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    skunk
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  • skunk
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Originally posted by Majestic
    C'mon bro, think about it.

    A p'up that sacrifices tone for output, knowing ahead of time that the guitar is "thin" sounding.

    Then, put it in a fat-a** Les Paul. It's going to sound horrible. Period.

    Heck, a Wolf sounds horrible through almost every amp you can test it in, save a couple.

    Like I said, though, if you dig it, write back to us. We've been surprised before.
    Are you on drugs? The wolfgang is the best sounding guitar i've ever played. Sounds great through my marshall JMP-1 and Mesa 50/50 and the tone completely blows away my Ibanez USA custom and my Ibanez Jem 777.

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  • XXX-FACTOR
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    They're like every other piece of gear, some guys like them, some don't. I don't have the problems with them that some of you have, so I like them. As some said earlier, what effects you use, what amp you have, how you eq and your individual style all play a part in whether they work for you or not. I change the my amp eq, for every guitar that I own. A close friend of mine taught me to do this when I first started playing, even though I have two Wolfgangs, one with a maple cap and one without, I have different eq settings for each guitar. They aren't drastically different, but different enough.

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  • LyMob
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Guys I just have to say that I was wrong when I posted that I didn't like the wolfgangs pups sound here is why.......most people want a certain part of the eq to push through the mix.....most people want a lot of highs and a big bottom end with few mids.....well the wolfies are all evened out.....there is the same amount of bass as there is mids and highs.....what I find is that if I want a 80's sound, then just have to plug in a tubescreamer before the amps distortion if I need a more warmer and deeper sound then push in the marshall's deep switch...I realised that a screamer before the distortion emulates 99.9% the sound of a screamin demon.....dial in a little more gain and you've got a duncan distortion.....you can get whatever type of sound you want from them since the eq is very balanced, just have to put them correct amount of gain or type of distortion on your boss, digitech or whatever. The eq's and types of distortion are there for a reason don't plug your guitar directly into an amp and say the pup's suck 'cus.....all guitar players tinker with their amps and stompboxes to get the sound they want........"you gotta play like Eddie Van Halen...if you wanna sell like EVH"-Curt Mitchell

    So there you got it
    Paul

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  • RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Originally posted by rnr5150
    Well I have to tell you, I own a 73' strat and a 73' les paul but my favorite is my 99' wolfgang and I am going to put wolfgang pickups in the les paul to match closer to the wolfgang outputs. The wolf is my favorite but I will never get rid of my strat or paul.
    rnr 5150 i sent you a PM

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  • rnr5150
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    Well I have to tell you, I own a 73' strat and a 73' les paul but my favorite is my 99' wolfgang and I am going to put wolfgang pickups in the les paul to match closer to the wolfgang outputs. The wolf is my favorite but I will never get rid of my strat or paul.

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  • RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Originally posted by Mike M.
    I'll throw in my 2 pennies here. I have a few reason's why I took the stock pickups out of my Wolfgang. First, every frequency had this sharp, razor like quality to it. The high end would cut thru steel but at the same time it was thin sounding. No muscle behind the scream. I even tried it thru a few amps and got the same results. Second, there were way to many overtones going on. So many that I always sounded out of tune. You know when you're tuning a guitar by harmonics and you get that waver when it's not in tune? That's how my guitar sounded when I played on the higher register playing one note at a time! Someone here said it was an intonation problem but it was'nt because again, I'm talking playing one note, not two. Playing two notes at a time was hell. Because the pickups are bottomed out in the cavities you can't take them down, so one night I raised the bridge real high and guess what? That waver was gone. That's when I knew those pickups had to go. I'm not saying they're crap, they just did'nt get it for me.
    all i can say is that was not my experience with the wolfgangs at all.
    in my ibanez they sound very balanced with a good crisp tone that is not razor like. i guess you could say the bridge one is like a hot rodded 50's gibson pup? i heard VH always liked gibson pups? and the neck one is really nice it has a lot of clarity with a good output,reminds me of a P-90 with more muscle.
    anyway i think it comes down to opinion more than anything else but i have to admit i often scratch my head when i hear certain things said about these since i have not had that experience with them.
    maybe because i use them in a RG and not the wolfgang guitar?
    I did play a wolfgang special goldtop at the store before i bought these off a forum member and that wolfgang sounded real good,and not at all like desriptions i hear?
    back to the original question,they will fit in a gibson but you either have to use
    them directly into the wood or get bolts for a standard mounting screw to keep them mounted to a ring,that is what i did,i went to the hardware store with a dimarzio standard screw and got 4 bolts that fit the threding and i am happy

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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Well not go smart on you guys...but people do play differently, and what some might see as crap others can see it as something useful.
    I have replaced mine, not because I did not like them, but because I wanted that guitars(wolfgang) feel with lowoutput PAF pickups.

