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    Default Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    What do you think about this?



    It's an experiment to see what the market reaction is.

    Thoughts?
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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Oh great, glow-in-the-dark 'buckers but no 11k winds. Gee thanks!

    (Just kidding...)
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    ooooooo I really like that idea, beat out dimarzio by making them glow different colors. You know Vai and Satch will want em.

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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Glow in the dark bobbins? It's a tacky novelty item. Doesn't interest me at all.

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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhangliqun
    Oh great, glow-in-the-dark 'buckers but no 11k winds. Gee thanks!

    (Just kidding...)

    I have to agree with you on that one...Maybe if I was in a hair metal band and it was 1983...but I'd rather see Duncan look into a 10-11K PAF (I know, I know, we've already beat this one to death...too much expense in marketing, research, packaging, etc etc.) Can't blame me for tryin'!

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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Pretty cool, Evan. How about a different color for each bobbin? I think the market is there. A small one, but there nonetheless.

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    "Hey! My guitar sounds better since the pickups glow in the dark!"
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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoorMan
    I have to agree with you on that one...Maybe if I was in a hair metal band and it was 1983...but I'd rather see Duncan look into a 10-11K PAF (I know, I know, we've already beat this one to death...too much expense in marketing, research, packaging, etc etc.) Can't blame me for tryin'!
    I agree, although I don't know if I agree that it is a tacky novelty item. I can't imagine the demand will be all that high for these. I also understand Evan's point regarding the overwound PAF (although I'd love to see it!)
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    How about we not hijack this thread and stay on the original topic. Thank you for your support.
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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    bwahahaha, slap on some glow in the dark inlays and graphic and put these in and i'm sold


    LOL .. i'd own a pair hehe, but i'm silly like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    bwahahaha, slap on some glow in the dark inlays and graphic and put these in and i'm sold


    LOL .. i'd own a pair hehe, but i'm silly like that
    They'd look killer in the green Hamer Standard you've been GASing for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9finger
    "Hey! My guitar sounds better since the pickups glow in the dark!"
    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikH
    They'd look killer in the green Hamer Standard you've been GASing for.
    ah, go to HELL!

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    WELL, i´ll want a combo set FOR SURE.
    i´mhigly interestedin everything original and beauty.. hahah also dark and unholy
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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    ah, go to HELL!

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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    I can see a market for them. Maybe BC Rich would use them as OEM on their higher end gear.
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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Its definately an original idea. Would it work and sell? I'm not sure there. I think it would be cool to have glow in the dark pickups in a guitar and play with it slightly dark or with a bunch of black lights on. How often are you really going to do that though? Maybe it should be a custom shop option instead of a mass marketed thing.
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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    These would be great for 80s shred guitars / superstrats, and I can see these helping Duncan take a bit of market share from Dimarzio in that respect. Therefore I think 'glow in the dark' coils are best suited to pickups typically chosen by 80s metal / shred guitarists (http://www.shredaholic.com/topshredpickups.html includes those), so if you're planning on mass producing them I think that would be the safest bet. Having said that, these may be best suited to the custom shop - I'm not knowledgable enough to guess how popular they would be.

    Personally I'd want a pair of Duncans with these on, and would put them in the next guitar I'm building if possible (strat body / kramer neck / floyd rose).

    Whatever you do though, make sure you get some sort of trademark on them first before Dimarzio steal your idea and trademark it themselves. Although I don't approve of not only trademarking colours but dragging companies through court to bankrupt them, I definately think these are not only legal but ethical grounds for a trademark for Duncan.

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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Skopp
    How about we not hijack this thread and stay on the original topic. Thank you for your support.
    I think we've all been on topic.
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    Default Re: Glow In The Dark Humbuckers?

    of all the time u'd own these, how much of it would be spent playing in total darkness after sitting under a light for 30 seconds to charge them?

    .00000000000000000000000000000000001%

    or less?
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