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I like unpotted Pickups and there is something about Memphis Gibson Humbuckers. I have an ES335 and an ES LP Special and I am always surprised at the Clarity I get out of them.I see so many good players use les pauls. I have owned 2 different standards and sold them pretty quickly.
Now that I’m better at dialing in an amp/setup I’m thinking of trying one again. I’m curious if there is a consensus or what you would recommend as the pickup to get with the LP.
I see there are burstbuckers, 498 what should I be looking for?
I say try different Les Pauls until you find the one you love the Tone that comes out of it.
I think for the price of a Gibson, you should not have to change the Pickups.
Use the Pots to coax the tone out of the guitar. Turn up the Master Volume on the Amp and Set the Gain to mild break up with the Volume about half way and enjoy twisting the 4 knobs and 3 way selector, as you play.
Honestly, I do not think there is a better way.