Mine came today now need to install.
Mine came today now need to install.
After hearing these clips I think its sounds like a really cool pickup, almost like an improved distortion, but not what I was looking for.
I just put mine in. I played it tonight with my band and it sounds great. I love it!!!!
Anyone else install theirs?
I got mine yesterday. Initially, I intended on installing it in my LP to replace the JB in the bridge, but now I've decided to drop it in my Kramer Focus, replacing the stock bucker that's in there now. Should be good for some fun guitar wankage.
brown just left dropping off my Crazy 8s!!!!!!! One is going into Batman (Charvel 4) tonight!!!
Ok.... Loaded in a Charvel 4. First impression.... Interesting is the first thing that comes to mind. Its slightly unlike what Ive heard before. Definately has its own unique character. Low E has a nice fat chunky to it. So you can thump and chunk with authority. But what makes it unique is the Eq seems Hi mid focused. Its not shrill and not at all middy like a CC. But this is a soloists pickup. Lots of cut. Ive never played a full shred but this is what I think it would sound like based on what Ive hear about it. But single notes and all cut thru with conviction. When playing midbased chords like A or any power chords on the middle four strings, I get a slight over tone like a wah pedal opened up.. (Sounds like a dimarzio description huh?). The tone is not warm and buttery, but not harsh. has a bit of Hi fi tonality to it.
I forgot to mention, harmonics are WAY abundant!!! Zakk squeals on the low E are a breeze..
It drives the front of the amp pretty well but is very sensitive to picking. A hard pluck and it grinds, soften up and you get a softer output.
This is a neat pickup and great in this application. I WAS going to say: this isnt a pickup I would put in all my guitars like I would a C5 or CC. But, definately a keeper for lead playing and for something slightly the beaten path! BUT.... The more I play it, the more usable it is. It is VERy sensitive to hieght and picking strength, So before you write it off,make sure you adjust and experiment.
If I could change one thing, Id like to be able to bring the A and D strings up alittle.
But all in all, Im happy! Been fun to create and will be fun creating music on it.
Id be curious to know if Seymour or Evan played one and what they think..??
"Id like to be able to bring the A and D strings up alittle. "
That's one thing that makes me think twice about PATB pups - no adjustment of individual poles. I find that a real useful tool esp for bridge pickups.
When I had my PATB 3 I didnt need to bring any strings out. They knew what they were doing with the poles... so dont fear that.. This one is just different..
Oh man, the more I read about it the more it sounds like my dream pickup, and the more I get pissed for having to wait about two months to get mine...
I was so unlucky that the very day my pickup was ready the local dealer received their last order and the next one will be in about 1 and a half months...
I finally found the victim to stick my "standard spaced" Crazy 8 Trembucker in. A Jackson DX6 beater fixed bridge string through body. It has the mediocre Duncan Designed in it now and has been basically unplayed since I bought it. This will give me a good reason to play it with the Crazy 8 in it. I am thinking a Pearly Gates bridge for the neck or a jazz/59 hybrid. I will do the swap tomorrow.
Funny thing is the Crazy 8 cost more than the guitar itself. haha.
Last edited by Fusion1; 06-29-2007 at 03:21 PM.
Mine shipped today (I think, the charge went through). I am really looking forward to these. From the description, it does seem like might be able to get some VH-esque tones?
I know the C5 pretty well, I have it in three guitars. How does the C8 compare so far?
Difference between C8 and C5? Well rounder highs, more screaming mids, little looser bass and lounder. I think of the C8 as a mid boosted CC with improved bass.
So what do you guys think? Everyone has been silent for the most part.
How many were sold??
Im diggin mine!!! It didnt blow me away at first, but now Im getting used to it and have the height set right (VEry sensitive to height setting, but once its dialed in.. holy friggin moly!!) How bout you Guitarzan? Now that youve spent some time with it??