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  • First pickup you ever installed?

    Do you remember the first pickup you ever installed?

    Mine was the Duncan JB. I was blown away just how much better my guitar sounded afterwards. And thus the addiction to trying different pickups began...

  • #2
    it was a jackson rails pup in the neck of my first guitar, a squier 2 strat that i had just sold to a friend of mine. first in one of mine might have been a fred in the bridge of an rg550 i think

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    • #3
      I think it was a JB Jr. It was quite an improvement over the ceramic MIM Fender pickup, although thinking back, it was probably too hot for what I wanted.
      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      • #4
        The first replacement pickups I got were a Screamin Demon in my Yamaha RG, and a pair of EMG 81s in my Jackson Dinky. My dad did the installs, because I'd never used a soldering iron. I remember it taking forever for him to do them. Not long after, I pulled the Demon to put in my Epiphone Les Paul. I didn't want to spend all day on it, so I decided to do it myself. No clue what I was doing, and when I couldn't figure out what to connect where, I opened another guitar and tried to copy what was going on in it.

        Probably tried every combination possible of all the wires going to every possible point in the guitar, and I still got it done quicker than he did
        "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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        • #5
          First replacement I ever put it was some cheap humbucker. I put it in my Strat copy the EVH way, with a chisel to make the route bigger. Not long after that I got a Duncan Distortion from a HS friend and installed that. Killer pickup. My soldering was horrible but I learned over time and got better at it.

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          • #6
            I put a Duncan Custom and Full Shred in my 87 Charvel not long after I bought it new. I have that Ronni Le Tekro lesson book and cassette and he said he was using the Custom and I loved his tone so I went for it.

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            • #7
              I had a cheap Burns Bison bass with a flimsy pickup that had no definite tone beyond a rumbly burp.. Replaced it with a big chrome Gibson humbucker some idiots call the mudbucker. In the bridge position it sounded fat, with a pronounced midrange bump that really cut through. Played with fingers or a pick, those roundwounds had a tone between James Jamerson and Chris Squier that was perfect for the rock and blues band I was playing with at the time. And LOUD, I could finally turn down my Kasino amp and still hear it in the mix, clean and clear. WTH did I sell it a decade later?

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              • #8
                TV Jones TV-HT set into an Ibanez Artcore jazz box.
                Formerly known as; SirJackdeFuzz (7400+ posts)

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                • #9
                  Twangbanger into my G&L Legacy. I've been thinking of dropping another one in again lately, to pair with the Antiquity Surfers.


                  Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan!

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                  • #10
                    Fender 57/62s.
                    Originally posted by LesStrat
                    Yogi Berra was correct.
                    Originally posted by JOLLY
                    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                    • #11
                      It was a GFS lil killer (hot rails clone) in the bridge of a cheap strat copy. The sound difference was amazing. However, since then, I've discovered Duncans (in general) have more clarity and detail.

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                      • #12
                        It was way back in the early 80s I would swap pickups in my Kents and other Japanese Sears guitars. My Dad taught me how to use a iron very early.


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                        • #13
                          Age - 16
                          Guitar - Kramer Pacer
                          Pickup - JB

                          Problem? I had no idea how to wire the 3-way mini phase switch and got the pickup permanently coil tapped / out of phase. I couldn’t believe how much worse it sounded. $20 later with some help from the local music store, I was rockin’ once again!

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                          • #14
                            Mine was a Carvin stacked single-coil that I had installed in a Fender squire strat.

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                            • #15
                              dimarzio fast track ii, I didn't know what I was doing, its a miracle it worked!

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