- Feb 19, 2019
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I had a 2013 R8 with the worst sounding CBs I've ever heard. Tried them in different guitars with same result...brash with a very unpleasant high end....gross. I also have a 2016 R0 with the best sounding modern pups (CBs) I've heard to to date.
Oh, yes. In no way was my post meant to imply that 13 offerings are bad, but rather that ya never know whatchya gonna get...like a box of chocolate. Some are bad; some are good and some are wonderful. There are some custom buckers out there that are excellent; dare I say just as good as some of the boutique offerings...IMHO that is.And yet my '13 R8 is sublime tonewise with them, also had them in my '13 R7(which I have since sold) and just great. Good that your '16 R0 does the trick
That makes sense. I have a 2012 R9 that came factory with Custom Buckers. 8.05k neck/8.08k bridge. Bright pickups, like the proverbial "Tele on steroids." Quite hot too. Nice harmonics. No mud at all in the neck. Wonder how they compare to the 7.5/7.8 set.He also said that there were two different sets of pickups. One set was about 7.5k neck and 7.8k bridge and the other was about 8k for the neck and bridge.