anyone have new/used strat sized lipsticks ?
Well the BirdMan doubleneck project has hit a snag .. had wanted to use GFS 4.9k lipsticks, which are well thought of and a great deal @ $30 each new. But they are out of stock of those and the 6 k ones. Don't want the overwound 8K ones. Seems like Duncan is the only alternative... at twice the price. There are some even more than that in the $90 range... eeeeeeeeeeeek. These are of course the Strat size ones, that are a little bit different size and mounting than the Dano compatible ones.
Anybody have any silver strat size lipsticks, 6K or under they aren't using??
I have a Duncan strat sized lipstick in the neck position of a classic vibe tele, and it's great.
The GFS ones mostly look like Dano pickups, but they're a generic strat-like pickup on the inside. Original lipsticks didn't have a bobbin, just a coil wound around a fairly big magnet - most of the asian-made lipsticks have a bobbin with individual magnets per string, like a Fender pickup.
So does this mean Duncans are more like original lipsticks... basically what I want is killer chime and ringing tone
There's also Kent Armstrong, but the price is probably close to the Duncans: http://www.wdmusic.com/kent...