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Thornbucker and Pearly Gates

Jason Carter

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I recently put a Pearly Gates in the bridge of my Gibson Pat Martino. It was a nice change, I find the Pearly Gates to be less muddy than the stock 57. I would like to try a Thornbucker, does anyone have a comparison or thoughts on a Thornbucker and Pearly Gates?
 

59Bassman

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I've got a PG in the bridge of my PRS Custom. I have a Thornbucker that I had in the bridge of a Charvel So Cal. WAY different guitars, WAY different construction. But by way of comparison, they were in a similar ballpark, but the Thornbucker (mine has a cover) was a bit lower output than my uncovered PG.

Probably very little help but it's all I've got....
 

Jason Carter

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Thanks! I'm just going to get one and try it out. I want to change the pickups in my PRS McCarty as well so they will have a home either way.
 

Jason Carter

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Had a chance to try a Classic 57, Pearly Gates and the Thornbucker in my Gibson Pat Martino. It is a simi-hollow thin bodied guitar that has a carved maple top, mohagany body with an ebony fingerboard. I'm not a jazz guy, I use it with mid gain to play blues, rock and hard rock. All three pickups sound good in the guitar but I stayed with the Thornbucker. The Thornbucker lives up to its billing:

Balance, Warmth, Sweetness, Clarity, Versatility and Tone!

I really can't describe it any better than the above statement. I will say this that it seems that with the Thornbucker I have wider range of adjustment on my overdrive pedals. Its like the sweat spot on each has been expanded, a bit more versatility. If your looking for a change in your pickups I would give the Thornbuckers a try.
 

ArchtopAnimal

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Jason , have you still got the Thornbucker ? I've just got a set cheap hardly used second hand set from emporium and put them in one of these lefties : Very nice indeed . Money well spent , but I didn't reckon Pete was misleading us either ; he's solid on reviews imho ;-) I've a '90's ES335 with Classic57/plus that's too much trouble to try them in first , versus
the Tokai that definitely needed attention !
 




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