Every time I make one of these video's I learn more about my gear, and hopefully other's get something out of it as well. I'm captivated by the Dual Sound and SDS-1 Dimarzio pick-ups. This demo focuses on the Dual Sound. Good timing I figured with Vic's experiments with the Dual Sound.
I think I've got a great combo, a particularly bright sounding PRS, a Wald Electronics preamp and the Dual Sound stuck between a Bare Knuckles Stormy Monday and a PRS Dragon II Bass pickup. My pick-up settings through the 6 minutes of playing are exclusively on the Dual Sound or the Dual Sound mixed with the Dragon II in and out of single coil modes- except at 3:54 where I switch on the Dragon II by accident.
This particular pick-up has some really acoustic like qualities. Really bell like. - and I think the real magic of the pick-up is how it interacts with Mike's preamp to get those amazing clean tones.
I'm playing through my 73 Vibrolux. Guess the speaker if you will.
My guitar tech/ luthier is Pual Iverson who works out of Tom Lee Music in North Vancouver BC.
Arguably the best go to guy for mods in the province.
He did a great job. I had to source the gold covered Dual Sound direct from Dimarzio. It's a stock part in their offerings but they did have to build it for me as they don't typically have them ready to go. While I was at it I ordered 3 matching PU rings. The advantage of the CU22 is there is lots of room for a middle pup.
This was a fun project. I wanted to make it look like it came that way from PRS. They make a great guitar.
Hmmm, I have a PRS standard 24 fret. I'll have to get out the scale and see if I even have room for another pickup. Or maybe build a neck through guitar myself. I hate to cut on the PRS.but I also have a hard time imagining myself building something that plays as well.
Griffyote - I don't know where your building skills are but Doug darling at Soulmate Guitars makes really nice through-necks. I've got one that I love, also a bolt next from him that is just as nice. Not too expensive.
Said with authority. I find when you say things with authority folks believe you! ...but actually it's my E120 not my D120F. I guess it's pretty hard to tell the difference. Splitting hairs almost on tone. The E120 is growing on me. Good purchase. Another local CL score.