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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    Which tone do you prefer?

    My 40th Anniversary H7 came with a set of Duncan Customs in it. IIRC Chris had recommended I get a set of these a while back and I was excited to check 'em out. Overall, I dug 'em, but not quite as much as the Imperiums I have in my Franken7.

    Then I got a smoking deal on a brand new Dimarzio Titan, and grabbed it. Swapped the Duncan Custom bridge for the Titan, and now I'm not sure I made the right move.

    Which of these do you think A) sounds better by itself and B) mixes best with the Imperium?

    The Custom panned left, Imperium right.



    The Titan panned left, Imperium right

    (the solo'ed guitar in the middle of the song is the Imperium).

    TIA!
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    Join Date: Sep 2011
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    Definitely prefer the custom/imperium, but the titan doesn't sound bad by any means.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    I slightly prefer the Titan in this clip, but the Custom sounds good too. I used to have one in my first seven string and it was a very throaty pickup, great for metal.

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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    Thanks guys. I'm *almost* convinced I want to keep the Custom and sell the Titan. Gonna try re-dialing it in/adjusting height/all that once more time before I give up on it.

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    Custom for me, by a mile.
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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    Put the Custom back in this morning and within seconds was like "oh yeah, that's definitely better." I think the Titan excels at down tuned stuff, but since I stay in B standard, the Custom just works better for what I do.

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    Join Date: Apr 2017
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    Good choice. The Custom is my favorite bridge pickup. It just sounds right.
    C'mon son.

    Hellevate

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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrashinbatman View Post
    Good choice. The Custom is my favorite bridge pickup. It just sounds right.
    It's definitely become one of my faves too. Great combination of crispy & crunchy.

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