#1
I am building an HSS Strat and my color scheme calls for gold pickups. I plan on getting a SD Pearly Gates Trembucker with a gold cover for the bridge. But that leaves 2 single coil slots open and gold covered single coil pickups are almost don't exist.

My options are to either get a normal neck/mid pup and get gold covers, which can look cheezy, or find a rare gold pup. So far, only single coil gold pups I have found are the lipstick tube ones, and I am not sold on their looks, and don't know anything about their sound.

I need suggestions on gold single coil pups that would work well with a Pearly Gates bridge. Any suggestions?
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Samick Les Paul (AV6VB) Guitar w/ SD Alnico2/JB
Marshall AVT150H halfstack
Schecter Stiletto Elite-4 Bass
Ampeg BA112 Bass Amp
#2
paint some. what sound are you wanting from them?
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#4
Not looking to spend a mint, so the Juicy pups are out of my price range. I can do gold pickup covers on my own, but have heard they look bad, ie fake.

Guess I could buy a pair of white covered lace pups and paint them a metallic gold, but how well will gold paint adhere to those pickup covers?

Any general thoughts on the lipstick tube pups?
My gear...

Samick Les Paul (AV6VB) Guitar w/ SD Alnico2/JB
Marshall AVT150H halfstack
Schecter Stiletto Elite-4 Bass
Ampeg BA112 Bass Amp
Last edited by Staz80 at Nov 16, 2007,
#5
I was about to susgest lipstick tubes aswell.
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#6
Dont know anything about them, how do they look on a Strat and how do they sound? What type of sounds to they cater to? Would they be a good match to the Pearly Gates?
My gear...

Samick Les Paul (AV6VB) Guitar w/ SD Alnico2/JB
Marshall AVT150H halfstack
Schecter Stiletto Elite-4 Bass
Ampeg BA112 Bass Amp
#8
Not using a gold guard. Black body, Rosewood pickguard, gold hardware, gold pickups, Rosewood fretboard. Basically a knockoff of the custom strat built for Jaguar cars...

http://www.strat-central.com/pics/strats/custom/jaguar.jpg


Basically, this Strat needs a wooden pickguard that matches the fretboard wood. Since not buying a fancy neck, needed to find a Rosewood pickguard, so will be a little darker than the Custom Jaguar Strat, but should still have the same look. Went with the HSS configuration as I really wanted the Pearly Gates pickup as I like it's sound. Maybe someday will put a Warmoth all Rosewood neck with gold frets and gold tuners on this Strat, but not today.
My gear...

Samick Les Paul (AV6VB) Guitar w/ SD Alnico2/JB
Marshall AVT150H halfstack
Schecter Stiletto Elite-4 Bass
Ampeg BA112 Bass Amp
Last edited by Staz80 at Nov 16, 2007,