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    So I am having Chris Locke make me a 5150 body and Musikraft make me a 1 piece banana neck. I have the original Floyd Rose with big brass block. Schaller 45 degree tuners. EVH 500K pot and single volume knob. I also have the EVH Franky pick up new in the box ( already sold to EVH NYC ) I am going to paint it a metallic orange and I want to put a different pick up in it as I will already have a Franky pick up in the Frankenstrat. Any suggestions for a single humbucker for like AC/DC and such crunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    So I am having Chris Locke make me a 5150 body and Musikraft make me a 1 piece banana neck. I have the original Floyd Rose with big brass block. Schaller 45 degree tuners. EVH 500K pot and single volume knob. I also have the EVH Franky pick up new in the box ( already sold to EVH NYC ) I am going to paint it a metallic orange and I want to put a different pick up in it as I will already have a Franky pick up in the Frankenstrat. Any suggestions for a single humbucker for like AC/DC and such crunch.
    Well, I say if you want AC/DC & such crunch, go to the source.
    I'm no p/u guru by any stretch, but Gibson & Gretch p/u's might be the place to start.
    Also, amp selection might be key as well. Marshall & Orange are a good bet as well.
    The AC/DC sound is based upon less is more in my humble opinion
    oh, and have fun rocking !! CV

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    Quote Originally Posted by cav View Post
    Well, I say if you want AC/DC & such crunch, go to the source.
    I'm no p/u guru by any stretch, but Gibson & Gretch p/u's might be the place to start.
    Also, amp selection might be key as well. Marshall & Orange are a good bet as well.
    The AC/DC sound is based upon less is more in my humble opinion
    oh, and have fun rocking !! CV
    Well... A guitar's tone is more than just the pickup. You could toss a Gibson Angus Young pickup in a 5150, but it's not going to sound like an Angus Young SG.

    That's a thin mahogany body with a mahogany neck and a 24-3/4" scale. A 5150 is... Well, Eddie's was either poplar or basswood. It's a one-piece maple neck (which is a tad brighter sounding that a maple neck with a separate maple board) that's 25-1/2" scale. It's going to be a tighter-sounding, slightly brighter guitar.

    I'd go with a Duncan Custom Custom if it were my build, as that's what's purported to be in the OG 5150.

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    Great pickup... very balanced, great crunch, articulate, and handmade by a real pro and a nice guy in Seattle... I love mine!!!

    http://www.wolfetone.com/marshallhead.html#

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    130.00 ain't bad sounds nice

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    Call him and tell him in detail what you're putting it in and the tone you want, he'll hook you up and if you're not happy, he'll rewind it for you... I've never heard a bad word about him or his pickups. That's why I went with him on my Jet City guitar...

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    Another great boutique company is Bare Knuckle, you should check out their site...

    I'm biased toward Super D's, I just love them
    Earn this...

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    Another vote for Super Ds. I just put a Super D/PAF Pro combo in my Jackson DK2M and it SCREAMS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank2000 View Post
    Another great boutique company is Bare Knuckle, you should check out their site...

    I'm biased toward Super D's, I just love them
    website bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    website bro
    Google Bro!

    https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/

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    Yeah thanks man I found that what is the Super D?

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    Yeah. There is the Angus Young model, but as earlier stated, it won't sound just like Angus in any just any guitar you put it in. For that crunchy, bluesy tone, you can't go wrong with the SD 59, or Gibson Classic '57. They both have decent midrange, and bottom to work with many types of guitars. They are not a high output pickup, and both utilize the same components and architecture used on early Gibson humbuckers. They respond well to many styles though. Just by adjusting your attack, and amp settings you can also achieve convincing early EVH tones. They are great in any amp I've tried, from high gain 5150's Soldano's, to low gain vintage Fender, Vox, and Marshall's.
    Just my 2 cents.
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    The amp everything will be played through is a Marshall Class 5 head with speaker cab. This little thing is quite amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    The amp everything will be played through is a Marshall Class 5 head with speaker cab. This little thing is quite amazing.
    They do the job for sure. Pretty versatile. Any of the suggestions should be fine with it.

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    I have a C5 that I use a Catalinbread DLS MK III as a slight gain booster through an Austin Speaker Works KTS-60 and it sounds great with the Wolfetone pickup...
    I think the big thing is like others have mentioned is to get a "lower" output pickup in the 8.5-9k range in a PAF style. There's a lot of great winders out there putting out great quality products in the same price range as the mass produced companies.

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