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    Default What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    ...maybe even A2 pickups if there any that would mesh well with it. I'm thinking a '59 might be a bit too boomy and muddy on the lows for the guitar this will be going in (yes, the Hamer again, bear with me guys). It's a fairly dark, middy axe acoustically so I was thinking the C5 might be a good choice to balance it out in the bridge position. I liked the throaty lead tone it had when I tried it in my Schecter, but the PG set just fit that axe better.

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    a jazz or pg may be good in the neck for a dark, middy axe. i may consider the phat cat too.
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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    '59 is perfect
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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    Believe it or not, a Stag Mag is a great neck pup. Especially if you split it. It seems to me to stay a bit cleaner, (less muddy), than many of the other 'buckers. It has become my favorite Tele neck pup.

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    I'm not a fan of the Jazz, too sterile and a little lifeless IMO. I may give the '59 a shot, hopefully it's not too woofy.

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    What's up with the Full Shred? That's one Duncan I have NO experience with at all.

    EDIT: Nevermind, doesn't sound like my style at all.
    Last edited by FretFire; 01-19-2006 at 07:56 PM.

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo
    Believe it or not, a Stag Mag is a great neck pup. Especially if you split it. It seems to me to stay a bit cleaner, (less muddy), than many of the other 'buckers. It has become my favorite Tele neck pup.
    good call. i've always wanted to try the stag mag in the neck too.
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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    Pearly Gates in my LP, APH in my Hamer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjy_26
    Pearly Gates in my LP, APH in my Hamer.
    Cool, the APH doesn't have any trouble meshing with the C5 in the bridge? I think I'm just going to try a smattering of pickups in this axe in the next few months and see what I like best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FretFire
    What's up with the Full Shred? That's one Duncan I have NO experience with at all.

    EDIT: Nevermind, doesn't sound like my style at all.
    If you think the Jazz is Sterile......stay far away from the FS neck!

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    '59 is good, so is the jazz. The jazz is more articulate and I think the 59' has more character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theodie
    If you think the Jazz is Sterile......stay far away from the FS neck!

    Yeah, I had never even read the specs or description of that pickup, I seriously ONLY knew the name . As soon as I looked it up I knew it wasn't for me.

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    Jazz, A2Pro, and 59. I find the 59 a little sterile/dry FOR MY TASTES (please keep- calm if you love the 59). I loved it with the A2Pro.

    I will give you another idea which worked AMAZINGLY: Custom 5 / Virtual PAF
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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    I love the Jazz in the neck, it doesnt have as much character as say a '59 but the eq is very nice because it doesnt have the overpowering bass that neck pickups tend to have.
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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    I use the 59N with my C5 it's such a full sounding neck pup!

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    The JAZZ or a 59...

    Better yet... a 59/JAZZ Hybrid!
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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    59

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    I paired it with a '59n, perfect match! It's like the Jazz & JB, 2 pickups who were just made for each other! ahhh, pickup love... aint that sweet! Now I'm getting all warm and fuzzy...

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    Default Re: What neck pickups work well with a C5?

    i used a pgn/c5 setup for a while and really liked it, i think those match up well

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    Hmmm, never thought about the PGn...

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