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  • Seymour Duncan custom custom vs EVH Frankenstein pickup

    What if any are the differences,Sound wise

  • #2
    the evh frankenstein that is EVH branded but made by duncan is one of my favorites. it is pretty similar to the SH11 but i liked it a lot more. I wish i could say more but it's been a minute since i played a CC. the EVH i own and it slays. i think i remember the CC being a little more compressed and a bit less open sounding.
    Last edited by superpete; 08-14-2020, 10:14 AM.
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    • #3
      So the EVH Frankenstein pickup would be brighter then the Custom Custom

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pittbull View Post
        So the EVH Frankenstein pickup would be brighter then the Custom Custom
        Yes, and with a tighter bass, too.
        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan
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        • #5
          Last question which one would have more midrange

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          • #6
            The Custom Custom would have more true mids.
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan
            Gear pics and more on my Instagram.

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            • #7
              I think the Custom Custom is the way to go I hear those mids when you listen to the Van Halen first album

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pittbull View Post
                I think the Custom Custom is the way to go I hear those mids when you listen to the Van Halen first album
                the CC has more of the thicker Fair Warning tone. Not to gum up your thinking too much but if your going after the first album the 78 might be your best choice.
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                • #9
                  I like more output the 78 doesn’t seem to have it

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                  • #10
                    Pure DCR doesn't tell the whole story. I've had a guitar in with a 10K pickup but my old Joe Bonamassa sig pickups, around 7K, blew that guitar away. not even a close competition.

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                    • #11
                      I like more output the 78 doesn’t seem to have it
                      yes it does

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                      • #12
                        the 78 isnt as hot as the cc, but the 78 gets that first record tone. the cc is thicker and works better for later vh tones. i havent tried the frankie pup enough to give a good comparison but what others have said, little brighter, little tighter than a cc sounds about right

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                        • #13
                          The 78 might sound thin with a Floyd Rose that’s why I think the Custom Custom will make up for that

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                          • #14
                            The 78 doesn't sound thin at all with a Floyd. To be fair, I think we are splitting hairs. I don't think either pickup can't do what the other does with different amp settings. The CC is indeed thicker, but it isn't miles thicker. Listen to your guitar...what does it need?
                            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan
                            Gear pics and more on my Instagram.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by superpete View Post

                              the CC has more of the thicker Fair Warning tone. Not to gum up your thinking too much but if your going after the first album the 78 might be your best choice.
                              I agree. I liked the 78 a lot more than the Custom Custom.

                              The Custom Custom lacks treble.

                              I like peanut butter (the Custom Custom) but with some peanutty crunch (the 78) I like it even better.
                              “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

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