What's your favorite pickups?

Thundermtn

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The right individual Custom Bucker sounds good to me, a dry, bright and brittle one with healthy overtones to me sounds like the real PAF 's I've played.

Seymour Duncan, Pearly Gates - neck

Bare Knuckle, Riff Raff - set

Onamac Windery, Top Shelf - set

Organic Pickups, Stigma - neck
 

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Custombuckers are great for Gibson pickups...

Going outside of that.

Dimarzio 36th Anniversary if it’s open coil (double cream)

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pearly Gates if it’s covered (aged nickel)

Ive had a number of aftermarket ones. OX4, Wizz, Wolfetone, SD, Dimarzio.... those are my main choices above. All that’s mentioned are great choices but people like what they like...
 

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I have had good experiences with OX4. Something about those pickups are just really chimey, a middle position to die for. I would like to try some Throbak's but I need to sell some pedals and parts to drum up the cash.

With that said, I think Custombuckers are great and I dig the low wind Custombucker S that CME uses too.
 

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In an LP?

P-90's work best for me.

I have played Wolfetone and a Duncan Custom Shop 1978 that got my attention.

I have Wolfetone Mean & Meanest P-90's in my '67 SG jr, they rip.
 

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I picked up a pair of SD Saturday Night Specials for my Lucille. They are exceptional pickups with great clarity and punch
 

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I dig the Alnico II Pro & 59/Custom Hybrid. They cover a wide range of styles and gain ranges.
 

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Vintage (2 x great sets of PAF's & 1 x great set of P90's)
Cilia Custom Guitars Humbuckers
OX4

I would like to try ReWind one of these days, along with Tyson Tone & Throbak.

Lots of good options out there.

My 2c FWIW.

:cheers2:
 

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If you can get 'em.............Timbuckers, they come up on ebay from time to time........best PAF and T-Top(style) pups I've played, got two sets myself and they ain't goin' anywhere........
 

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I have an R6 with P90s and an R9 (Bloomfield sig model) with Burstbucker 1 and 2s. They all work beautifully.
 

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I really like Sheptone Tribute PAFs in my 94 LP Standard. They have a richness of tone that appeals to me. I substituted them for the stock 490R-498T set that was originally installed and I have not looked back.

For my 2016 R9 I like the Custombuckers so much I do not see myself experimenting with anything else in this guitar.

Cal in TX
 
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I kind of look at pickups as different flavors... like seasonings. Some go better with certain guitars/types of guitars than others; some have a distinct “flavor” all their own and some compliment and bring out the tones inherent in the guitar.

My favorites by type of guitar:
58 Historic Les Paul: Peter Florance Voodoo PAF: A5 bridge/A3 neck. I’ve come to realization that I just prefer an A5 mag in a bridge pickup. I’ve also had good experiences with OX4 and ReWind.

Semi-Hollow Body (CS-336) - JM Rolph 59: Sweet, almost single-coil-like tones from a PAF

Les Paul Junior - Wolfetone Meaner 90: Wolf knows P90s.

Telecaster - Lollar J Street: Jason Lollar has got some secret tele sauce

Gretsch 6120 SSLVO - TV Jones Classic/Classic +: Best Filtertrons on the planet.

Precision Bass - Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound: Works.
 

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Personally I really liked the CustomBuckers from Gibson but only the ones that came out in 2015 and onward as they were very lightly potted and now in 2019 they’re unpotted
 

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The right individual Custom Bucker sounds good to me, a dry, bright and brittle one with healthy overtones to me sounds like the real PAF 's I've played.

Seymour Duncan, Pearly Gates - neck

Bare Knuckle, Riff Raff - set

Onamac Windery, Top Shelf - set

Organic Pickups, Stigma - neck
+1 on the Custombuckers. Anytime I see one for sale at a decent price I snatch 'em up.
 

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