NPD WIZZ Ltd Vintage 50s Wire

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  1. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I think that they look like the earliest PAT# covers is what I meant..(NOT a bad thing)

    When the covers started to round out just a slight bit (like right on the edge of the transition to the PAT# decal, but not to the extreme of the T Top cover.)
     
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    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Ohh i understand now, i didn't understand you previous comment.

    I love the shape of the Pat# more than the PAF shape.
     
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  3. Brutus

    Brutus Senior Member

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    I'm hoping I get a email from Alex this week. I'm dying for a set of these!
     
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  4. El Kabong

    El Kabong Senior Member

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    The vintage wire Wizzes are my current favorites... 1st run on the left and 2nd on the right... overtones up the wazoo!!!

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  5. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

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    wow awesome!! any difference noticed between first and second run?
     
  6. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

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    and how do they sound? how do you like them?
     
  7. El Kabong

    El Kabong Senior Member

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    The second set hasn't been completely broken in yet, so right now the second set is a little brighter... but I think that after they break in properly they will sound pretty much the same.

    They are my current favorite pickups... extreme articulation, bell-like chiminess, maximum versatility, and, like I said, overtones up the wazoo!!!
     
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  8. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

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    same here :applause:
     
  9. RCCola

    RCCola Premium Member

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    Copper color wire?

    :hmm:
     
  10. Rapdog

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    What do you mean by break in for a pickup? How long does that take and what changes occur? I have heard of this on occasion but never really got the concept. Thanks.
     
  11. El Kabong

    El Kabong Senior Member

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    This wire is more bronze, with a purple hue...

    My experience is it can take 2 weeks to 2 months, depending on how much you play them. That's why a lot of pickups sound great when you first install them and then change in the next months (or vice versa). The difference is subtle, but generally, it mellows them a bit, taking some of the edge off. Harmonics and sustain can also change once some current has been passed through them and all the parts have had a chance to merge. YMMV...
     
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  12. CheopisIV

    CheopisIV Copper Slinger MLP Vendor

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    This will also be more noticeable on fresh wound pickups and not so much on the ones sitting on shelves for X amount of time. I've found the changes can take upwards of 6 months but the big changes occur within the first month then slows down.

    Personally I've only had pickups improve (all pickups, not just mine) and as Duane said, they tend to smooth and mellow a bit. My take is that it's a settling/balancing process as the metals and magnets saturate and level off and wire settles into place.
     
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  13. Rapdog

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    Has anyone tested the wizz ltd vs the sigil holy grail sets. It would be interesting to see the difference between two winders with pretty much the same material. If anyone has both sets or has compares them please chime in.
     
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  14. CheopisIV

    CheopisIV Copper Slinger MLP Vendor

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    That would be cool! Alex' first batch was different than the wire I used but his second batch looked to be more in line with the stuff I have. Horrible crusty wooden spools and a deeper brown/purple colored enamel.
     
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  15. ARandall

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    I've got the original set of bluesman roots as well as the Wizz vintage wire.
    The issue is that the roots are waiting for me to do final buffing and assembly on one of my builds......otherwise I could have given you that particular comparison.
     
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  16. d1m1

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    let us know when it is ready and you compared them! really curious! which version of wizz vintage wire do you have? the first or the second one?
     
  17. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    First run.
    Do you have pickups from both runs?? Any differences in tone if so?
    This is the candidate:
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  18. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

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    oh man looks awesome!! congrats!!
     
  19. ARandall

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    Its a pretty nice build. Full Korina, Amazonian Rosewood. A bit on the heavy side but some of the good bursts are about the 9lbs mark.
    I had the Bluesmans in the 'test' burst clone when I first got them. They were, as I remember, a pickup set that the neck was easy to get height right on, but the bridge was a little trickier.
     
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    Does anyone know if Alex has completed the second run? I'm on the list but I haven't heard from Alex.

    Anyone??
     

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