Too many humbuckers

LPTDMSV

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I seem to have acquired a lot more humbuckers than I've got guitars to put them in . . probably a common syndrome
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SD Screamin' Demon
DM Air Classic
Old DiMarzio Super Distortion
Old Dimarzio PAF
FMIC "De Armond"
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2 x Jackson J-50Bs (one with repaired baseplate)
Gibson 490R
Pair of Schallers (kind of Jazz/JB combo)
 
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...and not enough time...
 

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I’ve got a stash too. Hell, I even have a complete strat set all wired up with knobs and switches and ready to go…with no parts caster to put them in.
 

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I’ve got a stash too. Hell, I even have a complete strat set all wired up with knobs and switches and ready to go…with no parts caster to put them in.
Always good to be prepared.
 

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You have some nice pickups. Perhaps setting up a quick disconnect system and moving them around in a guitar you love the feel of. You could have a different guitar every month without a lot of hassle or expense.

Nigel always an innovator - 8 pickup guitar with a tach -> genius.
 

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Not everyone shares your deviant inclinations...
I however am one of those who do.
I couldn't tell you how many pickups are in my possesion but the 3 boxes on the left are full of pickups and there are 4 more loaded pickguards that didn't get in the pic.
Not to mention the ones scattered around in different cases.
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It can be addictive for sure. If I see a quality pickup for cheap, I pretty much always grab them. I got these for $100, I Had to buy them!
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Changing pickups can change the whole character of a guitar, and if you don't like it, you can just change back.
 
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If I see a quality pickup for cheap, I pretty much always grab them ...
Changing pickups can change the whole character of a guitar, and if you don't like it, you can just change back.
I agree with you on these points!
 

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Some people do collect pickups too :)
I am trying NOT to become a collector/hoarder ... but I like to experiment a little, and if I see a vintage pickup being sold for cheap well it seems a shame not to :D
 

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I have a couple of no name humbuckers, a Gibson P-90 soapbar and a Fender CuNiFe WRHB. I don't change pickups much. I haven't decided where to put the WRHB.
I have the original pickup and harness for my 2009 Melody Maker reissue in its case.
 

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I am trying NOT to become a collector/hoarder ... but I like to experiment a little, and if I see a vintage pickup being sold for cheap well it seems a shame not to :D
Sure. I do that too. They all get used eventually.
 

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A couple of years ago the wife bought me a big metal Craftsman tool chest thing - I don’t even know what you call them - the kind with a bunch of big sliding drawers. I’ve filled it with all my guitar tools, parts, pieces, etc. One of the drawers is dedicated to pickups. Sometimes I buy pickups I know that I think are a great deal. I keep thinking that I’ll somehow magically come upon the perfect guitar to put them in.
 

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I have several pickups...get them if they are cheap too. I got a Shaw for 45€ few years back, a ttop for 200€ that came with a 83 tokai husk attached. Few bareknuckle sets from 90 to 150 ...wich looks impossible now as most list them over 300 now :eek:
But still sometimes....nice ones show up..hard to pass.
 

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I seem to have acquired a lot more humbuckers than I've got guitars to put them in . . probably a common syndrome

SD Screamin' Demon
DM Air Classic
Old DiMarzio Super Distortion
Old Dimarzio PAF
FMIC "De Armond"
[2nd column ]
2 x Jackson J-50Bs (one with repaired baseplate)
Gibson 490R
Pair of Schallers (kind of PAF/JB combo)
Not in picture:
Gibson 57/57+ pair that were factory original on my Les Paul, in storage in case I ever sell it.
Gibson "Lead Pro" which I've using for magnet swap experiments.

A set of humbucker-size P90s which I didn't bond with - don't qualify for the photo shoot, I'll be selling those I would guess.

(I recently sold off my "spare" single coil pickups, apart from a P90, so things are more under control there.)
 
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OP, I'm in a similar position. Over the last two years my solder iron was restless, and I was able to buy pickups to experiment with. As a result, I have at least a half dozen humbuckers in the drawer with no home. I also have a number of Strat pickups that date back to an earlier episode of The Restless Iron...

I'll probably keep a couple, sell the rest.
 

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