Need help with pickup choice.......

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  1. rgsss14

    rgsss14 Gold Supporting Member

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    For a Les Paul.

    The neck pickup is more of a concern that the bridge, as far as being picky.

    Let me start out by saying that I am not a fan of what we refer to as, respectfully, "woman" tone - that flutey bassy tone. I like the neck pup to have "bite", but by that I don't mean BRIGHT or trebly. It's that bite that you get when you dig in a little harder, and you can hear the pick sound, while retaining the character of the note. If you will, almost like a strat neck sc pup but with more mids.....

    For the bridge, really just the classic PAF Page tone.

    Thanks for your help.

    P.S. I did do a search on this and found some stuff, but I'm looking for more detail regarding the neck pup...... thanks again.
     
  2. MetalHeadd

    MetalHeadd Member

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    Try Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups. Awesome in a Les Paul.
     
  3. psquared

    psquared Supporting Member

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    I replaced my stock p'ups in my LP with Fralin Unbuckers. Can't recommend them enough. All the bite and clarity you want and sound really good when split.
     
  4. TheLemon

    TheLemon Senior Member

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    Didnt care for these at all.
     
  5. VHS analog

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    Exactly, the neck pickup on my Les Paul Classic is really dark and sort of muffled - it's useless for anything but jazz. I need something with sparkle & top end. I may try a DiMarzio Humbucker From Hell.
     
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