Are Entwistle Humbucker pickups any good?

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  1. Jackangus

    Jackangus Senior Member

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    Hi there,
    I have a cheap Chinese Les Paul and it plays surprisingly well, but the cheap humbuckers sound like crap.
    I only want to put fairly cheap pickups in the guitar, but ones that sound good.
    Entwistle are pretty cheap and should be a big upgrade with the one I have now.
    Anyone know about these pickups?

    These are the choices.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Sea..._suggested=0&generalSearch_suggestedCategory=

    I like modern and classic rock, no metal.
    I have no idea which are good or not, if any. Any ideas?
     
  2. Jackangus

    Jackangus Senior Member

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    Anyone?
     
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    Jackangus Senior Member

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    What about Kent Armstrong Humbuckers? Are they any good?
     
  4. garybaldy

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    I have a neck and middle AS57 in a Chinese neck thru 'super strat'. Ive only played them at home and not in a live situation but they seem pretty good. Ive looked at their H/Bs but their Website is a bit confusing.
    I did ask on here once if anyone coud make sense of their claims.
    I have some KA H/Bs (not the handwound expensive ones) but they are pretty bland.
    I do like the Irongear Hotslag paired with a SD Jazz neck. Tonerider Generator is another good lower priced H/B.
    ps. Warman are supposed to be good cheap pickups.
     
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  5. scrumm21

    scrumm21 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Iron Gear Pickups are a nice inexpensive option. Humbucker sized Alchemist P90 is a nice pickup as are the Rolling Mill and Blues Engine H\Bucker's
     
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  6. Jackangus

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    Just ordered the Blues engine for the neck and the Dirty torque for the bridge.
     
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  7. Jackangus

    Jackangus Senior Member

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    Would iron Gear pickups be an upgrade from standard Epiphone pickups?
     
  8. scrumm21

    scrumm21 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    .. imo ... yes

    edit ...Your latest thread made me realize that I failed to mention here that Epi ProBuckers Are an Excellent "Stock" pickup. And reasonably priced used...
     
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  9. garybaldy

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    Re: Irongear, as mentioned previously my liking for their Hotslag bridge H/B.
    I have now replaced the stacked Seymour Duncan 'P90' pups on a Vintage (brand) Mick Abrahams sig. SG with Irongear Platinum P90s. They are clearly an upgrade to the SDs albeit some consider the stacked P90s not to be true P90s.

    ps. I wasn't the installer of the SDs. I bought the SG with them already installed.
    For interests sake I wish it had had the original wilkinsons.
     
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    My son has a guitar with Entwistle P90's and it sounds great for a fairly cheap guitar.
     
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    I use the entwistle Dark Star ND and HDN neck in my schecter... they use neodymium magnets, not alnico or ceramic...

    are they good? YES! very... if that's what you like... I wanted a HIGH output, but not dark... low noise.. basically, I wanted a EMG81/60 set that wasn't active... and that's what I have, IMO... the sound is bright, clear and clean, but then when you hit it with distortion, it's very a compressed, modern metal tone.
     

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