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I've had one of these sitting on my desk to try for months now, after trying the Custom in Dana's ash Warmoth and really liking it. I'll withhold my thoughts for now. :yesway:
 

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You might consider playing the exact same thing twice for the comparison, I can't really tell the difference.
 

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Both pickups have their attributes 👍🏻
 

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You might consider playing the exact same thing twice for the comparison, I can't really tell the difference.
I was trying to play somethhing similar off memory - I got pretty close, but it's not as easy as you think, considering I took an hour, hour and a half off in between to unwire a pickup, trim and drill out the tabs, rewire it, string and tune the guitar back up, and then fire my camera back up. :lol:
 

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You might consider playing the exact same thing twice for the comparison, I can't really tell the difference.
Seriously? The Custom had considerably more low-end "grunt" to it, whereas the Wolfe is all about the upper mids.
 

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I also thought what I was playing WAS pretty consistent here. :lol:

Ok, my thoughts - the JB is way more "vintage" sounding than the Custom, which is to my ears more "modern." The JB has a lot more high end sparkle and a lot more harmonic content in that area, while the Custom is probably more "even" sounding. Clean the JB is the more alive-sounding pickup, I think, though I'm less sure which I prefer distorted; The Custom is more articulate but still fluid, the JB is a little more "blurred" in the midrange and hairy in the highs, but not unappealingly so.

The Custom also REALLY likes being set closer to the strings; the whole thing just sounds "bigger." Unfortunately, the Sentient doesn't respond as well so to keep them balanced I have to keep them a little farther back off than I'd prefer the Custom alone.

My initial thoughts (and even to an extent thoughts listening to this clip) are that I preferred the JB, but the more I play the Custom the more I'm not sure that's the case. Bare minimum I'm gonna give it some more time, as it's a great sounding pickup; less exciting clean, but I may prefer it distorted.
 

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I think the custom 7 in your guitar does sound a bit different than the 6 string version in my guitar.
 

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You might consider playing the exact same thing twice for the comparison, I can't really tell the difference.
I think more so I would have liked a bit more distorted rhythm playing, and also to have the editing to be:

Wolfe - clean
Duncan - clean
Wolfe - gain
Duncan - gain
Bunch of ungrateful cunts. :lol:
 

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I think more so I would have liked a bit more distorted rhythm playing, and also to have the editing to be:

Wolfe - clean
Duncan - clean
Wolfe - gain
Duncan - gain
Maybe I'll try that the next time I shoot one of these. At a minimum I should edit in shortcuts into the description.

EDIT - what Astrocreep said. :lol:
 
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