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Todd Simpson
post Mar 11 2014, 01:01 AM
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You may have already seen this but I had to share it here to as I"m stoked smile.gif I just got a pair of HOMEWRECKER PICKUPS and I can't wait to try them out!! These are hand wound, boutique, pickups made from the highest quality parts. I've got one already in my Dean and it sounds so much better than any of my Duncan pickups that I had to get a full set. It's really tough to go back to mass market pickups after trying something like this!!

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post Mar 11 2014, 06:47 AM
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Nice, post some clips when you can :-)

I haven't tried those, but I've had a few Bareknuckle Pickups.
Compared to mass market pickups, they're in another league :-)
I bet the same goes for Homewrecker.
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post Mar 11 2014, 08:52 AM
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Aye Todd, I'd be curious to hear them as well smile.gif


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post Mar 11 2014, 06:32 PM
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What are the Homewrecker pickups meant to sound like, compared to their closest mass production/classic pickup equivalent?


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post Mar 12 2014, 11:15 AM
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I noticed that to be true about several "Boutique" Vendors smile.gif Some of them are more expensive than Duncans, but they sometimes use much better wire and bits and can sound wads better. Not to say I dont like Duncans smile.gif But they are just not in the same league. It's like comparing a hand made SUHR to a shop built Ibby Prestige. Sure both are nice guitars, but very different in many respects.



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Nice, post some clips when you can :-)

I haven't tried those, but I've had a few Bareknuckle Pickups.
Compared to mass market pickups, they're in another league :-)
I bet the same goes for Homewrecker.



These new ones are the PUNISHER series which are meant to stack up agains Bare Knuckle high gain Alnico 8 magnet based pups. I lOVE alnico 8 mags. I tried them in my DUNCAN ALTERNATIVE 8 and was blown away. The clarity is sick. It cured me of ceramic entirely, but that's just me smile.gif

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post Mar 12 2014, 02:50 PM
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Alnico 8 is just one power level below ceramic.
I found them to work nicely in any pickups 11k+


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post Mar 13 2014, 12:09 PM
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It's just my humble opinion but I think there is no "pickup manufacturer sound". When You see pickups from one producer's offer, we see many different models, many different constructions inclusing the size of coils, wire material and thickness, magnet size, magnet position, magnet type. differet pole pieces.


I would never refer to just a company name. I would rather use models comparison to be more precise


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post Mar 14 2014, 12:02 AM
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Yup smile.gif The bridge it 17k and I love the way alnico mags keep the clarity in individual notes. Sometimes ceramic pickups can be a bit fizzy or dark under really high gain where alnico pickups have a bit less gain on their own and hold up a bit better it seems. Bug again, this is just me smile.gif

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Alnico 8 is just one power level below ceramic.
I found them to work nicely in any pickups 11k+


I agree with most pickups wink.gif Dimarzio, Duncan, even EMG all have versions/specs that can sound very similar. The only real differences I've been able to detect are from really small boutique vendors and I suspect it's because they don't use the same mass market materials.

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It's just my humble opinion but I think there is no "pickup manufacturer sound". When You see pickups from one producer's offer, we see many different models, many different constructions inclusing the size of coils, wire material and thickness, magnet size, magnet position, magnet type. differet pole pieces.


I would never refer to just a company name. I would rather use models comparison to be more precise


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post Mar 14 2014, 02:29 AM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Mar 13 2014, 11:09 AM) *
It's just my humble opinion but I think there is no "pickup manufacturer sound". When You see pickups from one producer's offer, we see many different models, many different constructions inclusing the size of coils, wire material and thickness, magnet size, magnet position, magnet type. differet pole pieces.


I would never refer to just a company name. I would rather use models comparison to be more precise



Agreed but they do seem so stick with some philosophy though, I think that signature sound comes from the entire line rather than a one on one compare basis. Certainly there are very few pickups I can identify but never be 100% sure till I actually learn what it is biggrin.gif



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post Mar 14 2014, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Mar 13 2014, 11:09 AM) *
It's just my humble opinion but I think there is no "pickup manufacturer sound". When You see pickups from one producer's offer, we see many different models, many different constructions inclusing the size of coils, wire material and thickness, magnet size, magnet position, magnet type. differet pole pieces.


I would never refer to just a company name. I would rather use models comparison to be more precise


Darius, you have experience in making a pickup demo video smile.gif would you mind sharing the things you emphasize and how you do it when you have to make a pickup demo, please?


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