Pickups

Dream 90, short sound sample.

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I just love single coil pickups! Sounds great John.

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I totally agree w/Steve, that is one fine sounding guitar.

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Sounds great UG. I'm curious about Dream 90's. I've been thinking about trying Dream 90's in my Epiphone Dot. Hmmm?

Dylan

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I'm really liking this. With the gain turned up a bit it has a raunchy, don't mess with me, sound.

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Dream 90's sound perfect in a 5120. I'm pretty surprised but when I think about it it makes sense. I contacted Guitarfetish when I was asking about the difference between a Mean 90 and a Dream 90 and they told me a Mean 90 is their version of a P90 and a Dream 90 is more like a really fat Strat pickup. In a 5120 the Dream 90 clears up some of the natural low end in the neck and actually suits this guitar maybe more than a Mean 90 would. Good call!

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I chose blindly and lucked out. I have noticed, even through my cheap little amp, that I can use the Dream 90 to mimic the acoustic properties of the 5120. I like this a lot. I think it's a keeper.

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I also love the acoustic properties of my 5120. Whenever I combine the bridge and neck stock pickups I always lower the volume on the neck to balance out the tone. With a Dream 90 in the neck the boom is already taken care of and it seems you could crank both pickups together to get an amazing tone.

I believe you stumbled onto some gold!

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Thanks for the post - I think the sound is truly amazing - rich, varied and clear as a bell - love the tonal range.

I must say I have been blown away by the quality of the GFS pickups. I put a pair of vintage style alnicos in my 5120 and I love the sound. Although noew I want to try a dream 90 in combination with a humbucker. I just finished building two nocasters and in one I used GFS stacked humbuckers and in the other I used their replicas of vintage style single coils - both set ups have been extremely satisfying. I finished the last guitar on the weekend and am loving the sound of the single coils and even without shielding I have no buzz or hum going on. I am amazed at the sound quality and value. A year or so ago I was looking at various pricier pup[s - TV jones for the electromatic and considering building with bare knuckles or fralins. At this point there is no way I will spend that kind of money as I think the sounds I am getting are superb. The only improvements to be made are - I believe - in my own technique! So thanks for the short sound sample.

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I prefer Dream90s to Mean90s. I think the cleans of the Dreams outshine the grind of the Means. They are both very good though.

Also I'm coming to appreciate Surf 90s more. I have a set in a fullsize hollowbody archtop, and if I think of it more like in typical telecaster applications, it sounds great.


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