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Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2

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If you’ve heard the cliché that Alnico 2 means warm, soft sound, prepare to be surprised. This is not a polite pickup, and the closer it’s adjusted to the strings, the more raw it gets. In particular, the Alnico 2 magnetic field opens up all of the attack and definition of the low strings. It’s a hot pickup with a strong attack in the bridge position, and its Alnico 2 magnets allow it to work very well in the neck position as well, for players who want a very warm, round sound. If you want an in-your-face-and-proud-of-it sound, the Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 is the top pick.

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Recommended For

Bridge position; can also be used in neck and middle.

Tech Talk

The same technology that allowed us to create the pure vintage Strat® sound of the Area 58™ can also be used to design a much heavier pickup. The Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 has more mids and lows while still possessing outstanding pick attack. This also makes it an excellent pickup for the arpeggios and sweep picking classical metal players prefer, because it does not become muddy even with high gain.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output mV: 170
DC Resistance: 8.53 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2006
Patent: 4,442,749 & 5,908,802

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.5
 
Mid: 7.0
 
Bass: 6.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
White
Aged White
Mint Green
Blue
Green
Pink
Red
Yellow
 
 

Addy Cradle

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Song: GIUR
Album: Ceritera Awan
Band: CRADLE
Guitar Used: Ibanez
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - Middle
 
 

Carl Harvey

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Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Album: Unleashed
Band: Carl Harvey Project
Guitar Used: ESP Vintage Plus
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - Bridge
 
 

Michael Rogers

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Song: Bus Ride 1984 (Intro)
Album:
Band: With Phillip Hilgaertner on Bass
Guitar Used: USA Am Standard Stratocaster, USA Am Standard Telecaster
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - bridge
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - neck
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - neck
Pickup Used: Area 67™ - middle
Pickup Used: Area 61™ - bridge
Pickup Used: Area T™ Neck - neck
Pickup Used: Area T™ Bridge - bridge
 
 
Song: Bus Ride 1984 (Outro)
Album:
Band: With Phillip Hilgaertner on Bass
Guitar Used: USA Am Standard Stratocaster, USA Am Standard Telecaster
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - bridge
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - neck
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - neck
Pickup Used: Area 67™ - middle
Pickup Used: Area 61™ - bridge
Pickup Used: Area T™ Neck - neck
Pickup Used: Area T™ Bridge - bridge
 
 
Song: Crash & Burn
Album:
Band: With Phillip Hilgaertner on Bass
Guitar Used: Fender USA 70's Reissue Stratocaster
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - Neck
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Middle
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Bridge
 
 
Song: Crash & Burn Outro
Album:
Band: With Phillip Hilgaertner on Bass
Guitar Used: Fender USA 70’s Reissue Stratocaster
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - Neck
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Middle
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Bridge
 
 
Song: Hell 2012
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: USA Am Standard Stratocaster, Fender Jazz Bass
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - bridge
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - neck
Pickup Used: Ultra Jazz™ Pair - neck and bridge
 
Song: The Dream
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: USA Am Standard Stratocaster
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - bridge
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - neck
 
Song: Wizards Spell
Album:
Band: Kris Gerome
Guitar Used: Fender USA 70’s Reissue Stratocaster
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 - Neck
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Middle
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Bridge
 
 

Patrick Droney

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Song: Angel
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Fender Custom Shop Strat
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 -
 
 

Bo Ramsey

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Brad Delson

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Brad Whitford

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Howie Simon

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Jeff McErlain

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