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Pickups / Re: Pickup for an Esquire
« Last post by Telerocker on February 21, 2021, 04:58:29 PM »
Hi Telerocker

Thanks for that. I've had a play with the pickup height and it really does make a difference. I can't quite believe how 'big' and fat a single coil can sound. Really amazing tone.

Richard

I'm glad this pickup is up your alley! BKP's are something special.
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Pickups / Re: Pickup for an Esquire
« Last post by richard.sheehan on February 21, 2021, 03:23:13 PM »
Hi Telerocker

Thanks for that. I've had a play with the pickup height and it really does make a difference. I can't quite believe how 'big' and fat a single coil can sound. Really amazing tone.

Richard
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Pickups / Re: Pickup recommendations for Mayones Regius
« Last post by RobAbrams84 on February 21, 2021, 12:32:34 AM »
Well I just had an hour or so alone at home to crank up my old Blackface Pro Reverb, and I think that this is it!  The Emerald neck really brought the feel back to the guitar, it adds back the throaty, vocal quality that I was missing!  It obviously doesn't sound exactly like a Les Paul, but some of that character is there.  It makes the Regius more alive and responsive to me.  I could actually play blues on the neck and middle positions.  It feels responsive to touch again.

I'm still quite happy with the Holydiver bridge, and I see what the fuss is all about with this combination now.  I'm never 100% sure until I've played with the band a few times, but I'm really liking how everything sounds and, more importantly, feels.  The Holydiver neck didn't have much feel to me.

It's funny, I was doubtful about the Emerald when I had it paired with the Alnico Nailbomb; the NB was just so aggressive and sharp to me.  I thought that I wanted a smoother/warmer bridge and brighter neck pickup, but it turns out that the Emerald neck is pretty much perfect in here as long as the bridge is smoothed out to match.  This is nothing new to most people, but to sum up, the Holydiver/Emerald combo seems to cover all of the 70s blues-based rock stuff that I would want, while being able to kick into 90s alternative, metal, grunge, prog, etc.
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Pickups / Re: Pre-wired pickguard installation
« Last post by JJretroTONEGOD on February 20, 2021, 12:45:23 PM »


have you sheilded your guitar with conductive tape or paint? if not I recommend doing it and then hooking up the kit, which should be just connect to the output jacks as dave said.
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Tech / Re: Confused by tone capacitor wiring
« Last post by JJretroTONEGOD on February 20, 2021, 12:37:14 PM »
I would stick to the BKP version personally, try it and see, if you have any problems with it let me know.
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Pickups / Re: Pickup recommendations for Mayones Regius
« Last post by Dave Sloven on February 20, 2021, 03:24:31 AM »
The only other pickup in the line that might be worth trying in the bridge position is the Miracle Man.

It is similar to the Holy Diver with more lows and low mids and more highs.  It is like a scooped Holy Diver and can be very good with neck through guitars, which can sometimes have a mid range honk

I'd be surprised if you found a better neck pickup for your needs than the Emerald.
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Pickups / Re: Pickup recommendations for Mayones Regius
« Last post by RobAbrams84 on February 19, 2021, 08:09:42 PM »
Just an update to my ongoing saga; I really love the look and feel of my Mayones Regius but have struggled to get it to sound how I want:

After playing at full band volume a couple of times, the Holydiver neck pickup just isn't giving me what I wanted.  I liked that it's brighter and I can run the tone knob full open when switching between neck and bridge, but otherwise the neck pickup is kind of strident and, dare I say, sterile.  Not that it's bad, but it's not very interesting and I miss the throaty/woody sounds of a good Les Paul neck pickup, especially for bluesier rock.

SO, I've put the Emerald neck in with the Holydiver bridge now, as many people do.  I'm liking it more, but have only played at home since making the change.  The Holydiver bridge is still basically giving me what I want, and it's warm/dark enough that it pairs well with the warmer Emerald neck.  I've also done some tweaking to heights and pole pieces, and I think that the two pickups are playing really nicely together now.

This might be THE combo, we'll see; otherwise I don't want to keep buying more pickups and might try one or both of the True Grits that I bought again.  The Regius is an 11-ply neck-through guitar (the only neck-through I've ever owned), and I have a feeling that the guitar itself contributes a lot of "stiffness" and maybe some hi-fi or "sterile" character to the sound.  It's hard to describe.
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Pickups / Re: Bridge humbucker for my Albert Lee style partscaster
« Last post by b.gandt on February 19, 2021, 02:57:15 AM »
Well, I went ahead and ordered an Abraxas bridge. We'll see how it goes!

Iíll be interested in your thoughts once itís in!
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Pickups / Re: Bridge humbucker for my Albert Lee style partscaster
« Last post by darrenw5094 on February 19, 2021, 01:17:31 AM »
I have an Abraxas in a Les paul and it's middy alright. Perfect for the classic rock.
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Pickups / Re: Bridge humbucker for my Albert Lee style partscaster
« Last post by Telerocker on February 19, 2021, 12:43:46 AM »
Well, I went ahead and ordered an Abraxas bridge. We'll see how it goes!

I think you made a good choice, also considering the ebony board. The Abraxas is a nice hotrodded Mule. It can cover many grounds, but still has that vintage PAF-vibe.
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