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  1. #151

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esport
    I couldn’t find anything about a Lollar floater P90.
    It's not this one? It's available in black as well.

    P-90 DogEar: Lollar Pickups

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  3. #152

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    Maybe? I think I’d prefer Anico 3 and it’s also hard to determine if it’s an option to have it as a floater...or am I missing something?

  4. #153

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    Pete B can make you a P90 as a floater, I'd bet.

    Kent Armstrong also makes a handwound floating single coil pick up which is tapped so that with a switch you can have a hotter or less hot pickup, depending on whether you want it to sound like a P90 or a DeArmond 1100. There are a few examples of that pickup on YouTube and it's very nice sounding; I have never tried one bit have been tempted. As a floater it attaches to the pickguard. Order direct from Kent for the best deal.

  5. #154

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    You get two magnet sets of your choice with a VV pickup. It's easy to swap them out. And if you find you don't like either, you can get another set for almost nothing.

  6. #155

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    Just sent Pete an email. I asked for some suggestions and gave him some details as to what I’d like to get in terms of tone. Hopefully, he will get back to me with some advice and we can do some business.

  7. #156

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    Wow, Pete responded already. He suggested this one and I have to say it looks pretty sweet. Medium output and his recommendation for the EXL-1. Would this just attach to the underside of the pickguard with adhesive tape or would it need to be tapped and a screw used? Never installed a floater before.
    D'Angelico EXL-1-48dce7d7-2561-4154-a0a5-ad4bfaf76f7b-png

  8. #157

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esport
    Wow, Pete responded already. He suggested this one and I have to say it looks pretty sweet. Medium output and his recommendation for the EXL-1. Would this just attach to the underside of the pickguard with adhesive tape or would it need to be tapped and a screw used? Never installed a floater before.
    https://www.archtop.com/PageMill_Res...uctions_p1.pdf

  9. #158

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    Depending on how permanent you want it, you could use mounting tape, screws, or adhesive (epoxy, cyanoacrylate, UV resin, et al). I sort of like screws, because it's easy to remove the pickup if necessary, and they allow for some readjustment if that's necessary.

  10. #159

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    I’m a bit torn on which pickup to order. I think I’d really like the VV CC floater...especially after hearing multiple videos of it. However, I also really like the KA PAF. Prices are close. The CC wouldn’t involve cutting the Pg but that’s no real issue. Has anyone used both and would maybe chime in with their impressions?

  11. #160

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    Definitely two tonally different pickups. I'd go with the CC as I dig the single coil tone from the early jazz period. If you prefer more of the humbucker sound, then go that way. The CC looks cooler and we all know... guitars that look cooler sound better

    Just sayin.... (no charge for the virtual installation

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  12. #161

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    I like the DeArmond Rhythm Chief pickup. I have a VV CCrider pickup, and it's okay, but I prefer the DA. It's entirely subjective, though, and entirely up to the preferences of the player.

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    I had the same guitar in a burst for a while and the Shadow AZ48 transformed the amplified sound from ok to very very smooth and nice. I also spent a bunch of time mating the saddle foot to the top and felt that gave
    an improvement in tone.

    Will

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    Call me shallow but I just hate the look of the Zoller. Having the black matte finish with the font of the maker on the pickup printed on it ruins the aesthetics of the guitar for me.

  15. #164

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    I've had 3 of these. The first two were nice, but I didn't connect and sold them . I had buyers remorse and bought another one, a 2017 Blue.. which I had before. I had to recondition the neck, change strings, intonate , relocate the bridge so that the strings crossed over each pole piece.. It plays great now. Glad I reconsidered and bought again. This one is a keeper. No regrets..

  16. #165

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    I have the 2014 one. Tbh, I like the previous generations (until 2016) more than the current generation.
    It's a long journey with this guitar to find the tone and playability that I prefer. And after 4 years, I'm finally bond with her.
    The guitar itself is really good for the price, the wood they use in this guitar is good, the flame maple grain, the spruce grains are tight, and the one that I like the most is the dark and tight rosewood fingerboard (I re-radiused the fingerboard to 12''. The color and the grain are still the same so they're not filled or black-stained rosewood. I rarely see rosewood fb that good) + real MOP inlays.
    But, the electronics (asian KA, pots) are so-so.. so I changed them.
    Here's she now..
    D'Angelico EXL-1-dangelico-jpg
    the looks is quite different from the original but I personally really like it and feel like I have my own signature guitar.
    Last edited by nadtorus; 09-25-2020 at 02:11 PM.

  17. #166

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    So you attached the pickup to the body.. that's interesting. Would love to hear this one.. I kinda regret selling the 2007 blonde oneI had. It was made differently. it had a great tone.. but again. didn't have the energy I was looking for.