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    STV Goldie

    Anyone ever get any more info on the pickups? How they sound compared to the original mini-hums? How they compare to other gold foils? Any word beyond the page verbiage of "bright and articulate" or big poppa saying they're "so good?" Just chomping at the bit for these guitars, already have one on preorder.

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    Nope. Ain't heard nothing.

    My money is on normal mini-hum (not Firebird) construction, with custom aesthetics. Could be wrong; total guess.

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    Also really wondering about this!

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    I got this email from from customer service a few days ago:

    "Hi Nick,

    Since sending this, we've actually received a description from our R&D team.

    Here's a bit more on their tone.

    "These pickups have a moderate, "vintage" output with a clear, chimey sound that I would describe as a big single coil. The top end is clear but smooth and the low end is rounder than a single-coil, but more defined than a normal humbucker. They are fully humbucking and potted. The bridge has a little more output and with slightly less treble and a tad more mids for a little extra horsepower than the other two.

    I would put them somewhere between a single coil and a traditional PAF humbucker, more in the range of a traditional filtertron style pickup."

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    Interesting. More chime and sparkle is DEFINITELY what the old HHH St. V needed, imo.

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    Then I‘m going with a St. Vincent from the Standard Range.
    I‘m shure the Goldie will be amazing but I’m not into Singlecoil or P90 territory.
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    As much as I love the originals, I do agree they needed a little more top end. That said, I have a stealth black hhh that I swapped the tone pot (maybe both volume and tone?) for 500k and that certainly did the trick. Nonetheless, I did go ahead and preorder one of the new Goldies, I think they're absolutely stunning. I'll hopefully have it in the first week of June.

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    Super interesting to hear all this. I was debating putting these in my St Vincent, curious how the new pickups will compare! Fralin Big Single Mini: Huge Single Coil Sound, No Hum.

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    Here's the first video I've been able to find of it! Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent Goldie Demo - First Look - YouTube

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    She gets some interesting sounds and she's a killer player! A lot different in tone and style than what I normally play but I may have to cop some of those funky rhythm moves from her. Mine should be coming this week.

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    That's a really nice demo. Premier guitar always gets good people to do their reviews / demo. Definitely like the sounds I was hearing. I would have liked some more "totally clean" and "rock" sounds, but I'm sure other demos will provide those.

    Now... if only those colors were a bit different. I get that St. Vincent has gone whole hog into the 70's music and vibe, but those colors just aren't doing it for me. I do however love the aesthetics of the gold foil pickups, even if they don't have the traditional gold foil construction, which often uses literally refrigerator magnets.

    St. V did just say this about it:

    My Goldie guitar is out today! As seen on tv! (On #SNL twice!) I love this guitar. Kinda the perfect marriage of my quirky old pawn shop guitars and the OG STV model.
    Last edited by tbonesullivan; 06-01-2021 at 10:43 AM.
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    Yeah, I'd love to hear some clean tones too! I'm trying to decide if I want to get the Goldie or install the Fralin Big Singles in my original.

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    A person on Twitter posted this and then very kindly followed up with some clean comparison tones when I asked them about it!
    https://twitter.com/n_retallicka/sta...88811362607111
    https://twitter.com/n_retallicka/sta...42118714105857

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    Oh wow! Definitely a lot more sparkle and jangle with the new pickups.
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    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / AlNiCo Pickup
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    2021 Stingray RS Pacific Blue Sparkle / Maple FB

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    New demo video-mostly cleans, some fuzz, some high gain, compared to original St Vincent and Albert Lee HH

    EBMM St Vincent Goldie (With Comparisons) - YouTube
    Last edited by NickNihil; 06-03-2021 at 08:47 PM.

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