Post Number: 3575
|Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:22 am: |
I have a passive rob Williams csm custom guitar. Mahogany body and neck with a thick quilt maple top and rosewood fretboard. The original pickups were Seymour Duncan's which I found too harsh. I put some fender gold lace pickups in which are better but not great with the mahogany.
I am now looking for some q-tuner pickups which seem to have a great sparkle to the sound but can't find them on sale anywhere. If you know where I can buy them off the shelf in Europe preferably, that would be great.
Failing that I!d like to try a full set of humbuckers in the HSS configuration as I currently don't have a fully humbucker guitar that I would use regularly. Any suggestions. Only clean sounding pickups please. Alembics pickups are not for this guitar as I want to keep it passive. I would imagine Gibson pickups would be good for mahogany but do they do single coils or hb in a sc case?
Post Number: 134
|Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 10:57 am: |
The Q-Tuners will be available again in the fall, see their website and Facebook for details.
As far as Gibson pups, I personally like P90s, as warm-er single coils. Most Mini-humbuckers are the same size as P90s, so you can route for one and try both.
Post Number: 3576
|Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 12:13 pm: |
The guitarist in my band has a strat with two P90's and that sounds great but I don't really want to start routing into the guitar. I really want to stick with what will fit in the existing holes as they are fitted to the body without a scratchplate and routing will mean I will have to have the thing re-finished again. I fancy trying out humbuckers that fit the guitar as it is.
I saw the Q-tuner web site saying they were not producing at the moment but there must be some stock in a shop somewhere.... maybe...?
(Message edited by jazzyvee on August 18, 2013)
Post Number: 238
|Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 12:42 pm: |
Kent Armstrong makes some nice pickups.
Post Number: 1611
|Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 1:18 pm: |
What about some Bartolinis in the interim? I have some in a jazz box and they sound very warm, full and not harsh at all.
Of course, my favorite humbuckers are the ones that came in my ES140T. It's a 1956 and the P90 was replaced with a pair of early 60s Gibson humbuckers (with the wrong patent numbers) and they just sound wonderful.
Post Number: 135
|Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 7:36 pm: |
That's my fault for not understanding you meant HSS, sorry about that Jazzy. In that case, I can only suggest what Dan and Edwin have already.
Post Number: 196
|Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 5:31 am: |
You ought to try some DiMarzio noiseless single coils. They sound great! I have Area 67's in my G&L Legacy and they have an awesome clean jazz or blues sound through my Fender Hot Rod DeVille amp. I also have an Area 67 in my heavy ash Fender Lead II.