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    Blue Dream
    Junior Member

  • Blue Dream
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    Re: Which Duncan has the biggest/thickest tone?

    If your interested I have A black F-spaced Breed and a chrome CC you could try. The Breed is thick aggressive and crunchy, I haven't tried the CC yet, I think I'll need the tremspacing. The Airzone and Breed are voiced very similar, the guy in Helmut used the AZ if that gives you any idea.

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  • Gr8Scott
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    What is warm? Warm is rolled off highs and lots of mids and bass. Using this definition only, the invader is a warm pickup and is probably the warmest pickup in the SD line IMHO. It reeks of warmth. Of course, I'm just being a little too literal here, but you probably get my gist.

    Try the duncan distortion if you want a huge sound out of a les paul.

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

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    Originally posted by jeremy
    i have tried the bbq and it is thick, but kinda muddy and grainy (and not a good grainy). like a tone zone with a thicker mid range and less top end and clarity. as far the the thickest duncan id say probably a patb-2
    Jeremy, if I told you I like the thickness and output of the Rio BBQ, but wanted more clarity.....woudl you choose the Custom, Tone Zone, or Air Zone?

    Thanks bro!!!!

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

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    Big and thick is good but I am not sure I want loads of output.

    I am narrowing it down to the Custom, Air Zone, Tone Zone, or Rio BBQ.

    Jeremy? Have you tried all of these?

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  • That90'sGuy
    DyzaBoyzologist

  • That90'sGuy
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    Originally posted by jeremy
    the patb 2 is the parallel axis distortion model. big and thick with loads of output
    I believe that's what the boys in Filter use. According to theirs sound, I'd have to agree

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  • Riddim
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    Try the Custom5!

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    I only I could find something as big and thick as the BBQ but with a tad more clarity! Is there a Duncan equivalent? It seems the Invader and PATB2 would be too hot.

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  • Gamera
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  • Gamera
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    Invader. It sounds just like what you're looking for.

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    Originally posted by jeremy
    i have tried the bbq and it is thick, but kinda muddy and grainy (and not a good grainy). like a tone zone with a thicker mid range and less top end and clarity. as far the the thickest duncan id say probably a patb-2
    Jeremy, does the patb 2 have as thick and warm a tone as the BBQ? IO only see the regular distortion on the Duncan site. How is the bass? It souns like you liked the TZ? Have you tried the Air Zone?

    I really appreciate the advice.....I guess I need to knoe if the patb 2 is asthick as the BBQ, has as good a clean and is not too high output compared to those others like the TZ, etc...

    Nice thib about the BBQ is that it is 12.5k but does seem much hotter and thicker than my C-5.

    I am assuming a trembucker is not spaced for a Les Paul??

    I will say that I feel my Line 6 Vetta head prefers a pickup with serious punch and thickness.
    papersoul
    Mojo's Minions
    Last edited by papersoul; 04-11-2004, 12:43 PM.

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  • JALIN
    Ultimate Tone Member

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    Just stick that BBQ in that LP already. You know what you are after (BBQ), you know what is good (BBQ), now get it over with. Stick that puppy in there and report back.

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  • jeremy
    LoveMachineologist

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    patb2

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    I think it is important to always mention I am running through a Line 6 Vetta II head and cab because it makes a huge difference over tubes. I ifnd I need extra bass and mids wit ha digital amp to add thickness and sizzle. I think this is why I like the BBQ so much with my rig and not the C-5.

    This is also why it has been highly recommended I try the Custom and/or the Dimarzio Air Zone.

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  • strat_master
    Super Toneologist

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    INvader probably.......

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    bump, if you don't mind.

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  • papersoul
    Mojo's Minions

  • papersoul
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    I really want to try the JB or CC in my LP. Right now I have the C-5 and I feel like I still want more deep lows like with the BBQ in my Dean Evo Premium. Maybe it really is that guitar, because the Dean is very dark and deep sounding. My LP is more out front, brighter and lively, while still sounding deep. I just need to find the right pickup to balance. I feel at the moment with the C-5 in my LP.......I'd like a meaner toner, more aggressive, thicker, maybe a tad more bass. Not more output!

    I find the JB lacking in deep bass to really fill out the tone. For our style of aggressive 90's rock meets modern hard rock/metal, I need an aggressive tone with more meat and low end. I know the guitar is a midrange instrument but I notice a big difference in the depth of my tone when a p'up has in your face bass.

    I think the Distortion would be too high output and I am trying to avoid ceramic magnets. So far, the best tone I've gotten is from the BBQ. Super thick and warm. It just sounds so aggerssive with so much attitude.

    I'd like to find that in a Duncan. I have tried the Zone Zone but like the BBQ much more.

    Maybe I really should give the Air Zone a whirl.

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