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    57/08 59/09 Test?

    Does anyone have a video, or know of a video, where someone compared these two pickups? Yes I've searched youtube - nothing useful.

    I thought I would be the guy who always had high output pickups in his guitar...but after one night of playing with the 57/08's, I'm blown away by it's complexity and gritty overtones. However, I could use a little more output for when I dig in and hit harmonics. Maybe the 59/09 will be just what the doctor ordered.

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    I got nothing for your comparison, but...

    ...have you tried a boost in front of your amp. If you like the 57/08s, it's a good option. With certain amps, I love the responsiveness this combo gives me.

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    What would you suggest? I have considered that... I'm not sure what boost would be best for me. I don't want it to color the tone from the pickups.

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    Check YouTube for the pickup comparison CRGTR did. He tested tons of pickups in the same guitar and rig so you can hear the differences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRod4928 View Post
    What would you suggest? I have considered that... I'm not sure what boost would be best for me. I don't want it to color the tone from the pickups.
    The other benefit of booster is that you can use it with all your guitars.

    EP Booster is good.

    I use a Jetter Jet Drive, with one side set to a clean boost. I get that "Hey! It sounds just like the clean signal, just more of it" sound. It doesn't hurt that the overdrive tones on this pedal are amazing and very amp-like.

    I also really like the Source Audio Programmable EQ. You can set it neutral or all over the board, and it stores four settings. I play lapsteel in one band and it's a life saver for quickly balancing the levels and tones.

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    I've found the OCD to be pretty transparent as well, just dial the gain down and the volume up. The Timmy is another option. I haven't tried the TC Electronic Spark booster, but I've read good things about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dprather View Post
    I haven't tried the TC Electronic Spark booster, but I've read good things about it.
    +1 on the Spark, has played well with the 4 different amps I've owned/own, brings out some really good tone and pushes the tube amp just enough when used as a clean boost. It's a good "always on" pedal.
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    creation audio labs MK423 clean boost. INCREDIBLE pedal. I own 2.

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