My take on the rocksongs is the bridge is a juiced up PAF but not overly so. I have Generators in my Epi LP (alder body & Floyd). to get good reviews from most people. The second pickup (B) is a Bare Knuckle Apache. The TR3 is a new and improved version of the TR1. Very happy. I saw some great reviews on Tonerider and they're no more expensive than the GFS. I think you'll be fine with Irongear or Tonerider, their pickups are very good. Lots of nice high-end shimmer without being boomy in the neck. Tonerider is perhaps best known among cheap guitar enthusiasts for its line of scatter-wound vintage Strat pickups, which compete handily on tone with the finest artisan single-coils while selling for around 99 bucks American for a set.   Pasted as rich text. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The sound has a punchy low end, a smooth and clear high-end, very present mids and it retains the typical twang of the traditional Tele bridge pickup. It was always my intention to replace the pups and after some serious research decided to opt for a set of these Tonerider TRT1 Vintage Plus pickups - I'm so glad I did too because they are simply brilliant! Guess I have to play it more. Those pickups are the one of the best in general, and with unbeatable price/sound/quality ratio. The thing about any pickup, amp, combo of the two or whatever is strictly player subjective. I'm wanting a bit more 'bite' in the bridge and, I don't know, SOMETHING more in the neck. Calum13 Frets: 36 . Overall they are a step above the stocks , as good as most pickups 3 times the price and i suspect at concert volume when the amp is being properly pushed they will come into their own. What sounds good to you may not sound good to me and visa versa. I play heavier forms of pop-punk transitioning to alternative and thrash metal. 2 people found this helpful. I might stick the Kent Alincos in . Fender includes Alnico 5-level magnet construction that further enhances the excellent tone dynamism you get from this pickup. Select Post ; Deselect Post; Link to Post; Member. They are believed to come with ToneRider pups. I’m looking for some classic style PAF pickups but don’t want to spend too much. Considering getting some IGs for my Epi LP Stabdard. I may have to give it a try one of these days. Boot Camp is a focused range of handwound pickups, covering humbuckers, Strats, Teles and P90s that strips away the custom options to cut straight to the tone. However, a good alternative choice for those people looking at something different would be Fender V-Mod Telecaster Single-Coil Pickups – Set of 2 . Pickups are very much part of this equation too, yet they are often overlooked. I've also talked to Andrew, and he was extremely helpful and willing to go out of his way to get me what I wanted. Ich habe mir auch einen Rebel 90 für die Neckposition meiner Semiakustik gekauft, aber Probleme beim Löten. I was lookink for cheap pickups to upgrade my sx sjb'75 and found these tonerider pickups. I'm looking for a switch from SPB3 for 40€. I have replaced a set of Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups with these Tonerider Pure Vintage pups. Got mine installed and got to play them for the first time today. Or maybe overwinding Alnico II mags in an HB doesn't produce very balanced results tonally. Seems they are some sweet low cost "import" pups. I have them wired for coil-splitting and I can get pretty much any kind of sound I want out of them. Note: We do not outsource, and we do not get a ‘Ghostbuilder’ to touch any part of our pickups. I love these pups. :) 5 Best tele pickups . As a result, the sound produced by the TR3 is meatier, has more punch, and is much clearer. Tonerider Pickups Tonerider Musical Products Ltd was founded in 2003 with one aim - to make the best sounding music gear on the planet - at prices the working musician can afford. Very well balanced and sweet sounding. They are stunning and sound incredible in this wiring scheme. In any case, those pickups were straight up drooling with mojo and they worked it whether I was playing Hendrix, Nirvana, SRV, even Seether...I'm not saying that they nailed their exact tones, but they sounded damned good in just about every role I put them in. can they really be any good for that money? Tipps & Tricks Fragen (FAQ) Regeln. Like any brand they offer a range, so there’ll be some models that grab you more than others. Joined Oct 22, 2008 Messages 679 Reaction score 20. tone forum. wyldesigns, April 10, 2008 in Electric Guitars. I wanted to buy some cheaper pickups for my Epiphone Les Paul, and possibly try doing the work myself. It's a great match. 