Mini-humbucker love thread

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Lizzy4Life, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Lizzy4Life

    Lizzy4Life Senior Member

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    Since they were created by Epiphone (before the Gibson takeover) I'm posting this here. Who else loves mini-humbuckers? Why do you like them and what guitar are they in? I have them in my Wilshire Tremotone and they rock. Single coil clarity combined with humbucker punch :thumb: and how they react to dynamic playing...soft when you play gently, hard attack when you spank it.
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  2. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Like 'em in my Nighthawk :thumb:

    just for the varity - compared to my other HB fitted guitars


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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I loved 'em in my 73 DeLuxe.
     
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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    purevilpleasure Senior Member

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    If I could get or make a Firebird that's where they would be.

    Wish this was mine and not one I got to mess with.

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  6. mojotop

    mojotop Senior Member

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    I love´em in my 2007 €piphone Firebird V:

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    ...and in my 1970 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe:

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  7. Lizzy4Life

    Lizzy4Life Senior Member

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    :thumb: would love to get my hands on one of those Birds, it's a shame they stopped making these, and I'm NOT going to buy a Firebird with full-size humbuckers. P90s ok, but a Firebird deserves mini-humbuckers!
    BTW FB pus are different from pole piece minis, in the FBs there are 2 blade-shaped magnets the coils are wound around, while the pole piece minis are built like PAFs. IMO, both rock!:dude:
     
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    Grand Pappy Senior Member

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    SD minis in the 76 LP Deluxe that is my avatar!
     
  9. purevilpleasure

    purevilpleasure Senior Member

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    Just in case you didn't seem them original 60's.

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  10. Telechamp

    Telechamp Senior Member

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    Like 'em in my Gretsch Pro Jet.


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    icantbuyafender Senior Member

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    My '09 Epiphone '56 Gold Top loves its new Gibson mini-buckers.

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    I'm going to cheat a little bit - here's my EB-3 with a bass mini humbucker.

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    Don't have a pic here but one of the best neck pickups I have ever played with is the Mini bucker in the neck of my Deluxe.
     
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  15. Lizzy4Life

    Lizzy4Life Senior Member

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  16. Mark-Queensland

    Mark-Queensland Junior Member

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    I'm a big fan of the minis. I have them in a LP Deluxe, and like them better than regular PAF's. I also have a Gretsch Corvette with minis which (I believe) are the same. It's all a matter of taste in the end, but thanks for all the historical info; very interesting.

    Mark
     
  17. rknrollo

    rknrollo Senior Member

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    I love the mini's too, infact I have a set of these which I am debating parting with, made in the late 70's I was going to install them in my 56 goldtop and then I convinced a friend to trade me for my E series MIJ stratocaster that I sold to him 20 years ago that I have been trying to buy back for 10 years,
    I have an l550 and l560 brand new in the box and never used. Mine are black though but these mini's rock and are super clear, I have a friend who has them in an old gibby deluxe, they are unbeleivable in tone and almost impossible to find.













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  18. midiman56

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    My experience with mini's are limited to my Nighthawk:

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    ...and my Epi Firebird VII:

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    I love 'em ... sparkle with some girth to them ... snap with substance!

    Jim
     
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    why mini hums, when you have a perfectly good hole to stick P90's in? :D
     
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    I Wuv Em!!!!!!
     

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