Pickup suggestion for a es335 copy

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  1. 11justin22

    11justin22 Member

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    Have a ibanez as73 I'm wanting to upgrade the pickups in. I will be using it for classic to modern rock. Mostly kinda of a foo fighter type vibe. Also I play strats mostly so I don't want a "buttery" neck pickup, I wont like it. It needs to be clear and fairly bright.
     
  2. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Seymour Duncan Jazz/JB set...the JB is plenty enough for Foo Fighters (both Dave and Chris use the JB now and again) and the Jazz is a rather toppy pickup for a humbucker.
     
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    M y RD-59 set has a very clear and articulate neck pickup, but yet is still full sounding.
     
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    Something cheap and used. Ebay.
     
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    Link I couldn't find an rd 59 set on your page
     
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    :huh ok thanks.....
     
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    WCR makes a slightly over wound neck pickup for Joe Bonnamassa. I have it as a set but you could buy just the neck pup. Quite good and crisp.
     
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    Not looking for something quite that expensive as it's a pretty cheap guitar.

    Also.....looking for A bridge and neck pickup not just a neck
     
  9. Sensates

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    i have good results with Seth Lovers (softer, flatter response) and 59 (edgier, scooped mids). They can get pretty heavy with enough gain.
     
  10. ThePenwellCrash

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    That's what I have in my '81 Ibanez AS-100. They work well for Foo Fighters style plus much more. They're my personal favorites in the "non-uber-boutique" offerings.

    Not being a PU guru, I found Seymour Duncan's website comparison sound chart very helpful! You can clearly hear differences in tone between the models
     
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    I have a Duncan 59 in the bridge and a HB-sized P90 in the neck of my Sheraton. I am very happy with this combination. After playing nothing but Fenders for a decade I never got along with neck HBs and the P90 is the perfect solution for this problem.

    I put these things into the guitar more than 15 years ago so nowadays there are many more options besides the Duncan but the general concept should work for you - classic PAF-voiced bridge and P90 neck.
     

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