Dry Z

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  1. mono

    mono Senior Member

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    you might be interested in this...
    check out the VR-P1s

    "Initially based on the fabled Greco/Maxon DRY-Z pickups, produced for only a couple of years and found only in their premium guitars, our VR-P1's have their own character and a quality to rival the best vintage or current production boutique pickups."

    The Pickups

    I've played one of these in the neck position and it was by FAR the best neck humbucker I have ever heard... can't believe I sold it on for boutique PAFs. It had these amazing ghost notes either side of any fretted note which just resonated beautifully then overdriven... never heard any other humbucker like it.
     
  2. jacco

    jacco Senior Member

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    Those are very good indeed. Had the opportunity to buy one set second hand few years ago.
     
  3. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Mojotone's...get em custom made with A3's = awesome
     
  4. bluesyrat

    bluesyrat Senior Member

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    Dry Z's produce fantastic overtones in my opinion. This is one of the feature that match old PAF's best. The other one is the clarity...
     
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  5. what?

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    the dry Z in my SA1200 in bridge position seems to have a little bit more upper end midrange than i like, still it sounds awsome and very responsive to pick attack, the bloom and all.

    Any tips on how to maybe tone down the high end midrange? tried lowering the pickup height and it helps but not to the extent that I'm 100% happy with. If i go any lower the output would be too low for my taste.
     
  6. wulfman

    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    I find that turning the tone down is the best and maybe only way. Lots of useable sounds there. In a band setting that sound with tone on 10 is great for cutting through a mix.
     
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  7. brizzle

    brizzle Senior Member

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    exactly. also try pulling back your volume. there's usually a few sweet spots with tone or volume or both rolled back some. A good experiment is to boost treble on your amp and crank it a bit, and set your guitar's volume and tone on like 5. Then bring up one or the other on the guitar slowly, then both. I subscribe to the theory that 50's guitars were probably made to be played with the volume not all the way up, just like an old radio wouldn't be listened to on 10. But just my speculation.
     
  8. bluesyrat

    bluesyrat Senior Member

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    Mybest tone is neck pick up with closed tone and high crunch amp. with crunchy fingers though...
    :cool:
     
  9. brizzle

    brizzle Senior Member

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    nice, I'll bet that sounds like eric clapton when he was in cream
     
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  10. bluesyrat

    bluesyrat Senior Member

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    Wow... well, i'll take it as a compliment..:420:

    try to listen some live version of knopfler's Darling Pretty during golden hearth tour...
     
  11. greens

    greens Member

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    Anyone tried these? They seem to be new.

    https://reverb.com/item/5605101-geppetto-guitars-nomad-humbucker-pickup-set-2017-bare-nickel

    “Geppetto Guitars is happy to introduce its new vintage style, scatterwound humbucker pickup, The Nomad.

    The Nomad is the first pickup to pay homage to the Dry Z pickup, and is the result of cracking the “recipe code” to these infamous pickups that were used in Japanese copies of American guitars produced by Greco and Tokai in the late ’70s and into the ’80s.”
     
  12. villager

    villager Senior Member

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    there have been about 4 done previously to pay homage to dryZ i think declan at deacci pickups was the first..

    and they were never used in tokai's.. could at least get their facts right...
     
  13. greens

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    Is that right? If so I agree, they need to sweat the details a little harder given the market they are in.
     
  14. villager

    villager Senior Member

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    greco super reals 1980 and 1981 only, egf 1200 and 1800 SA 1200 shenker V and EGC1000 i think those were the only models and years dryZ were used
     
  15. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Who makes the VR-P1 pickups? Link is no good now.
     
  16. Wolf ^_^

    Wolf ^_^ Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried the Dry ECP pickups btw?
     
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    brianrb100 Junior Member

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    I just ordered a set for my Tokai LC100. I'm looking forward to trying them.
     
  18. Wolf ^_^

    Wolf ^_^ Senior Member

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    Did you receive them yet? :)
     
  19. Thomas/Sweden

    Thomas/Sweden Senior Member

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    Wolf ^_^ Senior Member

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    Only the best Thomas :cheers2:

    Happy Friday you all!
     

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