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Old 02-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Purple Soapbars!

Hey, I play in a heavy metal band Twin Paradox (look us up, yay!) and I play a modded Gibson Les Paul 60s Tribute. If you didn't know, it has soap bar pickups (three in my case), which are cream coloured.

But my band's going for this whole purple and black vibe just now, just to be a bit recognisable and memorable. So, I thought for shits and giggles I'd put purple P90 covers on.

Cant find them anywhere! Nightmare. In fact, there appears to be very little spare P90 parts knocking around at all, probably because they're the least used of the three main electric guitar pickups (wrongly, as not only are they the best pickup, they are the greatest thing on the earth - and that includes marshmallows and Hayley Williams).

Any suggestions? Preferably in the UK, but anywhere else in fine.

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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Just get black replacement pickup covers and paint them.....thats what i would do.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Just get black replacement pickup covers and paint them.....thats what i would do.


would using the cream ones not be more effective?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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Paint them

I wanna see some pic's of the LP after you had the mod done for the 3rd pickup
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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would using the cream ones not be more effective?


Yea, I'd paint over the cream ones.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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would using the cream ones not be more effective?

Yeah but what if he wants to keep the guitars original stuff untainted?

Either way doesnt matter. Some collectors like "all original hardware" thats why i mentioned getting replacements in case he wasnts to sell the thing down the road. Just thinking ahead.

PLus i like having lots of spare parts around. Its just fun!
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Think I'd get some relatively cheap ones & do the paint job on them - if it was me, I wouldn't want to do it to the original Gibson pickups in case I wanted to get it back to how it was originally.
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Think I'd get some relatively cheap ones & do the paint job on them - if it was me, I wouldn't want to do it to the original Gibson pickups in case I wanted to get it back to how it was originally.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #9
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Think I'd get some relatively cheap ones & do the paint job on them - if it was me, I wouldn't want to do it to the original Gibson pickups in case I wanted to get it back to how it was originally.


Haha, when you see how modded it is you might see why i don't have that concern

when i can eventually get it to upload
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Right on man. Just givin ya hell. mod the hell outta it!!!!!
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Paint them

I wanna see some pic's of the LP after you had the mod done for the 3rd pickup


Im afraid its iPod quality photo

http://s1352.beta.photobucket.com/u...html?sort=3&o=0

http://s1352.beta.photobucket.com/u...html?sort=3&o=1

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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Right on man. Just givin ya hell. mod the hell outta it!!!!!


Looking to mod some more too :P check out the pics, they is sexy as ****
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Looks good. I'm not a 3 pickup LP guy, but the mod looks like it was stock.
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Looks good. I'm not a 3 pickup LP guy, but the mod looks like it was stock.


Got the only fully licenced gibson tech in scotland to do it the mod routing was better than the stock routing. On a carved top, too
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #15
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So purple and black is the theme, are you going to paint the guitar black them?
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So purple and black is the theme, are you going to paint the guitar black them?


Christ knows... could do, haha. We could incorporate some white, I guess. Or I could make the pickups black purple black... or purple black purple
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So purple and black is the theme, are you going to paint the guitar black them?


This.

Or paint it purple and just get black P90 covers?
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Or paint it purple and just get black P90 covers?


I don't know - Im a big fan of the worn look I've got going on with the stock finish. Im considering the refinishing though
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Purple and black isn't terribly memorable, unless you've never heard of, um, every alternative pop, rock and metal band from the 80s and virtually every modern band in Europe Hell, when I was a 15-year-old goth kid, everything I owned was black & purple. Black and purple is pretty much the single most common colour combination for alternative and goth stuff. Right now, The Birthday Massacre are the main abusers of it.


As for adding white, that certainly does work well, or at least, I think so. After all, I put this together:



Some people hate it, some love it. Personally, I loved it until I got bored and took some paint stripper to it. Still trying to decide what to do with those pickups.


But, to answer the question, no, there are no purple soapbar covers around. Believe me, I've looked for years. Buying stark white ones (which are rare themeslves) and painting them purple is the only option.


... And just to fry your brain: Hayley Williams covered in marshmallow. There, now choose.
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Purple and black isn't terribly memorable, unless you've never heard of, um, every alternative pop, rock and metal band from the 80s and virtually every modern band in Europe Hell, when I was a 15-year-old goth kid, everything I owned was black & purple. Black and purple is pretty much the single most common colour combination for alternative and goth stuff. Right now, The Birthday Massacre are the main abusers of it.


As for adding white, that certainly does work well, or at least, I think so. After all, I put this together:



Some people hate it, some love it. Personally, I loved it until I got bored and took some paint stripper to it. Still trying to decide what to do with those pickups.


But, to answer the question, no, there are no purple soapbar covers around. Believe me, I've looked for years. Buying stark white ones (which are rare themeslves) and painting them purple is the only option.


... And just to fry your brain: Hayley Williams covered in marshmallow. There, now choose.


Haha, i suppose we just haven't seen many on the Dundee/Glasgow circuit. Just so people associate us with something

man, thats a tough decision
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