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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2008, 09:23:07 PM »
It's great to hear those clips again Elavd,  :)  as well as your dexterity, it is a firm reminder that ( the right ) solid state amps can deliver great tone. I am sure the AIV Stormy's will bring a big smile to your face !  I feel that even the most 'open' sounding Gibson pickup cannot rival a B.K.P, Stormy Monday - and seeing your Funk playing again, reminds me that the AIV will be ideal for all your playing styles .   I am really looking forward to hearing the new 'You Tube ' clips !



By the way, I noticed on the net  that 'Tech 21'   use a Celestion "Seventy80" in their extension cabs. I am curious as to whether you also have this speaker in your combo, as I have a 2 x 12 Laney cab loaded with these - and have not yet been able to listen to them /  test  them out yet.  You sure get some nice tones from that amp of yours !  :D
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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2008, 09:32:07 PM »
I am sure the AIV Stormy's will bring a big smile to your face !  I feel that even the most 'open' sounding Gibson pickup cannot rival a B.K.P, Stormy Monday - and seeing your Funk playing again, reminds me that the AIV will be ideal for all your playing styles .   I am really looking forward to hearing the new 'You Tube ' clips !

I PROMISE you that I will record some new clips with my Trademark amp and maybe with my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe too (as a comparison to a tube amp) ;)

I noticed on the net, that 'Tech 21'  - use a Celestion "Seventy80" in their extension cabs. I am curious as to whether you also have this speaker in your combo, as I have a 2 x 12 Laney cab loaded with these - and have not yet been able to listen to them /  test  them out yet. 

My amp does not have a Celestion speaker.
In the manual it's written:

Speaker:
Model #2110-T, Tech 21 Special Design 10”
50 Watts - 4 Ohms
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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2008, 09:43:04 PM »

Thanks for the confirmation on the speaker Elavd,  I was curious after hearing your tone again.  :)

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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2008, 03:05:22 PM »
> How many guitars are enough?
> One MORE!!!

Fourth Feline

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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2008, 06:17:58 PM »
Dedicated to the fans of Larry Carlton:

http://guitarplayertv.com/index.html?channel=mainChannel&videofile=335blues/335award3

;)

Thanks for posting that Elavd,  :)

I had seen it before on '335 TV' - but it did my heart good to see it again.  For me it's not just the variety of killer tones he has created, but the humility and sheer soul that one hears in his more reflective playing.  His ( fairly ) recent C.D " Sapphire Blue" - reminded me what a frighteningly good improviser he is, and the 80s album " Last Nite " - what a superb technical player, without ever losing touch with 'that' feeling.  Even non guitar players I know have wept at the  1980s 'Last Nite' version of " Emotions Wound Us So".

We all need guitar heros that epitomise what we want to stand for as human beings - as well as players, and Larry does that for me .

Cheers !  :)


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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2008, 11:59:36 AM »
Very interesting thread fellas! I'll be getting a semi after my feline is at home with me and payed for so this has helped a lot for pickup choices. Thanks, it should be made sticky!
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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2008, 07:37:42 PM »
I've just received my Stormy Monday AIV set!!!











One of these days, I'll take my ES335 to a guitar store to have the pickups replaced!!!
(Although I have replaced many times the pickups on my strat & tele, I feel that the 335 pickup replacement won't be so easy...)


The only thing that makes me wonder is this:

I've ordered a 4-conductor set, but I see only ONE cable:


Am I blind?   :?
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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2008, 07:39:05 PM »
You got a classic set with braided cable, not 4 conductor!
So many pickups, so little time

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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2008, 07:39:43 PM »
So they've sent me a wrong set?
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« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2008, 08:07:52 PM »
Those are absolutely stunning! And yes, it appears that you have received the wrong set. :(
Me being the vintage freak that I am, I would leave it the way it is. :D
(Of course, you probably want what you ordered!)
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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2008, 08:50:44 PM »
Those look stunning! I don't think you have the "wrong set", they probably just put on the braided wires by mistake. Ask them about this, chances are you can get it fixed for free. But if you don't need any coil splitting, phase switching and what-have-ya you should be fine with the braided wires. Good luck. :)
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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2008, 09:34:27 PM »
Those are absolutely stunning! And yes, it appears that you have received the wrong set. :(
Me being the vintage freak that I am, I would leave it the way it is. :D
(Of course, you probably want what you ordered!)

I would strongly agree with Kellar ! 

With a truly CLASSIC  guitar like yours, it only seems right that a 2 conductor set should go in.  I was in fact very surprised that you had ordered 4 conductor.  2 conductor wiring is stronger , totally authentic to the instrument, better shielded - and after all, on a 335 I would never fit extra switches to split coils or put them out of phase e.t.c  Also In a semi-acoustic, I found  the stiffer ( 2 conductor ) wire is easier to lay neatly out of the way of the 'F' holes .

I did once try the 4 conductor wiring and 'out of phase' wiring on my Les Paul with Mules, but recently rewired it back to standard.  It sounds much better as standard.  You just don't mess with a classic like that...  8)

Yes, I am sure Tim would replace the pickups, but I truly feel it was an act of fate /  God / Larry that you received the classic 2 conductor wiring instead.

As the photos show, even boxed - they are a thing of beauty just as they are !

Just fit them and enjoy, for the Alnico IV Stormy Monday is so very flexible as it is.  No need for special wiring e.t.c. as they respond very well to picking dynamics and other nuances, without the need ( as one might with some high gain pickups ) to enforce a metamorphisis by wiring mods / electrical means !  :D
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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2008, 10:51:40 PM »
I truly feel it was an act of fate /  God / Larry that you received the classic 2 conductor wiring instead.

OK OK STOP IIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!



You convinced me by saying the magic word*... :lol:

I'll keep them!!! 8)


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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2008, 11:00:34 PM »
 :lol:

Nicely put Elavd   :)

I just want you to experience the sheer joy ( sooner , rather than later ) - of your new pickups !  :)

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Re: 335 pickups. OK, now I am confused...
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2008, 10:38:23 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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