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  • OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

    Put a set of Phat Cats in my Transparent Red Hardtail Custom 22 Chambered PRS this morning...
    These things sound great!
    Very CHUNKY sounding with that great clarity that only single coils possess...
    The covers really help in cutting down on the audible hum...
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
    GMP Guitars RULE!

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    Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

    This is interesting because, until I read this post, I never paid attention to the Phat Cats, and it appears that they are a variation of what came in my "new" Patriot.

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    That is, a humbucker-sized single-coil design. I love how they sound in my Peavey, almost to the point of me not wanting to change them.
    (Although, I suspect I will. Can't just leave a set of Duncans lying around.)

    Any chance you'll be posting a clip? I'ld love to hear 'em.
    ArtieToo
    Peaveyologist
    Last edited by ArtieToo; 05-18-2004, 06:03 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

      Do the Phat Cats have any ability to be tapped? Just wondering, since PRS switching systems seem to be rendered useless once you put in 2 lead type pickups.

      I gotta try these, but I'm not sure which guitar I'd want them in. Ooh, 3 gold one's in my 3 pickup Black Beauty would be sweet!
      Originally posted by Boogie Bill
      I've got 60 guitars...but 49 trumpets is just...INSANITY! WTF!

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      • #4
        Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

        No tapping... it's a 2 conductor wire...
        I'm just using the 3 position selector and a Volume... Tone is DISCONNECTED!
        GMP Guitars RULE!

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        • #5
          Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

          BtR,

          Do they have PAF (or 59) legs, or shorter ones? I mean would they fit a strat without modding?

          Would appreciate the input!

          B
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          • #6
            Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

            Originally posted by Gearjoneser
            Do the Phat Cats have any ability to be tapped?
            Can't tap a single coil. Phat Cats are true singles, not stacked hummers.

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            • #7
              Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

              Originally posted by TattooedCarrot
              Can't tap a single coil. Phat Cats are true singles, not stacked hummers.
              Erm actually you can tap any pickup anywhere if you want reduced output and different voicing, but it's usually a custom shop option.

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              • #8
                Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                Would love to hear some clips, ive gotta get me a set of these pickups.

                Might even put some in my big new es137, wonder how that would sound compared to some buckers....i feel a thread coming on
                My Soundclick page.

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                • #9
                  Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                  Originally posted by msplines
                  Erm actually you can tap any pickup anywhere if you want reduced output and different voicing, but it's usually a custom shop option.
                  Quarter Pounds and SSL-5 (or 6) Custom single coils are both available in tapped versions - there's a third lead coming out of the middle of the coil that lets you short out a portion of the coil. I've got a variable "dial-a-tap" on a Quarter Pound that is great.

                  It would be great if the Phat Cats were available with coil taps. Even better if the Twangbanger were (Evan, are you listening?).

                  BTW Scott F. wrote something about needing to get shorter legs (or maybe longer???) on his Phat Cats - maybe a search would turn up the reference but it may have been B4NB (before new board).

                  Sorry about the coil tapping detour,

                  Chip
                  Heritage 535 Special, Warmoth frankenstrat, MIM Strat, & Taylor 314C(no E)
                  Amp Builds: Tweed Princeton (5F2-A) variation, 2 BF Princeton Reverb clones, & Super Reverb clone
                  Sometimes use a Blues Jr., Tech 21 Trademark 10 & Power Engine 60
                  SPG modded DS-1, TS-7 & CryBaby; Visual Sounds Rte. 66 & H2O; Guyatone Tremolo
                  SD pickups: SSL-2, APS-2, tapped Quarter Pound, Custom 5 & Antiquity humbuckers

                  "Conan! What are the best things in life?"
                  "Girls, guitars, guns and cars!"

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                  • #10
                    Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                    My Phat Cats came with the SHORT mounting legs...
                    GMP Guitars RULE!

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                    • #11
                      Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                      If you look at the drawing and dimensions for the Phat Cat on the SD site, it appears to have short legs. I had one installed in the neck route of an American Series Tele and it fit without a problem, so there shouldn't be any problem with a Strat if it's properly routed.

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                      • #12
                        Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                        Not to hijack your post bro, but since there are some PRS folks in here....


                        Anyone tried a JB out in a McCarty?

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                        • #13
                          Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                          PRS mounts their Bridge pickup slightly closer to the neck that most companies which yeilds a slightly fuller tone with a bit less clarity/attack... I generally prefer more vintage style pickups in them for that reason... a JB might be a bit muddy...
                          GMP Guitars RULE!

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                          • #14
                            Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                            I consider to rep[lace the Schaller pickups in my Heritage H575 with either Phat Cats or Z90's. Which pu is most suitable for Jazz/Blues ?
                            Cheers,

                            Roel
                            http://www.telecastergallery.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: OUCH! Phat Cats in my PRS

                              Originally posted by BachToRock
                              PRS mounts their Bridge pickup slightly closer to the neck that most companies which yeilds a slightly fuller tone with a bit less clarity/attack... I generally prefer more vintage style pickups in them for that reason... a JB might be a bit muddy...

                              Thanks for the heads up man, I appreciate it.

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