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ASAT Special fans are already well aware of the marvelous nature of the large G&L MFD pickups. The secret of the MFD pickup is their low resistance (only 4.9 to 5.3K ohms). The low resistance plus large magnetic field results in strong output plus a flat extended frequency response. The neck pickup has a lovely, slightly spongy attack and superlative touch sensitivity that the large G&L MFD pickups are known for. There is a pleasant midrange scoop reminiscent of a Strat® or Legacy, but with more body, sweetness and low end. In our opinion, it's one of the best neck pickups anywhere: It blends the best qualities of both a Fullerton style single coil and a P-90. It's generous harmonic content drives pedals well, and is capable of some very hot rock tones without blurring notes or getting sonically mushy.
The SC-2 bridge pickup is a chock full of clarity and detail, and excels at jangly rhythm work and twangy picking. But like all MFD pickups it has power too; and when properly goosed produces thick rock tones bristling with harmonic content and complexity. Stylistically it does not have the low end punch needed for hard rock, but more of a crunchy, sparkly rock tone that is spot-on for Stone's or roots music.
With both pickups on you get a satisfying punchy country twang that can hold its own against much more traditional country guitars. These pickups also turn down quite nicely without getting dull or muffled. When the moment calls for it, you'll be surprised how smooth and mellow the SC-2 can sound. Once you play G&L's MFD pickups many traditional pickups sound anemic and dull in comparison.While the slightly narrower waist of the SC-2 gives the impression of it being smaller, it's a real guitar in every way, and the clean look of Sonic Blue never gets olds. One of G&L's under-appreciated gems, the SC-2 will expand your horizons.