Les Paul Pickups

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  1. xXMeebleXx

    xXMeebleXx Member

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    Hi, I currently have Duncan 59's in my LP. They have a little too much mids for my taste. Im wondering what would be a good option for me. I'm looking for similar output and under $400 for the set.
     
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    At that price point, I think you have a very wide array of options available to you. The good part is that there are a LOT of good pickup winders out there making nice PAF style pickups. The downside is that you will probably have all of them recommended to you in this thread. First world problems.

    For my part, I have a set of Fralin Pure PAFs (7.8/8.2k) in my Les Paul and love how they sound. Just what I would think you are looking for, not hot pickups but very articulate with plenty of top end chime and not real mid heavy. Just gorgeous sounding pickups, way better sounding than the Duncan 59s I've had.
     
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    SD antiquities would fit that bill as well. Won't rob your wallet either. You might try the SD Seth Lover aswell... even cheaper than the SD ants!
     
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    I like the Zebra coil, which the antiquities dont come in but those have been greatly considered. I was looking at Fralins and am a big fan of them. I was looking for different opinions
     
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    Another vote for SD Seth Lovers.
    Funny. I find the 59s scooped.
     
  6. guitarnut_1

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    I had a set a Fralins in an R8. The bridge was OK, the neck was complete rubbish. Mud mud mud.

    Plus if you loose the crappy paper stickers wound around the pickup cable and want to sell them, you can't prove this is actually a Fralin pickup. Very cheap and unprofessional IMO.

    I would've expected a signature or some kind of decent sticker on the base plate. Or if vintage correctness was intended, a PAF sticker.....
     
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    I've had many in mine, but the Iconix T-Bones have been in for over 3 years. Love them
     
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    turning down the mids on ur amp?
     
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    GCDEF Supporting Member

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    Have you tried the search function? There must be 100 threads about Les Paul pickups full of all kinds of useful information.
     
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    ^ only 100 threads?
     
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    I was going to say the same thing about the 59s.
    Way scooped mids on those.
     
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    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    Me too. It's tough to make a recommendation when told that '59's are mid-heavy ?


    Perhaps humbuckers aren't for you?
     
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    Manlius Fat Dianes. Great pickups, great price, nice guy.
     
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    The low output PAF is to die for and a set is well under your budget. James uses nothing but the best parts and no marketing ********. His low output won the last PAF shootout over on MLP but he has plenty of other killer offerings. I own three different sets as well as a very pricey competitor at double the cost and quite frankly, the Rewinds are better.
     

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