Hey all - found a killer 2012 NOS American Deluxe Strat, very resonant and plays like a dream but those N3 pickups gotta go. Looking for a vintage to vintage hot neck and middle along with a fat powerful yet single coil bridge sound. Have a few sets in mind, figured I’d put it to the board for recommendations. My main amp right now is a Vox AC30HW, but I also play a Z KT-45 and a Dr Z Therapy head. Here’s the sets I have in mind.
Post by southmusic70 on Apr 15, 2019 18:26:05 GMT -7
Gibson'65 ES330,'10 Gibson CS336 07 Hwy1Tele(SeymourDuncan) Heritage'94 GoldenEagle;Guild'99 BluesBird; DR Z Cure, Dr Z Maz18NR Mk2, Dr Z Maz38NR Mk2 Fender'67 VibroluxReverb; '88 PolytoneBabyBrute Mesa'12 TA15,Mesa1x12openback widebody cab(C90);Carvin2x12cab(WGS ET65/G12cs AnalogMan,Barber,C.A.Labs,EHX,Fulltone,MXR,TC,VoodooLab
It’s funny you say that, I was just about to throw Lollar Dirty Blonde into the ring for suggestions. I like a real fire breather in the bridge and based on specs I though the Lollar Special Bridge wouldn’t be hot enough but I just read a review comparing it to the Duncan SSL-5 and saying it held it’s own so that peaked my interest.
The bridge is hotter than a strictly vintage-style set, but still rounder on top than a super-aggressive, super bitey set would be. They're a nice in between--plenty of oomph, but still warm and rich. I typically roll the tone off on the bridge a bit anyway, and usually prefer the #2 position to just the bridge alone, but if you want screamin-to-smokey tones on the bridge and middle-bridge, you could do a lot worse than the Lollars.
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