FDP Forum / Duncan Distortion or Pearly Gates in a Stratocaster ?/ 2 messages in thread.

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Memphis, TN

Feb 5th, 2016 07:14 AM        

Just fiddling around with a Black and Chrome HSS Stratocaster last night and threw in a Duncan Distortion to replace the stock humbucker.<br /> <br /> Its not F- spaced but still was an awful lot of fun and a heck of an improvement on the stock Fender humbucker. <br /> <br /> Wondering what you good folks take on a Pearly Gates in the bridge vs the Distortion would be ?<br /> <br /> <br />


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Eat. Sleep. Guitar.

Feb 5th, 2016 09:38 AM        

The PG is a bit more "tame" than the D model.<br /> <br /> If you have an amp that is sensitive to input level, the PG will give you a broader palette of clean-to-crunch (smoother transition) because of its lower power. <br /> <br /> Hotter pickups into a sensitive amp tend to go from clean to crunch very fast and are not as easy to control.<br /> <br /> Polepiece spacing is not as critical as some people would have you believe. Through the late 1950s and all through the 1960s--and early 70s too--Fender players were dropping Gibson humbuckers into their Strats and Teles, and nobody was griping about 'bad tone'.<br /> <br />

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