80s Gibson Circuit Board Pups - Any demand??

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  1. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    Just wondering if tonefreaks like these pups. I heard some snippet abot Warren Hayes' early tone was due to these but dont know for sure-
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    if you mean "demand that they get removed and thrown away", then yes.
     
  3. dewman

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    Yeah, thats why I removed them from my 335. I just heard that they sound good in some applications and I remember that my 335 sounded great with the stock pups when playing slide.
     
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    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    all smartassery aside, the main issue with those things was that the covers always broke loose, rendering them squeal generators.
     
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    I had a LP Custom with them. They were very average sounding.
     
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    I have an HB-L laying around. They were only made a few years with some Bill Lawrence involvement. I've heard of a few people looking for them over the years, and they are decent sounding. Maybe in another 10-20 years!?
     
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    didnt know if they were valuable to collectors or Gibson fans. I have a pair from my 335 that I removed with full leads and was thinking of selling. Otherwise I'll hold on to them.
     

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