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Iron Maiden - Brave new world tone

I listened to this album last night, and it still sounds as awesome now as it did 15 years ago. As far as guitar tone,

My New Orange '78 Pickups...

In case you haven't seen the announcement yet, here it is: As you can see, MJ recently built me a very special set of

Whatever happened to the Seymour Duncan employee that had those pink "BiotchBuckers"?

Sounded pretty cool and she was a new hire at that time. Wasn't her name Jessica or Jennifer? beotchbucker was a cool name too.

Polepiece heights - perpetual burn - tuning

Just installed this perpetual burn humbucker in my Charvel. Sounds good. Has anyone played with pole piece heights and noticed any perceivable changes? This

Hot Rails With A Dimebucker?

Possibly getting a HSS in trade and my initial thoughts was to go with a JB and two Hotrails. I love the Combo but have

Wiring a Capacitor to the Jack

I've been dong some research on warming up a bright pickup and read that you can wire a capacitor to the jack to bleed some

So who has an acceptable axe for those orange pickups

I was looking at the giveaway and thinking I would love those pickups but Orange dang black guitar might look like a halloween special brown might look kinda

Les Paul Less Plus

I tried a 2015 Les Paul Less Plus. Its the skinny Les Paul and it has a wide neck for the shredders and benders. It

Need ideas for my next build

I am getting ready to do the yearly build for my blog and I don't want to do another Strat or Tele. I was thinking

Help identifying pickups

Hi everyone! I need help identifying pickups! Seller is claiming these are DiMarzio Distortion (Bridge) and PAF pro (neck), but apart from "DiMarzio made in USA"

Les Paul Pickup Talk

Hey guys. This thread came to me from Aceman's Top 10 thread. I've been playing my new LP Trad Pro II a lot and love it.

Top 10 Pickups of all time - take two (with specific instructions)

What do you think the TOP TEN pickups of all time are? - Give me a list, of your personal belief (which is not necessarily you

Got a new toy!

This is gonna be fun to play with!

Sound clips of a Seymour Duncan '59 Neck with various magnets

I made a test rig with a neck '59 so that I could record all the magnets I have on hand. Nothing about the rig

Shinobi final sneakpeak. More metal than metal.

Ok this is the last photo you guys will get. Its still along way off but **** am i happy with how its turning out.

How do I mount a 2-screw hole SD p/u in a 3-screw hole pickguard?

Greetings. I have a Fender Strat Lonestar S/S/H with a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates in the "H" postion. Just for a change of scenery, I

Approx cost to add a Kahler?

I always loved the black Destroyer that Phil Collen played back in the pyromania days. DT555 I think it was.. Those are hard to

Time for another Iceman thread

Ordered two guitars, one last week, one this week. They haven't shown up yet.

What pickups do i want?

I just recently purchased a jaguar with the dual humbuckers. I plan on putting some Duncan's in there I was just wondering where to start. I

Alpha/Omega Pickups

Hey guys, we've just released the Alpha/Omega Pickups from the Custom Shop. Here's the video that goes into more detail: Available here:

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