Recommend something a bit fatter than a burstbucker...

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  1. kingsxman

    kingsxman Silver Supporting Member

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    My new SG came with Bustbucker 1 and 2's. They sound good..but thinking I might like something just a bit fatter sounding. Any recommendations?

    I still need to play around with pickup height, etc. with these pickups.
     
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    Gibson's '57 Classics sound fantastic in an SG.

    If you want to go aftermarket then I'd look for an Alnico 2 based humbucker with evenly wound coils at around 8k.
     
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    That's what's in my R4 Oxblood. They're fat sounding and they rock...:JAM



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    Which SG do you have ? my 2008 std. has 498's in it. And I like them in that guitar better then the BB's. I love the BB's in my LP though.
     
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    I've got a historic reissue. I'm NOT a fan of the standards pickups.
     
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    kingsxman Silver Supporting Member

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    Not a bad idea. Might be a cheaper way of doing things also.....
     
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    The "True 60ths" from RS are specially wound to replicate a great sounding set of special 60ths PAFs. They get from Fralin. They do not only sound fatter, but also noticably more authentic. They are not cheap with $450 for a pair, but they sound really good.
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    I m a fan of Sheptone's PAF and you can ask him to slightly overwound them to have them a lil hotter. They are by far more authentic than the Burstbuckers. You d be amazed how much more you can get out of the same guitar.
    RS Fralin are great pups as well !
     
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    Would Burstbucker Pros work for that? I am guessing that they would be fatter than the 1 and 2s. I like the Pros in my Les Paul Standard.
     
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    Buddy has some antiquities in his Epiphone SG and I really like the sound...
    Been thinking about those.
     
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    No, they use Alnico 5 magnets which will be brighter than the Alnico's 2's in regular Burstbucker's.
     
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    I read up on those. They sound interesting.
     

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