Clean humbuckers for funk?

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  1. P-Nutz

    P-Nutz Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I like my hummies, and I’m not a Strat guy, so apologies right off. Splitting takes too much fussing with knobs (trust me, I know). Any good roll-off-the-volume humbuckers you’d all recommend for some good clean funk in the middle position?
     
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    Any non over-wound HB should do it. I believe this is a case where '50s wiring is a real benefit, vol. around 5.
     
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    just check this vid
     
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    Mini skirts and mini humbuckers “suit” funk well.
     
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    Or filtertrons?
     
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    DiMarzio Bluesbucker and Humbucker from Hell.
     
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    I use PAF clones and 50’s wiring...
     
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    I've been looking at the Mojotone PAF Clones. There's a good demo somewhere on YT that shows their clean properties. I imagine any low wind PAF style would get you there.
     
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    Don't forget how important pickup height is (lower, for your application, especially on the bass side).
     
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    Put a capacitor inline with the humbucker's hot lead and it will cut the pickup's internal capacitance effect, getting rid of the muddiness.
    Lower the pickups and raise the screw poles to get more clarity but still retain the noise reduction.

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    This!
    TV Jones make the best ones, IMO.
     
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    Firebird? Or just regular humbuckers and wire them out of phase for the middle position.
     
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    No it doesn't.
    How hard is it to push a push/push pot?

    My 1978 Yamaha SA1200s kills for funk in the middle position with the bridge pup split.(it came stock with push/push tone pots for both pups)

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    ehh , forgot something.
    new pickups will have to be soldered anyway.
    if you, before you install them wire the correct wires for parallel instead of series, your done.
    so no more fussing with pots ;-)
     
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    Yep. This cap in line works really well.. can get much nicer, vintage like tones from an existing hot/overwound pickup.
     
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    What value cap did you use?
     
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    For me, no splitting required. Seth lovers are hard to beat for clean. Treble bleed on volume pots to retain treble when turning volume down.
     
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    I was really digging the tone of the PRS humbuckers on their Starla guitar. They are PRS DS-02 pickups, and have a really nice jangle, and chime when used as humbuckers, or split. I've seen a few sets for sale, and I was tempted to snag a set of these pickups, and drop them into my Ibanez AS73. However, now that I'm moving away from electric, I'm not going to do it, but they are tempting.

     
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    Not to hijack the thread, but how does your Yamaha compare to a similar era 335 in terms of playability and sound? I’d like a 335 but it’s not in the budget.
     
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