Guitar Pickup Hall of Fame!

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  1. TP Parter

    TP Parter Member

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    ^All those.

    Rickenbacker Frying Pan
    Charley Christian
    Dearmond Dynasonics
    P90's and Staples
    Gold Foils
    '54 Strat pickups
    PAF's
     
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  2. doc

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    I figured this thread would turn out to be mostly just a listing of people's favorites. If I were "serious" about this, I'd either cull from the list of nominees and demand some support based on the criteria for why they belong or get a committee together to share the glory/blame to create the final listing. I think we've covered most of the obvious contenders though.
     
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  3. Bob Pollock

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    I raise.
    X2N
     
  5. 71strat

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    Tom Holmes H450/H455
     
  6. TP Parter

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    I don't think the historical significance of my list can be argued with. I could add P13's to the list too. My "favorites" would be the Dearmonds, Staples, P90's. Never played a real '54 Strat, so who knows, but I am 100% sure I would love it.

    I will add Gold Lace Sensors to the list for being the first and only low noise Strat pickup that is a true single coil. And yes, those are a favorite.
     
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    For me:
    PRS Dragon I
     
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    doc Supporting Member

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    I'd say Wilde Microcoils are also low noise true single coils, so I wouldn't say "only" for the Gold Lace Sensors.
     
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    I'd be tempted to add Lace Alumitones and a few others just for innovation, but they lack several of the other criteria.
     
  10. Duffy Pratt

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    The broken bridge pick-up on Roy Buchanan’s Nancy.
     
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    Classic Stratocaster sound!
     
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    Prewar Rick horsehoe, Valco string-through, Fender mousetrap.

    EDIT. I've never played one I like better than the original Rick design.
     
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  14. Chuck Snider

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    HARMONIC DESIGN...
     
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    OEM: JB. No contest.

    Stock: original PAFs
     
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    Seymour Duncan '78
     
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    Gibson mini humbuckers and Johnny Smiths should be on there.
     
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    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub

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    Original Guild AntiHum
    Original Guild HB1
     
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    Fender Big Dippers & Texas Specials
     
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