Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by 316guitars, Jan 12, 2013.
RS Fralin PAFs
Original Pat sticker T-tops
I've had a stew mac golden age for over 10 years now in multiple guitars. A cheapy but always sounds great! It's a hotter paf w/ A5 magnet.
PRS DGT for split vintage tones
Dimarzio 36th (favorite)
Tom Anderson H1-, H2+ set
In order of preference: (and referring to bridge pickup, since I very seldom visit the neck position on my guitars)
(1) DiMarzio 36th Anniversary
(2) Arcane Triple Clone
(3) WCR Darkburst
Others I've actually owned, but moved (just to give perspective to my list): Tom Holmes (3 different sets), Motor City Black Belt, Jon Moore PAF, Skatterbrane Woodbranes, BK Mule, BK Riff Raff, WCR American Steele set, Gibson'57 Classic, Duncan Set Lover, Duncan Antiquity, Duncan Pearly Gates, Duncan '59, Duncan AlNico II Pro, High Order PAF, various Burstbucker combinations, 498T/490R, Sheptone Tribute, Wolfetone Marshallheads (both MK 1 and 2), Wolfetone Dr. Vintage, Tim White Timbuckers, and several other boutique winds I can't recall at this moment....
SD Custom Shop Bonamassa's
Dimarzio 36th Anniversary
Like clay49, I've tried a lot but didn't keep them.
Gibson 57 Classics and Classic +
TV Jones Powertrons
Gibson Burstbucker 1 & 2's.
* Gibson PAF (originals in a friend's 1961 SG/Les Paul)
* Gibson '57 Classic
* DiMarzio Virtual PAF
I haven't played a lot. Anyway:
DiMarzio super distortion
DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAF neck.
Personally, I love how Burstbuckers sound, especially in a live mix. They just rip. I have no desire to change them for any of the boutique brands out there.
Others I really enjoyed:
57 Classics (but ONLY in the right guitar... In the wrong one, they're muddy as hell)
Porter Clear Humbuckers - absolutely RIP.
Gil Yaron PAF's
Bareknuckles Peter Green
Gibson Jimmy Page bridge burstbucker
How about just 2?
Duncan Pearly Gates
PRS 57/08 Treble
OK, I'll bite.
Tom Holmes - Got two sets and they're all I use these days
Seymour Duncan '78 - Terrific bridge humbucker
Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates neck - Terrific neck humbucker
Marshallhead, Marshallhead, and Marshallhead.
Specially the Marshallhead bridge, Marahallhead 2 bridge, and Marahallhead 2 neck.
-Gibson 60s T-top
Wolftone Marshallhead bridge
Wolftone Dr. Vintage neck
Seymour Duncan SH-5 Custom bridge
These are my humbucker sets at the moment.
Dimarzio Dominion set (tweeked Breeds)
Dimarzio Air Classic neck / Norton bridge
Suhr Doug Aldrich set
I consider the Aldrich set the best set I've ever heard or played. Such great sounding pickups. The others, have good points and bad points.. and are overall very good, but aren't as pure as the Suhrs. The Suhrs seem to combine the strengths of high and low gain pickups into one. It can do jazz, it can do rock, blues or metal and sound like it was designed to soley do either of those.
real deal PAFs in my '60 ES-345
Suhr SSV, SSV+, DSV+
DiMarzio PAF (Still a great sounding pup after all these years)
Pickups that come stock on factory guitars:
57 Classics, Burstbucker 1 & 2 combo
Aftermarket from big companies:
Seth Lovers, Antiquities, 36th Anniversary
Stock pickups from the smaller guitar builders:
Pretty much anything I've ever heard in a Suhr
TV Jones Classics