Favorite Mini Humbuckers?

62Tele

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I'm doing a Tele build and wanted to see what everybody likes for mini buckers these days. They will be mounting in plastic surrounds (P90 routes), and I want to stick with pole piece pickups since I'm after more of a PAF than a Firebird tone. Any favorites?
 

Rumors of War

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The only ones I have ever tried are a set of Klein's that are a custom job in full size covers. I like them a lot.
 

LikeAMotherF

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I don't have a lot of experience, but of the ones I have tried, my favorites are the Duncanized Firebird pickups. (SM-1?)

If you're looking for minis that aren't Firebird styled? I probably couldn't help. I've tried a few, but the only ones I really dug were in an early 70s Les Paul Deluxe (they were stock).

I've also played through current Gibson minis, and I can't say I'm in love with them. Also tried some DiMarzio of unknown model and was equally underwhelmed.
 

62Tele

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Thanks for the replies. I should add that I’ve had several vintage patent number minis that were great, but not potted and had real feedback issues. I also had a Lollar mini in the neck of a tele that worked well. Years ago I had an Antiquity mini that surprisingly didn’t sound great (I’ve liked most antiquities) but maybe I need to think about these again.
 

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this is might me an unobtanium, but my favorite mini humbucker pickup is the one that ron thorn used to build for his custom thorn guitar, called the pasadena, i believe? the other favorite mini humbucker is the one that Jason Lollar build. ymmv
 

59Bassman

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I love the Duncan Firebird pickup in my Fender '52 Hot Rod Tele. I also recently got a Gemini Gold Foil minibucker that I am really enjoying right now.

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62Tele

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Appreciate all the rec's - I have some stuff to look up. Anyone ever heard the Budz version?
 

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My favorites are made by Joshua Spataro of Righteous Sound Pickups. He makes my favorite pickups, period.
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62Tele

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Reviving this thread - any thoughts on Fralins vs Lollars? I have a set of Buds on order, but need something in the interim.
 




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