New guitar day

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Larry Mal
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Re: New guitar day

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:16 pm

Gavanti wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:56 am
Congrats. This looks great. I'll be interested to hear more of your take on the MHS pickups.
I think I am now reading that the MHS 2 pickups are Alnico 5, instead of the 2 and 3 that the MHS pickups were. On paper, I probably would have wanted the other magnets, however, these pickups are wonderful and inspiring and I don't see changing them at any point. Clean, clear and powerful, great dynamic range. Everything you could ask for.
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Re: New guitar day

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:19 pm

mediocreplayer wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:52 am
Congrats! Looks awesome and from what you say everything else is awesome as well.

I will confess though, that once the 330 showed up in the pictures, I did not look at the 335 again. I know all the theory of course, but can you quickly compare the two based on these fresh first impressions?
Well, after your post I kind of A/B'd them, and they are not entirely dissimilar guitars at this point.

The neck is basically the same, and I put in low wind P90s in the ES-330 and since the ES-335 has what seems like pretty low wind PAF pickups, the two aren't really all the different.

I would say that the PAFs are more direct and powerful, a little more in your face. Both have clean sounds I'm happy with at this point.

However, I am a little disappointed in the ES-330 at the moment and think I'll take it back to the shop. I had an Ilitch noise removing system put in, and I don't think the tech did a very good job. I am getting more noise than expected, and also he didn't wire it up completely correctly.
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