Consistently good humbuckers.

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  1. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    I say Throbak and Rewind for the win.

    What humbuckers have you had experience with that are consistently good?

    I've tried about 4 different sets of Throbaks. Same with Rewind, about 4 or 5 different models. All were fantastic sounding pickups.

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  2. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I bought two Vineham humbuckers. I don't know if this counts in your criteria, but they sound EXACTLY as advertised and I'm extremely happy with the tone I get outta them.
     
  3. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Is it a popularity contest? I'll bet any aftermarket pickup, and most factory pickups are consistent, and good.

    Then it just comes down to "what do I like"?
     
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    bassmannlespaulman Senior Member

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    I haven't bought from a company that wasn't good lol. I have 3 sets of throbaks. I'm kinda mad cause when i was first in the hunt for PAF tones there wasn't many companies. So i bought alot of throbaks 4 sets of electric city 2 ox4 etc etc. You got companies like amber, jm rolph, flametone, Monty, arcane, 8bomb, echopark, kloppman, doyle tru coil, Peter florance i don't have enough guitars to try everything lol. There's so much i wanna get a set of. So with 18 guitars i think i just need to take a break for another year or two lmao.
     
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    Caretaker Senior Member

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    If I ever need pickups again I`ll go with Rewinds. Low wind.
    Although I hear great things about Vineham.
     
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    Don't have multiple sets of any except Wolfetone and all of them are good. I do really love the set of Throbaks I have. I could def see buying some more.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    In no particular order.......
    ECP
    ReWind
    Sigil
    Jonesy’s Tom Brantley’s
    Lollar
    W........ahem.....b

    I have yet to try Throbak,WCR,Wolfs....etc,etc.....so many great winders out there,man!
    :cheers2:
     
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    Natural1 Premium Member

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    ECP in particular for me.
    5 sets. All of them are just plain great.

    ReWind also, but I haven't had as many sets from James as I have from Bill.
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    I played Wolfetones exclusively for years. His Legends were superb.

    Rewind or Throbak these days.
     
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    AbbeSauniere Senior Member

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    I’ve had a couple of sets of Throbaks and they were both spectacular.

    If I need another set of humbuckers, I’ll probably go Rewind Low Winds. There’s a little extra something there with my Low Winds! Really rich sounding bridge.
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    I have 2 sets of Tom Holmes I have never even installed. Does that count?

    :D
     
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    Rotorhead Senior Member

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    I've never met a set of 57 Classics I didn't like.
     
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    BlueCajun Senior Member

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    I've only had one set of Rewinds (VLO Humbuckers), but they were excellent. I've also bought two wiring harnesses from James. His customer service and attention to detail are outstanding.
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell

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    Never played a Seymour Duncan or EMG I didn't like.

    EDIT: I own two sets (three if you count the 7 string) of EMG 81 /60 and four sets of EMG Hetfields. All of those are very close in sound, so good consistency there.
     
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    My vote goes to ReWinds
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Rewind low winds are the bomb.:headbanger:
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    I've only had one set and I was not impressed. For years I wanted to try them and when I finally did.... I had a huge disappoints...:dunno:

    I ended up putting the burstbuckers back in.... they sounded better to my ears...:dunno:

    This is just my one time experience, but enough to keep me from trying them again, especially at there price point.

    I hope your experience is better. :thumb:
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    Me too!

    Truth is, I am usually happy enough with stock pickups from Gibson. My current favorite guitars have Gibson P-90's, '57 Classics, and MHS buckers. I like them all too much to change. I know boutique-y stuff I have tried like, specifically, Wolfetones DO indeed sound better. But the stock stuff is stock and they have their own charm.

    At least one set of Holmes is going into my Custom Shop Non-Reverse Firebird, though. :naughty:
     
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    Dilver Senior Member

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    I've yet to hear a guitar with Rolphs that I didn't like. But I also have Peter Florance Voodoo PAFs and OX4s in other guitars and wouldn't hesitate to put any one of those three in a guitar.
     

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