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« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2008, 07:49:43 PM »
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Nah, thats OK. I'm only mildy curious. Thanks anywho mate.


i just noticed after i posted that someone else had listed a bunch anyway, but i was too lazy/forgetful to edit... :drink:

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Re: Competetors for Bill Lawrence L500XL
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2008, 09:39:02 PM »
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I'm after a Nuno like tone for my Charvel


Its quite ironic that you said you dont want a "cr@ppy" Bill lawrence USA pickup, then said you want a pickup that sounds like someone who uses a bill lawrence USA pickup.

either way, just e-mail tim with a description of your guitar and he will suggest something im sure.
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« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2008, 11:28:09 PM »
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I think so, yeah, but hes rather scornfull of scatterwindy goodness. AFAIK its only BK and Wolfetone that do that (please add to this list if you know others!)


Swineshead also do scatterwound pickups

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« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2008, 12:26:07 AM »
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I'm after a Nuno like tone for my Charvel


Its quite ironic that you said you dont want a "cr@ppy" Bill lawrence USA pickup, then said you want a pickup that sounds like someone who uses a bill lawrence USA pickup.

either way, just e-mail tim with a description of your guitar and he will suggest something im sure.


+10000000000

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i had a bill lawrence USA and it was the clearest non-BK pickup i had
but it's overbright, mid scooped and lacks bass too

ask for a cold sweat with some extra treble
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« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2008, 11:45:51 AM »
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I think so, yeah, but hes rather scornfull of scatterwindy goodness. AFAIK its only BK and Wolfetone that do that (please add to this list if you know others!)


Swineshead also do scatterwound pickups


I've had a couple of sets of SH. Pretty good pickups. Not BK-good, but good.

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« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2008, 11:46:24 AM »
Oh, and my mates BL is a BL USA.

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« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2008, 12:29:29 PM »
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I'm after a Nuno like tone for my Charvel


Its quite ironic that you said you dont want a "cr@ppy" Bill lawrence USA pickup, then said you want a pickup that sounds like someone who uses a bill lawrence USA pickup.

either way, just e-mail tim with a description of your guitar and he will suggest something im sure.



I'm pretty sure Nuno used Bill Lawrence pickups made by Bill & Becky which are supposed to sound different, and much better than the Bill Lawrence USA ones
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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2008, 01:47:10 PM »
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I think so, yeah, but hes rather scornfull of scatterwindy goodness. AFAIK its only BK and Wolfetone that do that (please add to this list if you know others!)


Swineshead also do scatterwound pickups


don't think so...  :?

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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2008, 01:58:51 PM »
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I think so, yeah, but hes rather scornfull of scatterwindy goodness. AFAIK its only BK and Wolfetone that do that (please add to this list if you know others!)


Swineshead also do scatterwound pickups


don't think so...  :?


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The site doesnt mention it

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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2008, 02:02:35 PM »
its been mentioned here in the past that SH pups are scatterwound. i don't know if thats true/still true.
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2008, 05:42:42 PM »
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I think so, yeah, but hes rather scornfull of scatterwindy goodness. AFAIK its only BK and Wolfetone that do that (please add to this list if you know others!)


Swineshead also do scatterwound pickups


don't think so...  :?


I'm actually pretty certain of this. I could be wrong though it was a hell of a long time ago that i spoke to them on the phone about there different pickups.

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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2008, 07:05:47 PM »
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I'm pretty sure Nuno used Bill Lawrence pickups made by Bill & Becky which are supposed to sound different, and much better than the Bill Lawrence USA ones


it can't be truth, as didn't exist "bill & becky" l500's until this decade
dave mustaine also used the USA on the neck position his main jackson KV
becky "lawrence" lied for years all over the internet about dimebag being their friend and buying direct from them for years
but when the video of dime saying he used bill lawrence pickups from stewart macdonald (main and only BL USA seller on early 90's) leaked, she disappeared from teh forums (lol)
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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2008, 07:25:11 PM »
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Quote from: AngusYoung01
I'm after a Nuno like tone for my Charvel


Its quite ironic that you said you dont want a "cr@ppy" Bill lawrence USA pickup, then said you want a pickup that sounds like someone who uses a bill lawrence USA pickup.

either way, just e-mail tim with a description of your guitar and he will suggest something im sure.


+10000000000

 :lol:

i had a bill lawrence USA and it was the clearest non-BK pickup i had
but it's overbright, mid scooped and lacks bass too

ask for a cold sweat with some extra treble



Actually, I think you'll find Nuno's pickups have always been made by Bill, but now since their Bills parting from his company, Washbrun still uses the USA's, whilst Nuno's guitars are still using ones now made by Bill and Becky.

I like the idea of asking Tim though, I've been curious about a Cold Sweat for too long now...
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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2008, 07:44:19 PM »
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dave mustaine also used the USA on the neck position his main jackson KV


that is true but pointless of it being there as mustaine has always said he never uses the neck pickup no matter what as he hates the sound.

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« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2008, 08:45:30 PM »
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I'm actually pretty certain of this. I could be wrong though it was a hell of a long time ago that i spoke to them on the phone about there different pickups.


from what i remember, someone over at UG ages back emailed him to ask, and he said they were handwound, but not scatter-wound. of course, that's hearsay, so if you have better info, i'm perfectly willing to be corrected. i originally thought i had, but now i remember, it was someone else. my memory is terrible.  :lol:

I hope it's alright to talk about this on here... there's no problem (for me, anyway) if it's not. :)