Top Three Humbuckers you have ever played

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  1. sickboy79

    sickboy79 Member

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    RS Fralin PAFs
    Regular Fralins
    Original Pat sticker T-tops
     
  2. colinesquire

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    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.
     
  3. Tonaholic

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    PRS DGT for split vintage tones
    Dimarzio 36th (favorite)
    Tom Anderson H1-, H2+ set
     
  4. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    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....
     
  5. SlyStrat

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    SD Custom Shop Bonamassa's
    Dimarzio 36th Anniversary
    No third.

    Like clay49, I've tried a lot but didn't keep them.
     
  6. merriweather69

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    Gibson 57 Classics and Classic +
    TV Jones Powertrons
    Gibson Burstbucker 1 & 2's.
     
  7. BKL71

    BKL71 Member

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    * Gibson PAF (originals in a friend's 1961 SG/Les Paul)

    * Gibson '57 Classic

    * DiMarzio Virtual PAF
     
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  8. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    I haven't played a lot. Anyway:

    Duncan JB
    DiMarzio super distortion
    DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAF neck.
     
  9. Delayed Delay

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    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.
     
  10. Sterling#Sound

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    Gil Yaron PAF's
    Bareknuckles Peter Green
    Gibson Jimmy Page bridge burstbucker
     
  11. 59Bassman

    59Bassman Plank Cranker Silver Supporting Member

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    How about just 2?

    Duncan Pearly Gates
    PRS 57/08 Treble
     
  12. Lewguitar

    Lewguitar Member

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    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
     
  13. ben_allison

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    Marshallhead, Marshallhead, and Marshallhead.

    Specially the Marshallhead bridge, Marahallhead 2 bridge, and Marahallhead 2 neck.

    :)
     
  14. XKnight

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    -Wolfetone Legend
    -Throback SLE
    -Gibson 60s T-top
     
  15. goldtop4g63

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    WCR Crossroads
    WCR Darkburst
    Suhr SSV
     
  16. theroan

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    Wolftone Marshallhead bridge
    Wolftone Dr. Vintage neck
    Seymour Duncan SH-5 Custom bridge
     
  17. CubanB

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    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.
     
  18. stormin1155

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    real deal PAFs in my '60 ES-345
    Harpmaster's Rockmasters
     
  19. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    Suhr SSV, SSV+, DSV+

    Arcane BrownBucker

    WCR Crossroads

    DiMarzio PAF (Still a great sounding pup after all these years)
     
  20. cratz2

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    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

    Honorable mention:

    TV Jones Classics
     

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