NGD - S2 Custom 24 in Whale Blue - pickup recommendations?

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  1. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Snagged this off Reverb, just arrived today. It's a 2016, is a little more beat than I expected from the listing, but not enough to complain about. Plays great, only needs minor setup tweaking. I'm going to play around with pickup heights after I change strings, but my initial impression is that at least eh bridge pickup has got to GO. Nasal and harsh. Thinking perhaps Duncan Alnico II Pros....am open to ideas.

    On to the pics:

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  2. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Nice score!


    Sweet top!

    What about an HFS?
     
  3. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I thought about a real HFS, but also looking for something a touch less hot.
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Suhr Doug Aldrich. Don’t be scared by the high values
     
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  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Looks great, congrats!
     
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  7. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I removed the covers, they were kinda just badly shoved on there. It made a noticeable difference, along with adjusting the height. I'll still probably change them, but they're at least tolerable now :).
     
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  8. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I was debating Thornbuckers...
     
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  9. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    BKP Mule for PAF tone, or go Emerald for a bit brighter side.
     
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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congrats, you'll rock that baby!
     
  11. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Yeah, it looked like the covers were just kinda laying over the PUs in your picture.
    Either way, something with exposed coils (black, of course) , and black rings...would look totally bad-a$$ on that thang!!!!!!
    Congrats, and Enjoy the Journey!!!
     
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  12. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Nice guitar. Shame about the pickup. I cant really advise as you obviously have different taste to mine. Good luck.
     
  13. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    I did Duncan Alnico II Pros in my Standard 24 along with updating all the wiring to USA, It sounds great on all styles.
     
  14. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    Used 59/09s are pretty cheap and easy to come by.
     
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  15. NBW

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    i can’t say enough about the BK Stormy Mondays. I’d like to try the mules too
     
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  16. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Beautiful!

    What do you play? Take a look at the DiMarzios too. Duncans are great too. There's a lot of choices out there to choose from.
     

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