Since Gibson, apparently, only makes about 3,000 Rx a year, and we're only a third of the way through, I'd question how many of those people commenting on how they sound have actually heard one.
THIS!!! It nails it. I play a decent acoustic and I find unpotted electric pickups just grabs the nuances best. I believe the Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers are unpotted as well. There is many on the market. They are not meant for high gain on stage playing. They are meant for studio, small gig, small amp setups.I have the first MHS unpotted pickups in a Memphis ES Les Paul. They immediately made me hate my Red 335 with Burstbuckers. The potting isn't the whole story but I without question feel more of the guitar coming through - especially in that transitional "tubes breathing" zone.
Huge, complex, sweet sound. Just can't play them through a Dual Rectifier slammed with an HM-2. Boo hoo.
They also pick up on every tiny detail of your left and right hand technique. Like an acoustic amp. Sometimes a little jarring when you have as a little talent as I do
I'd say well under 5k for TH.View attachment 375503
I’m sorry,... but that is such a hellacious underestimate.... 3000 guitars wouldn’t even cover the costs of having a Custom Shop Historic program.... for example there was 300 of each Collectors Choice model.... in 2014 there was at least 10 CC models released.... besides all the unlimited regular reissue Historic models.... 2014 alone may have reached 50k Historics being produced.... I may have overstated (cuz Gibson won’t say) but I doubt it..... the 2015 True Historics May have been very limited.... under 5000? ..... maybe.
Absolutely.... if I remember correctly the 2015 TH9 and TH8 were advertised under 800 each and the remaining TH models BB7 TH6, TH7 and others were well under the 800 mark.... I could be wrong tho.I'd say well under 5k for TH.
One must remember that when THs were put out there that 2014 R spec models were still being cranked out.
Just from perusing the used ebay/ reverb ads it's easy to see that THs weren't and aren't that numerous.
Ebay currently has 11 True Historics for sale in the US.
So you've tried 1 unpotted humbucker and assume they all do itIf you play loud, with gain or without, they will feedback in a bad way. I had an unpotted humbucker installed and I don't use that guitar for jamming now. I plan to replace it.
No, the verdict is not out, its well documented what potting does to tone.The verdict is out on whether it adds air to the tone.
Is Metallica considered high gain? I assume Kirk Hammet hasn’t swapped pickups in Peter Green’s Les Paul given the provenance. Looks like he plays it on stage...Half the guitaring world (especially the ones into strat and superstrat styles) thinks the whole concept of a Les Paul is putting out a badly designed guitar just to be historically accurate.......
As to the pickups - the thread premise is meaningless. If you play high gain they will squeal....its the nature of the beast. But play low gain (what the pickups are slanted toward in the first place) and they wont. You cannot separate out individual experience from the way opinion is formed.
And until you try them for yourself, its best not to form opinions.
Why do you think pickups are potted? Just for fun?
I don't have the desire to debate this bullshit.
He also has techs in case sh!t hits the fan. Given Greeny's track record of being played on high gain with Gary Moore I doubt it'll happen but hey, better safe than sorry. No one wants uncontrollable feedback blaring through the PAs at stadium levels.Looks like he plays it on stage...