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 Post subject: HSS pickups suggestions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:17 am 
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You can mix the brands without any headache, just make sure the output deviations are not too huge.

Also take a look at some of those stacked humbuckers in SC size, many sound just like genuine single coils, but without hum.


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 Post subject: HSS pickups suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:08 am 
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Hi guys.
I'm glad to be back. Missed this forum.

Anyway, I also have a black Globe Pacer deluxe. I bought it secondhand with a DiMarzio Super Distortion in it.
I personally find the Super Distortion in this guitar too bright and too brittle to my ears. I like warm pickups. I have used Seymour Duncan JBs in a lot of my guitars and they seem to work.
I currently have my Globe Pacer Deluxe at my guitar tech's place, waiting for some donor pickups to try out. The SD JB will be the one to beat.


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 Post subject: HSS pickups suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:57 am 
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My next build will be HSS. The maple super Strat.
I already have the Duncan 78 Custom Trembucker, and 2 Duncan Vintage Rails.
I chose the Vintage Rails because I wanted to keep the single coil tone. They also have rails for bending without volume loss, and they are hum canceling.
I will get to that project one of these days.

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 Post subject: HSS pickups suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:11 pm 
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I have either Hot Rails or Cool Rails in all of my single coil neck positions

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 Post subject: HSS pickups suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:25 am 
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This thread is a few years old and recently revived, just so everyone is aware.

To the poster with the black globe pacer, I too found the Super Distortion a bit harsh in mine. I put a Full Shred in and found it to be really excellent - I'm a big fan. Don't let the EQ on the duncan website fool you either, idk why they say it's 4/4/8, doesn't sound like that to me. It's darker than the JBJ in my other Deluxe.

I also love the JB but the full shred has been a nice change of pace. I also have a Custom 1 with a JB I replaced the magnet on, down to Alnico II. It warmed it up a little more and might sound good for you as well, but it's still too bright for that guitar (single volume knob and 500k pot = extremely bright tone).

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 Post subject: HSS pickups suggestions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:04 pm 
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My only guitar that has a single coil in it is my F3000. I removed the mid pickup and have a BL L500XL in the bridge and a texas special in neck. THey have very diferent output levels, but it was pretty easy to match up just by raising the texas special. I can switch between them no problem (they sound so different I love it) and I have individual volume pots so I can set the bill lawrence down a bit if I really needed to (though I never have). Switch to the texas special with a bit of boost and its amazing for leads.

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