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djpatb

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Neck pickup question
« on: March 02, 2018, 04:29:20 PM »
Compared to a Cold Sweat neck (in a Les Paul)...what would have the same level of heat, with a little bit more mids, and a little bit less bass?
Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 07:45:20 PM by djpatb »
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Re: Neck pickup question
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 04:53:33 PM »
I think the Emerald-neck has a bit more mids going. Sounds also a tad more vintage than the CS.
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Re: Neck pickup question
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 05:03:33 PM »
That's exactly the direction I'm leaning. Thanks!
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Re: Neck pickup question
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 09:10:57 PM »
holy diver? or maybe the rebel yell?

the neck emerald sounds more like a mule/nailbomb hybrid
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Re: Neck pickup question
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 09:28:03 PM »
I haven't tried the Rebel Yell neck yet, but I wasn't a fan of the Diver neck with gain in a Les Paul.
Compared to the CS neck, it felt like I had to work harder to play the HD neck, if that makes sense. And I thought it sounded hollower. Where the CS neck played/felt smoother and sounded fuller. Emerald neck is next on my list to try...maybe RY neck after that.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 07:45:50 PM by djpatb »
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Re: Neck pickup question
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 04:11:09 AM »
I put an Emerald set in a friend's Les Paul and I really love the fluid tones on the neck pickup.  Great pickup if you do a lot of bending and wide vibrato with the neck pickup
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Re: Neck pickup question
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 07:46:53 PM »
Awesome. Thanks. I'll report back when I try an Emerald neck.
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