#1
i was thinking about getting some Gibson Burstbuckers for my Epiphone Les Paul i was gonna get the Burstbucker 1 and 2 for neck and bridge and i wanted to know about whether they're good or not
#2
Very, very good pickups. Lower output than what you have on there, but they'll sound way better.
#3
theyre great for classic stuff (classic rock...)
but a little pricey

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How much are burst buckers anyway? Aren't they like...200 each pick ups?

Anyway, I've played with burstbuckers and they're way better than the epiphone LP stock pups.
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I'm sure they can nail most Classic Rock tones.

Most Page tones definitely.
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yup. Burstbuckers are some hot stuff.
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#8
They're good... but you can get better with that money.......

You could check out Swineshead, BKs, or even the good DiMarzios......
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^Yeah..I was thinking the same thing.

Over here, the guy told me the burstbuckers would be about 400 all together to solder and everything in and to buy em'...

So...I just went with the BKP's...might as well, but it all depends on your situation TS.
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#10
would you get that same vintage style tone that u would with a vintage gibson pickup with say, a SD alnico III or '59 or pearly gates (or the other one i forget)?
was looking into those, but not sure if they were hot enough
#12
yeah i thought that they might be like that. i just really admire page's vintage tone. especially with his twin-neck. might not have used burstbuckers, but gibson pickups
#13
Can you not get a good classic vintage tone with 496R/500T's? Dont think they are too expensive.
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#14
i think the SD 59 sound great. lower output nice tone. i doubt you will get the page tone with the burstbuckers unless they are wired up a certain way. i think they have to have that four conductor wiring or watever. but you will get quite close with the right amp. i agree put a great gibson through a marshall jcm 800 or plexi and instant orgasm.
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Can you not get a good classic vintage tone with 496R/500T's? Dont think they are too expensive.


those are really hot ceramic pups, they arent as obnoxious or muddy as say, SD Invaders, but i think that burstbuckers would be much better. (BTW after you import swinesheads they will be more expensive than burstbuckers, BKPs are WAY more expensive than Burstbuckers)
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#16
There's a guy on Harmony central who has a buncha epi les pauls and he puts burstbuckers in almost all of em. He has vids on youtube.
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yeah i thought that they might be like that. i just really admire page's vintage tone. especially with his twin-neck. might not have used burstbuckers, but gibson pickups

You do know that Page used a Telecaster on his recordings right? The LP was used mostly for live shows.
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yeah i thought that they might be like that. i just really admire page's vintage tone. especially with his twin-neck. might not have used burstbuckers, but gibson pickups


Burstbuckers are fairly new pickups. Page used original 57 PAF pickups in his stuff I'd imagine since all his guitars were original pauls from the 60's.

Pretty much any lower output pickup will give you that vibe. I have SD Alncio II's and I love them.

Don't spend 300 bucks getting burstbuckers. My Alnico II's (same pickup slash uses) cost me 130 off ebay and it took me 30 minutes to install them.
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They were the stock pups in my Gibson LP Studio. I tell you what, AMAZING. I feel they sound way better than my PRS #7's in my Singlecut. Burstbucker Pro's, baby!
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You do know that Page used a Telecaster on his recordings right? The LP was used mostly for live shows.


Well he tended to switch guitars in the studio, sometimes being Lp, sometimes being the Tele.
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#21
where are people getting figures like $300 for burstbuckers? they cost around $100-$120 each, and ive never been to a guitar repair shop that charged $100 just to solder in new pickups.
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^At that store it cost near 300 with both pups + set up = 400 USD.

Those guys were probably just jipping me though. Went to another store and got my BKP's + set up = around 500 USD which included changing the pots and soldering everything.

Pricey, but worth it.
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yeah, i mean if BKP's are close in price, they'll own burstbuckers. BB's are good for stock pickups, but I wouldn't really buy them as retrofits. At least, not for the price they are here (over £100 ($200) each).
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^At that store it cost near 300 with both pups + set up = 400 USD.

Those guys were probably just jipping me though. Went to another store and got my BKP's + set up = around 500 USD which included changing the pots and soldering everything.

Pricey, but worth it.


yeah you where getting ripped off, you shouldnt have to pay more than $270 or so for burstbuckers and installation, and they really arent that hard to sintall yourself. $500 IMO is way too much to pay for pickups
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Very, very good pickups. Lower output than what you have on there, but they'll sound way better.


Really?

I know they aren't really high output, but they aren't hotter than the stock epiphone ones???
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