Any idea on how much I could sell a set of HB's for?

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  1. stratter

    stratter Member

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    I'm going to change out the pickups in a new LP, and I figured I'd sell the set of classic '57s that came in it. They're practically brand new, they're clean, and they function perfectly, just not the sound I'm looking for in the guitar.

    Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, I've never sold anything online before and I don't directly know anyone who needs to buy pickups.
     
  2. superrock

    superrock Silver Supporting Member

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    Check completed listings on eBay and price accordingly.
    ;)
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    New one is about a hundred and forty bucks. So two eighty for a pair. But since they come stock in a lot of Gibsons, and a lot of people take the stock pickups out of their Gibsons, there are quite a few of them out there used.

    Without actually checking ebay listings myself ( :banana), I'd think a hundred bucks for the pair would be realistic.

    A lot of people think they're great pickups for semihollow and hollow body guitars, fewer seem to like them in LPs. My own experience is only in a 335, and I haven't and won't change them, I do think they work quite well in that guitar.
     
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  4. zeffbeff

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    I freaking LOVE the 57 Classic. What do you not like?
     
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    Sean French Supporting Member

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    You could easily get $125 to $140 for the set.
    I've sold sets of '57 Classics, Burstbuckers, 498T/490R from $125 to $140. Sold them all in a day or two.
     
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    They're just wayyy too bright for me. It's probably because I'm playing through a DSL and those are notoriously bright amps. It takes overdrive pretty decently, but it sounds out of place on the clean channel, if that makes sense.
     
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    Ah I see. Stay away from all Gibson pickups, then. They all have that top end bite, which some love and some hate.
     
  8. stratter

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    Yeah, I've got my heart set on a set from Rewind pickups as soon as some extra cash rolls in.
     
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    Half of new street price will move most gear.
     
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    I agree this is a great general price guide! The only time that would change is if supply is low and demand is high.
    That would NOT be true of '57 Classic pups, though.
     
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    Sell them? They are no good, right? Do you want to rip someone off?
     
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