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TheRook
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: The semi-annual pickup question Reply with quote

Hey all,
I am finding that I am playing my other guitars more often because I am not satisfied with the 500 in the bridge of my paddy. For my ears, it is great for lead stuff but lacking in rhythm. "Thin" would be the best way for me to describe it. For example, my music man with basswood/D sonic combo is great for warm rhythm/distorted 5 chords, but lacks the "bite" on lead tones of the 500.

I like the mahogany/Liquifier/Crunchlab combo of my music man, but I don't know if these pickups would sound good with a paddy.

Starlovin, did you get to sample this pickup combo with your paddy N7 before you sent it back to Jon?

Has anyone experimented with pickups in their paddy?

Thanks,
J
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to derail your thread but Starlovin sent his Paddy N7 back to Jon???

What happened?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the first one (we built) cracked. The padauk was tough to work with. The washburn one (the one he has now) has not been back to us.

Wink

and from what I understand, I would have to wrestle Radj to get it back Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TICKETS PLEASE!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minty wrote:
TICKETS PLEASE!


Jon vs Radj!

Sounds like a Wrestlemania main event to me Laughing

I vote for a no disqualification, no hold barred, steel-cage, PILLOW FIGHT!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrestle with the #1 Washburn N4 dealer in the world? Nah, I think I'll sit this one out. lol. Razz

As for my N7, it's got a duncan distortion at the bridge which I'm loving soooo much more than the BLUSA or the B&B pups. The N7 is my #1 in my band Lovenbodyparts. In my other band, my 2.0 Paddy is my #1.

But yeah, overalll, the duncan distortion does have more low end and way more growl to it. Also find it quite percussive sounding. If I had the coin, I'd replace all my other N4 guitars with this pickup.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starlovin wrote:
Wrestle with the #1 Washburn N4 dealer in the world? Nah, I think I'll sit this one out. lol. Razz


Aww man...........no Wrestlemania main event FTL!

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As for my N7, it's got a duncan distortion at the bridge which I'm loving soooo much more than the BLUSA or the B&B pups. The N7 is my #1 in my band Lovenbodyparts. In my other band, my 2.0 Paddy is my #1.

But yeah, overalll, the duncan distortion does have more low end and way more growl to it. Also find it quite percussive sounding. If I had the coin, I'd replace all my other N4 guitars with this pickup.


The Duncan Distortion is a killer pickup. A friend of mine has 2 ESP MIIs with the Distortion in the bridge and I really love their sound. Chunky is a very apt description.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starlovin,
Did you get to sample the Liquifier/Crunch Lab in the paddy before you sent it back?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've got a Duncan Distortion in an old Charvel and it rocks.

As far as the Paddy is concerned, I have new pickups incoming from Jon. They are a Moe Joe and Paf Joe, which are not only two of my go-to, favourite pickups, but I think they'll sound killer in the paddy.....

and yes, they're blue Very Happy Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D,
I will be very interested to hear that combo! Some A/B recordings would be nice...(hint hint Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRook wrote:
D,
I will be very interested to hear that combo! Some A/B recordings would be nice...(hint hint Smile
J


Sure, no problem. I'll record some stuff now with the standard set, on clean, crunch and distorted tones and then do the same for the new pickups. I'm not sure you'll be able to hear the blue-ness of the Moe Joe and Paf Joe, but I'll see what I can do Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about a Dimarzio Tonezone? That seems to really liven up the Charvels I have heard it in.

Assuming your are hankering after that 80's tone! (which I am!)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been thinking about switching the B&B on my custom N4 for a Duncan JB TB-4 I have extra.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has the same clarity as the B&B but with more balls
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we are talking about pickups...can anyone tell me their opinions of the B&B 500xl vs. the BLUSA 500xl?
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