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New Lead P/U for the Dot.Suggestions?


DJB08

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Hello friends.

I have not been able to frequent this as much due to holidays, getting engaged and getting new gear!!

 

I recently sold my Twin and got a Reverb Deluxe. It's like heaven!!

My Dot sounds very sweet through it. the GFS Mean 90 in the neck is excellent.

However, it is time to change the factory humbucker.

 

Any suggestions?

I want clear and punchy and a little shimmery. Humbucker preferably.

As far as output I want something high but, not like screaming loud, metal Hi.

Dig it?

 

Would love some suggestions. Really haven't started researching things yet.

Thanks!

Oh, I will also be adding a coil tap to the controls too(Thought maybe some P/U's respond better to that than others?)

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Hello friends.

I have not been able to frequent this as much due to holidays' date=' getting engaged and getting new gear!!

 

I recently sold my Twin and got a Reverb Deluxe. It's like heaven!!

My Dot sounds very sweet through it. the GFS Mean 90 in the neck is excellent.

However, it is time to change the factory humbucker.

 

Any suggestions?

I want clear and punchy and a little shimmery. Humbucker preferably.

As far as output I want something high but, not like screaming loud, metal Hi.

Dig it?

 

Would love some suggestions. Really haven't started researching things yet.

Thanks!

Oh, I will also be adding a coil tap to the controls too(Thought maybe some P/U's respond better to that than others?)[/quote']

 

You mean you want to keep your GFS bridge pickup and swap out a stock Epi in the neck, right?

 

For a mid output punchy pickup something with PAF type tones such as the Seymour Duncan '59 may suit your needs. My Charvel has one of these in the neck and it's fantastic. It does great crunchy, articulate blues. I'm sure it would sound good in a Dot too.

 

The Duncans have 4 conductors so they can be coil tapped. I'm not sure whether Gibson PAF style pickups do.

 

Alan

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Hello friends.

I have not been able to frequent this as much due to holidays' date=' getting engaged and getting new gear!!

 

I recently sold my Twin and got a Reverb Deluxe. It's like heaven!!

My Dot sounds very sweet through it. the GFS Mean 90 in the neck is excellent.

However, it is time to change the factory humbucker.

 

Any suggestions?

I want clear and punchy and a little shimmery. Humbucker preferably.

As far as output I want something high but, not like screaming loud, metal Hi.

Dig it?

 

Would love some suggestions. Really haven't started researching things yet.

Thanks!

Oh, I will also be adding a coil tap to the controls too(Thought maybe some P/U's respond better to that than others?)[/quote']

 

It sounds like we are thinking the same stuff. I'm getting ready to mod my Dot as well.

 

Have you looked at the GFS humbuckers? I think their Vintage 59 has 4 conductors.

 

Please post your progress.

 

Good luck.

 

Dylan

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