0 Comment Report abuse. Details: pickups, tonerider, city, limits, pickup, fender, nice, guitar, therefore, need I've had around 30 sets of pickups from all the big boys and cheapy makers. Great stuff! Clear editor. Wanted to check out an overwound pup with Alnico II magnets. I’m not a Strat purist in terms of tone. Yummy. Tonerider TRT2 Hot Classic Tele Pickup Set. info is provided on how.. so an easy job. Of course, rollng off the volume to around "8" will also attenuate some trebles, if you don't have any kind of treble bleed circuit. Desided to share my experience with this very nice pickups sets with you. Nov 29, 2009 #6 A brand new pair of the Alnico II PAFs just got sold off at $67... Heck of a good deal I'd say. Board-Mitarbeiter. Continue Reading. Find Out More. I have four of them - a pair of PAFs in an Ibanez AS-300 and a pair of the same (but without covers) in a Carvin/Warmoth Strat with PRS wiring (using a MegaSwitch). The Tonerider TRT2 Hot Classic pickup set comes with two vintage output alnico V single-coil pickups. I recently purchased an epiphone sheraton in wine red for £400. Upload or insert images from URL. the body is a squier standard body so is the full thickness not the affinty slim body, the neck is a nice slim rosewood neck which came off an affinty stratocaster. my conclusion is that 'better' is subjective. The is causing me to lean away from the AC2s. I haven't tried his other models, but will when I get the chance. Deleted. Find Out More. Best regards, Maurice. The neck is just a touch warmer to match the bridge, but I prefer the Alnico ii classics. From GFS to the boutique guys, you can find stuff that can make you happy, and be happy you spent your money with the right folks. Talk with your fellow tone freaks on the web's liveliest (and friendliest!) Also extremely glad I didn't go for the expensive '57 classics. Priced similar to the Toneriders. Tonerider sells into the same market niche as GFS. Jetzt habe ich den Hot an das einzige Kabel vom Rebel 90 gelötet und den Ground an den Mantel des Kabels, war das richtig? I haven't been disappointed by any of them. For me is very difficult to buy a set of seymour duncan, emg or fender because these brands are too expensive in Brazil. Seemed kind of 'bright' (even in a Mahog git) to me at practice. The Rocksong bridge works absolutely great in our test guitars ESPECIALLY with higher gain levels - gain of the marshall variety in particular. Kepp up the good work and keep those prices down! Without any confirmation of how hot these pickups are supposed to be or how they are supposed to be voiced, it’s refreshing to be able describe these pickups in terms of how I hear them without too much prejudice based on what they may be designed to sound like. So bright I had to stop playing the guitar (think like a JB only much worse--almost so bright as to approach being brittle sounding). The Ibanez comes with cheap ceramics that actually don't sound too bad. Semi-hollows, mahogany guitar and really resonant guitars mellow this out a bit - I don't have any experience of the Agiles in this area, but I do know a lot of Korean LPs are a little harsh on the top two strings. All wound and built in our UK workshop . I plan to replace the Texas specials in one of my strats soon. Snaxster. Combine that with the nickel silver covers and there is literally nothing that isn't boutique about these pickups aside from the country of origin. tone forum. A quick look inside the Tonerider workshop. Quick Links. The Apache Bare Knuckle bridge pickup has the optional "Zinc plated steel baseplate for extra power and bottom end". But the Toneriders upgraded this guitar dramatically. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. matthornet Senior Member. Tonerider has somehow ensured that their capacitances are very low, hitting the boutiques right in their value proposition. Hi, ich kann im Forum nix zu diesen Pickups finden. I have recorded with these pickups, with good results. IMO, they are worth way more than he charges. von stuehrenberg, 30.08.14. Sep 28, 2018 #2. Those pickups are equaly good as Burstbuckers. They don’t have “student lines” or “pro series”: each and every piece of gear they produce is designed to perform in a professional environment - on stage or in the studio. I would, however, love to hear a comparison of Tonerider AC2 vs. SD Alnico 2 Pro and or the Slash ones. IMO, they are worth way more than he charges. The tone is not harsh or overly brilliant, and there is absolutely no noise. Sehr gute Fertigung, vintage mäßiger Sound zu einem unglaublich fairen Preis. I can't tell you how impressed I am with the Generator and Alnico IV sets I bought. Brilliant but not harsh. I seem to be in the minority here as I don't rate the ones I tried at all. For my money, the only upgrade pickups I'll use. The higher output level is conceived for blues-rock. Pure Vintage for strat & Rocksongs for Les Pauls?? © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. I have the Tonerider neck model you just tested in a Hamer.   