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  1. WCR

    WCR V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I finally have these clips on my server, hope ya like them. Some of have probably seen them already. I am building a new site right now as well, and it will be a lot more streamlined with clips and such much easier to find.

    http://www.wcrclips.com/clips/sleepy_solo_480x360.mov
    http://www.wcrclips.com/clips/sleepy_band_480x360.mov
    http://www.wcrclips.com/clips/worl_keep_on_turning_480x360.mov
    http://www.wcrclips.com/clips/shuffle_480x360.mov

    :cool2:
     
  2. Alex

    Alex Administrator Super Mod Premium Member

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    I enjoyed your videos, man. The first video was interesting because of the different angles.

    Thanks for sharing! :thumb:
     
  3. GuitarGal

    GuitarGal Senior Member

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    Oh shoot..I can't even open and see this clip videos...it says that QuickTime is missing software required to perform this operation. Unfortunately, it is not available on the Quick Time server.

    Anyone who could help me how to get this solved so I could see these clip videos? :fingersx:

    Thanks~
     
  4. WCR

    WCR V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Download the new iTunes. Has a GREAT new video setup in it, labeled "Movies."

    Thanx Alex, that guy did a nice job. I was pretty suprised myself. I like that clip too. I like it when he just keeps reaching down to the volume knob and slightly tweaking it up a little more each time. Man, does that sound pornographic?.... :naughty:
     
  5. GuitarGal

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    Thanks and will try that. ;)
     
  6. GuitarGal

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    Wow, Finally I could see those clips~ :applause:

    Actually, I like the third video the best - this guy seems to be so calm and relax playing it...I like that...:applause:

    Thanks for sharing~ :thumb:
     
  7. WCR

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    Yeah, Udo is a very cool, laid back kinda guy anyhow. Glad ya liked them :cool2:
     
  8. FLICKOFLASH

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    [​IMG]]





    The Ironman is the quite possibly the most musically complex and powerful pickup ever used.
    BOTTOM LINE.... For everything from Pantera, Dimmu Borgir and Meshuggah, with a little classic Priest and Maiden thrown in for good measure. The Iron Man is by far the most powerful of all our pups and just as controllable.

    Any Man that has the Balls to slap one of these pickups into their axe, is really in for a sheer blistering experience. It's our belief that if every metal player on the face of this rock had one in their axe, they'd never use another pickup This pickup reads at apprx. 22k, with an Alnico5. Other magnets are available to suit your personal tastes, from Alnico 2,3,4,5,8, and a Ceramic8.



    How would these sound in my LP & which Magnets ? Whats The difference in sound ?
     
  9. FLICKOFLASH

    FLICKOFLASH V.I.P. Member

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    Here is a review from Herc at the axehouse:


    I gave this pickup a full workout today, I tested it against some of the best High Octane Pups I've ever used and trust me, I've used em all....

    I used my Schecter C-1 Exotic as the test bed, It's a Mahogany bodied/Maple caped guitar with an Ebony fretboard...
    As most of you know, I don't use a tone cap or pot in any of my guitars and lately, I dont even use a volume pot either, I just wire directly to the switch and then it's off to the output jack I have zero need for smog devices in my rig and I control everything with my volume pedal...

    I ran a full battery of, "Metal tests," using my C-1 Exotic and these were the pups that I swapped in and out of the bridge


    EMG 81
    Dimarzio Super Distortion
    WCR Herc
    WCR Shredder
    Dimarzio X2N
    Gibson 500T
    Duncan JB
    Duncan Distortion
    WCR Ironman

    After swapping all of these pickups out, during last night and today, I simply have one thing to say....
    The Ironman is the most musically complex and powerful pickup that I've ever used, BOTTOM LINE....
    I played everything From Pantera, Dimmu Borgir and Meshuggah, with a little classic priest and maiden thrown in for good measure and the Ironman is by far, the most powerful of the bunch but like all of Jim's pups, very controllable. I would have liked to compare it to a Dimebucker but I couldn't locate one today. Needless to say, I'm sure it would have spanked it also..
    I truely could not put my axe down today after slapping in that pup, it just plain fucking slays and the first pickup that I've ever used that could eat an EMG 81...
    I may hook up two 9 volt batteries to one of my EMG 81's and do the infamous 18 volt mod and run another comparison but I still doubt that it could hang with a fully unleashed Ironman, "It's that meaty"..!!!


