NPD - Tyson Tone "Precious & Grace" (ES-Les Paul content)

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  1. Travis19

    Travis19 Senior Member

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    A few months ago I asked for advice from MLP members as to what pick-ups would best suit a small semi-hollow-body Gibson, specifically a 2015 ES-Les Paul ('59 neck VOS).

    The problem I had with the original pick-ups was that they seemed much too harsh and brittle with way too much bright edginess on the upper-mids and high-end.

    I had many great suggestions but I ended up going with a recommendation by @ARandall to consider Tyson Tone Labs. After exchanging a few very helpful emails with Bobby Tyson I ended up selecting the "Precious and Grace" PAF clone set.

    I finally have them installed and I'm really happy with my choice.

    The "Precious and Grace" set are incredibly thick and vintage sounding with outstanding clarity, and I don't say that lightly. When using different volume and tone settings on my guitar the pick-ups are much more dynamic and diverse than the originals. And most importantly, they have a more robust and smoother flavor around the lows and lower-mids. This is exactly what I was looking for!

    Thick and creamy vintage tone...I love 'em!!

    Thanks @ARandall (and all the other MLP members who offered suggestions)

    Thanks Bobby Tyson

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    In addition to the above ES-Les Paul, I also currently own two R8s. My 2013 sounds great, I think it has the Custom Buckers. But my 1998 can be a little bright and thin, so I'm already considering another pair of "Precious and Grace" PAFs.
     
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  2. rclausen

    rclausen Senior Member

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    Nice choice of pickups. Bobby is a good dude and knows his stuff. I have a p90 and a set of buckers from him and couldn't be happier with them. That's a great looking ES too
     
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  3. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    No problem.....

    The pickups did seem like they would be spot-on from your original description of what you wanted.
     
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    dmoss74 Senior Member

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    it's nice to see that bobby hasn't updated his very cool packaging materials. :) that was as pleasant a surprise as his pickups were when i got them.

    enjoy!
     
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  5. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    damn that's a sweet axe, hope you enjoy the new pickups :thumb:
     
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  6. Wraptail

    Wraptail Senior Member

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    Thanks for the kind words Travis, glad you're digging your pickups! That's a sweet fiddle.

    Gene, I'm glad you like the packaging! : ) That "shredded Easter basket" filler works great & recyclable = win

    -Bobby
     
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  7. afranke

    afranke Senior Member

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    love Tyson tone.some of the best I have.
     
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