Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!

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Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« on: December 31, 2021, 11:41:21 PM »
I have heard so much about these, and I just wanted something a little different.  I'm upgrading a Super Strat, so I thought "Why not?"

Pics when they are installed - custom color!

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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 10:16:14 PM »
I have that set in a PRS SE Singlecut. Great combo.

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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2022, 11:06:42 AM »
How is it that you feel they are Great? 

I'm just throwing caution to the wind....
- feeling DiMarzio's for this guitar
- CL/LF is very popular
- Want to try something hip and new vs a SuperD/TZ etc...
- Kind of a shred / metal guitar.

What do YOU play and dig about them???

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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 01:34:16 PM »
I was gassing for them for a while but since they weren't available then I did not get them. Now the GAS is over (for the moment :)) but I am still interested how you like them.

Cheers Stephan
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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 07:23:14 PM »
In the PRS Singlecut, the Norton Bridge gives me great Les Paul inspired tones with a little extra push without going over the top like a Super Distortion. It is not muddy. It is not too flabby on the low end or too bright on the top end. It is perfectly balanced in the Singlecut, and get pinch harmonics super easy. the Liquifire neck meshes with it well while giving you a very different neck and bridge tone. It gets that bubbly Les Paul neck sound but also holds together very well when you throw a lot of gain at it. I usually don't care for the in-between position, but I like it with this combo.
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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2022, 04:39:20 PM »
And they are in the mail!  Be here soon...

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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2022, 02:03:13 PM »
Update: Guitar is in the shop in line.  I'm in no hurry, so don't know when...but hopefully soon.

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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2022, 12:26:04 PM »
I actually really like the CL/LF set, especially on a Marshall or something that's mid-heavy. I swapped out the TZ/AN set in one of my Ibanez J Customs before and it really helped bring it to life. It was almost like the stock TZ/AN set had pillows covering my amp.
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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2022, 01:49:21 PM »
OK - sad delay news.  They sat in a Sam Ash awaiting install, and they lost/never rehired a tech, so after a long long wait I took them to another guy.  Soon!!!!!!!!

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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2022, 03:22:57 AM »
That's a bummer. Hope you get your axe soon.

Cheers Stephan
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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2022, 08:41:56 AM »
They are here!  There are here! They are finally here!

And my early review:  I like'm!

Liquifire is a nice full sounding neck pickup, and pretty hot.  Similar to a Duncan A2P but a little tighter bass, and hotter.

The Crunch lab is very hot and also - get this - crunchy!  That said - the less gain, the more crunchy it gets.  On uber gain amp I didn't notice it as much.  It's a lot clearer than a Super D or TZ.  Not as fizzy/thick, but still full sounding.  Like it too.  It's in Petrucci config with the bar away from the bridge.  I might Swap when I change strings just to see.


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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2022, 02:14:50 PM »
That's one hot axe guitar!

I really should get a CL/LF set of my own some time. Every time I install a set for a client, I'm always impressed by how great it sounds. You're right about it getting crunchier with less gain.

Would love to know what you think of it after your rotate the pickup around!
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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2022, 04:15:51 AM »
Area 67, Area 58, Area 61, VV Pro 54, Injectors, VV HB2, Virtual Solo, SDS-1, Area T, Area Hot T, Area T 615, Virtual Hot T, Chopper T, Bluesbucker, Breed set, Air Norton, Super Distortion, DLX+, DLX-90, DP240, DP198, DP168, VPAF b, AT-1, Mo' Joe, FRED, Humbucker from Hell

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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2022, 03:52:17 AM »
And many thanks for your review of the CL/LF set, it is really appreciated.
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Re: Crunch Lab / Liquifire on the way!
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2022, 11:07:35 AM »
Sorry for what I see as a ridiculously large photo.  Let me see if I can fix that.

When you play in a Hair Metal Tribute band, you can play some really "Hot" (or stupid) guitars that most people would love to have but won't get!  LOL