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    Default EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Are they made by Duncan? Stores are now taking pre-orders for them.

    EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Good question....its under the EVH brand, I wonder if Fender is making it.

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    OK, I guess the cat is out of the bag. I love NAMM week.

    The version you referenced is made on our production floor. The Relic version is made in the SWD Custom Shop and is a very limited run of 500 units, making it an instant collector's item

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Ouch!

    $150 for a floor pup, $5 dollars for Seymour and $145 for Ed?

    So for $10 more, could one order the same pup (non-relic) from the CS and send $160 to Seymour?
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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    in a way this is kind of cool.... but is it really anything that special of a PU tone that can't be done on some stock Duncan models i wonder

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Quote Originally Posted by Binnerscot View Post
    Ouch!

    $150 for a floor pup, $5 dollars for Seymour and $145 for Ed?

    So for $10 more, could one order the same pup (non-relic) from the CS and send $160 to Seymour?
    Actually I thought pretty much the same.

    "Hello Seymour, yeah I'd like the EVH bobbin only with an Alnico 8 magnet (so that it's not the EVH pickup).
    BTW, could you also send an A2 and A5 bars?"

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    http://www.themusiczoo.com/EVH/EVHWolfgangLaunch.html

    and if you go 3/4 the way down this page, you see the relic'd limited edition one....

    Jason

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    What are the spec differences between a '78 / Evenly Voiced Harmonics / "yea, we knew for a long time what "EVH really meant" pickup and the new Frankenstein pickup?

    Jason

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    hmmm, very close to ordering one of those relics....

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Seymour Duncan '78 Model
    Magnet: Fully Charged Alnico 2
    Wire: Plain Enamel
    DCR: ~ 9.0K

    EVH Frankenstein

    Magnet: Degaussed Alnico 2
    Wire: Poly
    DCR: ~ 14K

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Skopp View Post
    Seymour Duncan '78 Model
    Magnet: Fully Charged Alnico 2
    Wire: Plain Enamel
    DCR: ~ 9.0K

    EVH Frankenstein

    Magnet: Degaussed Alnico 2
    Wire: Poly
    DCR: ~ 14K
    hmm, so if the '78 is the start point of what becomes the frankenstein pup, it must have been rewound at some point with different wire (probably of a different gauge at some point) between what the '78 on the first VH album was, and the Frankenstein pup in its current state...

    I think i'm reading too far into this

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Quote Originally Posted by ganzosrevenge View Post
    hmm, so if the '78 is the start point of what becomes the frankenstein pup, it must have been rewound at some point with different wire (probably of a different gauge at some point) between what the '78 on the first VH album was, and the Frankenstein pup in its current state...

    I think i'm reading too far into this
    Crazy EVH Theory #594537: The rumors about the Custom Custom being developed by or for EVH in the 80's, are in fact true. Over time, the CC's A2 magnet degaussed (or was degaussed originally, coming from a PAF). When Duncan checked out Frankie for making the replica pickup, they found the old CC in it. Wanting to capture its unique sound and knowing that poly wire would add to its character, the good people at SD wanted to make the ultimate degaussed CC. Evan tried to stop this nefariously perfect scheme from being hatched, and a fight ensued. Frank ended up pinning him under the Leesona winding machine and giving him a small burn with a nearby soldering iron, which Evan still has on his right butt cheek. Scarred and beaten, Evan fled knowing that he was unable to stop the creation of this monster pickup. Frank, Seymour, and MJ worked long into the night, cackling wildly as they wound the Frankie replica prototype humbucker: 14k, poly wire, and a degaussed A2 magnet.

    I have no idea if it's true or not, but that's what I'm choosing to believe.

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    I was with you up until the part where Frank got the best of me in a fight... No way. No how.

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    i was with him too until the whole fight part. Is any of that truth? The frankie is a degaussed CC? and is the '78 what was ORIGINALLY in frankie?
    <--- these guys fight, so we can enjoy large tracts of land

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Skopp View Post
    I was with you up until the part where Frank got the best of me in a fight... No way. No how.
    Don't worry Evan, you're the good guy in this one. And I'm sure Frank got a few shots in below the belt, so it's not like it was a fair fight.
    Last edited by hanumanlangur; 01-12-2009 at 07:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Skopp View Post
    OK, I guess the cat is out of the bag. I love NAMM week.

    The version you referenced is made on our production floor. The Relic version is made in the SWD Custom Shop and is a very limited run of 500 units, making it an instant collector's item
    Are they the same pickup though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganzosrevenge View Post
    hmm, so if the '78 is the start point of what becomes the frankenstein pup, it must have been rewound at some point with different wire (probably of a different gauge at some point) between what the '78 on the first VH album was, and the Frankenstein pup in its current state...

    I think i'm reading too far into this
    The Frankenstein smells a lot like a CC to me. There must be a reason that Fair Warning /1984 tones are easily copped with a Custom Custom that A PG or Seth

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanumanlangur View Post
    Crazy EVH Theory #594537: The rumors about the Custom Custom being developed by or for EVH in the 80's, are in fact true. Over time, the CC's A2 magnet degaussed (or was degaussed originally, coming from a PAF). When Duncan checked out Frankie for making the replica pickup, they found the old CC in it. Wanting to capture its unique sound and knowing that poly wire would add to its character, the good people at SD wanted to make the ultimate degaussed CC. Evan tried to stop this nefariously perfect scheme from being hatched, and a fight ensued. Frank ended up pinning him under the Leesona winding machine and giving him a small burn with a nearby soldering iron, which Evan still has on his right butt cheek. Scarred and beaten, Evan fled knowing that he was unable to stop the creation of this monster pickup. Frank, Seymour, and MJ worked long into the night, cackling wildly as they wound the Frankie replica prototype humbucker: 14k, poly wire, and a degaussed A2 magnet.

    I have no idea if it's true or not, but that's what I'm choosing to believe.
    I don't know about the fight or the branding of Evan but the rest seems quite plausible

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    Default Re: EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    i just cant wait to get the DC Res. and type of mag form a bro who gets one and then ill decide if i want to try one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoFiBrian View Post
    i just cant wait to get the DC Res. and type of mag form a bro who gets one and then ill decide if i want to try one.
    Evan listed it earlier in the thread

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