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CJ

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« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2007, 12:14:29 AM »
just ordered :twisted: .

i think i accidentally hit the process button twice, because i got two confirmation emails. I pmed tim though, i'm sure he can fix it.

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« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2007, 12:27:02 AM »
ok, got the pickup installed. tested it out today. i have to say, i'm a bit disappointed. It's not that its not a great pickup, but it just barely sounds any different from my old pickup. And, its really not nearly as heavy as i had expected. Maybe the Gibson 500T and the Miracle Man aren't too different.

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« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2007, 01:38:14 AM »
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oMaybe the Gibson 500T and the Miracle Man aren't too different.


Both are high output ceramics, but one's scatter wound - one isn't.

Your definition should be better on the MM I'd think, and I'd expect it to be alot tighter, while it should properly be louder aswell - although I'm not aware of the 500T's DC resistance..
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« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2007, 01:53:40 AM »
it has a bit more definition, not much tighter at all. Maybe its because i had 11's on before and now i'm using those 10's that came with it. but that shouldn't make too big a difference.

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« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2007, 04:42:03 PM »
also, what really surprised me is that the highs aren't much different at all. Also, i'm having a problem with pinch harmonics. They're all fine except on the b and high e strings. Every time i hit a pinch harmonic on those strings i get an ear piercing squeal thats wayy louder than pinch harmonics on any other string. Maybe i just need to adjust the pickup height? how far away from the strings should they be?

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« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2007, 02:46:29 AM »
500t has 4 ceramic magnet bars, so you shouldn't expect MM to be louder or more powerful then a 500t
MM has a different voicing that would probably make it sound thinner than a 500t, it's not supposed to be fuller or tighter
the similar voicing BK version is the Painkiller

i swapped a 500t for a holy diver and couldn't be more satisfied
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« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2007, 01:34:01 AM »
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500t has 4 ceramic magnet bars, so you shouldn't expect MM to be louder or more powerful then a 500t
MM has a different voicing that would probably make it sound thinner than a 500t, it's not supposed to be fuller or tighter
the similar voicing BK version is the Painkiller

i swapped a 500t for a holy diver and couldn't be more satisfied


so than whats better about it

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« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2007, 05:13:58 PM »
holy diver is not as tight as the 500t, but it sounds fatter and a lot better than 500t
tons of tone and more definition in every way

a friend of mine has a brazilian custom made M. Laghus (the best luthier in my state) soloist style guitar in brazilian mahogany w/ set neck and fixed bridge and loaded with Gibson 500t and 496R pickups
he always said he would never swap his pickups for nothing (he's a very experienced player)
we played our guitars in the same amp (a single rectifier and a peavey rockmaster preamp) and his pickups sounded fizzy, crispy, thin and toneless compared to my les paul with HD/CS
he went home and announced his pickups for selling to order a pair of BK for his M Laghus and another pair for his 7-string Ibanez with custom M Laghus 1 piece mahogany body

i never played a miracle man, but if everyone here swears by it, i doubt it's not a lot better than a 500t as my holy diver does
i think you must try to do a side by side comparison with a stock gibson v
if you do not change your idea, just sell it to me!  :D
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« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2007, 09:05:37 PM »
the more i play it, the more i see how its better than the stock pickup. but, it still doesn't seem quite what i expected. Maybe its because i always played the neck pickup in it. I can see myself getting a warpig neck in there...