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Skip Ellis


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Bradenton, Fl USA
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2018 11:35 am    
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Got a real nice 90's Fessy SD-10 (3x4) recently and like the guitar a lot but am not thrilled with the pickup. It's a George L with just the signature in gold - not marked "NEO" or anything - not sure of the model. I'm assuming it's the factory pickup. Hard to describe why I don't like it - it just sounds 'gritty' to me - not smooth and pretty. I just finished 38 performances of "Always...Patsy Cline" and it bothered me through the whole run. Amp was an Evans JE200 with a HOF Mini reverb in the loop and strings on the steel were pretty new. Maybe it was just the sound in the theater and I couldn't hear very well - not sure. Just wondering what other Fessy players like in the pickup department.
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David Higginbotham

 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2018 12:14 pm    
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I was happy with a re-issue 705 in the Fessy I had until I installed an Emmons single coil wound to 19.5K and it was a perfect match!
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Jim Park

 

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Carson City, Nv
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2018 4:08 pm     Re: Fessenden pickup
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I put 16.8k ToneAligner pickups in my D-10 Fessy and it brightened it up alot.
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Mitch Ellis

 

From:
Collins, Mississippi USA
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2018 6:24 pm    
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My SD10 Fessenden has a Bill Lawrence 710 and I am very pleased with it. Although I still have the Fessy, I now play a D10 Zum. But back when I played the Fessy all the time, people, (most of the time musicians) were always telling me how good it sounded.

Mitch
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Drew Howard


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2018 5:16 am    
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John Macy

 

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Denver, CO/Rockport, TX
Post  Posted 7 Jul 2018 8:39 pm    
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705’s on my Fessy D10 and a 710 on my SD10...
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 8 Jul 2018 6:12 pm    
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If the George L has no markings on the casing it's probably a 10-1 !!

Try a Telonics 409 !! Very Happy They make any guitar sound fabulous.
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