Poll - Your favorite PAF inspired Humbuckers for a Les Paul

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Poll - Your favorite PAF inspired Humbuckers for a Les Paul

  1. Gibson

    33 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. Lollar

    22 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. Throwback

    27 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. Seymour Duncan

    55 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Fralin

    22 vote(s)
    7.3%
  6. Wolftone

    29 vote(s)
    9.6%
  7. Other

    115 vote(s)
    38.0%
  1. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    OX4 bridge and Throbak SLE-101 have both arrived! Now, I just need some time to drop them in and see what magic awaits!
     
  2. Teleman76

    Teleman76 Tubes-a-glowin Silver Supporting Member

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    It's Throbak
    And that's my choice x 2
     
  3. groovington

    groovington Member

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    Tim Shaw pickups, but don't overpay for them.
     
  4. doublescale1

    doublescale1 Suhr S-Classic Gold Supporting Member

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    Jim Wagner (WCR) Crossroad Neck, Darkburst Bridge in my R9 since '04.
     
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  5. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    OK, going to just cut to the chase here, and not give you a long dissertation. A quick recap...started out with DiMarzio 36th's being my "go-to" having preferred them over many boutique winds over the last 5 years or so.

    Within the last three weeks, I've tried the Suhr Thornbuckers, OX4 and Throbak SLE-101. Bottom line for me...I still prefer the DiMarzion 36th Annys. In the end, their just more articulate, snappy, more string definition in OD mode playing. Don't get me wrong, the others are good and have their merits for sure, but they just don't have the life the DiMarzio's give me in my LP guitars. That being said, if you're looking for a good PAF wind and don't have the cash for the boutique route, you honestly won't be missing anything, so buy the $74 DiMarzio and rock on. If you have the money (which, thankfully, I have in recent days), try what you can, and sell what you don't like. Everyone's ear is different, but I'm sold on the DiMarzio once and for all...that pretty much concludes me trying all the "must have boutique PAF" winds on the market, and I'm satisfied with my findings, which in the end, is all that really matters, eh???

    Watch for the OX4 bridge and the Throbak SLE-101 bridge in the emporium soon...I'm sure they'll make someone very happy.
     
  6. tashiattack

    tashiattack Member

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  7. Chadjohneto

    Chadjohneto Supporting Member

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    I really like the Burstbuckers 1 and 2. Sound great in my R9.
     
  8. WoodyStrat

    WoodyStrat Member

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    Was underwhelmed by my Wolfetone (Dr Vintage bridge model), it just lacked a personality I could connect with. I really like my mid-70s Dimarzio PAF and the set of 1972 Maxons I just sold, but for my main guitar I have settled for Super-Dry humbuckers from Fatboy. Amazing things!
     
  11. Lewguitar

    Lewguitar Member

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    The Tom Holmes humbuckers are what I use. Got a set in my 335 and a set in my PRS.

    They are my absolute favorites and I've owned a bunch of oldies from the 50's.

    I believe mine are alnico 2.

    Tom told me they are the same set that Billy Gibbons uses...when he's not using Duncan Pearly Gates pickups.

    I like those too.[​IMG]

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  12. 70's Hard Rock

    70's Hard Rock Supporting Member

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  13. Windup 43

    Windup 43 Supporting Member

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    Same here, I bought my Standard new in '02 and have always adored the BB Pros in that guitar- I've never considered swapping them out.
     
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  14. neville5000

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    This is my vote; truly outstanding. Nuanced, articulate, clarity, depth, grunt; it's all there. I have the 58 Prerenders, but he'll wind different years.

    I have his Tele pickups and a Strat middle in my Nashville Tele and they are killer as well.
     
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  15. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Supporting Member

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    WCR Fillmore set. WCR have changed their name to Jim Wagner Pickups or JWP....but same set. I've got an older set when they were still WCR and that set it MAGIC. Big, huge slamming sound that is on the hotter side but still ALL PAF warm but still clear....amazing that it can do both.

    ThroBak....pick your set. MC102B set has been my favorite overall. JW set is great, too.

    Wizz, Shed, Bare Knuckle also all very very good!
     
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  16. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I really like the Wolfetone Legends I put in my R8; they brought that guitar to life. The Burstbuckers sounded congested and bloated in comparison. The Legends are clear, dynamic and articulate. I do also like Fralin's Pure PAF's though. I have a set in a 335 and an SG that both sound really good.
     
  17. Jack Fossett

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    I'm a huge Porter fan too, love the Anthems. Probably my favorite humbucker set in general so far.
     
  18. thiscalltoarms

    thiscalltoarms more gadgets than Batman. Gold Supporting Member

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    Suhr Thornbuckers for me.
     
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  19. canadian tuxedo

    canadian tuxedo Member

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    Obviously a very subjective thing, but I keep hearing from guys who've auditioned all the boutique stuff that nothing's done it for them like the SD Ant's.
    Just picked up a 335 and wouldn't mind swapping in some better pups and am currently most inclined to try the SD's. Originally was thinking Ox4's or something else "boutique", but, honestly, why?
     
  20. hotmod

    hotmod Member

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    I like the Gibson 490's and the Seymour Duncan antiquities so far, more than others. Close by are the burstbucker 1&2 set.
     

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