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Pickup Suggestions For My Charvel Model 5fx

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Lake Placid Blues View Post
    Re: Pickup Suggestions For My Charvel Model 5fx

    I looked up the 5FX just to know what we are dealing with. Its a maple neck through with poplar wings and rosewood fret board. It has 24 frets and one single coil neck position and a humbucker bridge position, and with a Floyd. The neck pickup is reversed angle and positioned in between the neck and middle position of a strat.

    Most of the songs listed do not need high output and some need vintage output PAF bridge position tone, depending on the amp. One was recorded with a strat single coil tone. However, maple neck through with a Floyd means the guitar is likely on the bright side.

    Perhaps a Duncan 59/custom hybrid for the bridge and Dmz Area 61 for the neck.
    I agree with your assessment, but I'd sub in a PATB-3 in the bridge with a Cool Rail in the neck and a pair of push pulls to get some single coil/parallel tones.
    Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby.


    • #17
      the emg 89 is a fine pup if you want to be active. the patb3/cool rails would be a sweet setup too