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papersoul

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Pickup similar tothe WCR Goodwood?
« on: January 04, 2006, 10:16:23 PM »
Hi all!

Does Tim make a pickup similar to the WCR Goodwood which is a big and fat overwound PAF tone with stunning clarity and smoothness. I'd be curious to check out a BK.

Thanks!

HJM

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2006, 10:18:35 PM »
What are the specs on the Goodwood?
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Steve-Mr Pig 2U

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2006, 10:19:14 PM »
Not familier with the WCR stuff, had a few in for re-wind though. Check out the VHII, for fat overdriven clear tones it cant be beaten.

papersoul

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2006, 12:04:28 AM »
I think it's about 9.5k with 42 gauge wire wound tight.

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006, 12:08:22 AM »
Definatly the VHII, it has a DC of 9.4K. I expect ours will have a more defined top end due to its special offset coils. 42 gauge plain enamel, alnico V mag, wound tight, as always.

papersoul

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006, 12:09:58 AM »
Thanks! Is it potted? Is the Crawler much hotter than it or is it deceiving due to the wire gauge?

I'll email you because I was curious the price in the USA for one.

Ced777

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006, 06:31:54 PM »
I did not try the Goodwoods, but the DB's are brighter than Mule. I think the Mule could be a good competitors to the Goodwoods. Just my 2 cents.

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006, 07:20:44 PM »
Quote from: papersoul
Thanks! Is it potted? Is the Crawler much hotter than it or is it deceiving due to the wire gauge?

I'll email you because I was curious the price in the USA for one.


I think all the covered BKP's are double wax potted.

papersoul

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2006, 08:05:05 PM »
Maybe if they made a hotter Mule like 9k or more!

I thought wax potting kills the dynamics and tone of a pickup!

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2006, 08:10:31 PM »
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I thought wax potting kills the dynamics and tone of a pickup!


I had a lot of pickups and, to my ears, wax potting don't change anything. But I have to admit that the WCR I tried did not squeal at all, without any wax!

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2006, 08:17:28 PM »
The Crawler is wound with a thinner wire, and is quite a bit hotter. The VHII is about as hot as you can get and still retain the sound of 42 gauge.

papersoul

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2006, 08:48:24 PM »
Cool, thanks. I guess there is a difference of opinion on whether or not wax effects the tone? I do know that the Rio Grande BBQ pickups I have used were some of ther biggest and richest pickups I have used and had incredible sustain and good clarity and they were wax potted like crazy!

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2006, 09:01:48 PM »
I had a BBQ, and can honestly that Mule is far richer (in the mids) than BBQ.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2006, 11:32:03 AM »
Quote from: papersoul
Maybe if they made a hotter Mule like 9k or more!

The Abraxas is sometimes described like a "hotter Mule"; I think it's around 14k for the bridge.
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