What pickups are in your Les Pauls ?

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2021 - Gibson Les Paul Classic - BURSTBUCKER 61R and T
2020 - Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s BURSTBUCKER PRO
2020 - PRS SE Custom 22 Sapphire - 8515S - (SELLING)
2020 - Epi ES339 inspired by Gibson - Alnico Classic PRO thinking to change them wih 490s or PAF reissue I already have
2017 - Gibson SG Special - 490R and T
2016 - Gibson Les Paul Studio T 490R and 498T
2015 - Gibson Les Paul Less+ 57classic and 57classic+
2014 - Epi Les Paul Traditional PRO - BURSTBUCKER 61R and T
2011 - Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute Goldtop 60s - 2 gibson p90 (home made RWRP at the bridge)
2010 - Fender Stratocaster FSR 2010 HH - standard fender (SELLING)
2004 - Epi Les Paul Custom PRO - tonerider Rocksongs
 

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I have them in a epi lp custom and they aren't very open.
They are fairly compressed, but I like them that way for rock and metal. The neck does blues well with a tweed amp, and I can dial in nice clean tones with the EQ. I really haven't tried any other guitar pickups apart from the stock Epiphone 57CH and HOTCH humbuckers, so the bar was not set very high.
I find that they meet my needs, but I do have a set of Probuckers on the way, and I will AB them.
Maybe I there are better pickups, but these are very versatile and most importantly fit into my budget.
 

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I find rocksong better to my liking than probuckers... I swapped probuckers in every epiphone I have... in the 339 I'm still deciding...they are fairly good and for what I use that guitar I don't know if it is worth the trouble and the money to swap it.
thank you for sharing. I agree with you they are "compressed" but they have their good use.
have a nice day
 

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I agree with you they are "compressed" but they have their good use.
I did try a Polished A5 in the bridge Rocksong. Reduced the mids by a fair amount, increased treble and the bass was more present. Maybe a mod you could try. I also intend to try an A3 in both positions
 

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gosh...I don't know what are you talking about....can you educate me?
are you talking about magnets? where do you find them?
 

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gosh...I don't know what are you talking about....can you educate me?
I switched the magnets in the Rocksongs from Alnico 2 to Alnico 5.
Mine came from an old Epiphone 57CH. You can buy them for a couple of bucks anywhere online, but i would personally use Philadelphia luthier tools
 

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thank you.... I figured but an explanation is better. just a question from somebody who doesn't know:
if I switch the magnets...what is that "make the sound" ? wiring and pole materials?
I'm asking because I'm ignorant so...I want to learn.
If you use some alnico5 from an epi pickup.... sounds different from it?
if I have some pickups around...how can I know what type of magnets they have?
(I have probucker2 and 3 from aliexpress, I swapped with the toneriders because they were too bright).
also I'm from italy so...it's not convenient to buy in the states with taxes, shipping, customs.....
 

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My 2007 Epi LP Custom has a Pearly Gates neck and a Duncan Custom bridge. I’m also using Triple Shot humbucker rings to switch coils on/off and for parallel coils and push/pull volume knobs for phase splitting and series/parallel switching.
 

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Wolfetone Legends with a magnet flip.
 

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P-90S in the 2014 MM, mini hums in the '50s Tribute.
 

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SD 59N & 59BL with covers light aged in my 2018 Trad. LP (replaced BB1+2)
Sheptone Tributes A5 in ES335 Warren Haynes.
 

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LP standard
Seth Lover bridge (formerly a BKP Holy Diver)
Alnico II Pro neck
 

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Seth’s in one 20 year-old Classic and Burstbucker 1+2 in my ‘18 Traditional. Are there better sounding pickups for each? Most likely is a “Yes” to the question, but these two sets seem to bring out the tones that I expect in relation to the amp that I usually use, an Orange Dark Terror; using only a minimum of amp gain and rely on picking technique to find even more tones.

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R9: Early 60's Patent No (bridge) and late PAF (neck).
Epiphone Riviera: Patent No mini HB (bridge) and PAF sticker mini HB (neck).

Over the years I've tried lots of pickups, boutique as well as bulk gibson's, Duncan's, Dimarzio's, etc.
For some reason, I always end up putting the old one's back.
:acoustic:
 

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In my:
Les Paul Classic - Seymour Duncan Custom Shop, limited run Joe Bonamassa Sig Skinnerburst
Les Paul Special EX pro - Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special
Les Paul 60s Tribute - Lollar P90s
How do you like the Saturday Night Special set? I’ve been interested in those lately.
 


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