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Throbak KZ115

somebodyelseuk

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Hiya chaps,
There seem to be plenty of threads around championing the SLE101s (?), but can't find a thing regarding the KZ115. I've listened to a couple of youtube clips - one not so good, one outstanding, which goes to show you CAN make a sows ear from a silk purse.
Reason I'm interested in these specifically is that they're not the typical 8.xk/7.xk-bridge/neck formulaic set of PAF-a-likes.
Anyone out there using these pickups?
Cheers
 

El Gringo

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Hiwatts are criminally underrated. Marshall’s get most of the love in Les Paul circles, but I’ll take a Hiwatt over a Marshall any day. Over anything, really. Love love love them.
But they are so close and really in the same ball park as amps go .
 

mthrunn

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But they are so close and really in the same ball park as amps go .
Think so? I’m not sure. I mean, both are obviously British, but their response, tonal spectrum, etc all are different to me. The CP especially…it’s almost more of a blackface Fender than a Marshall.
 

El Gringo

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Think so? I’m not sure. I mean, both are obviously British, but their response, tonal spectrum, etc all are different to me. The CP especially…it’s almost more of a blackface Fender than a Marshall.
Ok, I will take your word for it as you are the one playing it .
 

JLee

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The Koss set are fantastic. Haven’t tried the KZs. The Koss set are A2 with a higher output neck pickup. Neck is still clear and bell like and the bridge can push an amp and really bark
 

somebodyelseuk

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Thanks for the replies.
Just read the background to the Koss pups - fascinating stuff - and whilst I'm not chasing anyone's specific tone, they're just a 'whacky' enough spec, in the 'repaired' format to pique my interest...
Hmmm? :coffee:
 

JLee

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I wasn’t out to cop Koss’ tone. I was just looking for a set of A2 pickups and decided on the Koss Set over Jon’s other A2 offerings. If anything, I was shooting for Clapton Fresh Cream tones.
 
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