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Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Oilid, Dec 27, 2017.
Good idea for upgrading a guitar?
Totally random question.... Does your hair ever get in the way of wiping your ass.
You could of contributed at the very least a reason. I like them they sound good dead quite both in humbucker or coil split. Also 250k pots are needed 500k sound bad.
I've got a set, but haven't decided which guitar should get them. I have a set of the standard alumitones installed and I think they sound just fine. I love how quiet they are. I can run my Throne Torcher at settings that feedback with every other guitar I have. Weight reduction is nice too
The Alumitones are unlike other pickups tone-wise and you either like them or not. I got them in one guitar and will replace them soon...
Alumitones are all right. The Deathbucker is just far too compressed.
Thanks all for your comments !
My next vid will be "guitar only" with different pickups shootout.
This. Had an HSH set of regular Alumitones in a Steinberger and just couldn’t get them to work for anything but hi-fi cleans and those bad, buzzy hurrdurr dj0nt tones bedroom guitarists fetishize. Then I tried them in a Strandberg and felt the same way, before finally selling all of them. Don and Jeff would have to come out with an Alumitone that apes traditional pickup tones for me to give them another try - They sound too much like what they are and too little like what guitarists expect.
If it were me, I would avoid the deathbar and opt for dual Xbars IF I 100% wanted to go Lace. (otherwise avoid the lot)
BUT an Xbar bridge, with 250k pot and something that gives massive control over tone (Axe FX, Kemper, POD HD, Helix etc etc) and you will get great tones with tweaking.
If its just a guitar, with an x bar going into a tube amp, you will be stuck with a sound you wont like long term and cant dial away.
Clean tones from these things especially coil tapped, are absolutely unreal for recording. But that was where my liking for these pups ended.
EDIT: Being Hi-fi I thought for me made them bad, but the Fishmans are HI-FI sounding and everyone is loving those so what do I know.....
Still the worst pickups I have ever heard. My fav is trying to EQ them so they sound okay with compressed high gain saturation amps/modelers... then plugging in any other guitar with any other pickup. Holy cats, people.
haha omg yes.
I spent months working on the tone with these. Recording it, tweaking, recording that, trying to find problems, making changes, recording that...
Then after ages, I plugged in a few guitars and even with stock humbuckers It was like a weight lifted. A huge sigh of "oh thank god...normal humbuckers.."