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  • Mkf411
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    Re: APH-1 Alnico

    Yes, CC in bridge and 59 in the neck. Right now I'm using a Vox Valvetronix AD60 1x12 modeling amp. It's an OK amp. A big improvement on my DOD "Ice It" amp that I used with a Digitech RP-50 digital effect processor. But the Valvetronix does have a nice speaker rattle. I'm thinking of getting a Peavey Classic 30. But I'm curious if it will sound good at bedroom levels. Thanks

    Originally posted by jeremy
    i assume that you mean putting the cc in the bridge and 59 in the neck, right?

    the cc is a good choice for a bright guitar, big mids. the aph's sound nice in a strat style guitar but it depends on what amps you are using as well.
    what do you use?

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  • jeremy
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    Re: APH-1 Alnico

    i assume that you mean putting the cc in the bridge and 59 in the neck, right?

    the cc is a good choice for a bright guitar, big mids. the aph's sound nice in a strat style guitar but it depends on what amps you are using as well.
    what do you use?

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  • Mkf411
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    Re: APH-1 Alnico

    Thanks for the info. I just scored a GMP Pawnshop Deluxe used for a great price. It looks like a Les Paul but it has a Chambered body and 25.5 scale. It's mahogany with a maple cap. But it sounds so bright with the APH Alnicos in the bridge & neck. I think it's because of the chamered body and the strat scale not working well with the APH Alnicos. And I hope a custom custom in the neck and a 59b will warm it up. I'm not sure why the original owner put in the APH Alnico (bridge & neck), they usually come with the custom custom and the 59. Should I try the Custom Custom and 59b to warm it up?

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  • rhmcfarland
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    The Alnico II Humbucker would do great in a Les Paul-type guitar. The Custom Custom would have more output, but the same basic tonality, ie. warmer, rounder highs and softer lows. So, the difference would be mostly a matter of personal taste. They are both really excellant pickups. My personal inclination would be to try the APH first, then swap for the Custom Custom with the 21-day guarantee if you felt like you need to. The reason I say that is because the APH ought to match very, very well with a Les Paul, whereas I think the Custom Custom would be a better choice for a Strat, which has a longer scale, different woods, and a brighter tone.

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  • Mkf411
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    APH-1 Alnico

    What's the story on this pickup. Is there a style of guitar that it sounds good in, like a fender maybe? Is there a guitar it doesn't sound good in, like a les paul style with a chambered body (hamer, gmp)? By sounds good I mean warm and not too brite. Why would anyone put two in a less paul style guitar with a chambered body? Maybe a 59' neck and Custom Custom bridge would be warmer for a chambered body? Thanks
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