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    Default Got my new A8 Custom in today.

    I liked the Crazy 8 so much I thought I would do a mag swap on a Custom 5 I had on hand to an A8. All I can say is WOW I'll say it backwards WOW!!
    I now have a Custom 5, Custom Custom , Custom with the A8 and a Crazy 8 all in 1995 Washburn USA custom MG's. So here is a head to head.
    The Custom 8 is brighter, tighter and clearer than the Crazy 8 with more heat.
    It's brighter, tighter on the bottom and hotter than the Custom Custom but still has most of the buttery smooth solo voice of the Custom Custom.
    It's over all warmer, bigger sounding and hotter than the Custom 5 with a lot more mid punch.
    The guitar I dropped it in had a JB Trembucker stock and I am shocked how much hotter, bigger and smoother sounding the Custom 8 is compared to the JB.
    I like this one a LOT!!
    Now to drop the other A8 I have into the JB trembucker and install it in the Salas neck through. That guitar is quite dark and needs more heat and mids to wake it up so--- stay tuned
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    Default Re: Got my new A8 Custom in today.

    I think you will find that the JB with alnico 8 is slightly darker than witn a5 .
    You could try a8 in a neck p-u as well ...

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    Default Re: Got my new A8 Custom in today.

    The Custom 8 sounds like the pickup of my dreams. Where can I get ahold of one of these AlNiCo 8's?
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    Default Re: Got my new A8 Custom in today.

    I bought the A8 from our very own Martin-6-String-Customs here http://stores.ebay.com/Martin-6-Stri...3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm.
    Well I used the Mg 1400 with the Crazy 8 this morning andthen the MG 102 with the Custom 8 toninght. The Custom 8 IMO NUKED the Crazy 8 as well as the Custom 5 and Custom Customs I also have in these guitars. KILLER PICKUP!!!
    Here are a couple of live clips with the A8 Custom

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/song...songID=5662201
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/song...songID=5662174
    Last edited by Ascension; 08-13-2007 at 09:02 AM.

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    Default Re: Got my new A8 Custom in today.

    I had a Alnico 8 in a DiMarzio PAF, a JB and a Custom. In the Custom it was a bit over the top sometimes, the JB went a step toward the DD - but was clearly alnico. I really loved it in the DiMarzio - smooth and overtones galore, a gorgeous bridge pup. A great mag!!

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