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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by pittbull View Post
    If 78 has alnico 2 magnet alnico 2 are to soft sounding not enough edge brightness
    Magnet does not determine the eq or tone. It can affect it certainly, but does not define it. Pearly Gates and the 78 (A2) have some of the brightest top end among Duncan pickups Ive used, about equal to the Custom (Ceramic) and Jazz (A5) I have.

    You really have to try the pickups to find out. Or trust guys who spent the money and tried them before you.
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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Maybe a floor shop custom pearly gates with an A8

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    DiMarzio Super 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDX View Post
    Maybe a floor shop custom pearly gates with an A8
    Different mag is full custom shop for some reason. But yeah, vintage output is the brightest and I really like the edge of the Pearly Gates.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    We could list every bright pickup ever known to man, but if we don't know what else he has lined up in his signal path, we can't help him.

    If he's playing an all-mahogany Les Paul through a Mesa DC-3, for example, and we don't know that, we can't give a single meaning full answer.
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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by pittbull View Post
    Has anyone tried a Ibanez Super 70 pickup
    Yeah.

    Broke about three teeth.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by pittbull View Post
    I really like the brightness/openness of the Duncan 59(bridge)I thought about putting a alnico 8 or ceramic magnet and see what happens.
    An A8 in a 59 actually sounds very good. It won't necessarily give you more "bright cutting edge", but imo it gives you a better tone than the 59 with A5.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    Try it and report back! I think A8 might be thicker/fuller than ceramic?
    Definitely.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    If you try the 78 or PG and feel they're not bright enough, it's a simple procedure to put in an A5.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    I would think that the Full Shred should get you where you want to go.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    I play a Marshall 68 plexi clone 50 watt modded Rockstah Mod 5,EVH 4x12 cab,echoplex,MXR phase 90,flanger,Plate reverb,the guitar I want to do a pickup change(bridge pickup)is a Gibson les Paul Traditional Pro with Floyd rose

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucius Paisley View Post
    Yeah.

    Broke about three teeth.
    Ha!
    I had a set in an Ibby Less Paul. (Post lawsuit, pf-something?) Great in the neck, bright and thin in the bridge for my taste.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    it wasn't answered back then?:
    https://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/...per+distortion
    https://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/...ckup-1979-quot
    wow, you're really on a quest there!

    i own a sd custom shop high voltage set. it's also Alnico 2 and it is very bright and cutting. the reduced bass helps.
    for centuries i never touched alnico 2 PU because of my past experiences with gibson 57s, APH-1s and gibson 490Rs. well the pearly gates and this set showed me that i was totally wrong for years. so don't let the alnico 2 scare you away from pearlies, '78s etc.

    most neck pickups in the Bridge Slot fit the description of the thread title/OP by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    Ha!
    I had a set in an Ibby Less Paul. (Post lawsuit, pf-something?) Great in the neck, bright and thin in the bridge for my taste.
    could be cutting edge to someone elses ears/setup

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Indeed. My taste (and setup) prefers full and thick.
    The Super 70 did give really good sustain, that much I remember.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by pittbull View Post
    Has anyone tried a Ibanez Super 70 pickup
    Yes.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucius Paisley View Post
    Yeah.

    Broke about three teeth.
    I LOL’d.

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    Default Re: Bright Cutting Edge Pickup

    A neck Pearly with an A5 (or even an A8) in the bridge would be awfully bright and cutting!
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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