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Screamin' Greco pickups question

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:36 am
by Jeff Hitman
Any opinion on the quality of the "Screamin 1982" pups used in EG-600's would be appreciated.
Thanks,
-J

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:24 am
by villager
they are pretty good ..apparently made by dimarzio...double trick were better and DRY Z and DRY 82 better again.

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:11 am
by Jeff Hitman
villager wrote:they are pretty good ..apparently made by dimarzio...double trick were better and DRY Z and DRY 82 better again.
Thanks, so would you say they're similar to a Dimarzio Super Distortion or PAF type?

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:25 am
by villager
more PAF

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:34 pm
by Mickdal
Hi guys

I don't know about the EG-600, but the scream'in 82 pups in my JS-55 sound awesome, sustain galore 8)

Mick

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:43 am
by fiftywatt
villager wrote:they are pretty good ..apparently made by dimarzio...double trick were better and DRY Z and DRY 82 better again.
Funny you mention that villager. The Screamin 82's sure LOOK like 80's era Dimarzios as far as construction attributes go. One of these pickups in my '82 Goldtop EG57 has a tiny little "made in USA" sticker on the back below the "faux PAF" black sticker. It appears to be original too.

Some of the "Screamin 82" I've had sound pretty bland, but one stock set I have in a '84 EG59 sound amazing, maybe not as good as a nice pair of DRY's, but not shabby one bit either. This particular EG weighs under 8 lbs. though and has some of the nicest old mahogany I've seen yet on a Greco.