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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Anyone else turned off by the "Seymour Duncan" in big white letters..

mroulier
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Jan 14th, 2019 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

On all their new pickups??
I have a new (to me) all black Schecter and I'm trying to keep it that way (black body, black bridge, black knobs). The existing pups are Schecter cheapies that have that EMG 'no pole-piece' look. I just want to get something 'better' and I'm looking on Ebay... don't need to spend $100 per p'up!!!

I find myself leaning towards a Dimarzio SD or similar just because I know it will look better!

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Jan 14th, 2019 10:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nope.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Jan 14th, 2019 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

No.



Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 14th, 2019 02:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I guess it's sort of like white sidewall lettering on tires. It provides a clue there's a bad mamma-jamma hot rod in the area.

It never bothered me tho.

But here's what you do, Marc: dampen a cotton cloth with acetone and wipe the printing off the top of the bobbin.

You can have your Duncan donuts and eat 'em too :o)

Te 52

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Jan 15th, 2019 10:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes. I may like your product, but that doesn't mean I want to provide you with free advertising.

mr.gibson

Hamilton, Canada

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Jan 15th, 2019 08:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

No. There are too many good pickup makers out there for me to pay to do advertising for someone. I suppose you could say the same about having Fender on your guitar's headstock, but there aren't eleven types of Telecaster of Fender quality for the price, so I buy Fender, logo and all. To me it's a tacky concept, but I can see how some people might find it desirable.

(This message was last edited by mr.gibson at 10:32 PM, Jan 15th, 2019)

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Jan 16th, 2019 01:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

In 1996 I was in the process of buying a Toyota pickup truck and was negotiating price; I was paying cash. One of my bargaining chips was the large 6" decal letters across the tailgate that read TOYOTA. It was a word three feet long.

I asked for a discount because by having that on my personal vehicle, I was providing an advertising service for the brand. The sales manager laughed and asked me if I was serious. I replied if I cannot get a discount then I want the letters removed (a heat gun takes 'em right off). He said that's not something they do.

I thanked him for his time and picked up my stuff and walked out. He came out as I was getting into my car. He said they'd remove the decal, so I got a 'we owe' from them and did the deal.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Jan 16th, 2019 03:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

My cars have no advertising on them, but I couldn't care less about my pickups.


Sound/tone reigns supreme.



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Jan 16th, 2019 05:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Interesting topic!

I have one set of pickups that are externally branded - a set of Duncans. I don’t mind. In fact, I kinda like it. They’re in my Dean V.

I don’t mind OEM branding on a vehicle. I do promptly remove all dealer branding from them, though.

And yes, I am smitten by tone/sound. I still smile every time I hear my truck. TBH it sounds better than my Mustang ever did.

Pickups/guitars/amps come together to form one instrument. And I like what I like. I’m not bothered that my one set of Duncans are branded. I figure they’ve earned it.

Peegoo
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Jan 16th, 2019 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

EMG has their logo on their pickups too.

And we don't see too many players complaining about advertising for Fender or Gibson with headstock logos.

Although we sometimes see players that tape over the Marshall logo on their amp when they're on the teevee.

Cal-Woody

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Jan 16th, 2019 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

When I see the Seymour Duncan logo on their pickups, I know they are the American made ones and not a copy. It sets them apart from the copies. That's all I have. And the same thing goes for other name brands. You can buy with confidence that you have the 'real deal' and not a copy or a downline version of the original.

Malcolm

Edmond, OK

Jan 17th, 2019 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo - You're a man after my own heart!

Just switch out the cover, instead of changing it. You'll want the name there when/if you sell it.

(This message was last edited by Malcolm at 07:08 AM, Jan 21st, 2019)

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Jan 17th, 2019 01:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very interesting. I am split down the middle and of course biased I supposed because I make my own pickups.

On the one hand, I feel like Seymour is the grandaddy of aftermarket pickups(even though Dimarzio was the first aftermarket pickup I suppose)

On that hand its cool.

On the other hand, I also have mixed feelings about the ultra modern production and materials and slightly more mass produced aspect of todays Duncan's. However it is still a fairly small shop I guess.

This question has me really thinking. That's interesting.

I'm honestly split down the middle.

Leftee
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VA

Jan 17th, 2019 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s until you squeeze Rumpelstiltskin on to a pickup cover. (-:

mr.gibson

Hamilton, Canada

Music is your only friend....
Jan 20th, 2019 08:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I'm honestly split down the middle."

Then you're a humbucker.

mroulier
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Suburban MD.

You DESERVE an Ibanez Iceman!
Jan 22nd, 2019 06:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

And I may be complaining over nothing! I got the guitar and they are Duncan Designed Actives and actually sound pretty good! So I might be keeping them! The Ebay auction mentioned them and I completely overlooked that!

Fenderookie
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Lafayette, IN

Feb 3rd, 2019 04:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

A $3 black paint pen easily fixes this bothersome issue

hpete
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Apr 18th, 2019 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

If they said kmise or musiclily I'd have to break out the spray paint.

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 18th, 2019 02:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Funny!

Dragonfire!

WOOT!

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
May 27th, 2019 03:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Contact Duncan, They'll make a pick-up without the logo.

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