Suitable humbucker for an all mahogany Burny Les Paul.

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  1. Shinji13

    Shinji13 Senior Member

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    As the title says, I've just taken delivery of a 1990s' Burny custom, no maple cap. It currently has Dimarzio in the bridge, sorry, don't know which model - Its a little hot, I have classic 57s in my Gibsons and would like some recommendations for similar pickups.
    Theres' a local luthier who sells Bare Knucle pickups, and would fit them for free, but I don't know anything about them. Obviously having no maple cap is going to make a difference, and I do like a bright sounding Les Paul.
     
  2. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    I think any of the vintage options will be great. The typical thought seems to be a Mule/Riff Raff combo. I think the Mule is the bridge option.
     
  3. J-Dizzle

    J-Dizzle Senior Member

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    I think any vintage style HB will be good but for a mahogany body I'd install one with an Alnico 5 magnet.

    I have an all mahogany Burny LP Custom and I swapped out the stock bridge pup for a spare MHD 5150 I had. A5 magnet & measured about 8.8k resistance.

    I also swapped out the pots & caps as well for better quality pots and PIO caps and I would suggest the same with your Burny if you haven't already. The guitar sounds way better now and the new pots & caps also made the stock neck pup sound better.
     
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    AJK1 Senior Member

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    Ask your luthier what he recommends
    Bareknuckle are superb
     
  5. AJK1

    AJK1 Senior Member

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    Riff raff in bridge
     
  6. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I have a Burny VH pickup if interested..gold poles too, from a 87 Burny Custom.
    PM me if interested!
     

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