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How many have made the switch?

Luke Gibson

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I was just wondering how many of you have installed the 57' Classic magnets in their Antiquites?I'm in the middle of doing it right now. What are your impressions?
 

fred58

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i ordered my antiquities today. i asked for 8.2 bridge and 7.6 neck. heavily aged of course. ordered from duncan through the store i work at.
 
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RICH

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I don't do impressions, my field is in guitar playing!:lolspin
 

1959burst

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ok!

guido! hwa mannya timmes hava iya tol ya! donna drika the watter!
 

Luke Gibson

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Toni, I will let you know,I was too tired last night to finish so I'm working on them now.
 

Des Howl

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We used to have a client who "Made the switch." She was still partly a "he" at the time. That's life in the Big City...

Wanna hear a joke? Kenny G walks into an elevator, and says... "Man, this place rocks!"
 

tonejunkie

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I have an 8.27 bridge Antiquity that I changed the magnet on (I'm slowly doing it to all of mine). It has a GREAT tone, VERY Cream, very 'Sleepy Time', very 'Politician' etc. It's not too weak, and it has a great tone. I'm waiting on an 8.3 double white to see if it has the same mojo.
 

fred58

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antiquities don't coe mch hotter than that unless you request it and that makes it custom shop and that takes who knows how long. i requestes as hot as they had. te sd salesman said that usuqlly as hot as they come...we'll see what they send me.
 

Luke Gibson

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Here's my take on the switch. I do hear an improvement, more of a violin like tone (for lack of better words) very easy to solo on, I can also hear a difference when playing from key to key, G seems to be real sweet. I don't hear the double tone that some are describing, I'm playing a '73 Super Lead through a '69 Basketweave cab. w/25watt Greenbacks, George L's cable and nothing else. The sound seems more focused,smoother bass,sweeter highs!
 

plaintop

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FRED!

8.2 was the hottest they had? I would have gone elsewhere. I have heard of Antiquity bridge at 8.9. If it were me I would get something close to 8.5. But who knows the 8.2 could be the greatest PU ever made. This stuff is all over the place right now!
 

toni

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Gaston has much stronger Antiquities PU than I have, but side by side, our two guitars sound equally good, but not exactly the same.
 

Ed Rafalko

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Guys, I'm telling you, a7K pickup can read 8K after it's been out in the sun for an hour. Those readings don't mean JACK unless you're taking them at the same temperature and barometric pressure or sea levels.
 

plaintop

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EdR you are right. If it were me I just would want the pickups to be a little close in the factory reading. If you factor in a really hot pot on that neck PU and you could get noticeable volume increase or decrease when switching between them. In general it really dosen't matter............. just my preference.
 

lpnv59

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Des Howl,

Good joke! I got a bad one for ya.

Desperate loser goes to the top of the Empire State Building to end it all. At the same time, two guys are delivering a mattress next door. The deperate loser jumps off and lands on the mattress without so much as a scratch. Feeling elated he proclaims "I just jumped off the Empire State Building and survived, I must be the luckiest guy in the world" to which the delivery guys reply, "No, Max Weinberg is".
 
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Snags

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Max Weinberg was the drummer for the E Street Band, which was Bruce Springsteen's band until just after the Born In the USA tour, which was around '84 or '85. Springsteen went on with new musicians after that. Max Weinberg is now the bandleader of the Max Weinberg Seven, which is the house band for the Conan O'Brian show. (This show follows The Tonight Show on NBC) :richb:
 
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