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The Aldrich is one of my fav pups of all time. Hard to go wrong if playing classic/hard rock or metal.
Similar experience, not a DA but another hot one, was the Les Paul a particularly bright one?I had a set of Doug Aldrich buckers in a Les Paul. Sold them and went through the whole vintage PAF thing. Never was totally happy so I bought another DA bridge pup to mix with a vintage PAF neck and couldn't be happier!!
The Thornbucker is for sure on the list.My HSS Strat has Suhr pickups and it also features tricked out electronics. May want to look at the Pete Thorn Suhr pickups.
Humbucker = Suhr Pete Thorn "Thornbucker Plus"
Middle = Suhr V60LP
Neck = Suhr V60LP
Clean 2 & 4 positions are insane with the tone.
When you want to go dirty the Pete Thorn Humbucker fits the bill. It has clarity.
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I think so, John Suhr can confirm @HuskyThe Thornbucker is for sure on the list.
IT's a PAF based right?
I won't even comment on that...Interesting.
I talked to a friend who said he tried Suhr pickups in various guitars but didn't like them, even though he loves them in Suhr guitars. He told me not to bother. He said they sound best and belong in Suhrs. Hmmm.
Damn bro, that's sweet looking with the grain. That and Thornbuckers must be awesome.I have a set of Thornbuckers in this beauty here, can confirm that they're amazing pickups. They sound great for a variety of applications, really very versatile pickups (and sound amazing split as well). I also have an Aldrich pickup in one of my LPs and it's terrific too. I personally like both of these way more than the SSH, SSV, and other models.
Thanks! It's not grain actually, it's Suhr's "black sparkle drip" finish. I can never do it justice in any photos, one of the wildest and best looking finishes I've seen. Really looks galactic in the right light!Damn bro, that's sweet looking with the grain. That and Thornbuckers must be awesome.
Also wanted to add for the OP. Your Electronics have a lot to do with tone. When I swapped my stock MIM Fender Strat wiring harness with the Obsidian Harness with CTS 250K Pots, Treble Bleed, Blend Knob, Fabric on the wires, Russian Capacitors, etc. it made the stock MIM ceramic pickups sound amazing. I then added the Suhr pickups which really stepped up the tone game. Positions 2 & 4 clean are really clean and jangly. Dirt with the Thornbucker is tone gold. I used to have a bunch of covers on my YouTube channel with this guitar.