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

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Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?
I have the bellbirds in my strat and they are absolute perfection, a strat bridge pickup you can ACTUALLY USE!!!! and the neck and middle combined, or neck on its own???? OMG.
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Re: Mr Glyn's Blue Sky Humbuckers (Demo)

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jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:31 pm
Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?
I have the bellbirds in my strat and they are absolute perfection, a strat bridge pickup you can ACTUALLY USE!!!! and the neck and middle combined, or neck on its own???? OMG.
Good to know! My strat has some vintagey SD pickups in it which are cool, but I'm thinking I might like the hotter Tui set more. We'll see how we go.

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

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Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:22 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:31 pm
Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?
I have the bellbirds in my strat and they are absolute perfection, a strat bridge pickup you can ACTUALLY USE!!!! and the neck and middle combined, or neck on its own???? OMG.
Good to know! My strat has some vintagey SD pickups in it which are cool, but I'm thinking I might like the hotter Tui set more. We'll see how we go.
The bluebirds nail the 60s tone, instant John Mayer or similar 60s inspired players, tuis for a more modern tone, they'd go extremely well with the blue sky!
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Re: Mr Glyn's Blue Sky Humbuckers (Demo)

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jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:31 pm
Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?
I have the bellbirds in my strat and they are absolute perfection, a strat bridge pickup you can ACTUALLY USE!!!! and the neck and middle combined, or neck on its own???? OMG.
If you can't make it work, its not the pickups fault.... just saying. I know you're being your usual effervescent self, but strat bridge pups have been around since the 1950's, and no-one else is dissing them :P
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Bg wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:40 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:31 pm
Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?
I have the bellbirds in my strat and they are absolute perfection, a strat bridge pickup you can ACTUALLY USE!!!! and the neck and middle combined, or neck on its own???? OMG.
If you can't make it work, its not the pickups fault.... just saying. I know you're being your usual effervescent self, but strat bridge pups have been around since the 1950's, and no-one else is dissing them :P
I disagree, without winding the tone down they suck, to me that's a bad pickup!
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:55 pm
Bg wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:40 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:31 pm

I have the bellbirds in my strat and they are absolute perfection, a strat bridge pickup you can ACTUALLY USE!!!! and the neck and middle combined, or neck on its own???? OMG.
If you can't make it work, its not the pickups fault.... just saying. I know you're being your usual effervescent self, but strat bridge pups have been around since the 1950's, and no-one else is dissing them :P
I disagree, without winding the tone down they suck, to me that's a bad pickup!
I find this too - hard to get a great base sound that works for all the pickups in a strat due to the treble content of the bridge. Ok if you really really want it to cut through. Just picked up a Mexi player with a humbucker in the bridge - much better. Now you have got me wanting to upgrade all pickups.
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Delayman wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:11 am
jeremyb wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:55 pm
Bg wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:40 pm

If you can't make it work, its not the pickups fault.... just saying. I know you're being your usual effervescent self, but strat bridge pups have been around since the 1950's, and no-one else is dissing them :P
I disagree, without winding the tone down they suck, to me that's a bad pickup!
I find this too - hard to get a great base sound that works for all the pickups in a strat due to the treble content of the bridge. Ok if you really really want it to cut through. Just picked up a Mexi player with a humbucker in the bridge - much better. Now you have got me wanting to upgrade all pickups.
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I've spent entire gigs sitting on a vintage sounding strat bridge pickup. Strum lighter during the verses, harder in the choruses, dig in hard during the solos. It's a pretty dynamic pickup and it always sounded pretty good to me.
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I have only had the Tui's for a day so I won't give an in-depth review yet. However, this is my reaction after a few hours of jamming on my strat:

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I'm going to split the difference.

If you set up your rig to be playing on the usual Strat positions (2, 4, 5), then going into position 1 generally sounds pretty unpleasant. Sharp, ice-pick, spiky treble, whatever you want to call it. If you set up your rig to sound good in position 1, then yeah a Strat bridge pickup can sound great, but when you change to the other positions everything goes all mushy.

Having said all of that, I love SSS Strat because 2, 4 and 5 sound so good, and 2 doesn't sound right with a humbucker in the bridge.

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robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:12 pm I'm going to split the difference.

If you set up your rig to be playing on the usual Strat positions (2, 4, 5), then going into position 1 generally sounds pretty unpleasant. Sharp, ice-pick, spiky treble, whatever you want to call it. If you set up your rig to sound good in position 1, then yeah a Strat bridge pickup can sound great, but when you change to the other positions everything goes all mushy.

Having said all of that, I love SSS Strat because 2, 4 and 5 sound so good, and 2 doesn't sound right with a humbucker in the bridge.
With the right bridge humbucker, i.e. splitable, and the right wiring, e.g. Obsidian Wiring HSS harness, position 2 sounds great!

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codedog wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:22 pm
robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:12 pm I'm going to split the difference.

If you set up your rig to be playing on the usual Strat positions (2, 4, 5), then going into position 1 generally sounds pretty unpleasant. Sharp, ice-pick, spiky treble, whatever you want to call it. If you set up your rig to sound good in position 1, then yeah a Strat bridge pickup can sound great, but when you change to the other positions everything goes all mushy.

Having said all of that, I love SSS Strat because 2, 4 and 5 sound so good, and 2 doesn't sound right with a humbucker in the bridge.
With the right bridge humbucker, i.e. splitable, and the right wiring, e.g. Obsidian Wiring HSS harness, position 2 sounds great!
Haven't tried the Obsidian kit. The Fender and Suhr HSS guitars that I've played have never tickled my fancy though.

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Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:46 pm
Candeevr4 wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:37 pm I have attitudes in my tele.
How do you like them?
They quite surprise me, they can go from chugging on the bridge pickup with lots of gain to really nice clean blues tones on the neck.

I find they do love gain, but as they are my only humbuckers atm, they spend most of the time on gain. I flip between that and my Hp90 loaded sg & telemaster.

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Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?
I've got an HSS setup in one James Tyler, and a SSS in the other James Tyler :)

Glyn would need to tell me which pickups I actually have in them. But if you wanted to grab and borrow to do a demo that's fine by me. I do love the pickups.

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Kiwiaxe wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:03 pm
Zaulkin wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm Does anyone on here have Glyn's pickups installed in their guitars?
I've got an HSS setup in one James Tyler, and a SSS in the other James Tyler :)

Glyn would need to tell me which pickups I actually have in them. But if you wanted to grab and borrow to do a demo that's fine by me. I do love the pickups.
Legend. The HSS setup would be amazing. I need more guitars so I can put more of Mr Glyn's pickups in them.

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