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ANOTHER PHANTOM PICKUP REVIEW

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:54 pm
by Phantom
Would love to know everyone's opinions.
There are 4 files.
Which do you like between File 1 and 2
and which do you like between File 3 and 4
So pick 1 of each and also tell my your favorite 2 out of the 4
Then Ill let you in on what they are.
Hopefully I didnt reveal the file names like I did before.
So have a listen fellas, and let the Phantom know.


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http://www.mediafire.com/file/drq3lhx6ikv3qkx/Test File 1.mp3


http://www.mediafire.com/file/7fb44fnlb7y4nym/Test File 2.mp3


http://www.mediafire.com/file/tv1ncg82v166vo3/Test File 3.mp3


http://www.mediafire.com/file/v2llk26gor6hkh5/Test File 4.mp3

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:41 am
by dombat
I still cannot understand how anyone may compare the quality and the sound of a guitare pickup when the sound is overdriven like that.
In this case, you only test the the pedal and/or the amp connected, the way these electronics react to the pickup, not the pickups themselves.

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:49 pm
by Dave_Mc
^ depends on the pickup

there's not much point in testing, say, an EMG set clean since most people are going to use it distorted

I also completely disagree that you're only testing the pedal or amp distortion. A pickup which is voiced for heavy distortion is going to sound way better than a pickup which is more voiced for vintage tones, when dialled in with a heavy distortion. you're clearly testing the pickup too.

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:17 pm
by Phantom
The Phantom is in total agreement with Dave.

And to make things clearer dombat there is no pedals.
Its one cord, 1 amp 1 guitar

I'm not asking you whether you think the shootout should have drive or not.
I am asking you to post your favorite.
If you are unable to do that. Understood.


Still waiting for the heavyweights to see how good your ear is now boys ?

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:34 pm
by japaxes
4 best overall balance
3 nice bottom end
2 top end good bottom end too flat
1 bring back that 70s sound (not)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:36 pm
by Phantom
Awesome thanks for your reply and opinion Japaxe. I'll post what I used once we get some more reviews.

The Phantom thanks you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:38 am
by butrus
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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 pm
by Phantom
Hey guys is anyone familiar with Zshare
I keep uploading files
then the links are dead the following day
The Phantom wants to know

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:04 pm
by Phantom
The Phantom has STRICKEN ZShare permanently

Welcome Media Fire

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:10 pm
by Phantom
***********Files are working again and available for download*****

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:00 am
by Phantom
Would love to get some opinions in today
The Phantom will be disclosing the guitar and pickup info tomorrow EST

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:27 pm
by Phantom
149 Views
and only 1 review

Thanks to Jap Axes for that
I will pm you what guitars and pickups I used


The Phantom smells disappointment.

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:33 am
by oligoplayer
My uneducated feedback so Mr. Phantom gets more than one reply and gets rewarded for the nice comparison effort.

My ranking: 4, 2, 3, 1

I really like #4 especially during the second half of the test, for the 1st half they all sound good to me.

my two cents.....

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:30 am
by Phantom
Thanks Oligo
here are the results

Test Clip # 1 My Tokai Love Rock #1 with BG Pups Pafs
then
using the same amp setting I swapped those out and put the Dry Z's in
Test clip # 2 is My tokai Love Rock # 1 with Dry Z's

Test Clip # 3 is my Tokai Made Greco with BG Pups Pafs
using the same amp setting I swapped those out and put the Dry Z's in

Test clip # 4 is my Tokai Made Greco with the Dry Z's

There you have it
It was only 2 guitars and 2 sets of pickups


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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:31 am
by Phantom
Oligo you picked the Dry Z's
Your a champ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!