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  • Q's on Duncan "Full Shred" Pickup

    Anyone care to comment on the Duncan Full Shred Pickup?

    I have one laying around and may elect to install it soon in something, but wonder about anyones opinion on it.

    Thoughts, comments, or comparisions to anything?

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    Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

    Think of it as a hotter Duncan Jazz. The FS is extremely clear and articulate. When chording, you can hear every single note. Harmonics are very easy to coax out of it. It's a bit too bright for my taste, but still a great pickup.

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    • #3
      Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

      Maybe the brightness is the reason it is the neck pickup in a WR1? [img]/images/graemlins/scratchhead.gif[/img]
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      • #4
        Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

        I've had one sitting around forever as well. Any well known players use these?

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          Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

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          Maybe the brightness is the reason it is the neck pickup in a WR1? [img]/images/graemlins/scratchhead.gif[/img]

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          Yes, exactly. The Jazz is also a bright pup, mostly used in the neck. Personally, I think it's a great match with the Invader in the bridge on the WR1 (I think a guitar's sound is balanced out better when it's got a warmer pup in the bridge and a brighter pup in the neck).
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          • #6
            Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

            So, the Full Shred isn't exactly a brutal pickup then ehh?

            I was thinking (considering the name) it might be a good bridge pickup for a "shred" guitar, haha... It did come as the brisge on a USA BC Rich I have... SS-1 or SS-3 or something like that...

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            • #7
              Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

              Actually, I just realized they make a neck and bridge version. Seems to be less hot than a JB, though. Check out the tone chart on the pdf link. http://www.seymourduncan.com/product...l#FullShred153
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              • #8
                Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

                I have one in the bridge of an ESP of mine. I like it alot. As Travis said, the harmonics jump out of it. Great little pickup.

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                • #9
                  Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

                  Don't let the specs fool you. I have an ash DR-2 with a Full Shred in the bridge (replaced the stock Screamin' Demon) and Jazz in the neck, and the Full Shred is AWESOME. I consider it a step up from the JB because it stays nice and tight on the low end, especially for palm muting; the JB gets muddy. It's no slouch for lead tone either. Although a not-so-good mix doesn't show it off very well, I used that guitar to record most of my tracks on our CD, and plan to use it again next time around.

                  I also have a Full Shred in the Soloist Pro I play at most of our gigs, which I used to replace a Duncan Custom. Not as bright as in the DR-2, which is probably a good thing live. Those two guitars get more use than any of my others, mostly because of the Full Shred.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

                    I have the Full Shred in my WR1 in the neck and it is AWESOME like Inazone stated above!!! Never tried one in the bridge so no help there [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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                    • #11
                      Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

                      Cool... May have to dust it off and have a go with it... Everything I own has EMG 81s in them. Might be time to play with this...

                      Thanx for the great input!

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                        Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

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                        I've had one sitting around forever as well. Any well known players use these?

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                        george lynch; that was his pickup before the screamin' demon.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

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                          I've had one sitting around forever as well. Any well known players use these?

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                          IIRC they came stock in Nightswans so I'd assume Vivian Campbell might have been using them in the time frame in which those were made.
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                            Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

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                            I've had one sitting around forever as well. Any well known players use these?

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                            george lynch; that was his pickup before the screamin' demon.

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                            Are you sure he wasn't using Duncan Distortions back then?

                            When I ask about what Vivian Campbell uses, I get conflicting results of either a Full Shred or an Invader.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Q\'s on Duncan \"Full Shred\" Pickup

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                              Cool... May have to dust it off and have a go with it... Everything I own has EMG 81s in them. Might be time to play with this...

                              Thanx for the great input!

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                              I'm thinking the Full Shred will be the passive equivelent to an EMG81 - let me know how it sounds.

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