#1
I have a Gibson Lp studio and I am looking to replace the pickups. While I like the general sound they produce, they maybe a little hot and a tad too harsh for my tastes.

I am like for a PAF type pickup like the Burstbuckers, but I hear Gibson's PU's are overpriced and there are better alternatives. I prefer vintage type output for more clarity and less mud. Any suggestions?
#2
which burstbuckers are you talking about, the pro's or the customs? The burstbucker pro's sound like crap imo. The custom 2 and 3 are decent. But yeah, they are kinda overpriced. But I use the stock 490R/498T and it works pretty well for my style. Has a decent amount of output, without being one dimensional.

you might want to look at GFS pickups, they are a pretty cheap alternative, and they are decent. You can get pickups at like $25-40 a piece. guitarfetish.com

in my experience I'm not much of a fan of most Seymour Duncans or Dimarzios.

If you're looking to drop a lot of dough on a pickup though, checkout linday fralin for sure
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#3
Just a PAF humbucker in general really. I just referenced the burstbucker bc they are supposed to replicate the old Gibson PAFs and they are included in the Gibson LP classics.
#4
It will depend a lot on your budget. If you've got 250 to drop, a set of Wolfetones or Lollars are going to be the best thing ever. If you're looking at the sub-200 level, a set of SD Alnico II Pros is probably what you want, or perhaps the '59s. Anything less than that is going to be a step down from the Burstbuckers. A set of GFS or other budget set of pickups is not worth your time in this case.
#5
BGpickups and zhangbuckers sell really affordable custom wound pickups.
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#6
Actually in this case, the brands such as Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio would be better. My brother works at a GC and would be able to get some at a discount
#7
The Duncan Seth Lover set is great, especially for the $105 per pickup price.
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#8
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The Duncan Seth Lover set is great, especially for the $105 per pickup price.


They look great, thanks alot!
#9
Are they really that cheap? Get those. I thought the Lovers were more than that, maybe they dropped in price recently.
#10
That's the price on ZZounds and AMS. Maybe they're more at GC/MF. I haven't checked.
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#11
GC has price matching, so worst case they'll match it and he'll pay 210, best case they'll have the same price and he'll get his 15% employee discount on top of it and pay 180 for the set. Great deal either way.
#12
The Antiquities from Seymour Duncan are a good choice if you want a scatter wound pup but like all scatter wound pups they each have their own unique tone.
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