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    Default 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    I just recorded five different guitars with five different pickups. I would like for you to put them in order from your favorite sound to your least favorite sound. Everything was recorded with the amp on 7 1/2 or at 2:30 (clock) depending on how you personally look at it. I figure that way the pickup is really giving it's true tone in a sense.

    It's just me dorkaing around for about two and a half minutes with each pickup. I tried to somewhat play the same thing for each pickup sample, but I had a pretty good buzz while doing these. I'm not the greatest guitar player, but oh well. I just do what I do, and I think what I'm playing here is a rather good representative sound of each pickup.

    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff. I figure that's a good way to hear how a pickup sounds. So, anyways...........

    Please place them in order for the tones you like the most to the tones you like the least.

    In about a month or so I will let you all know what each pickup is and what guitar it is in. I hope you all enjoy this!!





    EDIT:

    I took the advice of some froum friends and redid these clips. They are all in the same order. The clean channel is still with everythin on the same settings, but it's just backed way down on the gain.

    Last edited by JOLLY; 03-27-2013 at 06:10 PM.

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    Between first and second for me...probably the first...wow. TONE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    Between first and second for me...probably the first...wow. TONE
    Thanks brother. Try and put them all in an order if you wouldn't mind. I sure would appreciate it. I just want to see how evereyone percieves these different pickup tones.

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    I'll give it another whirl and do exactly that great playing too!


    Okay, I have done so

    in this order

    3 - Bright, snarly as hell, great definition on chords and nice lead tone
    2- Bright , thick , very nice lead tone
    1- Less bright , a bit thicker, probably the best lead tone
    5/4 - sounded thick, less bright, more modern IMO , and a bit of creeping ceramic 'shrillness' in the lead tones? Not bad tones at all, just preferred the rest
    Last edited by Stratovarious; 03-24-2013 at 07:21 PM.
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    It is hard for me to decide. I really like 1, 2, and, 4 the best. If I was to rank it favorite to least favorite though:
    4
    1
    2
    5
    3

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeDante View Post
    It is hard for me to decide. I really like 1, 2, and, 4 the best. If I was to rank it favorite to least favorite though:
    4
    1
    2
    5
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    Awesome!! This is what I want to see. Thank you!!

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    I had a hard time deciding between a few but I think for now my order from favorite to least favorite is
    2
    4
    1
    5
    3

    My order my change tomorrow when I get a chance to listen using better headphones.

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    3 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 4

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    4
    5
    2
    1
    3

    3 seems the most different from the rest...and all could probably made very close to each other with some e.q.ing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    3 - Bright, snarly as hell, great definition on chords and nice lead tone
    2- Bright , thick , very nice lead tone
    1- Less bright , a bit thicker, probably the best lead tone
    5/4 - sounded thick, less bright, more modern IMO , and a bit of creeping ceramic 'shrillness' in the lead tones? Not bad tones at all, just preferred the rest
    WTF? Everything you wrote is pretty much the exact opposite of what I heard.
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    Yogi Berra was correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    2
    4
    5
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    1


    Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan!

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    4
    5
    2
    1
    3

    3 seems the most different from the rest...and all could probably made very close to each other with some e.q.ing.



    WTF? Everything you wrote is pretty much the exact opposite of what I heard.
    Really? maybe headphones are to blame..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    4
    5
    2
    1
    3

    3 seems the most different from the rest...and all could probably made very close to each other with some e.q.ing.
    I agree about 3 sounding different. To me it actually sounded more muffled and less defined than the others.

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    Awesomeness!

    4
    2
    1
    5
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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by CodeDante View Post
    It is hard for me to decide. I really like 1, 2, and, 4 the best. If I was to rank it favorite to least favorite though:
    4
    1
    2
    5
    3
    Hah, wow we were pretty close!

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    Drunken pickup comparisons? Interesting.

    Need the exact riff played exactly the same in order to tell what pickup I think sounds better. I also need to locate each riff fairly fast...

    I couldn't possibly put one in front of another in this haphazard format.

    The only thing I can scientifically say is that they all sound really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeDante View Post
    I agree about 3 sounding different. To me it actually sounded more muffled and less defined than the others.
    yup
    Quote Originally Posted by LesStrat View Post
    Yogi Berra was correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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    I'm gonna laugh if Jolly simply changed the EQ on his Eleven Rack.

    Honestly, since I also have Gibsons and PRS's with different Duncan humbuckers, I tend to like all the tones. Some may be firmer, squishier, bassier or more midrange, but they usually all sound just fine. When I switch through my guitars, it probably covers the same ground you just recorded.
    I would have liked to hear some clean guitar though.

    That said.....I'm waiting till I can hear this on a better computer monitor setup, because I'm on cheapies at the moment, and the clips sound too close to judge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_bees View Post
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    4
    5
    3
    1
    +1

    If somebody handed me any of those guitars and said, have a jam on this, I would be happy enough. The first one, however, would send me rushing to the tone control. (And, remember, I LIKE Telecasters!)

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    Default Re: 5 Guitars, 5 Pickups, You Put Them In Order From Your Favorite To Least Favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    I'm gonna laugh if Jolly simply changed the EQ on his Eleven Rack.
    LOL....No, I didn't do that. They're all different pickups.

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