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    papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Thanks guys...it's a lot to consider.

    Maybe I should wait and settle on the bridge pickup, first. LOL!

    So far the C-5 is doing well, but I want to try the Custom and maybe the Rio BBQ in my Paul before I settle.

    I am thinking C-5/59(Jazz or PGn also) I don't want mud in the neck for soloing. These three with the C-5 all seem to be popular.

    Also, I am considering the Custom with the above.

    PS.....I don't like ultra pristine cleans that are squeeky clean.....I like more meat to my cleans.
    papersoul
    Mojo's Minions
    Last edited by papersoul; 04-07-2004, 09:50 AM.

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  • Mac-P
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • Mac-P
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    If your guitar's neck slot is particularly warm, the '59 may be a bit muddy at the same amp settings that make your C5 sound warm.

    Th PGn could also pose the same problem.

    The Jazz may be the solution if that is the case. Although it has less balls and "push" than a '59 or PG, it balances out the heavy thickness of the neck slot very well.

    Something to consider if you are looking for a bit more balance between the neck and bridge pickups.

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  • mongrollo
    Toneologist

  • mongrollo
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Originally posted by papersoul
    I knoe this sounds way lame but my BB Pro neck is covered and the C-5 bridge is open coil so something keeps promting me to want to swap around.

    Now I am going to have a covered BB Pro bridge and open 59 in my Dean.
    I understand... Personally i don't like the guitars with cover/uncover pickups. Go ahead and change it, You will have a new tone in both guitars. And, as I said, if it doesn't work just undo the change and you will be were you are now.

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  • Seraphial
    Toneologist

  • Seraphial
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    I've used a Seth and a Jazz in tandem with my C5 in a les paul type axe, and my personal fave is the Jazz in the neck to get ultra pristine cleans. When you turn down the tone for the bridge you can get a semi 59 type clean which is quite nice. I like the balance between them though.

    Oh, 1st post on new forum!!!!! Jeez, took me a while!

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    I knoe this sounds way lame but my BB Pro neck is covered and the C-5 bridge is open coil so something keeps promting me to want to swap around.

    Now I am going to have a covered BB Pro bridge and open 59 in my Dean.

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  • mongrollo
    Toneologist

  • mongrollo
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    I would change the pickup just to see the way it sounds in the guitar. You allways can come back. But if you aren't curious about it and you like the sound of the BB, why change it?

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  • Stevo
    Tonus Maximus Pacificas

  • Stevo
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Custom Shop Deco 2 10k is a superb pickup and great match for a C5.

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  • Stratcat
    Super Toneologist

  • Stratcat
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    59n

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  • WARRENLEELYNCH
    Tone Member

  • WARRENLEELYNCH
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    BTW the AZ is the fattest toned along with great clarity

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  • WARRENLEELYNCH
    Tone Member

  • WARRENLEELYNCH
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Originally posted by papersoul
    I find myself setting the pickups close because I like a thick and fat tone....maybe having something fat and focused like the Custom will alow me to keep it a tad lower like the BBQ.
    the air zone is also great for that,it sound fine close or far from the strings.
    the custom on the other hand sounds best a bit further from the strings due to the ceramic magnet,the AZ uses a 5 with a air design which is like a weak 5

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    I find myself setting the pickups close because I like a thick and fat tone....maybe having something fat and focused like the Custom will alow me to keep it a tad lower like the BBQ.

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  • WARRENLEELYNCH
    Tone Member

  • WARRENLEELYNCH
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Originally posted by papersoul
    Sounds like you are trying to talk me into the Custom/SD combination?
    not me! :

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Sounds like you are trying to talk me into the Custom/SD combination?

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  • WARRENLEELYNCH
    Tone Member

  • WARRENLEELYNCH
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Originally posted by papersoul
    SD, huh.
    yeah i still cannot believe players do not realize it is not just for the bridge spot
    cause that is where it is recomended by the maker
    RECOMENDED is the key word not a RULE
    I have tried many so called bridge pups in the neck and vise versa with great results
    for instance many use a JB in the neck spot and that is at 16.4K

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    Re: Good neck p'up to balance with C-5 bridge?

    Originally posted by WARRENLEELYNCH
    demon, at 10K it has a perfect amount of output at the neck for a 14K bucker at the bridge and will sound better split
    SD, huh.

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