    Any Man that has the Balls to slap one of these pickups into their axe, is really in for a sheer blistering experience, I shit you not and right now it's my belief that if every metal player on the face of this rock, had one in their axe, they'd never use another pickup...
    So let be written, So let it be done......!
     
  10. FLICKOFLASH

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    New Magnet Options




    Here is something new for all of you tinkerers, and we KNOW there are a LOT of you!!
    There are several different magnet strength options for you to experiment with !!

    Our magnets are custom cut to fit WCR pickups, so normally sized ones won't work.

    We have designed all but one of our pickups to use Alnico 5s. The HERCS use Ceramic 8s. We intend to continue building them that way, but some guys want to play around and see if they can dial the WCRs in even closer to their needs. These magnets are available only with new pickups, or to previous customers. We will not sell them independently to anyone else, nor will we sell large quantities.

    They are available in Alnico 2, Alnico 3, Alnico 4 and Ceramic 8. I will mark the north end of them. The ones already in pups are marked as well.
    I will also send an instruction paper explaining how to swap them. VERY easy to do, no trick at all.

    The "numbers" are in reality are just alloy numbers and not necessarily strength numbers. The Ceramic8 is the strongest. For Alnicos, the A5 is top dog, A4 is the next one down, A2 is the next, and A3's are the weakest. That's just the way the alloy tables run."
    Weird. Another interesting aspect is tensile strengths. A is about 14,000 psi.,and a 3 is about 3,000.
     
  11. Markster

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    Holy shit! 22K?

    Jim must be using 44 or 45AWG wire.
     
  12. phillyred79

    phillyred79 Senior Member

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    Perhaps this is a question for WCR himself, but how long have these pickups been available and are there going to be any soundclips up on the WCR site? Or does anyone have any links to some clips? Thanks! Nice forum BTW.
     
  13. WCR

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    Been around for about 1-1/2 years. Anyone want to know what they sound like, I usually just send them to listen to Still Got the Blues. That is what they do, and that comment comes straight from the people who have that axe,, who also got the 1st set.
    On another front, I have a customer who is currently doing some clips for the site (all my clips are from users). He says he'll do both Green abd Moore stuff.Can't wait myself to hear them ...:fingersx:
     
  14. 5F6-A

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    a few good p/u builders are building their own interpretations of the pickups in Peter Green's fomer LP... I use the set made by Tim Mills in England and they sound great. I'm sure the ones J. Lollar and -obviously- Jim at WCR are really good as well.... I think I read a review of both types... maybe it was in tonequest but cannot remeber right now..
     
  15. WCR

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    Got all my info straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak:

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    Sean French (member) actually was in on taking it all apart to check it out.
     
  16. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Thought about getting these for my Franken Paul, If I am gonna get em, WCR is gettin my order, since he checked and had the original guitar to go thru for em , I still having a hard time believing Gary actually let this guitar go ! I think a better and more extensive sound bite could be heard on Blues For Greeny, since this was the only guitar Gary used on recording, you get the guitar going thru a few different amps as well
     
  17. Sgt.Pepper

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    It's a difficult thing reproducing a sound from the past, especially when working guitars always need maintenance to keep them reliable. It's easy to get several different takes on a guitar by people who have checked it over at different times over the years. For example, are the pickups in Eric Clapton's Blackie and Brownie the same as when he recorded with them in the 70's? How about the pots? Guitars get worked on for various reasons, especially when involved in a major accident. Tim Mills is in contact, not only with Gary Moore, but with Charlie Chandler who looked after that burst for years and restored it after the car accident, and has had information from Sam Li, who worked on it in the 60's. Everyone has their own take on the sound of that guitar and that doesn't mean anyone is wrong!
     
  18. Nugget

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    Never ceases to amaze me how many people know all about that guitar's pickups. It also never ceases to amaze me how many people claim to have nailed the tone. Still, because WCR's had the guitar apart perhaps everyone else should just stop making Green/Moore sets. To be seen in photos holding the guitar is a powerful marketing tool. I'd like to hear someone playing some tunes by Green or Moore with Jim Wagner's set so we can see how close they are.
     
  19. GuitarGal

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    :wave: phillyred79~

    Welcome here~ :rock:
     

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