banner

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Supro Vistatone Pickups

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Supro Vistatone Pickups

    So I recently built a Supro-inspired guitar using a body that I made myself along with a Warmoth neck. The pickups are Supro Vistatones and I just had to write something about them because the sound great!

    Vistatones are an old pickup design that look a lot like humbuckers (the originals were slightly larger, but the new ones are hum sized) but are actually a unique single coil that's somewhat like a p90. Here's a short Premier Guitar article one them https://www.premierguitar.com/articl...pickups?page=6

    Anyways the sound: they're very fat, and have more output than I expected without sounding overwound or congested. They have a very "vocal" midrange and go from polite when played soft to growling when pushed. Lots of p90-like qualities, but they also have that great glassy clarity of Fender single coils, the bridge position even has a bit of tele twang. Compared to Supro reissue "gold foils" (which are the Supro Cleartone design) they have a little less juicy roundness and a more aggressive bite. I'd highly recommend trying them if you have a humbucker equipped guitar that you're thinking about changing the pickups in, particularly if you're a fan of p90s.

    Last edited by ragamuffin; 01-18-2021, 04:04 PM.

  • #2
    Nice review. Nice build. Is that a Hipshot bridge?

    Comment


    • #3
      What a great build


      | Gear Reviews | Beer | Babes | The Internet's Only Unedited & Uncensored Musician's Forum | Sports |

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
        Nice review. Nice build. Is that a Hipshot bridge?
        Thanks! Yep, Hipshot bridge, I really like them.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by ragamuffin View Post

          Thanks! Yep, Hipshot bridge, I really like them.
          Me too. Solid, simple, look good, and sound good.

          Comment


          • #6
            What a nice build! What is the neck made out of? Does it have a finish on the back of the neck?
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks! The neck is bloodwood with and ebony fretboard. No finish, just polished up really smooth and it feels amazing!

              Comment


              • #8
                How is the bloodwood? Is it a heavy neck? I just ordered a Warhead neck, too.
                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                  How is the bloodwood? Is it a heavy neck? I just ordered a Warhead neck, too.
                  It's really nice, probably my new favorite of the neck woods I own (roasted maple, goncalo, wenge). It's has a very dense and smooth feel and a little bit waxy-er/less dry feeling than roasted maple, but not so much as goncalo or wenge. I suppose it's a little heavy as a neck and I didn't weigh it, but I didn't notice it being much heavier than my other necks either. Nice, what kind of wood is yours?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Mine will be roasted maple with an ebony fb, and stainless steel scalloped frets.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      That's gorgeous. I like the new Supros well enough, but yours is way nicer looking.
                      ---------------------------
                      The most popular thread I've ever made was 1) a joke and 2) based around literally the most inane/mundane question I could think of. That says something about me, or all of you, or both.

                      https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...or-for-a-Strat

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        A bloodwood neck was something I really considered. I have a wenge Warmoth neck with a bloodwood stripe that I really like.
                        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                          Mine will be roasted maple with an ebony fb, and stainless steel scalloped frets.
                          Very cool, have you played a scalloped neck before? I'd love to try one at some point

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Very cool looking guitar! Any clips?

                            Really diggin Supro’s stuff!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ragamuffin View Post

                              Very cool, have you played a scalloped neck before? I'd love to try one at some point
                              Yes, my main Music Man for 20 years or so has a scalloped neck.
                              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X