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Offline Cornish Boy

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« on: June 19, 2009, 06:31:35 AM »
I've gotta say that IMO the X50 is one of Washburns best all round guitars at the price point. Mine is the 2003 Korean made and came with the Headhunter Pups in and although a tad muddy on some settings overall were adequate as long as the volume was kept at a reasonable level. I have just installed Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Pups in both bridge and neck and this guitar has come alive. I know this maybe classed as an expensive upgrade but to my mind worth every penny for the improvement in response and sound. This upgrade has put this guitar on a par with some of Washburns top models sound wise at a fraction of the cost.
It would be good to hear from anyone else that has swopped Pickups and let us know what you have put in and the difference they made.

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 02:34:38 AM »
Hi, as you can check here http://antantgear.blogspot.com/ I have a lot of guitars, and in the past a lot more. X50's are great. Fine craftmanship (especially the Koreans, got one), great playability and looks, just great. Nice tuners too. The original pups are a bit weak. I put 2 DiMarzio ToneZones, neck and bridge, with a parallel-series push-pull pot for the bridge. Coil splitting is noisy, I preferred par-ser modding.

My X50 became a beast. It's loud and fat and the sound is big. If I want something more subtle, I use the parallel wiring for the bridge. My other X50profe (Indonesian) is also nice, with 81/85 set.

Another friend saw my X50q and bought one and for 2 yrs now is veeeeery pleased.

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 02:27:35 AM »
i have the X50 pro q, and it is great, but i want to change the bridge pickup (seymour duncan custom custom) to a dimarzio tone zone, should i buy a f-spaced or a regular spaced one?
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 04:10:51 AM »
Hi, I just saw the post, yes, you need the F-spaced one

Offline Cornish Boy

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 03:47:29 AM »
Just swopped out the Pearly Gates pups and replaced with Carvins for an overall rocky sound, big difference all round. I've been playing mostly blues on it but the swop has opened up a whole new set of voices to be explored. These guitars are exceptional value, good quality at a sensible price.

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 06:48:05 AM »
Do carvin pickups sound any good then? the silly number of pole pieces put me off the idea of them!

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 01:02:28 PM »
Certainly sound good in the X50 BB, been messing about through the computer today and they're really clean (Extra Pole Pieces??). One thing I noticed the volume drops a couple of notches in middle position with coils tapped. OK once you're used to it, but not being a knob twiddler bit annoying for me. Still messin' with them at the mo, but so far for a more Rocky Sound can't fault them. I've got that N2 on the bench at the mo, trying to sort that out. Busy as hell here mate now the rains stopped.