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ganzua
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
ganzua wrote:


Any sample of Yutas I could listen?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VjPt9Gi2Dc



Thnaks for the youtube, JohnA, they sound good, I like them.

stratman323 wrote:
JohnA wrote:
Mike's right about pickups, they need to suit the guitar, quite what it is I can't really put my finger on.


I think one "rule" is that fatter sounding pickups & ash bodied Strats or Teles go well together. Brighter pickups seem to work better in alder guitars.


Well, this guitar is an alder body but it actually has no strat body. It is a custom guitar that I'm building from a cheap chinese thing I purchased in Germany.

It has a Jaguar body but with strat pick ups and strat trem I'm going to replace all hardware, electronics and neck with high-end custom parts, same as I did with my japanese Tele.

The pick up set that I'm looking for must provide some 60s surf tones but they have to cover some of the classic strat sounds too. The most suitable candidate set so far is Fender CS 57/62 but Van Zandt true vintages can do both jobs.

Does anybody know what pick ups has Hank Marvin in his red strat? This is exactly the sound I want;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB91ayDlQLE

He has only the bridge pick up on
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hank used Kinman 'Hank Marvin (FV-HMS)- Zero Hum' since 2001.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hank used Kinman 'Hank Marvin (FV-HMS)- Zero Hum' since 2001.


Thanks mirrorboy I have another candidate but I've just checked an online shop and a set of FV-HMS is 322? new

The no hum feature makes me think that these pick ups may be some kind of stacked humbucker and I want true single-coils.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:
mirrorboy wrote:
Hank used Kinman 'Hank Marvin (FV-HMS)- Zero Hum' since 2001.


Thanks mirrorboy I have another candidate but I've just checked an online shop and a set of FV-HMS is 322? new

The no hum feature makes me think that these pick ups may be some kind of stacked humbucker and I want true single-coils.


If they make the exact sound you want what does it mattter if they are true single coils or not?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveWW wrote:

If they make the exact sound you want what does it mattter if they are true single coils or not?

Dave


Dead right Dave!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveWW wrote:

If they make the exact sound you want what does it mattter if they are true single coils or not?


Well, what it really matters is the 322? tag but if I had the chance of getting just the bridge pick up I'd probably take it. I was looking on eBay.

What I didn't find convincing enough is that I checked other youtubes of people playing kinmans and they sounded some diffent from Hank Marvin's guitar, some of them sounded like a fat strat.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to tell from a video. Hank's video sound sweetened up via post production versus John Smith in his lounge through a camcorder.

Here's my Goldstar with VI pickups through the camcorder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU0m8DEPhzE

Here through my modest home studio (lead on neck/rhythm on bridge)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIrMudDRZBU
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mirrorboy wrote:
It's hard to tell from a video. Hank's video sound sweetened up via post production versus John Smith in his lounge through a camcorder.


that's a point

mirrorboy wrote:
Here's my Goldstar with VI pickups through the camcorder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU0m8DEPhzE

Here through my modest home studio (lead on neck/rhythm on bridge)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIrMudDRZBU


I like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIrMudDRZBU I play tons of music like this. It is curious how much surfer a Strat can sound against the glorified jaguars and jazzmasters.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got some Tonerider Classic Blues pickups for my springy and it turned it from sounding brittle and crap to wonderful (also upped the string guage which may have helped). They are about 90-95% as good as 3x as expensive boutique pups. Only ?60 for a set of 3 on ebay... highly recommended!!

Thanks to whoever recommended them on here for the tip
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokai U-stamped Seriously!

For vintage sounds, and a bit of rough blues, the Us in my Springy are great - never thought of changing them.

I did swap out the Us on my Goldie to make it a bit more suitable for rock though. Red/Gold/Blue Lace Sensors and an EMG-SPC. Dirties up great, but the clean sound lacks punch and sparkle - I'll settle for it but I wouldn't recommended it!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the talk about Bacchus pickups, any idea what are in my new strat?

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=15547&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Jason
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:
JohnA wrote:
ganzua wrote:


Any sample of Yutas I could listen?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VjPt9Gi2Dc



Thnaks for the youtube, JohnA, they sound good, I like them.

stratman323 wrote:
JohnA wrote:
Mike's right about pickups, they need to suit the guitar, quite what it is I can't really put my finger on.


I think one "rule" is that fatter sounding pickups & ash bodied Strats or Teles go well together. Brighter pickups seem to work better in alder guitars.


Well, this guitar is an alder body but it actually has no strat body. It is a custom guitar that I'm building from a cheap chinese thing I purchased in Germany.

It has a Jaguar body but with strat pick ups and strat trem I'm going to replace all hardware, electronics and neck with high-end custom parts, same as I did with my japanese Tele.

The pick up set that I'm looking for must provide some 60s surf tones but they have to cover some of the classic strat sounds too. The most suitable candidate set so far is Fender CS 57/62 but Van Zandt true vintages can do both jobs.

Does anybody know what pick ups has Hank Marvin in his red strat? This is exactly the sound I want;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB91ayDlQLE

He has only the bridge pick up on


Sometimes Hank uses Bare Knuckle Pickups - Their Apache set

http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=b36093d7f0b9341697e219eacb5464f6&topic=13226.0
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

multiple posting

Last edited by chrisheyes on Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:28 am; edited 2 times in total
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

multiple posting

Last edited by chrisheyes on Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:29 am; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read that the Don Mare "Josie" winds are a dead ringer for the stock greybottom pickups in my 1964 Stratocaster. My 1964 sounds PERFECT!

Check out this thread regarding the Don Mare's

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=428991&highlight=VaughanC
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