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  • I am finally happy with the duncan custom

    It took me a while to get used to it but now I love the tone im getting from it it has a nice classic sort of sound that can get very aggressive when needed. I realised its not that a bright pickup and has a decent amount of bass and mids (almost too much at times) which is a good thing. I love pumelling thick chords using this pickup it cuts thru really well and it growls.
    My only thing is I find it dosent suit dropped tunings with my setup it has too much growl in the low end which makes it sound a little grainy and less smooth. I like a smooth lowend. But its not too much of a problem cause I hardly use dropped tunings anyway.
    PRS McCarty (59n, 59b)
    1990 Fender Strat Japan (SSL-1, SSL-1, APS-1)

    Orange Dual Terror Head
    Blackstar HT-5
    2 Fender 12" Cabs with Celestion G12H30, Vintage 30
    Vox Pathfiinder 15R

  • #2
    Re: I am finally happy with the duncan custom

    I am glad to hear that ou found something you are happy with. I am on my way to set this ****ing JB. But may be it is just patience and perseverance...

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    • #3
      Re: I am finally happy with the duncan custom

      The Custom looks/sounds like a solid pickup... got some clips?
      EBMM JPX BFR (Crunch Lab/Liquifire)
      Schecter C-1 Classic (Custom8/Jazz)
      Mayones Duvell 7 Standard (Instrumental SFTY-3/Decomp)
      G&L Tribute Comanche
      Godin Stadium 59 (Custom Cajun/'59)
      Horizon Precision Drive --> Fulltone FB3/FD 2 --> Crybaby From Hell (Fasel) --> Boss BF-2 --> CH-1 --> TC Flashback X4
      Mesa/Boogie Mark IV-B (SED =C= 6L6) + EarCandy BuzzBomb 2x12 (V30/C90)

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      • #4
        Re: I am finally happy with the duncan custom

        You might want to try the C-5. I kind of like the Custom but find it too hard....not warm or round enough. Maybe it's the ceramic magnet. Leads are a little brittle and thin.

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        • #5
          Re: I am finally happy with the duncan custom

          The c5 sounds like a scooped brittle pickup, with hardly any mids and in my guitars they would definelty sound more shrill, because ive had lots of problems finding a pup that i like in the bridge of an all mahogany guitar, i like a fat warm big sound (not thin and trebly) but that cuts thru. So I think a custom custom is more what i am looking for if youre considering another duncan. But for now the custom is all i can afford.
          PRS McCarty (59n, 59b)
          1990 Fender Strat Japan (SSL-1, SSL-1, APS-1)

          Orange Dual Terror Head
          Blackstar HT-5
          2 Fender 12" Cabs with Celestion G12H30, Vintage 30
          Vox Pathfiinder 15R

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          • #6
            Re: I am finally happy with the duncan custom

            The Custom and CC is the same pickup, it just the magnet that is different!

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            • #7
              Re: I am finally happy with the duncan custom

              I knew that cause i think the alnico 2 magnet would takeaway more of the sizzly trebles and make it a little smoother with less bass. Which to me sounds great.
              PRS McCarty (59n, 59b)
              1990 Fender Strat Japan (SSL-1, SSL-1, APS-1)

              Orange Dual Terror Head
              Blackstar HT-5
              2 Fender 12" Cabs with Celestion G12H30, Vintage 30
              Vox Pathfiinder 15R

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