Best passive pickups for Excalibur Ultra?

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andyg_prs
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25 Jan 2015 22:32

Hi there,



Just got this great guitar, but don't like active pickups at all.  What HSH set would you recommend for me?  I'll keep the switching combinations the same as current as I do like the HH option in position 3.



Clean sounds are very important to me as well as high gain sounds....


Would love to hear your recommendations. 



By the way, I like to avoid the nasal sound, as far as possible, that you often get with humbucker in the bridge.



Cheers,


Andy

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07 Sep 2017 11:27

Very subjective and tastes change…I have different p/ups in both my Ultra's - Seymour Duncan's in both (JB/Jazz and CustomCustom/Pearly Gates) …but I have recently been looking at Bare Knuckle p/ups (and will probe drop them into one of my Ibanez 7's), as well as the Amber p/ups Vigier uses (as these are killer)…but that is my personal preference.

 

What did you go for and how did they sound?

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08 Sep 2017 15:53

andyg_prs wrote: as well as the Amber p/ups Vigier uses (as these are killer)

 

What sort of output are these? I'm thinking of swapping the Tone Zone out of my Excal for something lower output....though I could just (don't want to be ridiculously radical here)....turn the volume knob down sometimes.

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11 Sep 2017 10:03

The are not as high output as the Tone Zone (and to my ears) are more musical, with a fatter, warmer tone.

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11 Sep 2017 10:09

If I go to my dealer and ask very nicely, and ask them to ask very nicely also, is there any chance of Vigier selling me an Amber-loaded pickguard for my Excal so I can chop and change at will?

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11 Sep 2017 10:24

Absolutely  - just specify the model of your guitar and serial number when you order, here is a list of dealers; http://vigier.co.uk/index.php/dealers/

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12 Sep 2017 11:31

andyg_prs wrote:

Very subjective and tastes change…I have different p/ups in both my Ultra's - Seymour Duncan's in both (JB/Jazz and CustomCustom/Pearly Gates) …but I have recently been looking at Bare Knuckle p/ups (and will probe drop them into one of my Ibanez 7's), as well as the Amber p/ups Vigier uses (as these are killer)…but that is my personal preference.

 

What did you go for and how did they sound?

 

I sold the guitar long ago (long story) but I can say that I tried BKP Emeralds and Nailbombs and wasn't impressed.  I play in a prog rock / metal band and couldn't get the pinched harmonics to jump out in the way I wanted...in the end I went for some Dimarzio Evolutions...and job done :)

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