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G & L Legacy with Fender pick ups?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Ribsspare, May 16, 2011.

  1. Ribsspare

    Ribsspare Member

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    Newbie style question here:

    I am thinking of buying a USA made G & L Legacy guitar which is similar to a Strat. I am interested in installing the 1969 Fender pick ups and the Seymour Duncan SS L5 pick up in the bridge. Would that be OK to do that? Is that a normal procedure pick up soldering operation?
     
  2. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen Member

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    Installing pickups in a G&L is the same as installing them in any other guitar.
     
  3. Ribsspare

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    The Dual Fulcrum tremolo, and the neck contruction, are sufficiently different than on the FMIC product, that you may be a little dumbstruck by how pickup types you "think" you know, end up sounding pretty different.

    Part of the reason I say that is, I have a spare set of Legacy pickups I bought straight from G + L in California, and they sound pretty different in my Strat Partscaster, than does most any Legacy I have heard. You might want to keep the guitar stock. I'm a very aggressive modder and yet I cannot bring myself to change the electrics on any of my 5 G + L USA guitars. They're too nice to bugger up, imo.
     
  5. Rotten

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    I have an early '90s G&L that came stock at the time with Seymour Duncon flatpoles. I tried a bunch of different PUs and came back to those. They take different PUs just fine.
     

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