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Offline hollywoodmark

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« on: July 26, 2010, 07:37:13 AM »
I love my HB-15 but would like to upgrade the pickup. I've done a web search and not found many hits on possible replacements. Any ideas or recommendations? Also, can ANY mini-hummer be mounted as a floating pickup, or does it have to be made specifically for that purpose? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 09:25:52 PM »
You have measure the depth you have available to the depth a mini needs to be mounted to float. Mini's are usually a replacement for single coils, at least the ones I am familiar with. Personally I'd just stick another bucker in there. What kind of tone are you looking for.
 

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 07:57:26 AM »
There are a couple of floating pickups in Stew-Macs latest catalog. Check StewMac.com out for a listing of them.
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Offline hollywoodmark

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 08:11:42 AM »
Thanks, guys. In another forum someone just recommended the site guitarfetish.com. It seems to have what I'm after. Good prices, too.

As for what tone I'm looking for, I like the tone of what I have just fine--nice and warm. I'm just runnng out of amp trying to get it heard. But I HAVE been looking for an excuse for a new amp. Hmmm......
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 07:32:34 PM »
What amp are you running now. If you like what you have why change pickups. Save your cash for a better amp.
 

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 08:12:55 AM »
You have a point, Nick.

I inherited a Line 6 30-watter and don't much care for it. I've been looking...
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 01:49:06 PM »
with a cheapy little line6 it really makes naff-all difference what pickups you use.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 07:32:06 PM »
Take your guitar and a couple weekends and start auditioning amps at your local guitar stores, friends amps etc. Don't buy the first one you like. Something else may be better the more you look. Every guitar/amp combo is different. By that I mean that the amp has to be setup for each guitar, to get the best sound out of both. That's why they have all those controls on both.

Good tone does not necessarily mean 100+ watts. Jeff Beck has been recording and playing live with a 1965 5 watt all Tube Fender Champ, miked to the control panel or PA system for years. Throw in a few pedals and TONE happens.
 

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 07:26:43 AM »
Good advice, gents. Thanks.
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