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    This is still my favorite pickup overall. I tried the 78,wolfgangs(both peavey and EVH) ebmm custom EVH dimarzio's, duncan CC,JB and gibson 84t and the frank has em all beat.
    One thing at least is that unlike others such as the 78,CC,JB we know ed actually used this model. many said his wolfgang and ebmm pu's were not the same as the production ones the public bought? hope thats not the case with the EVH frankenstein!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Yes I have two of them. Love it!
    cool and to the best of your knowledge these are the same as what was in the original beat up frankie in its last state? this is a copy of that broken rewound PAF he used for many years right? he said it got no resistance reading and one coil barely was on? I know that seymour could definitely clone that exact but did he? rumor has it that the pup the public got was a version of the pup IF was not broke like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charvelstrat_81 View Post
    many said his wolfgang and ebmm pu's were not the same as the production ones the public bought? hope thats not the case with the EVH frankenstein!
    A tech of his on the 2004 tour said his Wolfgang's were bone stock, and I really don't see why they wouldn't be. He for sure experimented and played around with pickups here and there (see reversed neck pup in the "Can't Stop Loving You" video), but I don't think he strayed too far from the stock EBMM and Peavey pickups.

    Anyways, I had a Seymour Duncan IM1 in my Frankenstrat replica and I loved it. Duncan produces those Frankenstein pickups for EVH. The IM1 is the "secret" Duncan Custom Shop version of the pickup that supposedly gets the same sound with a different magnet. It did sound really great, and I do believe it to be the best approximation of the original Frankie pup possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    A tech of his on the 2004 tour said his Wolfgang's were bone stock, and I really don't see why they wouldn't be. He for sure experimented and played around with pickups here and there (see reversed neck pup in the "Can't Stop Loving You" video), but I don't think he strayed too far from the stock EBMM and Peavey pickups.

    Anyways, I had a Seymour Duncan IM1 in my Frankenstrat replica and I loved it. Duncan produces those Frankenstein pickups for EVH. The IM1 is the "secret" Duncan Custom Shop version of the pickup that supposedly gets the same sound with a different magnet. It did sound really great, and I do believe it to be the best approximation of the original Frankie pup possible.
    so you are saying or duncan says that ed's frank pup actually had a aged A5 mag not the aged II like in mine? I am confused? i understand duncan CANT sell the same one as fender even though duncan makes it,but which is the right version? duncan/evh/fender or duncan IM1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charvelstrat_81 View Post
    so you are saying or duncan says that ed's frank pup actually had a aged A5 mag not the aged II like in mine? I am confused? i understand duncan CANT sell the same one as fender even though duncan makes it,but which is the right version? duncan/evh/fender or duncan IM1?
    The EVH Frankenstein is the pick-up that's installed in the Fender Replica. According to Seymour Duncan, that pick-up is an exact replica of the one that's in the original Franky today... take it for what it's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charvelstrat_81 View Post
    cool and to the best of your knowledge these are the same as what was in the original beat up frankie in its last state? this is a copy of that broken rewound PAF he used for many years right? he said it got no resistance reading and one coil barely was on? I know that seymour could definitely clone that exact but did he? rumor has it that the pup the public got was a version of the pup IF was not broke like that?
    It's not the same as the pickup in the franky reading zero.

    Jimi always pointed out the "..all new take on.." line regarding that pup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi11580 View Post
    The EVH Frankenstein is the pick-up that's installed in the Fender Replica. According to Seymour Duncan, that pick-up is an exact replica of the one that's in the original Franky today... take it for what it's worth.
    Cool thats what i needed to know. I was just confused when the IM1 was mentioned that IT IS the exact ONE in the replica which would mean i have to mag swap mine with a degaussed A5 magnet

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    I tried several pickups in my USA Charvel So Cal, including Bare Knuckle Rebel Yells, but the EVH Frankenstein was somehow just right for that guitar. I'm not sure if it would be such a good match in something like a Les Paul, but in a bolt on maple necked Strat with a Floyd, it nails that sound.

    Having said that, I also really like the GFS VEH pickup. Of course, it's not fair to compare that pup to one that costs five times the price, but I think it's actually slightly better for VHI to VHII type early tones, where as the EVH Frankenstein sits closer to the 1984 era. To my ears, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charvel2 View Post
    I tried several pickups in my USA Charvel So Cal, including Bare Knuckle Rebel Yells, but the EVH Frankenstein was somehow just right for that guitar. I'm not sure if it would be such a good match in something like a Les Paul, but in a bolt on maple necked Strat with a Floyd, it nails that sound.

    Having said that, I also really like the GFS VEH pickup. Of course, it's not fair to compare that pup to one that costs five times the price, but I think it's actually slightly better for VHI to VHII type early tones, where as the EVH Frankenstein sits closer to the 1984 era. To my ears, anyway.
    It sounds even better on an ash body. I had it on a US San Dimas and a basswood guitar and ash sounded best to me...stick a titanium block on your floyd with that pup and harmonics just get insane.

    The gfs really sounds good? Or good for the price? I haven't tried one.

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    When I originally saw the title of this thread I thought it was referencing the Fender/EVH Frankenstein GUITARS. I thought damn, there must be a bunch of wealthy people on this forum... I haven't check the bay lately but I wonder what those guitars are down to at this point. Still way more than anyone in their right mind would pay if they actually wanted to play the thing.

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    I still can't believe it's not offered with a longer legged base plate. It's not that it's a difficult swap -- just a pain. There's just something wrong with hacking a brand new pickup! -ha-ha

    Also, I don't know if Amazon's current price is fluctuating but $114 is the lowest I've seen it advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arson View Post
    The gfs really sounds good? Or good for the price? I haven't tried one.
    It just sounds good, regardless of the price. I'd take it over any of the medium-hot DiMarzios or Seymours, but I wouldn't go as far as saying it rivals a boutique or custom shop pickup. I know a lot of people particularly love the neck variant, too. It's very subjective, of course, but they're cheap enough to make them at least worth the gamble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charvel2 View Post
    Having said that, I also really like the GFS VEH pickup. Of course, it's not fair to compare that pup to one that costs five times the price, but I think it's actually slightly better for VHI to VHII type early tones, where as the EVH Frankenstein sits closer to the 1984 era. To my ears, anyway.
    In the case of GFS stuff, it is COMPLETELY fair to compare it to something that costs way more. I've chosen GFS pickups/hardware over 'name brand' stuff that costs well over 3 times as much quite a few times after A/B trials. Don't let the price fool you -- the VEH pickup SMOKES!!!

 

 

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