Opinions on the Gambale KF12N neck pickup?

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Opinions on the Gambale KF12N neck pickup?

Postby keithl » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:21 am

Hello-

I was looking for any opinions about the Gambale KF12N neck pickup. I own both the Holdsworth KH12N and the Beryllium neck pickups and was looking for any sort of feedback on what the Gambale KF12N offers.

from what I know it's around 6.9 OHM and an Alnico 5. I'm interested in how the pickup is tonally and how it compares to the Holdsworth KH12N and Beryllium neck pickups.

I play mostly blues/rock and was thinking about trying it. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can give!

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Re: Opinions on the Gambale KF12N neck pickup?

Postby relias7505 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:46 pm

I have in my CS3 and I love it. Warm, versatile, pairs nice with a Beryllium bridge. Go to Kiesel’s YouTube and search Frank Gamble or just YouTube that pickup in general and you’ll find some sound samples
My Kiesel/Carvin collection: ST300 (M22SD bridge, S60A middle, Twin Blade neck), SCB6 (S22B bridge, S22J neck), Bolt Classic (AP11's in all positions), SH550 (S22T in the neck and bridge), CS3 Goldtop (Beryllium bridge and Gambale neck), AC375, CL450 and CC275 12 String.

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Re: Opinions on the Gambale KF12N neck pickup?

Postby keithl » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:05 pm

Thanks!

I wound up ordering it, along with a Parallax humbucker. Should be here around 2-3 weeks.

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Re: Opinions on the Gambale KF12N neck pickup?

Postby relias7505 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:32 pm

Awesome! Just a note about the Parallax. I had in the bridge position of my CS3 and I didn’t like it. It was basically a low output Lithium with some classic vibe to them. If you like the Lithium then you’ll like it but if your not a lithium fan then I would suggest Beryllium
My Kiesel/Carvin collection: ST300 (M22SD bridge, S60A middle, Twin Blade neck), SCB6 (S22B bridge, S22J neck), Bolt Classic (AP11's in all positions), SH550 (S22T in the neck and bridge), CS3 Goldtop (Beryllium bridge and Gambale neck), AC375, CL450 and CC275 12 String.

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Re: Opinions on the Gambale KF12N neck pickup?

Postby keithl » Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:35 pm

Thanks! I actually have a beryllium, but I enjoyed the parallax a little more.

I had the parallax with the holdsworth bridge.

This other build, I wanted to try something a little different for the neck.

I also have the beryllium full set, so I can do that if all else fails! Lol


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