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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:12 pm

for the life of me I cannot find the post by a member (i forget who) who recommended Warman pickups....
well..I just ordered a 3 set for my strat over the wilkinsons, cant wait to get them. oh and Josi Warman is one helluva decent guy!

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Post by hoax on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:28 pm

I have used their humbuckers, Sarge. I tried them in my Hondo Les Paul which is a heavy solid wood thing with a full maple cap. The pickups were very strong but not bright enough for my taste. I ended up using lower impedence Dimarzio and Duncan in that one.

I took the Warman's out and put them in a "cave top" chambered Les Paul and they were great in that. Nice and bright and crunchy.

They were really cheap as chips and I would use them again, but not in a heavy weight Les Paul.

I cannot speak for or against the single coils.

Edit - I have just remembered that I have used their telecaster neck pickups a few times and was very happy with them.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:37 pm

Aye its the single coils I've bought....to go in a cheapo very very heavy plywood strat copy! I dont care what people say against plywood bodies, this is a belter!

I've heard a few people have loved the humbuckers from Warman but not much been said about the SC's I guess only time will tell.

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Post by Barry on Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:02 pm

Bump 
Just found this old thread Pete.

I recently put Warman humbucker sized P90's in my Epi LP Studio. They sound fantastic!
I'm now toying with the idea of putting their Texas Triple Hot's single coils into the Concord II.
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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:44 pm

Funnily enough I was playing with them not 2 hours ago....not for long mind, they are puny in comparison to the Iron Gear Pig Irons and moreso against the Ironstone Platinum set I have in both my Condord II's

I only went for the billy-basic SC set of warmans at the time, they do sound nice, very nice but oh so quiet, 3 and 4k IIRC.
have been tempted by his texas hots in the past, but I think I've found a liking for alnico over ceramic....especially in single coils.
I noticed he has a set of Texas Mellows!....god knows...

if I had to recommend a set....I would go with the Ironstone Platinum set
http://www.ironstone-pickups.co.uk/electric-guitar-pickups/stratocaster-guitar-pickups-Alnico-V-platinum-grade

or GFS 60's 70's grey bottom set....very nice.
http://www.guitarfetish.com/60s-70s-Grey-Bottom-Non-Stagger-Strat-Set-More-Power-More-Tone_p_48.html#

though I really do like the Iron Gear Pig Irons
http://www.irongear.co.uk/irongear_020.htm


good luck in your choice  Very Happy

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Post by Barry on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:43 pm

Thanks for that. I am considering the Texas Mellows too.

I'm a big fan of the GFS products, and I've seen good remarks here about Toneriders and the Ironstone/Gear...bottom line though, as you know, I am a cheap bastid. Wilkinsons are calling me. clown(The Alnico V versions from Korea, not the Chinese stuff)

And since I'm not going to be gigging this thing, just playing for my own amusement these days, I'm looking for (very) reasonable cost outlay. The guitar only cost me about $140 eh?

Doesn't make sense to me to drop about the same again on pups. Plus shipping, etc.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:13 pm

The Ironstones are only a few $ more than the warman texas mellows and MUCH louder   Wink

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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:36 pm

Just had a little play with the Concord (after having cleaned out the oxidation in the switches) It's been a hell of a winter, and yet more @#$%^& snow coming tomorrow along with sub zero temps!
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*Ahem*
I've come to the conclusion that I kind of like the sound of the original pups. What I do not care for is the flippin' microphonics!
Bloody pups howl like crazy, and I'm twisting like a weather vane trying to find the quiet spot! Annoying as hell.

So-o-o I'm still undecided as to whether or not to replace them. They're loud enough for what I'm doing, so that's not an issue. Perhaps the focus needs to be on a potted set instead??  Thinking

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:38 pm

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:40 pm

one thing I noticed with my  '82 CII's original pups was that the magnets were so weak, they really struggled to hold a paper clip, maybe that had something to do with their low and flat lifeless output?!

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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:56 pm

Wait...I'm getting a message from God.
It says, "IRONSTONE"

Wonder what that means exactly...was there another commandment issued or summit??

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:57 pm

Thou shalt not use inferior pickups!

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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:58 pm

"tee hee"  Razz

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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:21 pm

Had another look at the Ironstone site and played some clips...nice.
But the buggers don't offer black covers, only white and cream.

I don't think new white on (aged) white is gonna look that good and I'm not buying additional covers for them. And again, htey're gonna cost me about CAD$55, plus shipping...not quite in cheap bastid territory. That's almost half of what the guitar cost me!

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Post by jimmydime on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:25 pm

Don't forget about Entwistle pickups. Put a set of the HBs in my Spectrum, love them.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:39 pm

Barry, just ask for black, thats exactly what I did and he was happy to supply them, also gave me free "aged cream" covers too.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:45 pm

I once bought a set of Entwistle 57 somethings on a closeout deal, very very bright they were, I'd be interested to hear another set.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:53 pm

What about Bezdez Barry? I know some don't like him but he stocks the same pups warman does, plus the decent alnico v Artec set here
HERE

or

also here

I'm pretty sure Artec make oem for pretty much everyone, certainly GFS, Axesrus, Giovanni etc,

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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:15 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:What about Bezdez Barry?...
A-A-A-A-R-R-R-R-G-GG-H-H-H-H!!!!!
SUCK IT BEZDEZ!

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Post by Westbone on Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:42 pm

Try these you WILL NOT be sorry.
http://www.tonerider.com/guitar-pickups/strat/surfari

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Post by Barry on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:43 pm

No doubt, but, what part of "Cheap" eludes you my friend?  Laughing

That translates to CAD$147.69 plus shipping, etc. which is more than I paid out for the guitar!

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Post by Westbone on Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:48 pm

Yep, suppose putting decent pickups in a cheap guitar is a bit of a waste.. Laughing 

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Post by Barry on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:04 pm

Sadly, yes.
If it was one of only a few, or if I was still actively playing, I could justify it.

Alas, 'tis one of 31! And all my other babies would rise up and murder me in my sleep for playing favourites! Not to mention the other warm blooded mammal who co-habits this space... Neutral 

I may yet go the Wilkinson route...or take a stab at potting the buggers. Never done it before, but hot water, liquid wax, over a gas range, a flagon of wine...what can possibly go wrong?  Hairy & Wooly

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:07 pm

Barry wrote:I may yet go the Wilkinson route...or take a stab at potting the buggers. Never done it before, but hot water, liquid wax, over a gas range, a flagon of wine...what can possibly go wrong?  Hairy & Wooly
A gut full of parafin and beeswax plus a pickup drenched in cheap plonk!

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Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:19 am

Ear wax is cheaper.. Neutral Just dig deep tight wad!

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