which pickup combo

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  1. wescattle

    wescattle Member

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    Im getting new pickups for my LP deluxe and i narrowed it down to this

    Seymour Duncan Phat-Cat in the Neck position
    and Seymour Duncan antiquity humbucker in the bridge

    should i switch those around

    or do 2 phat cats
    or 2 antiquity humbuckers???

    thanks
     
  2. clothwiring

    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    What type of tone are you after?
     
  3. wescattle

    wescattle Member

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    oh yea..important...
    BIG, loud, sensative, basically the Neil Young tone
     
  4. TestierWheat

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    I have Phat Cats in my Hamer Newport and I love them. I have heard mixed reviews on how the Phat Cats sound in solid body guitars.
     
  5. wescattle

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    why'd you bump a topic that was last responded to 1 hour ago?? wait a day before bumping.

    you should go do the seymour duncan tone wizard.
     
  7. wescattle

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  8. JingleJungle

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    In my experience the HB / P90HB (i.e. "phatcat") combo works best with the P90 in the neck.
    The P90HB sems to work on solidbodies too (I'm talking about the Haeussel p.ups now). Sold one to someone who installed it in a RW neck Klein w/ trans trem bridge. His guitar tech was Very Happy... the buyer was pretty stoked.
    Remember that the "phatcats" are single coil designs, so think ahead if noise is an issue!

    BTW there are at lest another 2 or 3 custom builders who do the "phatcat" thing; maybe pricey, but IMHO it will pay off tonewise.

    Good luck,

    JJ
     
  9. Calloway

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    A buddy of mine had the phatcat/antiquity combo you are describing in his prs singlecut and it sounded awesome. I really dig the phat cats, I had them in a Les Paul Standard that I sold to a forum member and they were great. That combo that you describe can get you some really cool interesting tones.
     
  10. Giraffecaster

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    am i missing something or if you have a les paul deluxe then you have mini humbuckers...
     
  11. wescattle

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    it has humbuckers
    it might be a studio...i dont know much about the guitar b.c its kinda beat up and my dad just gave it to me
     
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    I'm putting in a set of antiquity hums in my LP.Getting rid of those mushy sounding burstbuckers.
     

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