#1
Hey guys.

I know this has been discussed before and ive done some reading but i plan on getting these soon so i thought id make a little thread.

Im planning on changing the stock burstbuckers to something else.

What do you guys think are a good classic rock sounding pickup.

I really like to play Zeppelin-ish music.

What would you guys recommend for a good humbucker?

I really dont have any price range that im trying to keep it in, i just want to change em out when i re-setup my guitar.

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#2
if you're upgrading from a burstbucker, look into some boutique humbuckers.
www.sdpickups.com has great PAF voiced humbuckers. handwound, boutique, and vintage spec. you'll like it.

u can also look at www.wolfetone.com or maybe some www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk
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#3
ok sweet. those sdpickups look really cool. I may get some of those i think.

do you think this will really change the sound quality im getting? b/c right now im just a little bit unhappy with my LP standard and was thinking about selling it and gettinga custom, but thought about this pickup swap as a good idea.

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#4
well, burstbuckers are pretty much top notch from gibson. they don't offer any higher than that. SD pickups are rumored to be very PAF like, if not, it is a PAF.

whats ur amp? the orange in ur avatar? hmmm.
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#6
Well if you don't have a budget definitely check out the botique makers EC mentioned.

I have a set of Duncan 59's in my guitar and I get some wonderful Page tones. You could also look into the Seth Lover Model or the Antiquities which are some wonder PAF clones
#7
bump!

are there any other suggestions for humbuckers?

those sds look the best to me ATM.

Thanx!

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#9
SD (Stephen Design) pickups are superior to others. CorduroyEW of UG (another boutique pickup maker. i love his single coils) says Stephen Designs are the best PAFs he's ever heard of. and he knows what hes talking about.

i wouldn't go with those mass produced PAF copies. they're just gonna be another pickup similar to ur burstbuckers.
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