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    Default Super rad ska's sg

    You've got me seriously gassing an sg..... Hows it sound with the phat cat neck, bro? and is it a stock phat cat?

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    Default Re: Super rad ska's sg

    it's actually a bridge model, with a5/a3 magnets. clean, it's a good balance of chime and smoothness, with the bell-like thing happening but with more oomph since it has more mids like a bridge pickup would be with and bit more output. it also stays very clear with distortion, even with tons of it you can hear every note ring out very well, and there's no mud. for the output there's a lot of clarity. with light to medium overdrive, it's kind of chewy/spongy, in a good way. it's a good match in for an sg and with a high output bridge pickup.

    edit: in the type of guitar that it is, i wouldn't go for the stock a2/a2 setup, it's very muddy, although output wise it matches better with low to medium output bridge pickups. there's also not enough treble and bass, so no balls and no bite. blueman should come by soon enough for what magnet combos are good for phat cats, imo he's the magnet-for-phatcat authority.
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    Default Re: Super rad ska's sg

    Quote Originally Posted by super rad ska View Post
    it's actually a bridge model, with a5/a3 magnets. clean, it's a good balance of chime and smoothness, with the bell-like thing happening but with more oomph since it has more mids like a bridge pickup would be with and bit more output. it also stays very clear with distortion, even with tons of it you can hear every note ring out very well, and there's no mud. for the output there's a lot of clarity. with light to medium overdrive, it's kind of chewy/spongy, in a good way. it's a good match in for an sg and with a high output bridge pickup.

    edit: in the type of guitar that it is, i wouldn't go for the stock a2/a2 setup, it's very muddy, although output wise it matches better with low to medium output bridge pickups. there's also not enough treble and bass, so no balls and no bite. blueman should come by soon enough for what magnet combos are good for phat cats, imo he's the magnet-for-phatcat authority.
    I just wonder if the neck pos. pc would be a bit less muddy. (stock mags,lower wind))
    But I really like your description of using a bridge model for a bit more bite and bark. (with a higher output hb) I will have to give this a try. After I get my mahog. tele deluxe wrapped up, I am going to be shopping for a epi g-400 66 reissue to put some duncans in. And the more the way you describe your a-3/a-5 bridge pc, sounds like gold to me.

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    you know what's funny, is it was the first aftermarket pickup i ever bought, for my epiphone sg special(which shouldn't have been given the time of day as far as upgrades go, it's got a crooked neck with way off intonation) and have put it in the neck of all my guitars over the last couple years, only to find out that it's a bridge model a few months ago best neck pickup out there imo, though i've only tried about 3 neck pickups...
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    Default Re: Super rad ska's sg

    I put the neck model of a Phat Cat in the bridge spot of an SG a while ago...sounded really good. Before I did it I found out the only difference between neck and bridge models are which direction they're wound (y'know for a RW/RP hum-cancelling middle position) so it doesn't matter which model you get or which spot you put it in. FYI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    I put the neck model of a Phat Cat in the bridge spot of an SG a while ago...sounded really good. Before I did it I found out the only difference between neck and bridge models are which direction they're wound (y'know for a RW/RP hum-cancelling middle position) so it doesn't matter which model you get or which spot you put it in. FYI
    really? i always thought the neck model was supposed to be underwound.... oh well, they both sound great then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    I put the neck model of a Phat Cat in the bridge spot of an SG a while ago...sounded really good. Before I did it I found out the only difference between neck and bridge models are which direction they're wound (y'know for a RW/RP hum-cancelling middle position) so it doesn't matter which model you get or which spot you put it in. FYI
    do you like it as well / better than a humbucker? I guess i'm trying to ask if it does rock well compaired to a hb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcearlock View Post
    do you like it as well / better than a humbucker? I guess i'm trying to ask if it does rock well compaired to a hb.
    think 'live at leeds' without as much highs and more low end. very rock.
    i like a 'bucker in the bridge better though.
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