Which humbuckers for a Flying V?

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  1. EXP

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    im GASing for a Gibson Flying V bad, and the first that is going to go is the ceramic pickups.
    i have Voodoo 59's in my LP that i like ALOT, but i want a hotter bridge. i was thinking either
    Wagners or Lollars. what do you recommend?
     
  2. jpage

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    If you accept recommendations from a peckerhead, I would go with a bit of an overwind as the newer Vs tend to be a bit bright.

    Actually, the ceramic 490 series aren't a bad match at all.
     
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    i do as long as its positive. why do you rag on and diss people here? i was drunk earlier when i posted in the LP thread, but seriously man why all the negativity all the time?
     
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    Michael Schenker likes :
    Duncan Custom bridge
    Duncan '59 neck.
     
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    Of course...Voodoo 60s!! They're wound a bit hotter. Love those Flying Vs too. Mine sounds great with Gibson 57 PAFs, and I'd bet Burstbuckers would scream too. Also a BIG fan of PF Voodoos. Have his 59s in a killer Mcnaught. AC
     
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    aroman - i just happen to have a Duncan 59/Custom bridge in my closet!

    Aacee- i was thinking either the Voodoos or Wagners(Darkbursts or Goodwoods)
     
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    I'm not negative. I'm a pretty sarcastic person in "real life" and I suppose it doesn't translate that well to the internet. I posted a few months ago that soon every Gibby thread was going to be taken over by these "knockoff" guys who travel in packs and start trouble. It's happened. I love my Gibson(3), Tacoma, Fender(3), Warmoth(2), PRS, Martin, Danelectro and DM Stevens axes. I know alot about guitars and tone as I have been dropping big bucks for the better part of three decades. I used to play out alot, now I work alot. I don't own a music store and I don't care about politics between companies/builders/distributors/large music chains. I can afford what I like and believe me, I know what I like. I used to tour PA with a Les Paul copy (made by Martin I think--Madiera?) and know what they can do. But please don't insinuate that I throw my money away on the gear I like. It insults me. If I ask a question, please feel free to give me your opinion but to jump into threads to start trouble is wrong in my book, no matter how "kindly" you word you agenda.
     
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    EMG's baby Ha! Just kidding. I had an explorer that had the same pickup set. I didn't like them. I don't like ceramic.
     
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    Sounds like you need some Tokai 57 PAF's. :p :D
     
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    pickups for a flying v....
    if you want to "hear" the guitar,i suggest:
    antiquities
    fralins(any)
    classic 57's
    if you want to "exploit"the amp,i suggest:
    wcr(the overwound sets)
    dimarzio(any)
    emg81(not great for classic sound,but good for metal)
    duncan pearly gates,jb
     
  11. OldSchool

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    I'd go with the Burst Buckers Too myself. The V's are a very bright guitar and the Bursts would tame it nicely. You can get a pair fairly cheap on the Net.......usually under $100. :AOK

    Get a Tobbacoburst ...........:dude
     
  12. EXP

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    i think the perfect combo would be a Wagner Crossroads neck and Goodwood bridge.

    OldSchool, along with a Gibson V, i was thinking about a Dean V in Braziliaburst.
     
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    No doubt they would sound awesome if you have $300+ to spend on it. But the Burstbuckers are a sweet 2nd option if your on a buget (like me[​IMG])[​IMG]
     
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    I've got the stock 496R/500T combo in my V, with NO tone pot on that 500T & it RIPS. Also my 'metal' guitar, so YMMV, if you're not looking for that.

    Alternatively, I've got a 59/JB combo in my Explorer- very versatile, very warm, clean to scream, etc. Took it to a blues jam once & once the funny looks subsided & I plugged in, EVERYONE else, the rest of the night wanted to play my Explorer. Not even a H/C, either, just a beat up, old '91 production model.

    The 59/JB combo seems to work well in all mahogany guitars. AND, you can pick 'em up cheap, if yer on a budget. Scored a set off the HFC for $80 shipped.
     
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    The WCR's can be had for less if you are patient. Not the combo you are looking for but this might be just as good for $220 right here in TGP emporium. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=125673


    IMO the WCR's kill burstbuckers BTW. I have a Darkburst in the bridge and a Goodwood in the neck of my R7. I have a friend with an R8 with BB's and the WCR's are definately better. The BB bridge is harsh in comparison and the neck is simply too muddy.
     
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    I see JBs all the time for $40. I have two in my LP Studio right now and they sound great. They have a nice hefty wind, they would sound great in the V.
     
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    I think, in all this 'boutique' madness, it's easy to forget about the 'basics', i.e. Duncans vs. ???. That said, I loves me some WCRs- Fillmores in my R7 LPC & a set of Hercs (that I scored offa ebay for $180) for a V I'm building & am gonna order some Wolfetones for a couple other project (gotta set of his P90s (NOICE!) in a guit I built).

    Again, I think a 59/JB combo would sound killer in a V. 59/Custom would probably be real nice, too & if you wanna get real aggro, there's the ever popular 59/Distortion combo.
     
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    what would go good with a Goodwood bridge? im not ruling out Duncans; Seth Lover or Antiquity neck.

    also where can i get gold covered humbuckers?
     

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