#1
Which Gibsons pickups are the most versatile? I playing mostly classic rock, rock(like GNR, Tool, etc.) I'm trying to decide which Gibson to go with. Something with a hum bucker, 490, 57?
#2
why gibson?
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#3
gnr is considered classic rock now? man next they're gonna tell me Ozzy is oldies

anyway, if you absolutely must go with a gibson (don't do it, they're notoriously overpriced), you should probably just get a Les Paul standard. it's one of the more versatile guitars I know, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg like most other gibsons.

If you're willing to take my suggestion, I'm going to recommend an Agile Al-3100


pick whichever of these you think is prettiest, they'll all play pretty much the same since they're the same model with a different finish, except the one slim one I posted
http://www.rondomusic.com/product4277.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100mop.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100tribalredslimgoldhw.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/product4387.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100whitegold.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100silverburst.html


edit:

I misread as gibson guitar somehow, just get a set of duncans
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Last edited by CJ Noble at Aug 13, 2011,
#4
Quote by CJ Noble
gnr is considered classic rock now? man next they're gonna tell me Ozzy is oldies

anyway, if you absolutely must go with a gibson (don't do it, they're notoriously overpriced), you should probably just get a Les Paul standard. it's one of the more versatile guitars I know, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg like most other gibsons.

If you're willing to take my suggestion, I'm going to recommend an Agile Al-3100


pick whichever of these you think is prettiest, they'll all play pretty much the same since they're the same model with a different finish, except the one slim one I posted
http://www.rondomusic.com/product4277.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100mop.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100tribalredslimgoldhw.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/product4387.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100whitegold.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100silverburst.html



Dude, GNR has been classic rock for a while. Every classic rock radio station Ive ever heard plays GNR.
#5
Quote by nickdohle
Dude, GNR has been classic rock for a while. Every classic rock radio station Ive ever heard plays GNR.

but ozzy isn't oldies yet, right?

well GNR is still on my metal stations here
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#6
^ he wants overpriced pickups, not overpriced guitars.

Basically TS, most Gibsons are decent pickups but they are double the price of Seymour Duncan's (which IMO, sound better than Gibsons) and DiMarzios (whom I have little experience with but many love)

Gibson might like to think that their pups are boutique level, they must because I've only seen them at around $150. For $150 you can get a BareKnuckle pup that will blow any Gibson out of the water.
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#7
+1 on rondo music. Agiles are great and wayy cheaper than Gibson. Your just paying for a name IMO. I own a Septor Elite 827 but I doubt you'd be into that haha. It'd be cheaper and more efficient to get an Agile and just get some great pickups. Seymour Duncan JB or Pearly gates for the lead and a Jazz for the rhythm. If you really want to get a gibson then go for a Burstbucker 3 (lead) and 2(rhythm). I have both of them in one of my guitars and they sound great. I still think Dimarzios and Duncans sound better though...
Last edited by CRG123 at Aug 13, 2011,
#9
Quote by CJ Noble
but ozzy isn't oldies yet, right?

well GNR is still on my metal stations here


Not yet, but what a sad day that will be..
#10
at everyone recommending he buys an agile.

do you guys just see the word "gibson" in a thread title and instantly recommend an agile in that thread without even reading as much as the whole title this thread is about pickups...

having said that, gibson pickups are pretty good but a bit pricey for what they are. as others have recommended you can get around the same sort of quality for less money from seymour duncan, dimarzio etc.
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#11
Yeah, the Gibson pickups are alright (I have the 498s in my ES137) but they aren't cost-effective as a replacement. Slash uses Duncans, doesn't he? I think those would get you closer to the sound you want.
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