Single Coil 7 pickups

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  1. walleye

    walleye SS.org Regular

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    So i'm now onto looking into pickups for 7 strings, which i've straight away noticed are prodominantly humbucking.

    I know seymour duncan sells some, despite their webpage navigating as well as a drunk midget.
    and i know riogrande are big on single coil pickups

    are there any other brands you'd recommend?
     
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    There is the Dimarzio Blaze Middle ....
     
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    im looking for neck position
    sorry i should have said so to begin with
     
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    :lol: they're getting worse
     
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    Carvin AP13s. I love Carvin pickups.
     
  8. scott from _actual time_

    scott from _actual time_ grumpy old man Contributor

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    there are a bunch of old threads on this topic....

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pi...2-looking-for-some-single-coil-7-pickups.html

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pi...general-tech/82662-7-string-single-coils.html

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pi...hos-tried-what-aftermarket-singlecoil-7s.html

    basically, there are way better-sounding options then the Blaze single, and options way closer to standard single-coil materials and construction than the Kent Armstrong or the Carvin. i personally love the Rio Grandes. read up and decide what's best for you.
     
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    Vitage Vibe makes some nice stuff as well and are worth checking out.
     
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    I had an old 7 string that had a Blaze middle in the neck and it sounded great, real Glassy, smooth and "Stratty". Try it out !
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    The 7 string single coils that I like best are from the Duncan Custom Shop. They are called SSL7 7 string and I have MJ use Quarter Pounder poles for a little more exaggerated magnetic field. I have 2 in the VHSS-7, one in the middle position of Pinky, and one with regular poles in the Kamikaze 7.

    Here are the V and Kamikaze with them. (Pinky isn't out of the spray booth yet.)

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    ahhhh cool
    Framus international
    This framus that is so close to perfect for me has SSL2 pickups. did you ever try those?
     
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    Yep, those are good pickups. Im fairly certain thats the OEM version of what I have in the Kamikaze 7 with the regular poles.
     
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    Rio Grande pickups makes em. Sound killer too
     
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    TheCopeOfHeaven You, Who? Yoo-hoo!

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    you should also check Fibenare for a custom one like this:

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    I'm quite happy with my Lundgren M7 singlecoil :agreed:
     
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    Rio Grande Tallboy if you got a moderate output pickup in the bridge, Muy Grande if you got a hot pickup in the bridge. I'd use a 250k tone pot with the Tallboy because it can be bright. It's optional with the Muy Grande because that pickup is a bit warmer. The folks at Rio Grande are awesome, and I haven't heard a better sounding 7-string single coil yet. I've tried Anderson, Duncan Design (don't blame me, it came with the guitar :rolleyes:), and BKP.
     

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