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post Aug 3 2010, 06:43 PM
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Hey Guys! biggrin.gif has anybody tried this pickups out ??? what do you think of them ???

here is a cool video i found of them on youtube:



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post Aug 3 2010, 08:14 PM
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Nice full body sounding, great hot classic rock, a bit woody?
I think the DiMarzio Super Distortion has a similar sound to that (if not better and richer sounding).
I would recommend checking that out as well if you have your love set on that type of tone.

I got my pickups replaced not so long ago, it's well honestly expensive for the little but noticable amount of difference they make (i do love them when ripping up a solo or sweeping it's much better) - you just have to be careful when picking what you want. I would suggest listening to ZakkWylde recommendations if you do get new ones (I was about to get super hot pickups which would of been a muck for difference styles of playing), remember its also big difference depending on the guitar shape, bridge vs neck pickups, amp, and effects that you use. Amp and effects make the biggest difference to overall sound, pickups change low end, mids, high end (which can be adjusted from the amp to a point) but also clarity is the biggest different, the tone is only a slight change.

I got the SH-5 Custom (bridge) and SH-1 59 (neck) by the way in a Les Paul Gib Standard DC. It's clean and sounded mostly the same to the old ones at first with a bit less blues, but the difference is you can really hear each note ring out from the last, effects from the POD can easily go over it to get rock/metal/blues/jazz or whatever style. It's also got a sloped mid, and a much higher end, so solos sound so much better. I might not be able to play like that guy, but I can get very similar effects and rocking solos.

Also tone pots replacement make a huge change - I went from 300k (warm and smooth sound) to 500k pots (much brighter and gets that sound like in the vid when soloing).


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post Aug 4 2010, 12:08 AM
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Thanks.. I´m looking for a set of pick ups for a cheap v 100 les paul.. I Going to change the pick ups and the pots ... basicly to start learning how to make this changes on a guitar my self it will be like a summer project ... but still i want somthing that will be good sounding ...
So i tougth of this pickups cause they were cheap and didn´t sound bad at all .. I also tougth of poboys slash alnico II copy .. check them here :




or go for somethingi know are good but a bit more expensive .. a jazz/JB

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post Aug 4 2010, 03:08 AM
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You are getting at it from the wrong direction! You have to ask yourself what you want your new pickups to sound like and what genres you want to play with them and then you can start selecting them!


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post Aug 4 2010, 03:40 AM
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I don´t think so :S .. I choose the ones that i tougth would give a nice classic rock/hardrock tone .. btw: can you tell me anything bout the ghf pickups in general ???



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post Aug 4 2010, 12:38 PM
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Never tried them


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post Aug 4 2010, 06:59 PM
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As I always say, you can choose pickups by reading about them or even watching videos of them, you need to go play a guitar with them installed! smile.gif Your style of playing and technique has a big influence on how any guitar you pickup will sound. So try to go to some music stores and find a guitar with these in it. Otherwise you are kinda flying blind.

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post Aug 9 2010, 12:03 AM
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Definitely true. I always consider pickups somewhat a lottery, unless I played same pickup in a very similar guitar.


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