Your previous content has been restored. You heard it on Harmony-Central first! Classic Blues. MIC. I set the guitar up with a nice low action and pups sit approximately 2.5mm below the string height. Get the very best out of your shiny new pickup set! Ultra fast delivery. FWIW, I liked the AC4’s easily as good than the DImarzio 36’s in this specific guitar (AC4’s are staying in it too! The second pickup (B) is a Bare Knuckle Apache. Posts: 0 TONERIDER PUR VINTAGE PICKUPS Aug 3, 2014 9:51:31 GMT . I like it very, very much. I rewire my strats for far tone on the bridge pup. Fender includes Alnico 5-level magnet construction that further enhances the excellent tone dynamism you get from this pickup. Age: 61 3,252. The first pickup (A) in each clip is a Tonerider Pure Vintage. I have used Tonerider before and have not been disappointed. Highest recommendation. Meine persönliche Meinung ist, dass sie teueren Pickups (je nach Gitarre) oftmals im Klang überhaupt nicht nachstehen. Mich würde interessieren, ob die in der SD oder DiMarzio Liga spielen oder mit Leosounds, Häussel... Anmelden oder registrieren. thing is, these pickups are dirt cheap. View attachment 3659480. If you are a guitar player with a little bit of experience, you know that Stratocaster pickups and Tonerider pickups are no the only option on the market. please read this description carefully, we have a fender squier stratocaster, though you could call it a partcaster . But I played a bit thru the middle pup, which now has no tone control. The construction also includes a fiber bobbing and period-correct cloth wire for excellent durability and stability. (Du musst angemeldet oder registriert sein, um eine Antwort erstellen zu können. I don't think you can just buy the pickups and the covers separately, but most pickup makers offer a choice of finishes. Scatterwound to mimic handwinding on Alnico magnets, we’ve got the set you need to get great strat tones at an unbeatable price. andrew@tonerider.com After a bunch of reading and YouTubery, I read an article posted via a link in the basses for sale section of BC about these - its unconfirmed, but rumoured that theyre the pups used in the Squier CV Precision bass. Our Story So Far. We make Stratocaster and Telecaster pickups, Humbuckers and P90 pickups, including our best-selling Rebel 90. I have Alnico IV's in my Epi Sheraton. The first pickup (A) in each clip is a Tonerider Pure Vintage. Boot Camp - Our most accessible range yet. The Pickup Lounge; Tonerider P90s Any Good? Another bit of great news RedBack guitars in Australia will be installing Tonerider Pickups as standard on many models soon. Display as a link instead, × × If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. No need to spend a fortune when Tonerider consistently gets such good pickups. I'm in the market right now shopping for P/J pickups (or just the P, that's what I use most of the time anyway). I will get that axe out again and try to dial in some more tone for it---maybe today. I had a set of Tonerider Generators in an RG450 and they were fantastic pickups. Find Out More. July 2015. At Tonerider we design and manufacture world-class scatterwound guitar and bass pickups, at prices the working musician can afford. Good luck with dialling in the right tone! With our new video demos, reviews and testimonials, we hope we’ve made finding the … We also make two models for bass guitars, the Jazz Plus and Precision Plus. If I would’ve given these 4 stars, I really think I would be under-rating these pickups. Amazon Customer. hi, i'm looking to put a p90 in the neck position of a homebuild project that has a zebra coil BKP 'stormy monday' humbucker at the bridge. I don't use them but have only heard good things about them. I wanted to bid for them but chickened out for some reason.... beating myself for that. Pretty cheap, their P model that's going for GBP 34.95 (around USD 55). Having a stronger output bridge does offer you the luxury of dropping the pickup height a little to compensate - try bringing a small philips screwdriver to your next band practice and tweak the height of the treble side, and then move to the amp to get the best tone from your EQ stack. I put them in my Burny Les Paul Standard, and