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    The CC has an A2 magnet is not what I would personally consider "high output". It's great for older Sabbath stuff tuned to C# and D, but I think what he means by "80's Metal" is stuff like RATT, Warrant, Poison, Bon Jovi, Jake-era Ozzy, and happy/poppy hair metal

    Metallica should never be considered "80's Metal", despite the release dates on their albums. They're Thrash/Speed Metal (or at least used to be, I dunno whathefuck they are now).


    But yeah, Custom, C5, JB with an A5-sized ceramic magnet (as opposed to the jumbo in the DD or the three ceramics in the Invader). Either one of those will get you a "textbook" 80's Metal tone, within reason.


    And I cannot believe how anal the magnet stuff is getting over at the Duncan forums! Roughcast, unoriented, etc. I mean, I'm all for experimenting on shit, but these guys freak me the fuck out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newc View Post
    The CC has an A2 magnet is not what I would personally consider "high output". It's great for older Sabbath stuff tuned to C# and D, but I think what he means by "80's Metal" is stuff like RATT, Warrant, Poison, Bon Jovi, Jake-era Ozzy, and happy/poppy hair metal

    Metallica should never be considered "80's Metal", despite the release dates on their albums. They're Thrash/Speed Metal (or at least used to be, I dunno whathefuck they are now).


    But yeah, Custom, C5, JB with an A5-sized ceramic magnet (as opposed to the jumbo in the DD or the three ceramics in the Invader). Either one of those will get you a "textbook" 80's Metal tone, within reason.


    And I cannot believe how anal the magnet stuff is getting over at the Duncan forums! Roughcast, unoriented, etc. I mean, I'm all for experimenting on shit, but these guys freak me the fuck out
    Yeah, When I say 80's metal, I'm referring to the hair bands.


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    +1 on the Full Shred. I had one in a Model 4 years ago and loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rossness View Post
    Yeah, When I say 80's metal, I'm referring to the hair bands.
    Why not just find out what pickups those bands used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinBarre1 View Post
    Well done, you invented the Custom 5!

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/product...sh14_custom_5/


    Why do you think I did it? I may not be as cheap as a Scot, but I'm not paying $80 to try out a pickup when I can make it from some shit I have laying around in my workshop. :ROTF:

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    You're cheaper than me then, I've never swapped a mag yet. I bought the three different Customs as they were! Mag swapping? Can't be arsed!

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    I had two unusable Custom pickups and an A5 magnet, I spent 15 minutes to make a pickup out of it instead of paying $80 to try it out... That's not cheap, that's smart.

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    I got everything wired up. The CC sounds pretty sweet with a little less of the high end I have in my JB, but its still crisp. I wired it with a tone knob so I can get some neck-like tones if I need them. I also have a kill pot. it sounds really cool to do a Satch-like squeal and hammer on and off the kill button. =)


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rossness View Post
    I got everything wired up. The CC sounds pretty sweet with a little less of the high end I have in my JB, but its still crisp.=)
    How does the low end of the CC compare to the JB? Is the CC any tighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldsparkletop View Post
    How does the low end of the CC compare to the JB? Is the CC any tighter?
    The CC does have a tighter low end and more mids than a JB. It lacks some of the JB's signature sizzle, which is a little disappointing, but it's a nice PU none the less. If I could get it to be just slightly hotter, it would be perfect.


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