Another Zhangbucker review

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by Mpcoluv, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Senior Member

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    I had Dave Plummer wind me a set of Humbuckers for my Heritage H-150.
    I got the standard Woodbucker neck and a custom wound 9K bridge. Both Alnico 2.
    After some pickup adjustment and playing around with the pole pieces, I have to say that I am very pleased. The neck pickup is rich and warm yet clear. The bridge is bright and snappy without being shrill. It has the "Bloom" on single notes and chords sound clear and distinct yet beefy.
    I ordered the neck pickup with a flipped magnet ala Peter Green. The jury is still out on the Peter Green thing. I may flip the magnet in a week or so.
    I need to twist the mounting base ears some on the bridge pickup to get it to be parallel with the strings.
    I will have to say that Dave delivered the goods.
    With my TS9 and my deluxe reverb-esque amp it the heritage sounds a lot like the Cuby and the Bilzzards clip.
    Great stuff.
     
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    Benjammin Senior Member

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    excellent :thumb: I just got some Zhang P90s, and now I want to try some humbuckers.

    As for the out-of-phase setting, I like it alot more on a switch, might be something to consider ;)
     
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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    The Woodbucker is the most articulate neck pup I've ever owned...congrats on your tone!
     
  4. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Senior Member

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    I would have to say the now my Heritage sounds quite a lot like an old paf equipped guitar. I have played several over the years.
    The pickups just have an old school vibe. Very pick sensative....
    I am still tweeking, but they are staying in the guitar.
     
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    Zhangliqun Senior Member

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    As you've probably discovered, they're very sensitive to even slight height and polepiece adjustments. Probably easier to zero in with very slight adjustments.
     
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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    I have discovered that...........:thumb:
     
  7. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Senior Member

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    OK, I flipped the neck magnet and got rid of the out of phase thing.
    Peter Green is great, but that is not me.....
    After tweeking the legs a little to get the bridge pickup parallel to the strings, the bride pickup is great.
    Interesting thick yet clear tones. A characteristic of these pickups is that under the influence of a tubescreamer whack a chord and it is a big fat ringing monolithic sound...then pick a single note or two as the others ring and they jump right out of the wall of sound.
    Zhangbucker rules!
     

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