Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Robert1950, Mar 14, 2008.
Has anyone tried mini humbuckers in a Les Paul Special DC or a Hamer P90 Special. Just wondering.
The Hamer Eclipse is an all-mahogany guitar that came stock with minis. Many speak highly of those guitars and their tone.
First I put some Duncan minihums in my Hamer Special
Then I put a pair of Lollar minihums (4 conductor, splittable) into
a Collings 290. This took an incredible guitar and made it more incredible.
I had one. It was a cool guitar. Unique. It was a little ass kicker, not a gigantic humbucker sound but it put little woolly fingerprints all over. I think I would have kept it if I'd been sophisticated enough to think of replacing the intonatable bridge with a solid Junior-style.
I have an Eclipse. It's my surrogate Firebird.
My brother has an early 70s SG w/mini HB's. It sounds a little brighter and tighter than standards HB's.
The Eclipse have Firebird pickups, not normal mini-humuckers. The Firebird pickups do not have any pole pieces. I have an Eclipse and it is a great guitar. I also have a Firebird. I am probably going to get rid of the Firebird and stick with the Eclipse. The Firebird is big and unwildy to play and carry. The Eclipse captures most of its tones in a much smaller package.