GFS Power Rails bridge user reviews
1 people found this review helpful
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- GFS pickups is a brand of pickups sold by a small online guitar parts store called GuitarFetish. They sell all sorts of brand name and no name parts for guitars. They are mostly known for their house brand pickups that are usually very cheap but perform quite well. This is one of their newer pickup models and it is kind of expensive for a GFS pickup. This pickup costs 35 dollars but that is about half of what you would pay for a comparable Dimarzio or Duncan. This is their Power Rails model and you can clearly see what pickup inspired this one. As a long time X2N fan I think it is pretty cool there is a budget alternative out there on the market in case I have a beater guitar that needs more power. Sometimes a guitar isnt worth dropping in a 70 dollar pickup in it. With these cheaper pickups you can do whatever. The bridge model has an output of about 16k which is really hot. The pickups are wax potted to cut down on the noise. This is important on a pickup like this where it is so hot. They also have four conductor wiring so you can split the coils. These pickups have a very modern high end sound to them. They are kind of like active pickups in sound. They have a thick sound with a high end crunch that gives you good clarity. If you are down tuning these pickups work well because they are not muddy at all and retain clarity. I like the bridge pickup but wouldnt recommend the neck pickup. For the neck you want something with a smoother tone to it. These pickups are made for riffs and metal not blues solos. GFS has other pickups that would work better in the neck position. If you are looking for a cheap way to pump up the power in your metal guitar this GFS Power Rails pickup will give your guitar a nice kick.
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- micro ceramic with a high output, two large steel bars as sensors, physically he does not lace ....
sound level, for that matter!
it is mounted in the bridge position on my BC Rich KKV Signature, basswood body and maple neck / rosewood fingerboard.
in clean, hard to get a clean sound (just!) without playing the volume knob, it quickly crunch ... although present low, medium marked, not by too much treble against ...
in full (very full, even), it must be expressed as: huge bass (a bit lower your EQ, or you will take off the wallpaper), acute just right, scored both mediums always giving a fat sound .
not to exaggerate with the amount of distortion, otherwise it is boiled sound guaranteed!! with my good old MT2, I do not put more than 1/2, it is enough!
I find it quite intelligible, louse little care was taken down a bit serious to not saturate the amplifier beyond reason ...
before I had a Seymour Duncan SH8 from home. I prefer to HS8, it is less messy, with less low mids "nasal", it sounds a bit more natural while also having an output level of sick ...