this is it. That requires more patience than I have. They tend to get kind of muddy in the low-end (or just not well-defined) and the shimmering cleans become kind of shrill with any great amount of gain (then again PAF's of that sort maybe were not intended to be used with a lot of gain---even though I am not using death metal amounts of gain.... only classic to hard-rock amounts of gain). Of course, rollng off the volume to around "8" will also attenuate some trebles, if you don't have any kind of treble bleed circuit. I put the Tonerider AC2’s in and PRS semi hollow & they sound great too. Also, for the styles you're describing, check out Planet Tones Blues Heritage buckers. http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/pots.htm. Quote. All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. Actually you get full marks from me for a really useful comparison, thank you for including a totally clean sound in your comparisons - I personally find it a bit hard to compare pickups when there is any element of overdrive used, so that was really good. Tonerider pickups..... any good? I have to say that those pickups produced some of the best clean sounds out of an LP I have heard. I have a tonerider Alnico IV classic and a rebel 90 ready to go in my dot studio. I measured DC resistances of 6.80k on the dot for both the neck and bridge pickup; that's far lower than the average. TONERIDER PURE VINTAGE PICKUPS FOR STRATOCASTERS. 5 Awesome vintage tones. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Made with care in our shop just outside Denver, Colorado, we make each pickup to order to ensure a personalized custom experience. If I would’ve given these 4 stars, I really think I would be under-rating these pickups. Posted by Alexander Toro on 3rd Jul 2020 Even though they are hot pickups, clean tones are nice and clear. Tonerider pickups for strat build which ones? ‹ Previous; Next › Add new comment; Listen … Posted by brian johnstone on 25th Jan 2020 GREAT PICKUPS good service and fast delevery would highly recomend well done northwest guitars thank you brian. Feedback http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57561/ 0 LOL 0 Wow! Huge, fat, strong mids, tight bass. Click to expand... Hello. and a great upgrade. Superb sound, chunk, complexity, warmness and clarity. These sound really good and they did not break the bank. Same with the CV50 Tele vs the CV60 Tele. Tonerider TRT2 Hot Classic Tele Pickup Set. And they sound amazing. They're a great improvement. Tonerider AC4 any good? These Tonerider TRS1 pups sound better than the originals and cost 1/3 rd the price. This is one of the best start pickups for Blues and the sound of the late 60s. Gonna have to make me some no load pots for this one. I've never owned one but it might be worth looking into over the Alnico Vs. Just a thought! City Limits. Just seems that they require a bit more "tweaking" than I have been accustomed to when doing a pickup swap. I researched for a while and these where my choice..I have other guitars way more expensive,, these pickups are as good if not better then some in my collection that I have. I am not changing back. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. I have been reading about Tonerider, and this is the brand that I am most likely going to go with. The Apache Bare Knuckle bridge pickup has the optional "Zinc plated steel baseplate for extra power and bottom end". I have that same GFS model in both positions of a Washburn HB35 (335 clone), and it is my favorite PAF type pickup. Maybe a Tonerider rep... or designer... will chime in here with some more relevant info. You make your own no loads?   You cannot paste images directly. It's an excellent pickup and it would be unfair to compare it to the original pickup of the guitar. Yahboy. Re: Tonerider Rocksong I have used all the tonerider pickups except the octane. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Pure Vintage. I put a set of Rocksongs in a 1984 MIJ Washburn HB-35 semi-hollow. Tonerider makes some nice pickups. BUT ARE THEY ANY GOOD? i've read about these tonerider's on harmony central and they've had (a small number of) very positive reviews. FWIW, I liked the AC4’s easily as good than the DImarzio 36’s in this specific guitar (AC4’s are staying in it too! Since 2005, Our Stratocaster pickups have redefined the market in quality, tone and affordability. The Tonerider Vintage Plus Tele set is definitely on the low output side of any Tele set. I know this is unrelated to what you've mentioned. However I have not used the CC so I cannot compare. 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