Best bridge pickup for an ES-335 style guitar

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  1. jcat5503

    jcat5503 Supporting Member

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    Im restoring an old harmony ES-335 style semi hollow. Im to the point to where i need to put some pickups in it. Im thinking i am goin to keep the original pickup in the neck posistion but i have to replace the bridge pick up (its not working).

    any one have any ideas as to what would be an excellent pickup for it? I play mostly rock, nothing too crazy. I play through a /13 RSA23

    Thanks! Rock on!
     
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    jcat5503 Supporting Member

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    Im looking at the Gibson 57 classic plus...

    Any more ideas?
     
  3. JSeth

    JSeth Member

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    I have a Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck in the bridge of my '74 ES-345 - love it; loved it in '83 when I put it in, love it to this day... ditto on the PAF '58 in the 'board position...
     
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    Duncan Jeff Beck? Hmm ill check them out!! thanks man!

    What does it sound like? I know thats not a really easy thing to describe im sure
     
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    Maybe a P90? Or a P90 Phat Cat?

    I already own a strat with a 59 in the bridge
     
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    check out smits pickups. he can wind great sounding stuff. his classics have the old vibe--tell him what you would like. lots of magnet choices :munch
     
  7. DaveG

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    Since you're keeping the original neck pickup, send the bridge pup to Pete Biltoft and have him rewind it; he'll wind it to sound however you want. Pete does fantastic work at a great price:

    www.vintagevibeguitars.com
     
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    I like low output pafs with alnico 5 or a t top in a 335
     
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    +1 :JAM
     
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    Fralin makes some sweet low powered humbuckers, such a sweet tone thats just ready for anything u throw at it
     
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    Since you're keeping the neck pickup, I have to agree with DaveG and CitizenCain.
     

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