Orville by Gibson Bill Lawrence HB-L pickups - any good??

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  1. eheiser

    eheiser Premium Member

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    I recently bought a really nice Orville By Gibson ES-335 which has a pair of these HB-L pickups:

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    What's the general opinion on these? Would a pair of SD Antiquities or Seth Lovers be considered an upgrade?
     
  2. eheiser

    eheiser Premium Member

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    Bumping this as I'm currently considering replacing them with SD Antiquities, Bare Knuckle Stormy Monday or Throbaks.
    Any opinions on these HB pickups?
     
  3. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    Well.....have you played the guitar? Do you like the tones you are getting???

    I mean I could go out and survey 1000 hard rock or metal players and hear their opinions on Gibson minis, T-tops or Shaws - the pickups immediately preceding these. Almost universally they'd probably hate them due to low output....yet I particularly like all for precisely that reason. Would you expect me to change my personal likes simply because someone else hates them???
     
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  4. scrumm21

    scrumm21 Premium Member

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    I have the same pickups in my '88 ObG Custom..... they're staying right where they are...luv em
     
  5. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    Never heard a pickup designed by Bill Lawrence I didn't like.
     
  6. gtrslngnhairbag

    gtrslngnhairbag Senior Member

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    I've got a set of them in my '89 standard. I've never had the desire to change them out, as they work for what I do.
     

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