Wolfetone Pickup Question?

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Has anyone put some Wolfetones into a semi hollow? I'm waffling between Dr. Vintages and Legends, but I think one of those might be just the thing for that guitar.
 

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Has anyone put some Wolfetones into a semi hollow? I'm waffling between Dr. Vintages and Legends, but I think one of those might be just the thing for that guitar.
I'm partial to lower output A5 in 3x5s vs A2.

I think I'd go for the Marshallhead IIs.
 

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Maybe I should mention too that this is a rather unusual 335 type in that it's all solid carved maple, not laminate.
 

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Maybe I ought to order some then while the sale is still ongoing.
 

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Maybe I should mention too that this is a rather unusual 335 type in that it's all solid carved maple, not laminate.
Does it being solid carved maple make it overly mid-rangey/bright for a semi hollow? Both Dr. Vintage and Legends are built with A2 magnets I believe. Wolfe could probably make a recommendation for a magnet change depending on the timbre of that guitar. An A4, perhaps just in the bridge, could tighten up the lows and highs and balance out the midrange, if that's a concern.

Just a thought, and I'd bet either set would sound great. :thumb:
 

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Does it being solid carved maple make it overly mid-rangey/bright for a semi hollow? Both Dr. Vintage and Legends are built with A2 magnets I believe. Wolfe could probably make a recommendation for a magnet change depending on the timbre of that guitar. An A4, perhaps just in the bridge, could tighten up the lows and highs and balance out the midrange, if that's a concern.

Just a thought, and I'd bet either set would sound great. :thumb:
I ohly have 2 335s so it's harder for me to say really. Now my other one is laminates, but it also has an ebony fb and call me crazy, but ebony and rw seem to have some different tones to them lol.

So unfortunately for me I don't have a lot of experience yet on 335s like I do LPs and SGs. So I am really really uncertain about what I want to put into it. All I do know is that I'm kind of meh about the stock SDs it has.
 

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You know what else? The one with the ebony fb also has a 3p maple neck. The solid maple 335 has a mahogany neck.
 

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I hear that, so many factors to consider.

I'd bet Wolfe would sell you some magnets separately if you wanted to experiment.

Definitely easier doing that the going the install/uninstall route on multiple pickups in a semi-hollow! :laugh2:
 

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I hear that, so many factors to consider.

I'd bet Wolfe would sell you some magnets separately if you wanted to experiment.

Definitely easier doing that the going the install/uninstall route on multiple pickups in a semi-hollow! :laugh2:
That is a good point. Obviously when you have more guitars than any human needs if you don't like the pickups in it, they will probably work out quite nicely in a different guitar. But, I would like to only change the harness and pickups once, if possible on this one lol.

I do have some extra magnets around. Some are ReWind short alnico IIs. And I have some of the cheap oens from Philly Luthier here as well to experiment with.

But, yes, I guess you can say I have yet to have a typically specced 335. The Greco was a custom shop only order in the mid to later 70s. Some people ordered them with rw and some ordered them wtih ebony. I've also seen some with nickel hardware like mine and others with gold so I'm guessing they gave people that choice as well. It's an amazing and utterly fantastic guitar, but they were definitely doing their own thing construction wise on those.

The solid carved one is an Edwards. The only other solid carved 335 type I am aware of is the one model Eastman offers. Theirs comes with Antiquities so I've at least heard some YT vids with those guitars. Mine has a SD Jazz neck and a Custom 5 in the bridge. Now mind you they aren't bad pickups, but since I'm really happy with the "bones" of this guitar, I just want it to be the best it can be.
 


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