LP Traditional 2018 Pickups

mark_knopfler

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i have a Les Paul Traditional 2018, non-weight relieved body , i like it a lot,
i thoth about installing a new pickups to get this sweet PAF 58-59 sound,
i have now the stock pickups, BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 and they are sound very good, but still somthing is missing,

i am thinking about the the MojoTone 59' Clone Humbucker Pickup's set ,
anyone tried this pickups on a traditional ?

do you think is it an upgrade or not for getting close to the PAF sound ?
i have a good deal for them - 170$ aged nickel set

what do you think guys?

thanks
 

uncle mud

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You might be headed down that legendary rabbit hole. I've done that many times myself, seeking the tone I think I want to hear. Many times I put the original p/u's back in. I actually like the bb1 and 2 pickups. Just make sure you save the original pickups for future sale, or in case you want to put them back in. I would recommend Duncan Antiquities for a replacement.
 

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I kinda stopped going down that hole, for the time I'm content with Slashbuckers, BB1,2, and SD APH-2s on my LPs
 

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$170 for a set of Mojotone 59 clones is a good deal.

Recently installed a set into my les paul tribute and I like them alot better than the stock 490R/490T set. Compared to burstbuckers I'd say they are a little smoother and more balanced, but it really comes down to what you are looking to hear.

If it were me, and I wasn't 100% happy with my current pickups, I'd give the Mojotones a go and if they still don't get you where you want to be, you can easily re-sell them for what you paid.

Chances are good though you'll not be disappointed.
 

DonP

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i have a Les Paul Traditional 2018, non-weight relieved body , i like it a lot,
i thoth about installing a new pickups to get this sweet PAF 58-59 sound,
i have now the stock pickups, BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 and they are sound very good, but still somthing is missing,

i am thinking about the the MojoTone 59' Clone Humbucker Pickup's set ,
anyone tried this pickups on a traditional ?

do you think is it an upgrade or not for getting close to the PAF sound ?
i have a good deal for them - 170$ aged nickel set

what do you think guys?

thanks
What is missing from the BB1&BB2 set?

Will the MojoTone set have what is missing?
 

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Before you make the leap into new pickups, make sure you've adjusted the heights and (if necessary) the pole screws for volume balance among all 6 strings. Burstbucker 1 and 2 are toneful pickups and very much like the respected Duncan Seth Lovers in tone and output. I have both sets in two different Les Pauls and the BB 1 & 2 have a touch more “roar” and fullness to them.


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+1 on the Classic 57/57+ combo
 

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