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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Distortion pup Reply with quote

I have a crappy squire VM jag HH that is in need of some decent pickups for some nice rawk tonez. I was thinking something like p-90's so I could still have some of that single coil sound with double coil beef. Any suggestions?
I'm also changing the bridge and trying to find out what I can do to get rid of that horrible strat jack, so I need some suggestions on that.
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently tried a GFS Dream 90 in the neck and Mean 90 in the bridge of one of my HH guitars. Then work got insane, but in the limited time I've actually had to play it, I've been liking it. That combination gives a nice balance of single coil tones and RAWK. They'll also fit a humbucker route, although you may have to modify your pickguard, since I believe the stock pickups on the VM Jag HH are open coil.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
I recently tried a GFS Dream 90 in the neck and Mean 90 in the bridge of one of my HH guitars. Then work got insane, but in the limited time I've actually had to play it, I've been liking it. That combination gives a nice balance of single coil tones and RAWK. They'll also fit a humbucker route, although you may have to modify your pickguard, since I believe the stock pickups on the VM Jag HH are open coil.

I've actually been looking into the dream/mean 90's. I think I just might get them.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite is a super distortion. I know that is played and cheesy, but I like the jangle they have with 1meg pots.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: P90s...! Reply with quote

Hey, Blues, happy Thanksgiving. Gibson's P90s made in the mid-90s for their Les Paul Specials sound very good. Gibson BluesHawk P90s, technically called "Blues 90s", are also great. Surprisingly...and I love these kind of surprises...the P90s on my 1998 Samick JAD 25/MR (the Jazzmaster knock-off that sold for about $220 USD) sound just as good as my Gibsons.

Enjoy the hunt. Then enjoy your P90 tones.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
My favorite is a super distortion. I know that is played and cheesy, but I like the jangle they have with 1meg pots.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
HNB wrote:
My favorite is a super distortion. I know that is played and cheesy, but I like the jangle they have with 1meg pots.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I get a cheap ceramic hex pole bucker and run it through 1megs will it sound the same?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorites are:
Seymour Duncan JB.
Dimarzio Steves Special, Tone Zone, i also like many others of Dimarzio.
Fender Atomic Humbucker sounds almost like a JB.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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