Anybody ever got bored of humbuckers?

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  1. Wolfhorsky

    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    I like beefy humbucker in breidge pos, but in neck i always prefer single coils or single coil-ish humbuckers (Full shred).
     
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    Dayn silly person

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    Not at all. But now I have humbuckers that can split into single coils, so now I'm pretty satisfied.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    I used to really like humbuckers, and found the split sound sufficient for my needs at the time.

    Now I feel like all my tastes in tones and music are slowly changing and I like the single tones a lot better. I just bought a SSS Cutlass that I yet have to do a NGD for.
    Dig it a lot, even the rounder radius and thicker C neck.

    Now I just need a good Tele to go along with it!

    Note: humbuckers are still great when you want very high gain tones.
     
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    We need to see that NGD immediately!
     
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    All bases covered. I really love having a guitar equipped with both. I wouldn’t say I get bored of humbuckers but having the option to switch back and forth can be inspiring. If anything I get bored creatively and having a new sound to work with is nice. It’s the contrast I like the most.
     
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    sezna undermotivated Contributor

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    To answer the title of the thread: fuck yes i only record single/split coil djent tones

    don’t @ me humbuckers are for 2010

    fishmans are popular because they sound like trebly singles
     
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    nyxzz SS.org Regular

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    G&L MFD single coils - theyre an extremely good price and they absolutely rule. 100% can do metal.
     
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    USMarine75 Plays Authentic ® Contributor

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    I'm pickup-nonbinary myself...

    Pickup-fluid?
     
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    What I use single coils for:
    • Clear sparkly cleans
    • Sweet low gain blues soloing
    • Old school rock and metal riffing
    • Speed metal
    • Any instrumental tune in which the guitar carries the melody.
    What I use humbuckers for
    • Chugging
     
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    USMarine75 Plays Authentic ® Contributor

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    *fixed
     
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    Science_Penguin SS.org Regular

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    I was trying to be generous and not mention the chugging I can do with the SPC cranked all the way.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    The problem with single coils was always the noise. But amps, both digital and analog, have gotten so much quieter, EQs have gotten so much more powerful and precise for cheaper, and pickup technology has advanced to the point that there's really not much of a gap between them and humbuckers when it comes to noise floor. At least there doesn't have to be.

    Two or three decades ago, that was simply not the case. So if you wanted high gain without spending thousands on specialty gear, you just went with 'buckers.
     
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    Wait until you discover P90s...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Definitely have a hankering for P90s now...

    Here's the video of Rabea playing some different Bare Knuckle pickups. Obviously EQd and mixed, but the P90s sound best for metal to me

     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Sounds like you want a Dimarzio Liquifire
     
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    I don't think I've ever got bored of bridge humbuckers, but I definitely go through phases (lol) of the particular humbucker I prefer. Right now, It's between a DiMarzio FRED and a BKP Juggernaut which both sound really nice split. In the neck though I generally prefer singles.
     
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    If there are humbuckers involved in the signal chain, I absolutely DONT care for single coils, in any position. If it’s a strat, all singles, all the time.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Just did!
     
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    Thaeon Cosmic Question Asker

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    The Fred has a bit of single in its DNA anyway. That and the Mo'Joe are my favorite DiMarzios. Grindy, and all the harmonics in all the right places.
     
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    Exactly! I tend to play a lot of post hardcore light-djent in drop C or C# and it has just the right amount of bite to cut through nicely :)
     
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