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  • Majestic
    Ultimate Tone Member

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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    In a "bright" guitar (let's say, an Ibanez Saber), the highs become too prominent, and in a "warm" guitar, the bass mushes out too much, IMO. I have to laugh at the responses I've seen, because this is the ONE site where I've seen halfl the Wolf owners have replaced the stock pickups! Where are you guys now?!?!?

    Anyway, my prediction is that it won't sound great. I like to learn, though, so if being proved wrong is how my knowledge is gained, then so be it.

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  • Mike M.
    Super Toneologist

  • Mike M.
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    I'll throw in my 2 pennies here. I have a few reason's why I took the stock pickups out of my Wolfgang. First, every frequency had this sharp, razor like quality to it. The high end would cut thru steel but at the same time it was thin sounding. No muscle behind the scream. I even tried it thru a few amps and got the same results. Second, there were way to many overtones going on. So many that I always sounded out of tune. You know when you're tuning a guitar by harmonics and you get that waver when it's not in tune? That's how my guitar sounded when I played on the higher register playing one note at a time! Someone here said it was an intonation problem but it was'nt because again, I'm talking playing one note, not two. Playing two notes at a time was hell. Because the pickups are bottomed out in the cavities you can't take them down, so one night I raised the bridge real high and guess what? That waver was gone. That's when I knew those pickups had to go. I'm not saying they're crap, they just did'nt get it for me.

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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Sounds like a fun idea to me...
    The holes in the backplate will cause you trouble, since they are bigger than most normal pickup screws.
    Can you tinker them to be mounted directly into the guitar?

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  • jeremy
    LoveMachineologist

  • jeremy
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    im not a big fan of the wolf or the pups in it but i dont think it'd sound horrible in a paul. the neck might need to be kinda low to sound best

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  • rspst14
    Tone Cat

  • rspst14
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    My complaint with the Wolfgang pickups wasn't that they were so amazingly hot...they have less output than a JB. I just felt like they would work better in a slightly warmer sounding guitar. So there's no reason why a Wolfgang pickup in a Les Paul wouldn't sound good. Obviously, it's up to your ears, but my guess is that it would sound better in a Les Paul than in a Wolfgang.

    Ryan

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  • RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Originally posted by XXX-FACTOR
    Oh, I don't know, I like the Wolf pups and I've run them through a few amps. They have a lot of power, but I don't think they sacrifice tone. If anything I think they have great tone. IMO, A Wolfgang can run with any guitar out there, for less money than most. It's a great value.
    amen to this! i totally disagree with majestic who said they are just high output pups that sacrifice tone!
    gimme a break! to me the wolfgang set has a powerful tone but they are not just power or i would not use them over others.
    I tried a JB and that is a high output pup it had good tone and harmonics but i like the wolfgang more,it was sorta like that type of tone but the wolfgang sounded better overall.
    oh yeah and back to this how powerful the wolfgangs are
    after asking a million questions about them and other pups it turns out that wolfgang bridge is a 14.4K alnico 5 pup which for those curious is the same specs as a duncan C5 . now tell me how can the wolfgang be that powerful when it is the same specs as a C5?

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  • RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Originally posted by Majestic
    C'mon bro, think about it.

    A p'up that sacrifices tone for output, knowing ahead of time that the guitar is "thin" sounding.

    Then, put it in a fat-a** Les Paul. It's going to sound horrible. Period.

    Heck, a Wolf sounds horrible through almost every amp you can test it in, save a couple.

    .
    who made you mr know it all about tone? i know a lot of wolfgang owners that would totally disagree wit ya about this statement!
    just cause you dont like wolfgangs does not mean they are no good

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  • RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    Re: wolfgang pickup to fit les paul?

    Originally posted by Hellion
    Why in the world would you want to put a Peavey pup in a Gibson when there are soooo many other pickup choices available?
    hey maybe he likes the tone of the wolfgang pups?
    I know i do and that is why i bought a set from a forum member here for my ibanez,and let me tell you they are great pups,i dont care what anyone else says. they have a solid bass without mud and cutting highs.
    I bought them because i played a wolfgang at the store and loved the tone it got,the guitar was OK but the tone of the pups knocked me out!
    in a RG ibanez they sound very balanced and aggressive but still seem to have a older tone to them??
    i play a lot of AC/DC with them and they sound great for angus riffs

    believe it or not i dont care for VH or his tone,but i do like these pups and i dont see any reason they sould not sound just fine in a gibson?

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