? Go nuts guys.

Everything you wanted to know about .... / The AT-1
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:31:48 PM »
I've had one of these things in bridge position for a couple of weeks now. Here's my thoughts so far.
It replaced an Airzone, a VERY hard act to follow. Frankly, I was very happy with it, and surprised I removed it. However, I kept reading posts gushing about how the AT-1 had this extra little thing, this "swirl of harmonics" around each note. The specs on the Dimarzio site are pretty similar for both pickups, so I decided to give it a try.
   Please note that I don't play anything much heavier than AC/DC, Gary Moore, stuff like that. I'm primarily interested in clean sound. I play quite a bit of country music. I was a little concerned when I hit that first chord with the AT-1, and realised that one man's "swirl of harmonics" may be another man's "dirt". It was only when I turned the amp up and gigged that I became relieved. No, not dirt, it's character! The Airzone is like the guy everybody likes. Solid, dependable. The At-1 has attitude, you either like it or you don't. I like it a lot. Its more cutting than the Airzone, but in no way brittle. Not QUITE as much bottom end, but still plenty.
              As I said, I need some country twang, and let me say, the AT-1 doesn't split anywhere near as well as the Airzone. From what I've read, NOTHING does, the Airzone is superb in that area. When I tried splitting the AT-1, I was very disappointed, I'd been spoiled. In desperation, I tried it in parallel, and bingo! I've never been a big fan of parallel wiring, but it just works with this thing. There have been moments onstage where I've been wailing away, thinking I'm in series mode, and suddenly realised I'm in parallel, there's nothing thin or artificial about it. You can get satisfying country twang out of it, unless you're a died-in-the wool Tele fanatic.
          So, at the moment, although the Airzone is not yet for sale, I can say that I'm very satisfied with the AT-1. It covers a lot of ground, and does it with style, and some attitude.     Highly recommended.

The Pickup Place / Fast Track 2 Rocks!
« on: April 08, 2010, 07:36:07 PM »
Hi folks, Just got my Fast Track 2 into bridge position on my 3 pickup Tele (replacing Tonezone S) Tonezone was nice, had some nice lows, sweet highs, etc.
Fast Track is NOT nice! Its very business-like and defined. I love it! Thanks to all who gave me advice about it!

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