those '60's Guild mini HB pickups?

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  1. swiveltung

    swiveltung Supporting Member

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    Here's the style of pickup's mine had with the dual tilt adjusting screws on the pups. This is a full hollow 1970
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    those are the full size HB-1's the mini's are earlier
     
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    I like the minis. They are more like a full size bucker than a Gibson Mini-humbucker. The reissues sound good, but aren't quite like the old ones. I couldn't really say which is my favorite. Between the old set and reissues, there are essentially four different pickups there.
    The caveat with them is that they require more depth than you'd suspect, due to the solder tabs on the back of the pickup. Even bending the tab, I had trouble stuffing them inside a route that a Duncan or Dimarzio bucker would have fit nicely in.
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    thanks .. I haven`t been discouraged yet !! They`ll go into an archtop so depth is not a concern
     
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    I had them in an early X500 and they sounded killer for jazz!
     
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    Love em. Have had many Guilds equipped with em. Always felt like there was nothing they couldn't do. Tone man. Great tone.
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    thanks guys for some real world, real ears experience... hoping to have this in hand end of year!!!
    It all started when I played a D`Aquisto electric model at Rudy`s with that mini in there. Rudy who told me that Jimmy told him it was his favorite for jazz. I also remember Jim Hall had a 175 with a D`Aquisto ebony board and a Guild mini.
    thanks again
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    bump for anyone else? thanks
     
  10. Tony Bones

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    I think they're awesome and will absolutely make jazz in an archtop. They're articulate like a P-90, but more balanced and with a slightly rounded tone. They're brighter than humbuckers, but that'll be a problem only if your the kind of player that leaves the volume and tone knobs all the way up all the time. 'Course, if you're playing jazz, then you're not doing that.

    The right choice of tone control cap will make a difference, but that's always true.
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    very helpful, thanks
     
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