- Dec 27, 2010
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Joan Jett? Blurgh!!g mornings and afternoons
I think that it's pre '75 that they were unpotted . a favorite of Joan Jett __ but at the point that people were using hot glue and beeswax to " upgrade " the pickups . Dimarzio made the change
I was reading an interview with Steve Stevens a couple of weeks ago , about the ones that he had Bare Knuckle make for him . the company will make any of their picjkups ( upon special request ) unpotted . although there's a few in the collection that you probably wouldn't want that option with
I had a set of super sparkly Johnny Marr ( Jag ) pickups from them . can't imagine how bad those would sound without the wax
Steve Stevens...also a big fan of the Roland G-707. Probably the first person I saw using one on Flesh for Fantasy. Although I had read about them early on. Retail price for the whole system upon release? $10,000! I got mine about 2-3 years later when the price had dropped significantly because they weren't catching on. They weren't perceived as metal guitars.
If you're just recording it's not so much of a problem with SDs, although it is there. It's the higher and higher volume of larger and larger venues that prompted the home brew and manufacturer potting.
Lots of people were SD users, they were pretty endemic, even in some notable fusion players. Al Dimeola, Ace Frehley, a whole bunch of players.
I had a Sd-1 at the bridge and a patent sticker t-top in the neck of my Custom for a few years. It's pretty much the ideal hard rock combo for me. But later decided I preferred to have a decent PAF at the bridge because it goes back to earlier tones but I can still get there with hard rock stuff too.
T-top plus SD = the sound of a lot of early metal.