I Need a New Neck P/U for My SG- Help?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by disaster, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. disaster

    disaster Member

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    Pretty much the only thing I dislike about my SG Standard is the neck pickup- muddy, muddy, muddy.

    What I want:
    -No mud (obviously)
    -not super high output
    -"vintage-y" sound
    -covered
    -around $100 or less

    Suggestions, o wise ones?
     
  2. mainsale

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    Except for the price, you described the Fralin P-92. No mud, just sweet articulate tone!
     
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    I've found the Seymour Duncan Jazz model to be a pretty articulate neck pup
     
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    Call WB pickups(Will Boggs) or go to their website.... you won't believe your ears.
    Rick
     
  5. Rossl

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    I like 57 classics. Try a reissue 61 SG and see if you like them.
     
  6. Monroe

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    Yeah, the Duncan Jazz is very nice in the neck, and works well with a lot of different bridge pickups. And, you don't have to re-mortgage the house to own one.
     
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    I have not had the same luck with the Duncan Jazz as you folks. I do like the '59 in the neck though. Brighter than the Jazz and that seems to help on the lower strings with clarity.

    I really do like a good p90 in the neck, perhaps the GFS Mean 90?
     
  8. disaster

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    cool suggestions.
    Not really looking for a P90, I guess I should have stipulated that. You never know though.
    Rossl- I have in fact tried that guitar with those p/u's and dug it.

    Anyone have experience with Duncan 59's in the neck? I was considering those.
     
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    I like the Jazz and the '59 too. I think the '59 is great. Nice and creamy...makes a singing sound to me from a mahogany body guitar. I like the '59 a bit better than the Jazz.
     
  10. disaster

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    I do tune down 1/2 to 1 step and use big strings. Perhaps the extra brightness/vlarity of the 59 is the way to go.
    Can anyone tell me how the 59 compares to the 57 Classsssic?
     

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