The Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker is the pickup so loud it refused to be silenced. The Dirty Fingers humbucker has returned after a 20-year absence to once again deliver the critical union between po... Read More
The Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker is the pickup so loud it refused to be silenced. The Dirty Fingers humbucker has returned after a 20-year absence to once again deliver the critical union between power and dirt. These Gibson bridge-only pickups are extreme-output units designed for more of everything. Much more clarity with way more volume than a traditional humbucker and an incredible, aggressive, wide response. The Gibson Dirty Fingers pickup comes with a 4-conductor lead and is wax-potted to eliminate unwanted microphonic feedback.
Reviewed by 13 customers
Bought this thinking it would be the bomb in my sg. However, I play mostly blues and classic rock and this pickup fell a bit short. Don't get me wrong, it sounds good and is very bright and crisp. However, it seems that the mids are scooped out of the tone so that there is very little warmth to it. Would be best suited for Heavy Metal or Death Metal, but would also be a good jazz sound if you rolled down the tone knob. Very "crunchy" tone when distorted and very bright and clear when clean. Also tried coil-splitting with it and it is a great bright single coil tone, but a little too bright and thin to be much use for me. Not too good for classic rock since the mids are scooped out. Swapped this one out for an Angus Young pickup which suits my style better.
I bought this pickup about 3 years ago and it's good. I replaced the stock bridge pickup on my schecter c-1 plus with the dirty fingers and it sounds awesome. the only downside to this I noticed is that for pinch harmonics and sustain its not all that great. However, it sounds good, sounds heavy (especially in drop tunings), BUT.. not TOO good for harmonics or sustain.
i bought tom delonge's signiture epi awhile back because i wanted a new, yet different guitar, and this pickup blew my mind, through my marshall jcm2000 it sounds absolutely amazing. i plan on buying one of this for my schecter c1 plus too. =D but the only downer is the cleans, they're ok, but if you're tone is to high it's gets really poppy and annoying.
I had these put in a few months ago. So far they are extreamly loud and very agressive. My neck pick ups at there highest tone matches these pick-ups @ there lowest tones. When you focuse in on these for there high end noise they have a plinky sound to em. Blink 182 plays them for this sound. Play them clean on this setting they are also fun for playing slide guitar and old school blues. They have somewhat of a vintage sound to em. Add some dark distortion with the same settings you get a screaming guitar. At the same time turning the tone nob to mellow these pickups down and bring out there warm side is great for metal. I normally play A7X with this setting. That just gives you an idea about how much attack these pick ups give you when you play them on there softer side. Even without the distortion on this setting they still have some aggressive attack to em. Altho since they are a bridge pick-up they have a harder time with holding there sustain when compaired to your neck pick-ups. So don't expect they'll scream forever holding that epic bending note without some help from your effects board or pedals. They are still very punchy and extreamly loud and crisp sounding and work amazingly for there high and mid-tone sounds. I wouldn't say they are the best pick ups for low end sound but they still hold there own in this aria since the lows still come thru clean and not muddy or washed out. If you play these pick ups you need good cables to run them thru. Running these pick-ups with out good cables is like having a HD-Tv with out the HD cable. Your just missing out on so much. Over all these are crisp, punchy, and extreamly loud with tons of tone and room to spair. They will make your ears bleed if you push em. Thats what I was looking for and they have not disapointed.
Just stuck a dirty fingers into my swamp ash Les Paul Studio. Based on some of the other, so called, dirty pickups, this is pretty clean until you start climbing the power. Pushed through my Hot Rod Deluxe, the pickup just starts to growl and then gets aggressive like nothing I've ever played clean. I've paid big bucks for pedals to get the same sound and control over the tone. Add pedal or two to this thing and it just starts peeling the paint off the walls. The best part is that the tone never gets muddy when everything is driven hard. Each note is as clear as the next regardless of position on the scale. All I have to do now is remember I have another pickup in the guitar. Somehow I doubt the 490R will stay in there very much longer.
I play in a three piece country/ southern -classic rock band. That means I carry the load four to five hours a night, two nights a week. I installed the Dirty Fingers and had to rethink my Fender The Twin Amp Settings. I had a SD Jeff Beck and a Model 59. Now I am trying to decide what to use as a replacement for the Model 59. The DF is so much louder than the 59. Its driving my soud man crazy. As I only use the clean and dirty channels on the amp, with no external distortion, the clarity of the Dirty Fingers is amazing! When I switch to the overdriven channel, it is unbelievable! The pickup is everything I was told it would be and more.
I recently bought an epiphone lp prophecy guitar that came with these pickups in the bridge and neck and let me tell you, they are awsome!!! Another lp prophecy came with emg 81/85 pickups but these blow them out! These pickups have incredible sustain and distortion but also have a warm and crunchy tone when played on a clean channel. Best gibson pickups!!!
Iown a set of original Dirty Fingers(dated nov,1978)in a flying V I built in school,and they're awesome,so I couldnt resist the temptation to see what the reissue was like.Well for once these come really close to the original i'm happy to say.They aren't quite as warm as the originals,but i'm attributing it to age of the magnets.still I'd tell anyone playing hard rock or metal to put it in the bridge position and feel no shame about being loud
I got not 1, but 2 of these installed on my 2006 Hamer Scarab. They are pricey, but well worth it. Only get them if you want a loud and clear sound for like playing metal. These are very high output pickups so it will crank out the jucie for you! I love em and will use them up till they give out and I'm get 2 more! I was so impressed with both, the roar and clarity they provided on my CD demos. These Gibsons are insane! You won't regret if you play metal! Better save up your cash and buy em, cause you can't keep your fingers clean with these Gibson "Dirty fingers"! =)
I was first introduced to the Dirty Fingers with my 1983 Gibson Explorer. It sounded so fat and the distortion was lush and powerful. I purchased a reissue recently and put it in my 90 Gibson V. It made this guitar sound incredible!! There is no better sounding rock and roll pickup..
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