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    Anyone Have a '78 EVH Seymour Duncan Pickup?

    I'm thinking of going with one of these for my new Warmoth project guitar. I mean it's basically going to be a VH guitar, one pickup, one volume knob. I usually play Customs, but I thought I'd try something different.

    I know these are pricey at around $150 or so. Anyone have them? Are they worth it? Is the tone nice?

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    Hand wound pickups have something that factory winds don't. I have no experience with the EVH 78, but I'm sure it walks all over factory duncans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I'm thinking of going with one of these for my new Warmoth project guitar. I mean it's basically going to be a VH guitar, one pickup, one volume knob. I usually play Customs, but I thought I'd try something different.

    I know these are pricey at around $150 or so. Anyone have them? Are they worth it? Is the tone nice?

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    its an interesting pickup brett. compared to the custom, very different. its not high gain at all, very PAF'ish. excellent note clarity, good harmonics and sustain, a bit more treble, and has that bit of quack if you know what i mean. i like it. it makes you play better and attack the strings. it does the early VH thing to a T with a good Marshall. only complaint i have is that with a floyd, it can be a bit trebley. but then again, thats his early sound too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
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    I didn't know you spoke Spanish, Brett.

    The SD EVHs always seem to go for around $150. I looked into ordering one through the music store at the good-guy-rate, and since it's custom shop there wasn't going to be much of a break. So they cost what they cost, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommytom11 View Post
    its an interesting pickup brett. compared to the custom, very different. its not high gain at all, very PAF'ish. excellent note clarity, good harmonics and sustain, a bit more treble, and has that bit of quack if you know what i mean. i like it. it makes you play better and attack the strings. it does the early VH thing to a T with a good Marshall. only complaint i have is that with a floyd, it can be a bit trebley. but then again, thats his early sound too.
    Well now you got me thinking, I don't want to have to play better.

    Kinda wondering what it's gonna sound like through my 5150 and Marshall cab.
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    I didn't know you spoke Spanish, Brett.
    I live in Southern California, English is a second language here you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I'm thinking of going with one of these for my new Warmoth project guitar. I mean it's basically going to be a VH guitar, one pickup, one volume knob. I usually play Customs, but I thought I'd try something different.

    I know these are pricey at around $150 or so. Anyone have them? Are they worth it? Is the tone nice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Well now you got me thinking, I don't want to have to play better.

    Kinda wondering what it's gonna sound like through my 5150 and Marshall cab.
    haha..i didn't literally mean better. what i meant was the pickup doesn't have the gain of a custom and you have to attack the strings more aggressively with your right hand. the end result is worth it. what i said is based on thru an old Marshall. through a 5150 you will have no problem, better clarity.

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    I sell 78's for $176 and it takes 2-3 weeks for me to get them. If you have a Floyd you can upgrade the sustain block to an oversized brass block and add some chunk. I would also suggest my Brown Bomb which is a custom PAF-ish wind; I put it in my Original Setup VHI axe; here's a clip: http://www.divebombinc.com/mp3/Pickup1.mp3
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    I sell 78's for $176 and it takes 2-3 weeks for me to get them. If you have a Floyd you can upgrade the sustain block to an oversized brass block and add some chunk. I would also suggest my Brown Bomb which is a custom PAF-ish wind; I put it in my Original Setup VHI axe; here's a clip: http://www.divebombinc.com/mp3/Pickup1.mp3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I live in Southern California, English is a second language here you know.
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    Grab an A3 double screw hybrid (1 coil custom/1 coil 59) from BachtoRock at the duncan forums. That thru a 250k pot, with the poles radiused, does VH to the bone for around $70 bucks.

    The VH factor aside, you won't find a more versatile bucker anywhere regardless of price.

    He does JB/custom hybrids also if you want higher output.

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    I have a '78 legend from Mitch with those 78evh pups---there worth it for sure,,,,
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    Stating the obvious... Not the early VH thing, but you could also just go for a Tone Zone if you're into the EBMM/Wolfgang tone.

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    You'll certainly have no problem selling it, should you decide you don't care for it.

    You could also try DiMarzio's Virtual Hot PAF, for about half the price.

    Note clarity while playing chords on the bottom 3 strings should be improved. Maybe songs like "Beautiful Girls" or "Women in Love" would be simple examples of that.

    I'll be curious to hear how this one goes. If you're zinging your right wrist and getting an aggressive sound with a bassy, almost "flubby" pickup like the one in the EBMMs, you'll blaze with the vintage "snap" of a PAF.

 

 

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