Wolfetone Pickup Question?

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A little while back I bought a single Dr. Vintage bridge pickup to put in a single pickup Les Paul I had sitting around. I was pleasantly surprised at how great it sounded since I had no clue about Wolfetone pickups. Well, since the Wolfetone pickups were still on sale (25% off) I purchased a set with the Marshallhead Bridge and Dr. Vintage neck and installed them in my replica. The intention was to leave them in the replica until I got a set of Throbak PG 102’s. Well, I got my 102’s, however I’m diggin the Wolfetones.

Getting to the point, has anyone out there tried the Wolfetones and Throbak in the same guitar and what was your verdict? I know there are a lot of variables but I’m just wondering what you thought.

I’m thinking that I’ll probably just leave the Wolfetones in the guitar as it really sounds good. Really diggin the Wolfetones.
 

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I have a set of Throbak SLE 101 MXV that are currently in my CC#7.
I have a set of Wolfetone Legends in my R9. I did compare them in my R9 before the Throbaks made it to the other guitar.
They both are wonderful. I think my ears told me the Throbaks are a little brighter and the bridge pup a little snarly likened to a Billy Gibbons type of vibe. Having said that the Legends are never coming out of the R9. They just mate with that guitar. Your PG pups are probably a different animal than my Throbaks however so you gonna have to make the switch and see for yourself. I also have a Marshallhead bridge and Dr Vintage neck pup in my Les Paul Classic and they absolutely rock. For the coin Wolfe's stuff in very hard to beat
 

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I have a set of Throbak SLE 101 MXV that are currently in my CC#7.
I have a set of Wolfetone Legends in my R9. I did compare them in my R9 before the Throbaks made it to the other guitar.
They both are wonderful. I think my ears told me the Throbaks are a little brighter and the bridge pup a little snarly likened to a Billy Gibbons type of vibe. Having said that the Legends are never coming out of the R9. They just mate with that guitar. Your PG pups are probably a different animal than my Throbaks however so you gonna have to make the switch and see for yourself. I also have a Marshallhead bridge and Dr Vintage neck pup in my Les Paul Classic and they absolutely rock. For the coin Wolfe's stuff in very hard to beat
Thank you sir for your input! Your last sentence hits it on the button. The Wolfetones are a no brainer. I just hit a few notes and I think you may be on to something in regard to pickups mating with a specific guitar. For some reason the Wolfetones work well with this guitar. I’ll find a guitar for the Throbaks. They are excellent pickups. Thanks again!
 

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I have never owned or played Throwbaks, but the Wolfetones I have played all have left an impression on me for how great they sound. Never too much or too little of any one thing, just nice and clear and transparent with enough, but not too much, oomph. ymmv.
 

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I have never owned or played Throwbaks, but the Wolfetones I have played all have left an impression on me for how great they sound. Never too much or too little of any one thing, just nice and clear and transparent with enough, but not too much, oomph. ymmv.
+1 never tried throbaks but I really like my Wolfetones.
 

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Wait! Wolftone had a 25% off sale?!? Dang it! Where was I? (Would love another Dr. V. set.)
 

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Maybe it’s just me but every demo I’ve watched/heard of Throbaks have always made me feel a bit...meh!
 

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Maybe it’s just me but every demo I’ve watched/heard of Throbaks have always made me feel a bit...meh!
I suppose they are def not for everyone but they certainly rock in my CC#7. Fortunately I bought mine used right here on this forum for a very fair price. I can not say I would pay the full price for a new set of Throbaks.
 

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Thanks for the comments! I tend to have to agree with the “not too much but just enough”. After playing the guitar for a while last night I got the same feeling, not to much or too little of anything but very clear and not muddy. I think I’ll just leave the Wolfetones where they are.

If they are still on sale I think I’m going to get another set. Who knows what projects are around the corner!
 

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I suppose they are def not for everyone but they certainly rock in my CC#7. Fortunately I bought mine used right here on this forum for a very fair price. I can not say I would pay the full price for a new set of Throbaks.
Pickups are very guitar particular and your guitar has found a good match it seems
But I too wouldn’t pay new price for them as there are many other pickups just as good or better for less money
 

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Maybe it’s just me but every demo I’ve watched/heard of Throbaks have always made me feel a bit...meh!
I could agree, never heard a Throbak demo that caught my ear.

I will say, the pickups I prefer to play don't always translate that well when recorded. They don't sound bad, but the ones that stand out and catch the ear on recordings, including video demos, are typically the ones that are almost painfully bright in the room.
 
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I could agree, never heard a Throbak demo that caught me ear.

I will say, the pickups I prefer to play don't always translate that well when recorded. They don't sound bad, but the ones that stand out and catch the ear on recordings, including video demos, are typically the ones that are almost painfully bright in the room.
You may have a point
 

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look on the bright side of this. regardless which set of pickups you leave in you will have another set that will need a new home for them. so get to shopping for that new LP ;)
 

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I got a Meaner Soap Bar for my Junior.
It is outstanding and Wolfe has excellent customer service
 

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Wolfetone Pickups 25% discount sale still running guys !

Just ordered ( third direct order and fourth in all ) more stock from Wolfe this week.
Marshallhead II pair for a Historic 2013 LP 8 and Mean and Meaner SB for a Nik Huber .
Got a load of magnets to see if I can sex-up some factory duds from Gibson ( eg Classic '57 Neck , Custombuckers ) and some aged nickle covers to change over shiny ones on a pair of Dr Vintage . Why try yourself when for a lousy $20 a pop , the Master can do it perfectly for you....
The order to shipped time was 60 hours ............ Wow ! You won't find better service or pricing of a superb product anywhere on the planet . Cheers , Neil in Oz
 


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