Bluesbuckers vs PAF's

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  1. FumbleFingers63

    FumbleFingers63 Junior Member

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    Looking to get a more bluesy sound with my neck pickup. Does anyone have any experience with either DiMarzio Bluesbucker or PAF pick ups? I normally play 70's/80's rock and have a DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge position. But lately I have been messing around with some SRV and Ten Years After material. I know I can't get a true Strat sound out of my Epi LP, but just in search of a more bluesy tone from the neck position. I'm not playing in a band so the sound is pretty much for myself. I was going to get a Marshall mini stack for my 70's satisfaction. How much will that effect the chance of getting the new bluesy tone that's in my head?
    Getting a Strat is pretty much out. Had one and couldn't play it worth a darn. It just didn't feel right. One reason I have a LP. :)
    Thanks
     
  2. Sony Oengui

    Sony Oengui Senior Member

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    I installed a push pull pot to "split the coils" on both humbuckers on both my electric guitars.

    I really liked the sound coming out of them. Great "bluesy" tone.

    You may want to give that a try. Less expensive than a new pickup.
     
  3. FumbleFingers63

    FumbleFingers63 Junior Member

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    I have heard of doing that. I may try that first before ordering a new PU. Thanks for the suggestion. Had someone else suggest to disconnect the tone wire from my current neck PU.
     
  4. arcpro

    arcpro Junior Member

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    you might consider a DiMarzio Humbucker from Hell or the PAF 36th Anniversary. also, the DiMarzio website has a cool tool, the pickup picker, you could try that & see what options you get.
     

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