Callaham H/SRV.

jalguitarman

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Has anyone here tried these?? They sound very interesting and I am considering them for 50s  modern/vintage spec type Strat. How do they compare to a fralin vintage hot or a seymour duncan antiquity surfer (which I have in the neck pos of a 2008 maple neck/board strat. Would you call them warm,  bright or how would you describe them?? also any comparison you could give me btween the callaham special winds and the H/SRV might be helpful.

THankS.
 

Superlizard

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Fralin does special winds for Bill.  Bill then does his "cryo" treatment... I don't know if the "cryo" thing does squat, but they're
by far the best single coils I've ever heard.  Like it says, wound strings keep definition even with gain.

Clean:

(position 5 [neck], then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1)

http://streamer2.soundclick.com/jarry_DL/34/04/vipdownload/lizardpie+callahamhsrv54321comparisonclean320.mp3

Dirty:

(with MI Audio Crunchbox - bridge SC, panned to the left side throughout the tune - mono short solo in the middle of tune is neck SC)

http://streamer2.soundclick.com/jarry_DL/35/01/vipdownload/lizardpie+rdf320.mp3
 

Mr. E.

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I just ordered a set of these (along with a Callaham bridge). They're going in my next strat project.

Thanks for the audio samples!  :rock-on:

-erik
 

Tonar8352

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They are my number 1 choice right now.  Search my threads for a very in-depth review of strat pickups with the EJ/SRV/HENDRIX set being the number one choice.  It’s all there including comparing it to the other Callaham “Fralin” special winds.
 

jalguitarman

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These will be my next set of strat pick ups for sure. One of the qualitys of a great vintage style single coilis dynamics and string seperation i would guess. Anymore I am not into high output humbuckers and ungodlysaturated tones. I think that the rightfuzz pedal is the better way to go or with an amp medium gain.take Eric Johnson. I am convinced much of his tone is the fuzz pedal. This really singing tone if you will. My tastes have changed. I love single coils and will likely not ever like humbuckers as much as before. At least not high output even though I think the evo 2 was good for that type of pick up
 
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