Mr Glyn's Blue Sky Humbuckers (Demo)

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Mr Glyn's Blue Sky Humbuckers (Demo)

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Hey guys,

Recently I was able to get my hands on Mr Glyn's guitar which has his lovely Blue Sky pickup set installed. The guitar is a PRS SE Santana - not exactly an expensive guitar, but man I enjoyed playing it, and it sounds amazing with these pickups installed.

I was seriously impressed with the quality of these humbuckers. They are clear and crisp, and I feel they bring out the nuances in your playing at lower gain levels. So far I have been able to try most of Mr Glyn's range and they are seriously GAS inducing. And if I haven't bleated enough about his P90s - I have been wanting a set of Black Sand P90s ever since I tried them at the Gearfest. Might have to settle for some Tuis for now.

Demo below. Let me know what you think!


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Nice demo - some excellent playing! Do you think that the amp/pedal board you have makes a big difference to how the pickups sound?

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Lostininverness wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:23 am Nice demo - some excellent playing! Do you think that the amp/pedal board you have makes a big difference to how the pickups sound?
Thanks mate!

The amp I recorded with is a single channel amp with EL34s and one tone knob, which achieves some nice organic sounds. My amp reaches early breakup pretty quick, so that may have contributed a very teeny bit of extra grit to the sound, as apposed to an ultra clean fender amp with a pedal.

I did try the pickups with different amps/pedals/models and the same clear characteristics came through.

I really like Mr Glyn's description of them on his website, because I read it after I tried out the pickups for a week and I would've come to the same conclusion. Crisp, chimey cleans with control under your fingers, then well behaved and articulate with gain tones.

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Sick playing dude! I really want a HSS strat now so I can put one of these in the bridge!
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:27 am Sick playing dude! I really want a HSS strat now so I can put one of these in the bridge!
Thanks JB!

I know right. It's going to be hard giving this guitar back.

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Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?

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I have attitudes in my tele.

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Will have a watch once the nipper goes to bed. I have a Tui set in my strat, absolute keepers.
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Excellent review, great video and awesome tones and playing as usual bro. Ka pai :thumbup:
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StratMatt wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:39 pm Will have a watch once the nipper goes to bed. I have a Tui set in my strat, absolute keepers.
Amazing. I am getting my strat back soon with some Tuis in them - really excited to check them out.

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Candeevr4 wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:37 pm I have attitudes in my tele.
How do you like them?
Kloppsta wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:42 pm Excellent review, great video and awesome tones and playing as usual bro. Ka pai :thumbup:
Thanks heaps bro!! :D

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Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:45 pm
StratMatt wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:39 pm Will have a watch once the nipper goes to bed. I have a Tui set in my strat, absolute keepers.
Amazing. I am getting my strat back soon with some Tuis in them - really excited to check them out.
Pretty sure JB has a set of Tuis too.

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codedog wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:47 pm
Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:45 pm
StratMatt wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:39 pm Will have a watch once the nipper goes to bed. I have a Tui set in my strat, absolute keepers.
Amazing. I am getting my strat back soon with some Tuis in them - really excited to check them out.
Pretty sure JB has a set of Tuis too.
They seem to be really popular. I liked what I heard from demos online. Huge strat tones.

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Re: Mr Glyn's Blue Sky Humbuckers (Demo)

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Mean playing bro! They sound great, which is not surprising really. That SE Santana looks really tidy too.
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StratMatt wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:39 pm Mean playing bro! They sound great, which is not surprising really. That SE Santana looks really tidy too.
Cheers man! :)

It's a lovely guitar. I'm a touch jealous of it.

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