Mini Humbuckers anyone?

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  1. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Got a pair of Dual Blade Alnico Mini Hums on a
    Les Paul Studio 70's Tribute. I like the tone better
    than the BurstBucker Pros (aka "modern Humbucker")
    on my '08 Standard.

    Yeah, those Minis spank good...

    Sidebar: weirdly enough the Tribute is almost 9 pounds
    and the Standard is 7.33 lbs. Go figure.
     
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  2. Razzle

    Razzle Senior Member

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    I LOVE 'em in my '75 Deluxe...
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  3. GitFiddle

    GitFiddle Senior Member

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    These are Gibson Minis from the 60s. Amazing sound.

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  4. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    that would be helpful maybe, was it an aftermarket part or it stock when you opened the pup cavity?
     
  5. premiumplus

    premiumplus Junior Member

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    In my case, it was in the pup cavity, the Tribute came that way from the factory. But my LP Jr. Special with 2 P90s just had a couple of threaded brass inserts to screw the P90s in with. Go figure...
     
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  6. Greg's Guitars

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    Just give a listen to Thin Lizzy for some mini tone....
    My 74 factory flamed burst " Keeper"....
     
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    Pop1655 Premium Member

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    bassmannlespaulman Senior Member

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    Yeah in firebird iii v's and vii's. I don't really have much interest in the lp deluxe of the late 60s cause i never really heard good things about them. When in comparison to the minis of the early to mid 60s on epiphone rivieras sheratons and harmony Chris isaak guitars. Those sound like slightly brighter PAFs reminds me of Otis rush best sounding years. Id like to know if a company who makes PAF minis i know Stephen design made a video of the ones he made but i don't know if he's still selling them. Plus i remember jon Gundy from throbak was going to release firebird and paf minis and strat pickups but i haven't seen all 3 on his website.
     
  9. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I love mini hums.....I know,I’ve posted this so many times,:laugh2:
    Just a good example of the minis

     
  10. premiumplus

    premiumplus Junior Member

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    Good stuff. That's what I'm talking about, Minis are really great. I wish I'd discovered them 40 years ago!
     
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  11. Thumpalumpacus

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    Yeah, BP, that is the strong suit of those minis, able to do both cutting and darker tones well on the same amp settings. Good stuff, brotha.
     
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  12. bulletproof

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    Thanks y’all..... I do love me some minis! All kinds of tones to be found in there!:cheers2:
     
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  13. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Minis can 'spank'...
     
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  14. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Now I know why I like Thin Lizzy...other than the working class lyrics,
    twin guitars and tight multi-ethnic Irish band thing going on...
     
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    Whenever I think of mini hums I automatically think of Barry Bailey

     
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  16. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    One of the most underrated guitarists of all time....

    How many players have THAT distinct tone and phrasing that is so easily recognizable....

    I remember when I first heard Ernestine off the first album and thought "I've never heard anybody sound and play quite like that before." Very difficult to mimic and have heard very few that could pull it off... well, two....
     
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  17. bulletproof

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    Ole Barry....man,he just floored me. First time I heard this,I was just blown away. Gibson Deluxe,mini-hums and thick,ole chewy tone. Yaaaa


     
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    Yaaa man....ain’t that just beautiful?
     
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  20. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Like silk.
     
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