#163016  by lovetoboogie
 Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:06 pm
I had a bridge pup die in a clients guitar loaded with the DA 69's...

I admit they sounded great when i first heard them back when he was winding them himself.

These pickups from Fender of all places sound the best...

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/accessori ... 37000.html

I do alot of work on Strats from minor to major... If they need pickups or a client is looking for an Alligator or early Wolf sound I use the above pups without regret. They are excellent...
 #163017  by MTA61
 Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:11 pm
David is indeed back in production. He messaged me personally a few weeks ago that he was back in action and the Voodoo 69's were back in stock. I placed and order and received mine about 5 days later. Get them, great pickups!
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 #163019  by Gr8fulCadi
 Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:43 pm
lovetoboogie wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:06 pm
I had a bridge pup die in a clients guitar loaded with the DA 69's...

I admit they sounded great when i first heard them back when he was winding them himself.

These pickups from Fender of all places sound the best...

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/accessori ... 37000.html

I do alot of work on Strats from minor to major... If they need pickups or a client is looking for an Alligator or early Wolf sound I use the above pups without regret. They are excellent...
Good to know, thx!! I have the CS69’s and Alembic SB in a Strat and while it sounds good,,,,,, In your experience how would you describe the difference between the 69’s and Vintage 65’s? Thx
 #163020  by lovetoboogie
 Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Gr8fulCadi wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:43 pm
lovetoboogie wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:06 pm
I had a bridge pup die in a clients guitar loaded with the DA 69's...

I admit they sounded great when i first heard them back when he was winding them himself.

These pickups from Fender of all places sound the best...

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/accessori ... 37000.html

I do alot of work on Strats from minor to major... If they need pickups or a client is looking for an Alligator or early Wolf sound I use the above pups without regret. They are excellent...
Good to know, thx!! I have the CS69’s and Alembic SB in a Strat and while it sounds good,,,,,, In your experience how would you describe the difference between the 69’s and Vintage 65’s? Thx
Its totally subjective right? But here goes...

The CS 69's were a great pitch when they came out. Abagail Yari and all that...I bit hook line and sinker. I noticed that glassy high frequency response and convinced myself that was the ticket. But what was missing are those woody mids. I have a 68' Strat and an original set of 64' Strat pups so I have a good reference point. The CS 69's are good...but then the PV pups came along...enter the thicker mids as well as the classic strat piano-like tones. The response of a properly adjusted set of PV65's are so perfect for that 72' tone. Especially that 2/4 position stuff like Cumberland and Mexicali, etc... Its spanky, its quacky, it's snappy,... In just the middle position it drives a properly designed Garcia style preamp perfectly. Think of that 73' Alligator style Row Jimmy lead... Slightly hot but very Strat sounding...

Thats my admittedly subjective review...

;)
 #163238  by franklins_timmy
 Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Ok, another question. The magnets, wire, dc resistance are the same in the two but the inductance is 2.2 for the CS 69's and 2.6 for the PV 65's. So is the inductance different between the two because of the way it is wound... ? What is the reason or maybe what causes the inductance to be different when everything else is so similar?
 #163239  by waldo041
 Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:58 pm
franklins_timmy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Ok, another question. The magnets, wire, dc resistance are the same in the two but the inductance is 2.2 for the CS 69's and 2.6 for the PV 65's. So is the inductance different between the two because of the way it is wound... ? What is the reason or maybe what causes the inductance to be different when everything else is so similar?
the amount of wire and wraps made. It might have a couple hundred more winds on it and wound in a different pattern to do so. A wah is another example of how an inductors inductance and resistance being crucial in getting things "right".

~waldo
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 #163461  by franklins_timmy
 Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:16 am
Found some pickups that seem similar to the PV 65's that are RWRP. https://www.planettone.com/product/clas ... for-strat/
I want to give one of these sets a try just not sure which yet. For anyone interested musicians friend has the PV 65's for $99 right now with 15% off and the the planet tone set is $105 with 20% off. Here's a clip for each...
https://youtu.be/b2BeG9jurWs

https://youtu.be/wSSnf5m8hXU
Nico was the former name of Planet Tone.
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