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That's a real III there, ain't it? How's the Epi's pickup doing in a direct comparison?
1965. Note the transitional headstock.
They sound very similar. There are some differences but they are quite subtle. The III is a bit brighter acoustically and that carries over when plugged in. It is also a bit more open and articulate.
The I is just a little bit hotter and darker. It is also quite articulate though. If I don't plug one in right after the other one I don't blink an eye at the sound of the I. It sounds as it should.
The front pick up in the III sounds way better! Hehe.


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This is in line with my own perception, but I never had the pleasure of trying a vintage 'Bird. This pickup sounds nothing like Gibson's reissue, which I had for a couple of years and never got to liking..
 
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