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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Yea, great playing and great tone! Thanks!

    I like the CC better as well.


    I would like to hear both with the same exact EQ settings though. Then we could REALLY hear the differences between the two pickups.

    You can make a pickup sound TOTALLY different by EQ-ing but that is really not what the pickup sounds like.

    Any chance of hearing both of those (and maybe others) with the same exact amp, pedal and guitar settings?
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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Angus
    Both sound great, but i love that creamy CC tone much better.

    Thats actually a really great way to compare the two pickups, you're not going to do the same thing with different pickups are you by chance. Id be interested to hear a JB against those two just to see how the JB compares. And just anything, it really shows you the characteristics.
    I'd love to do so but I got rid of my JB a while ago....


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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Angus
    So is a big part of that sound that fireball overdrive pedal? Cos i love that sound!
    Well, it makes my sound fuller and thicker when I record. It actually sound slightly midrangey to me, but the final result in the mix is nice. I guess it's different what we hear when we play on our own or with a band or with a backing.


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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Quote Originally Posted by darkshadow54321
    There's something about the CC that annoys me (must be the mids) and the c5 isn't smooth enough for me......so I say that a C3 would be the best option!
    Yep, I am curious to try one out as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Angus
    Marin your playing never ceases to wow me! Ive been playing those CC and C5 (mainly the CC) clips these past few days when i go to listen to music...in place of actual songs! They just sound terrific, love your style!

    That guitar and that CC, with the ENGL and that fireball pedal, and your fingers , just sounds awesome together!

    Keep em comin'
    Thanks buddy!

    I'll do my best.

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Thanks to all for your comments and votes. The CC and the C5 are my favourite bridge pickups but neither is 100% satisfactory. I thought I like the CC clip better simply because I was willing for a change, but your votes confirm my choice.

    My guitar is a bit on the bright side, so the CC balances it out.

    On the other hand, it would be nice if it could smooth out into those violin harmonics like the C5 does.....

    Marin

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    I'm going to be a bit of a fence sitter too, because I really can't tell much difference between the two - and I'm listening on a fairly good system.

    It would have been interesting to post the clips as Sample1 and 2, without letting folks know which was which. ::

    (BTW - the playing is great on both.)

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Nice playing! I liked the CC a little more better because it sings more with the high notes.

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    hmm, marin, ever think of getting a custom shop pup then?
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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    CC fits that blues style more to my ears anyways. The C5 sounds noticeably harsher, which isn't a bad thing at all. As it's been said here, that creamy tone is to die for and thats a compliment for the ENGL and Fireball pedal.

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    I like the C5 better!
    Its more in your face.

    Great playing too man! For how long have you been playing?

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Nice clips! I like the CC, just sounds better to my ears.
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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    I honestly like them both, but the C5 seemed to lose a bit of clarity right around 40 seconds. The CC held up well all through the song. CC got my vote.

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Hmmm... On my junky work computer speakers I preferred the C5. However, maybe if the levels were matched I would have preferred the CCs more balanced sound. The clip liked the mids of the C5 I think.

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    That's hard. Both sound good. Nice playing. If I would play you wouldn't hear that much difference .
    I like the C5 a bit more coz it has more "bite". But C5 could have more mids. Something in between would win.
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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marinblues
    I just swapped my bridge C5 with a bridge CC. I therefore thought it would be a good idea to A/B the 2 pickups. I have used the same backing track and tried to play similar as possible. I recorded the C5 clip yesterday before the pickup swap and the CC clip today. The setup is the samel: www.marinblues.it/jaca2 guitar, Banzai Fireball 2 OD, Engl Screamer amp. The only thing that changes is the tone setting of the amp. With th C5 I used treble 2, presence 1, mid 9, bass 5. With the CC: treble 4, presence 1, mid 5, bass 5.

    Which one do you prefer?

    C5:
    http://www.marinblues.it/music/marinC5sample1.mp3

    CC:
    http://www.marinblues.it/music/marinCCsample1.mp3


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    Nice cuts buddy...Great playing...I Liked the smoothness and roundness of the A2 CC but the C5 would probably be more articulate and cuts better than the CC...I like the CC because of it's smoother,looser,warmer tone....My vote is for the CC though after listening...Thanks for taking the time to share the great clips with us Marin.

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Custom Custom. No questions asked. Why bother posting, bro? :P

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    Marin, you are one of the best blues slingers i've heard.

    i think those CCs suit you better (c'mon. Just by listening you play i could tell you loved thoses CCs. ) I think I might swap my magnet on my SH-5 and make a CC... Dunno yet, but i play lots of blues. I suppose i should wait till i get a new amp
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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    For that guitar I think the CC sounds better - more creamier and natural sounding... Although the C5 is overall one of my most favorite pickups...

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    Default Re: C5 vs CC clip - cast your vote!

    too hard to call .. but i lean to the C5 ... i think

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