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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-12-25T20:36:49+00:00 2009-12-25T20:36:49+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: pickups]]>
P-Rails - Fits into HB mounting ring, Is a hot p-90 and a lil' skinny rail next to it, to make a Quiet, yet rude P-90. Very personal sound.

Pearly Gates - As the name implies, Billy Gibbon's sound ( if you practice)

Seth Lover (neck)/ Stag Mag (bridge)- The Seth Lover is unpotted, so it gets a lot of that hollowbody goodness seeping into the sound. The Stag mag is just plain rude, and will have people looking around for the 50's Tele. Stag mag also sounds incredibly good with .022 tone cap rolled back. I've installed this set in more than a few archtops, with great results.

Happy (Tone) Hunting,
Season's Greetings,


Statistics: Posted by DRU LORE — Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:36 pm

2009-10-30T13:31:57+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: pickups]]>

Statistics: Posted by bottleneck — Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:31 pm

2009-10-30T05:38:01+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: pickups]]> Statistics: Posted by savage — Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:38 am

2009-10-29T13:16:10+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: pickups]]> Statistics: Posted by bigdaddyguitar — Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:16 pm

2009-10-29T06:23:35+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: pickups]]>
First I am first and foremost a humbucker fan. Next I want the drive that a good humbucker will provide but without the typical associated mud (too much messy bass). Like single coils you can get humbuckers with high or low output. The best tones, to my ears, typically come from low to low-mid output humbuckers. I've had the DiMarzio P.A.F. and PAFPro and they were indeed good pickups. The Duncan's seem to offer a bit more clarity while still giving me that rich humbucker sound.

Here's a link to the Duncan humbucker page: ... humbucker/

Since you're a single coil fan you may want to consider the the P-90 or Soapbar pickup. Many mfrs. including Duncan make a P-90 in the size that will fit a humbucker cutout in your guitar. If you have played P-90s think of them as a FAT, overwound Texas Special single coil. If you like a pickup that bites, snarls and growls then you'll like the P-90s. Just make sure to adjust them as close to your strings as possible.

One more suggestion, before you go changing out pickups you might want to just change out your volume and tone pots first. It's amazing how much of a difference this will make in the sound of an Epiphone or other imported guitars. Get some CTS pots from Mojotone in the appropriate values (500k audio taper pots are typical). And put in some new caps while you're at it. You'll save lots of money and improve the sound. You might find out that you don't need new pickups after all. Here's a link to the CTS pots at Mojotone: Take the time to talk to a tech at Mojotone and he can help you sort out what pots you'll need. Threaded shaft length and diameter will be important for a good retrofit.

If you want to experiment with different parts and pickups without going into debt then you might want to look into GFS pickups and parts. ALL their stuff is imported and inexpensive compared to Duncans, DiMarzios and others. Here's a link to GFS:

I am not connected to any of the above sites or stores. Just a happy customer.

Statistics: Posted by Alton — Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:23 am

2009-10-29T03:53:46+00:00 <![CDATA[pickups]]> Statistics: Posted by bigdaddyguitar — Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:53 am