Anyone tried a Vineham Whiskey burner?

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  1. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Senior Member

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    Have any of you tried a Vineham Whiskey Burner?
    How does it compare to a BB3 or a Pearly Gates?
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Subscribed I hope to hear about this one. FWIW, I am a T-Top nut (it was the pup I had installed while learning the EG), and I like his 6070 better. Craig is a great guy to deal with and he knows his stuff. Contact him, he's friendly and will give you his time to make sure you get exactly what you want.
     
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    Mpcoluv Senior Member

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    I might be the first to try one then...
     
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    Benjammin Senior Member

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    :thumb: The reviews for Vineham pickups that I've read have all been positive
     
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    I wish I had ordered a set of Vinehams... Was looking at the Whiskey Burner neck and Whiskey Sour bridge.. Found a deal on something else though that I couldn't pass up. Interested to hear any thoughts.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    So, I hate to put it this way, but his pups are a no-brainer. Where you gonna get a humbucker, let alone some consultation over the web/phone about what you want for $80CDN/$65US plus shipping? You'd have to go used to get anything good for that. But the reality is given the satisfaction I have with the 6070, I'd have paid more. And all reviews I've read say the same.
     
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    Mpcoluv Senior Member

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    He charged me 100CA for the Whiskey Burner pickup so his prices on the website must not be up to date.
    Still 82 USD is not bad
    His P-90s are great.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Is it a covered pup? He adds a charge for that +delivery.
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    Another additional type cost is Butyrate bobbins if you got them.
     
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    $80 bucks for for an uncovered humbucker CDN
    Shipping to the US cost more than $18 cdn
    so $20 cdn works for the US
    Covers Add $10 per cover for Nickel cover .
    Contact me if you're inquiring about Butyrate bobbins
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    @copperheadroad Right on, Craig. I'm hoping to take possession of a new Yamaha Revstar RS320 soon. I ordered it last week, but even Yamaha is out of the yellow ones. I can't say yet that I won't love the stock ceramic pups. I'm a little unsure if they'll be too hot for my liking, but I can't tell until I play it. My only experience with ceramic is a Dirty Fingers, which was fun, but was crazy hot for my liking. On a thin body like the Revstar, I'm wondering if the Whiskey Sour might be a good fit for RAWK-ing out. I also want a t-shirt, please indicate when the new ones come in.
     
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    Hope this is not unreasonable as I'm trying to make a living at selling Quality product/Pickups , for a reasonable price .
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Craig, you are selling a high-quality product for an incredibly low price. No one should have a problem with that.
     
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    The way I see it, you set a new standard for value for money, as far as custom pickup making goes.

    But really, what the deal with the butyrate bobbins?
    Do the suppliers charge more for those?
     
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    I would guess that would be a valid assumption - simply as they are a less mass produced item.
     
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    Mpcoluv Senior Member

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    No your prices are very reasonable. I didn't remember how much shipping was on the last order. That was why I had a question.
    Can you hear a difference with butylrate bobbins?
    Edit - Got pickup today. Faster than promised by 4 days. Might be a few days before I can install it.
     
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    ^ The structure of the plastic is perhaps a fraction different - according to some of the winders.

    I think if you wind with a certain tension then the bobbin deforms differently between plastic types......hence the shape of the final might be fractionally different.
     
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    Don't know if this is true or not, but I've heard the shape of the bobbin spool is a bit different in a butyrate bobbin, so that can affect the character of the wind. Something I read on some forum somewhere. Could be BS too. But if true, it would make sense.
     
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    But can you or I hear a difference?
     
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