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    Luke iii HH owners question, Live usage

    Hi guys, just had my ( 3rd owner ) Luke 3 HH, and I am very impressed with the range of sounds. The pups are very powerful , yet very musical . The position 2 and 4 give a good thinner sound for clean chord work.
    My question is to you owners that play in bands, do you just play rock/overdriven sounds like Luke does, or does anyone use it for cleaner tones or a variety.
    My main guitar in my band ( we play pop and soul and rock n roll ) is a Cutlass, but I am thinking of giving the Luke a go this weekend.

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    I use my Luke (II, HSS) in funk bands, works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksandvik View Post
    I use my Luke (II, HSS) in funk bands, works fine.
    Totally different guitar....

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    The L3 is probably the most versatile guitar I know. Luke himself use it for plenty more sounds than overdrive, check him out on youtube. I use it for anything we might happen to play in our band - jazz, fusion, funk, rock, pop, you name it. Plenty of super clean tones. Try it out, if you're a decent player I'd be surprised if you can't make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keno View Post
    The L3 is probably the most versatile guitar I know. Luke himself use it for plenty more sounds than overdrive, check him out on youtube. I use it for anything we might happen to play in our band - jazz, fusion, funk, rock, pop, you name it. Plenty of super clean tones. Try it out, if you're a decent player I'd be surprised if you can't make it work.
    The reason I ask is that these pups are way hotter than what Im used to, as Im used to playing with single coils. Will let you know how I get on...

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    They are indeed fairly hot single coils but they sure can be used for clean sounds : when you turn the volume down, they clean very well because of the preamp.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    They are indeed fairly hot single coils but they sure can be used for clean sounds : when you turn the volume down, they clean very well because of the preamp.
    Its a HH model? as per thread header.

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    I gig with an HH LIII and have problems with clean sounds. We do pop to funk to hard rock. I also gig with other HH guitars without issue.

    I think a lot of depends on how you set up your amp, etc. I usually set my clean channel for a light crunch tone and back off the volume for clean. The Transition pickups aren't overly hot or middy, and because they're buffered in the LIII, you don't lose any high end when you turn down the volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    I gig with an HH LIII and have problems with clean sounds. We do pop to funk to hard rock. I also gig with other HH guitars without issue.

    I think a lot of depends on how you set up your amp, etc. I usually set my clean channel for a light crunch tone and back off the volume for clean. The Transition pickups aren't overly hot or middy, and because they're buffered in the LIII, you don't lose any high end when you turn down the volume.
    They are around 11k, so quite hot to me as Im used to single coils.

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    I play my PDN 2014 “neptune blue” LIII in my folk-rock band without the need of any other guitar... abosoltely stunning, the sound paillette gors from sparkling cleans to aggressive hi-gain sounds with the onboard 20db boost!

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    I have a pair of L3 HH's, they sound awesome clean, dirty or anywhere in between. I play in a cover band with a variety of music and that is my #1 guitar and has been since 2012
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
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    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
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    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterVV View Post
    Totally different guitar....
    Not much, EMGs versus hot DiMarzios, but the HSS mode works fine for funk in both cases.

    Most versatile guitar I ever owned: R&B, rock, reggae, alt, whatever they ask me to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterVV View Post
    The reason I ask is that these pups are way hotter than what Im used to, as Im used to playing with single coils. Will let you know how I get on...
    That's what the volume/tone knobs are for. Work that volume knob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlbasscatcher View Post
    That's what the volume/tone knobs are for. Work that volume knob.
    hardly ever bothered in the past with single coils, use pedals for boost, and drive.

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