Looking to buy best Jimmy Page like pups

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  1. zosozep7

    zosozep7 Gold Supporting Member

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    Im sure this has been discussed many times and I dont visit this room often so here it goes. I want to take my 58 Historic CS LP and convert the pups and wiring the Page uses his at MSG. What are some good pups that wont break the bank? I dont want cheapies though. Right now im looking at the Seymour Suncan 59 pafs. I have the wiring diagram and will be looking for some 500k push/pull pots very soon too so if anyone could help with that, it would be great! Thanks in advance!

    Rob
     
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    Bare Knuckle Black Dog?
     
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    jpage Silver Supporting Member

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    Everything depends on the characteristics of the guitar they are going into, and the amp/rig they are run through. Trying to guess the best pickup without knowing those things is like trying to guess a strangers favorite color.
     
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    He had stock wiring through Zeppelin.

    I use a T-Top replica from Manlius Pickups and a SD Seth Lover with an A3 magnet in the neck.
     
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    I'm interested in this too, especially in HBs that sound good split. Tele-ish bridge, stratty neck. Check out this vid from 2:55 to about 4:35 to see what I mean:

    http://youtu.be/Xs2FoIzyn-c

    It's a Page signature model but in the comments he says they're Burstbuckers.

    (Apparently I still can't figure out how to embed Youtube videos here).
     
  7. zosozep7

    zosozep7 Gold Supporting Member

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    Jpage, im not too picky so it doesnt have to be perfect. I use newer Fender RI amps and also have a Mesa Transatlantic.

    lumpys, your pup choice sound good. ill definetely look into them!

    Please keepem coming! Im gonna do this! I live in the Detroit area and was looking at the Motor Citys. Throwbak sound nice but MAN! They are expensive!

    Rob
     
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    Obviously the assumption is that you want to replicate certain tones, not have pickups that are close to the ones Jimmy used. Using "authentic" pickups with Fender RI amps are going to sound thin--Jimmy was running cranked Marshalls to get his tone. IME, a hotter pickup would serve you better if you are using pedals or master volume amps. I've had luck with the Duncan Custom 5 in the bridge and a Dimarzio 36th anny in the neck.
     
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    That should work fine. As far as I know his pickups were stock that were outfitted with series/parallel switches.
     
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    Perfect answer.

    Bare Knuckle makes amazing pickups, has killer customer service, and you'll be happy as a clam with 'em :D
     
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    Had 'em, couldn't pull them out fast enough. Save yourself a ton of money and go with Seth's, 59s, 36ths, or my suggestion above.
     
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    Just adding that I've never played one of those , it's just the first pickup I think of when someone asks for Page-like pups. The demos on the website are great too.
     
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    It's not the PUs as much as you think. JP didn't use any push/pull split coil stuff in Zeppelin - only after they broke up. The secret of those tele-like tones and the way his tone "skinnys" out is a combination of a few overlooked things. Page used a T-Top Gibby bucker I believe for the period you seek.
     
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    Another vote for Duncan Seth's or 59's to start, then address the amp possibly with a pedal if you are sticking with Fenders.
     
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    Check out some of Skatterbrane's offerings. Not had any myself yet, but they sound great.
     
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    57 classics (these nail MSG) or Seth Lovers.
     
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    I thought some of Pages best tones were when he used a Tele:

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    I have a Catalinbread Royal Albert Hall that will nail those tones with practically any amp.
     
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    I think this is going to be another of those things where it comes down to personal preference :)
     

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