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Are there still any fans of the Wolfetone Dr. Vintage pickups round here???

jamisonlps

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This is one set I've not gotten around to trying but am still very curious. Marshallheads (various) were always too hot for me. I do like the Legends though.

Anyone rocking the Dr. Vintage pickups still?
 

Triplet

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I have a set (#121, I think) in my '73 Deluxe. They're a tad mid-rangey, but they work well in there.
 

Albert

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I have kept the low-serial no. 7.5k neck pickup I put in my '99 R9, and have no desire to replace it. It was much clearer (less muddy with overdrive) than the original 8k '57 Classic it replaced, and since that swap I actually use the tone control for more than just getting "woman tone." It sounds like the mismatch of coil winds is probably less than the Burstbuckers I've heard, so it doesn't get the Burstbucker attack; in that respect it's closer to the '57 Classics.

I bought only the neck pickup because I liked a Voodoo '59 I put in the bridge position. (see my avatar photo). The Voodoo also sounds more like a '57 Classic or Duncan '59 than a Burstbucker, but it is more complex, less harsh in the high end, and has nice note bloom. I could have bought the Dr. V set from Wolfe, but his cream bobbins matched the color of the Gibson plastic, whereas the Voodoo were a paler bone color more like original PAFs, and I wanted the exposed double-white bobbins to look vintage (although maybe some PAFs have aged to look like the Gibson color). Tonewise, I imagine the old Dr. V would be as good if not better than the Voodoo. I don't know if there was any sonic change after Rick stopped selecting magnets for the Dr. Vs (which was somewhere in the 300s serial number range), but I would imagine some LPF members have opined about this.
 
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