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  1. Dazza

    T-Top vs Shaw vs MHS Pickups

    Besides focusing on your pickups I've had an R7 and R8 from that period that had stock linear taper pots, modern wiring and brass tailpiece studs. Both guitars clarity/open tone improved dramatically with audio taper pots & 50's wiring. One had clearer highs and much improved muddy neck pickup...
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    Help me with some R7 details

    It's a 2005. Also remind them that the term 'Custombucker' didn't apply until 2010? for the exclusive use in the Clapton Beano, Kossoff Sig etc and Collectors Choice. And not until about 2013? did they come as standard in R guitars. It's quite likely they have label stickers on them saying...
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    Help me with some R7 details

    Aside signs of the solder being disturbed Burstbuckers typically have white label stickers noting wind date, Custombuckers typically don't. I say typically as I've seen with and without, and of course they can fall off. CB's were only in designated CC and Sig guitars until mid 20-teens when...
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    06 Gibson R9 capacitors are green??

    You've uploaded very small pic but I can see the R9 stamp, the cavity looks right and the nice flamey underside of the maple cap looks fab. In this era it was common to replace the harness for audio taper pots and real PIO caps. Plus swap certain hardware. For eg the tailpiece posts were brass...
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    06 Gibson R9 capacitors are green??

    It's wired 50's style too. I can't recall when they started doing that as standard. I've only experienced the typical fake Bee caps. Possibly replaced when switched to 50's wiring ? It was common for that era Historics to replace the caps and linear taper pots for audio taper. Daz
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    Pots what do you find works best?

    It's not just what they measure, they may be linear pots. Linear taper pots are standard in some Gibsons, including earlier Historics. For volume control it's a gradual change across the range, but the tone pot does literally nothing until the bottom end of the range, around 2-3. Daz
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    Les Paul Custom 3 pickup 57 reissue wiring question

    Apologies for resurrecting this thread but today I discovered a Gibson 3 pickup wiring option I'd not seen mentioned anywhere before. Quite remarkable really as it's so basic and obvious. Maybe useful info for any future search on this topic. As I wrote previous with my LPC I tried every wiring...
  8. Dazza

    Fattening up lead tone on a BB2 in Bridge.

    The Tubescreamer has worked for SRV, Gary Moore and Kirk Hammett to mention just 3 across a wide musical spectrum, so it might be right for you too. GL Daz
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    Getting more treble from the bridge pickup

    I'd no clue on the pickup you mentioned so looked it up. This graph is from the Dimarzio website Air Zone pickup page. AV magnet , 17.49 K As stated above you can chase your tail for as long as you like, or accept you simply have the wrong pickup for what you require. GL Daz
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    Fattening up lead tone on a BB2 in Bridge.

    Not being a smart-arse but the tone pots are there for a reason. From Clapton in the 60's through Bonamassa today turning down the tone pot does more than just reduce treble. It brings the focus to mid/lower frequencies that can fatten up a bridge pickup. Not sure if your standard has audio...
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    bigsby saddle

    When using a Bigsby it's perfectly normal that the entire bridge rocks back and forth. I've only had one for a the past couple of years and was concerned when I saw it move so did a general search. I have an ABR-1 on my LPB3 with stock Bigsby. The outer roller bar sleeve was already removed...
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    Burstbuckers vs Custombuckers

    57's have symmetrical coil winds, BB's and CB's have offset coil winds. One having a stronger screw coil and the other a stronger slug coil - I forget which is which. Add to that the number of winds, output and magnets used, each type has it's own tone from 'fatter / denser to airy / open'...
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    2019-2021 LP Standard 50s muddy neck pickup. Please help

    Your pretty well correct. There's generations of players who leave all guitar knobs on 10 and change 'tones' via their feet switching between channels, presets or pedals. So 50's wiring is of no benefit to them. However for those who like the 'old school' technique of actively using their knobs...
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    2019-2021 LP Standard 50s muddy neck pickup. Please help

    Swapping hardware such as stoptail studs, stoptail, bridge posts, thumbwheels etc between brass, steel or aluminium can certainly influence a guitars tone. They can also make no perceptible difference. I know this from personal trials with multiple Les Pauls, Historic and USA. This is down to...
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    Jimmy Page #1 T-Top Bridge Pickup

    Mr Jimmy is superb and a lovely guy. I got to talk with him quite a lot over several days a few years back when he played with Led Zepagain. As I mentioned before the tone has to be in the guitar naturally for all parts to work together. Pickups are only part of the equation. The video I saw of...
  16. Dazza

    1958X Marshall

    Yep we've been in a few threads about this series. Playing them in the house is a carpeted basement family room. In that setting my 73 can be tiring to the ears unattenuated. The 58 much less so. It's warmer. Maybe a little more pushed Fender? It's been so long since I heard a Fender combo. From...
  17. Dazza

    Considering A Mod On A Custom

    I'd agree on the pickup swap regardless. Though I did experiment with my 89 Custom swapping out the Bill Lawrence circuit pickups and wiring for CTS 50s style and various PAF types. The end result was less than impressive. I put it back stock and left it alone. 33 years since buying it I much...
  18. Dazza

    Considering A Mod On A Custom

    There's another recent thread with info relative to your topic. I typically use the middle position with Gibsons so wanted that option when I acquired a 3 pu Custom. I discuss the wiring in the other thread. While I really enjoy the middle pickup having a few years of experience actually using...
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    1958X Marshall

    I use the 1973X pretty exclusively over the past couple of years for all my gigs. I don't like modern gain or use pedal drives. Typically there's a click or 2 of attenuation depending on the stage level. It's a great sounding amp and I'm never quiet by any modern gig standards. My house mate...
  20. Dazza

    Les Paul Custom 3 pickup 57 reissue wiring question

    This is exactly the guitar I have from '97. Despite all the extra hardware & 1 piece mahogany body it's around 9 1/2 lbs, not so bad. The 'problem' for me with the Micky Baker style is 3 'independent' volumes means they're wiring is 'uncoupled'. If you research that method you find there's an...

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