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23 EVH style HB's compared

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  1. StrummerJoe

    StrummerJoe Well-Known Member

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    Pete Thorn demos 23 "EVH style" p/u's

     
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    I think Pete needs to take lesson on EVH tone from @Michael RT :yesway:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    shit pete rips on EVH. best eruption cover you will ever hear.
     
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    I watched the whole video.I was surprised a couple Alnico pickups sounded harsh.My faves were the regular custom (ceramic) and the 59(A5).Seymour is still the king to me I guess.
     
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    yep Seymour rules.
     
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    I need to listen again with headphones but I heard the greatest difference with the Ibanez destroyer. To me the clear winner was the dimarzio sd. With the Strat they mostly all sounded alike. Very surprised.
     
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    When you see Pete play his amber colored EVH Wolfgang, that was gifted to him by the man himself.

    One of the funniest lines I've heard from Pete was that if Greta Van Fleet can make Zeppelin tunes then he 's going to do a Van Halen type album.

    I tried to find the video but he took it down...it was when he was announcing the p/u shootout. Funny guy, 'cause it's the truth!
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    been a pete fan for a long time. the guy is super well rounded as a player, knows his stuff,
    walks his talk, and is very humble all at the same time.
    he use to do videos with his exgirl friend. im guessing ex. she was smmmmoking hot too.
    great painter as well.
    i dont tune in for much but i do tune in for pete.
     
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    Yeah, that guy defines professional. Suhr doesn't hand out endorsements like candy. Like Kramer did in the 80's.
     
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    yeah but damn what a list Kramer had though too. im still a big Kramer fan. Charvels are my weakness though.
     
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    Tough choices...hard to go wrong either way.

    Kramer had a hell of a roster back in the day. As soon as EVH endorsed them BOOM!

    Good times....
     
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    Watched this entire video earlier today and REALLY enjoyed it. It just goes to show though - with the right amp and the right chops, all of these pickups will get you there. The differences between many of them are minimal.

    I loved how the "lowly" Duncan 59 hung right in there with the boutique offerings. :)

    And those Ceramic pickups - there is something very authentic sounding about them. I would not be surprised if Eddie used some type of ceramic pickup on VH1 and then moved on to an A2 overwound PAF style p'up on VHII.
     
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    I agree bro. You can always eq the amp or guitar to adjust for the pickup. I'm a firm believer of it being mostly in your hands. I don't discount gear making a difference, but somehow no matter what I play it sounds like me. Like me with a Strat or LP, Tele, or super Strat, but it still sounds like me playing the same stuff I know through something different.

    Pete Thorn has spent a LOT of time dissecting EVH tones, much like a whole bunch of us...and he does it as good as anybody except the man himself. RIP =\//-/=
     
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    I think so too. There’s more compression and less brightness to vh 2,Wacf and fair warning. Darker and warmer.
     
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    I've been a fan of Pete since his Badger 18 video way back...I liked something about each pickup for different reasons.

    Besides Pete, the real standout in this was that Suhr SL68 !!!
    Close enough for government work.
     
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    I was surprised he didn't have an old Gibson PAF in the bunch. Eddie claimed he put a PAF from his Gibson ES-335 in the Black & White early on.
     
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    Thoughts

    1) most people couldn't tell the difference between any of them by watching the clips or in front of a speaker.
    2) for those that do hear differences, these clips don't show half of them,the audio reproduction is crappy.
    3) to me a2 magnets didnt sound as good as a5, ceramic are too bold.
    4) EVH knew the meat in the sandwich is rhythm playing. Just like Hendrix, Page.
     
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    Just started listening to all these. So far, really like the Super 70, out of the first 4. Weird, but there you go. However, worth noting I ain’t no EVH aficionado. Just like what I like, tone-wise.

    Will update if I hear one I prefer ...
     
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    Right, but Eddie's claim was that he pulled a stock PAF from a Gibson and rewound it and stuck it in the Frankie. The assumption is that it was/must have been rewound to hotter spec, which apparently is why all the boutique offerings are A2 magnets and wound up in the 9K range. So I think the idea was to represent the rewind as opposed to the original pickup.
     

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