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  • #46
    That's the word, synthetic, thanks! I just couldn't name it myself but you nailed it. Thing is, for me the A8 still tops the A5 in the bridge for some reason. In the neck it's A5 ftw, but as bridge pickups it's A2, A8 or ceramic.

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    • #47
      I hate terms like "organic" and "synthetic" being used to describe how pickups sound.

      Sent from my SM-A115A using Tapatalk

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      • #48
        Popular pickup that I can't vibe with: the Jazz neck. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either and I'll swap it out when I have the cash.

        Hated pickup that I love: the Nazgul seems to inspire a lot of polarizing opinions. It might not be hated, but people have strong feelings against it, maybe due to the upper-mid spike. Whatever the case, I fricking love the Naz. Got a unique character and grind all its own under gain. Chugs are effortless, and it cuts through for lead work too. Yeah, it does one thing only, but it does it really, really well.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Demanic View Post
          I hate terms like "organic" and "synthetic" being used to describe how pickups sound.
          There are no other words to accurately describe the quality.
          The things that you wanted
          I bought them for you

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Obsessive Compulsive View Post

            Then you are missing out. DM has its own character no SD can substitute for.
            Tried a bunch, hated them all. Don't feel like I'm missing out much.
            Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics);PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn);Ibanez SEW761FM (TB-16/STK-S7 m&n);Charvel DK24 (TB10/SSL-6/A2Pn), DK22 (HRb/SSL-6 m&n) & Style2 24 2PT (Fluence OCC);ESP LTD MH-1000HS (TB-15/Lil59n), & ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n); Effects:L6 Helix, Digitech Drop & FreqOut, ME EP-1L6,Shure GLXD16;

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post

              There are no other words to accurately describe the quality.
              But that's my point. They don't accurately describe anything soundwise to me.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by AdrianSD View Post
                Can you describe the difference between A6 and A8 in pickups like Custom and JB? Haven't tried A6 yet, but I've tried A8 in both and I really it a lot: makes the Custom sound a bit more mellow compared with the ceramic and I really like how it changes the EQ of the JB without altering its voice.
                Just think of an A5 that is not mid scooped (and actually has a bit of a low-mid bump), and tighter bass

                It has the treble bite of a ceramic or A5, but nevertheless sounds dark overall because of the how thicccc the mids are
                Gibson LP, Burstbucker 3 A6/ 490R A4
                Gibson LP, 61T A8 / 57 Classic A6
                Gibson SG special, GFS Mini/ Gibson Rhythm mini
                Strat SSS, STK-6 /SSL1/ Bootstrap sparkle
                Strat HSS hardtail, Perpetual Burn A6, Bootstrap sparkle middle/neck
                Tele, DMZ Area Hot T / Gibson Mini A3
                Tele, DMZ Transition A6 / Gibson Mini A3
                Jackson V, SD Pegasus Ceramic / Gibson 490R A5
                JEM hardtail, DMZ Evo2 A8 / DMZ Fred
                PRS SE CU24: DMZ Air Norton A9 / SD Pearly Gates A6

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                • #53
                  Hate is a strong word, but I don't much care for the JB, and I'm not a fan of the Jazz neck either. I do like both of them with an A2 magnet swap however.
                  "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" -Mario Andretti

                  "Cuz we both know I'm just a lost cause, a wannabe poet with a cheap guitar, begging for applause"

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                  • #54
                    I love the Alt-8.... There I said it.
                    https://soundcloud.com/goriath/tracks

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post

                      There are no other words to accurately describe the quality.
                      Although I agree, I like the word sterile, or wide open, or tight, or sluggish, sometimes middy, or sludgy, harsh, or brittle.
                      https://soundcloud.com/goriath/tracks

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                      • #56
                        Me too. It doesn't bug me to be forced to describe tone abstractly.
                        The things that you wanted
                        I bought them for you

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                        • #57
                          I always found most words that describe sound inadequate.
                          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                          • #58
                            SH14 Custom 5

                            thats the only one I cant gel with in any of guitars.

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                            • #59
                              Hate - Dimebucker. Ive tried it in two different guitars, and its horrible in both. I'm truely sorry I bought that one. Thin, shrill, and icepicky like nothing else.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                                I always found most words that describe sound inadequate.
                                yea... my lady friend came to a guitar shop with me and was completely thrown off by a convo she witnessed between a tech and a picky customer trying to describe what he was going for

                                "I want a big bottom end that stays tight and aggressive, with muscular, fat mids that don't honk and that leave enough space for airy highs that aren't spiky or ice picky, but breathe enough to give it a truly open, crisp chime, something something mojo mojo"
                                Gibson LP, Burstbucker 3 A6/ 490R A4
                                Gibson LP, 61T A8 / 57 Classic A6
                                Gibson SG special, GFS Mini/ Gibson Rhythm mini
                                Strat SSS, STK-6 /SSL1/ Bootstrap sparkle
                                Strat HSS hardtail, Perpetual Burn A6, Bootstrap sparkle middle/neck
                                Tele, DMZ Area Hot T / Gibson Mini A3
                                Tele, DMZ Transition A6 / Gibson Mini A3
                                Jackson V, SD Pegasus Ceramic / Gibson 490R A5
                                JEM hardtail, DMZ Evo2 A8 / DMZ Fred
                                PRS SE CU24: DMZ Air Norton A9 / SD Pearly Gates A6

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