What pickups are in your Les Pauls ?

David Garner

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Seymour Duncan slash zebras. Took a lot of messing around to get them sounding decent, and honestly I’m pretty underwhelmed. Should have went with some 57’s
For what it's worth, I've always though the Slash set sounds a whole lot like the 57/57+ set. You might look at something unpotted and lower wind if you look to change.

I like 57s and I like the Slash pickups. I just don't want you to feel like you wasted your money twice if you don't.
 

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2006 Gibson LP GT 490-498
2014 Epiphone LP standard -probuckers.
 

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Mostly stock (I consider my Hamer Special a Les Paul Special, since it's easily the equal of my Gibsons, and superior to my Epi Pauls):

Les Paul Studio Double Cutaway (USA 1997) stock Gibson alnico 490R and 498T

Hamer P-90 Special (USA 1998) stock Seymour Duncan P-90s

Gibson Les Paul Classic (USA 1999) Seymour Duncan alnico Custom V bridge pickup and stock Gibson ceramic 496R neck

Gibson Les Paul Singlecut Jr. Special (USA 2012) stock Gibson P-90s

Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Custom Shop Les Paul Special Singlecut (CHI 2009) stock Epi dual P-90s

Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Custom Shop Les Paul Deluxe (KOR 2000) stock Epi dual mini-humbuckers

Gibson Les Paul Special Doublecut (USA 2012) stock Gibson dual P-90s
 

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In my profile pic, my black 1986 Les Paul Custom had EMG pickups, but now
Bridge: Seymour Duncan - George Lynch Screamin' Demon
Neck: Dimarzio Air Norton
All new Bournes 500k pots, vintage wire, .047 caps
 

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Rewind PAF-1 A4 in my 2017 R8
A set of 1983 Shaw pickups in my 1980 Heritage Standard 80
 

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I am continually impressed by Jim Wagner pickups. Currently have a crossroads bridge that is perfect for rock or even metal

My favorite is a Dimarzio super distortion which came in the bridge of my 75 deluxe.

Seymour Duncan screamin demon MJ - I’ve had this for years and it’s been in and out of at least 5 guitars in both neck and bridge. In all but 1 guitar it was meh. In the guitar it was amazing. Need to put it back there

Rio Grande BBQ / Texas - ok, still using the Texas

Excited to try some more!
 

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Classic 57 and 57+ in my Gibson '20 LP Classic
Stock Probucker 2 & 3 in my '15 Epi LP Plus Top Pro
 

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Just curious to see what pickups are out there in your Les Pauls
I currently have:
SDuncan CS Pearly Gates-Unpotted
Gibson Custombuckers-Unpotted
SDuncan CS Bonamassa Amos-Unpotted
SDuncan CS Angus Young-Potted
I am using 2014 R9 lemon burst with 1960 patent number in bridge and my own hand wound Silverbucker in the neck. Super vintage tone!
 

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I’m using 1960 patent number humbucker and my own Silverbucker hand wound in the neck R9 2014 aged frim Gibson
 

Steven

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The Les Paul Custom I bought in 1982, has the original stock pickups that came on it, not sure what they are except humbuckers.

The Les Paul Jr Special also has whatever pickups it came with, besides p90's I'm not certain.
 
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When you did the JP coil split did you do both pickups? I'm thinking of doing the same setup on mine.
Yes, the Volume knobs’ push/pull coil splits the associated PU, the bridge tone knob push/pull puts the 2 PUs out of phase and the neck tone knob push/pull puts the PUs in series or parallel. I got a wiring kit from 920D that had exquisite craftsmanship. Then it was like 13 solder connections. 920D kit comes with an excellent diagram. Take your time, map it out, triple check as you go, test with a volt/ohm meter as you fan and you are fine
 

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2003 R7 - Bare Knuckle Mules
2001 R7 refinished - Rewind low winds (I think... I got them on Reverb for about $100. They sound incredible, but the Rewind stickers are in rough shape, but hard to beat for the price).
2002 LP Standard - Waiting on a set of Rewind JP Post 72. Previously had Bare Knuckle Mules.
1974ish Custom - Throbak SLE-101 MXV. This guitar absolutely slays. I had considered selling it until I finally got a chance to play it cranked, and now I'll never let it go.
 

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In my LP custombuckers.
In my LPC Super '74s
 

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Just curious to see what pickups are out there in your Les Pauls
I currently have:
SDuncan CS Pearly Gates-Unpotted
Gibson Custombuckers-Unpotted
SDuncan CS Bonamassa Amos-Unpotted
SDuncan CS Angus Young-Potted
do you feel that upgrading the pickups and leaving the original pots gives you less improvement in tone??
just wondering?
 

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do you feel that upgrading the pickups and leaving the original pots gives you less improvement in tone??
just wondering?
3 of the 4 Les Pauls I own already have high end electronics so no need to change anything
The only one I’ve changed was the Classic
I gutted the PCB etc and replaced with switch, jack, pots, caps, and wiring
I left it Modern wiring
With the new pickups and electronics it sounds way better than before
 


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