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Re: Burstbucker 1's
7/29/2012 2:44 PM
Ryan Sequeira (7665) wrote:
thanks for the advice! This particular guitar has been a bit of a problem child for me. It's also my first mahogany bodied guitar. It's got a set maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and is a 25.5" scale.
The stock pickups were really thin and weak sounding so out they went. Replaced them with a SD Custom 5 and Jazz, and that wasn't doing it either. The Custom 5 lacks balls and mids, and the Jazz was too warm and muddy.
I changed the Custom 5's magnet to a ceramic making it a regular Custom, and that improved the mids problem, but it still lacked balls.
So I swapped em out for a Duncan Distortion and a DiMarzio Humbucker from Hell. The Distortion was good, but not the flavour I was looking for. The HFH on the other hand was much warmer than its EQ chart suggests, and simply couldn't keep up with the DD, output-wise.
Now I've got this X2N from 1979 in there and I decided to keep the PAF Pro and see how it sounded in this guitar, and much to my surprise, they're PERFECT together! Output balances nicely, the X2N has tons of balls, crunch and cut, and the PAF Pro is clear and articulate, but hot enough to not seem out of place next to the X2N.
This guitar now breathes fire as a full time job :D