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Ilkka

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big, fat, tone with good harmonics
« on: April 15, 2006, 09:48:53 AM »
Any recommendations? i'm looking for big fat tone for my les paul. That ZZ Top - Rhythmeen sound. and i like to use lot of pinch harmonics.

I have emg 81/85 p/u now, but they are little too much of a heavymetal pickups for me.

they should not be muddy, and should have screaming mids.

don't know if i'm making anysense.. but anyway thanks for answers!

ps: excuse my bad english..

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2006, 11:54:18 AM »
Rebel Yell seems like it might be what your after although I've never played them..

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2006, 12:40:06 PM »
The classic 'ZZ' tone is from Pearly Gates so you're looking for a PAF basically.  One of the 'vintage-hot' pickups Tim sells should sort you out.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2006, 01:17:43 PM »
Black dogs?
Warpig, MQ,
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2006, 04:45:51 PM »
I'm thinking Rebel Yell too. I think you could get some twang out of them.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2006, 06:16:17 PM »
Mules.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2006, 06:19:22 PM »
I'm gonna butt right in and say Mississipi Queens.

Rhythmeen was done mostly on a 50s LP with soapbars, so they'd be your logical choice. He uses Pearly more than most, but THAT album was a soapbar loaded 52 modded with a tunomatic.

He ran it into a 2X10 Marshall, and a lot of the thick tone came from the fact there was a slight delay because he recorded straight into the desk AND into a mic with the amp. And he likes his fuzz boxes too.

Ilkka

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2006, 03:22:13 PM »
Thanks for the replies

by the description Mississippi Queen sounds like the pickup that i'm looking for

Thanks for the advice!