#1
For some reason, I haven't been getting any replies for the threads I have made on upgrading my sheraton so I deleted all of them. I need a pickup for my neck position on my new Epiphone Sheraton II. I always play clean. I don't want a dirty tone on the neck, Ill use my bridge pup for that. I play lots of jazz and blues like John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Miles Davis stuff. I also want a nice, warm, and mellow tone but not too dark. Price isn't really an issue, I can save.

Give me some suggestions
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#2
I'd say for Mini-buckers, have a look through the Duncan range - theres' gotta be something in there for what you're looking for.
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#7
GFS makes some mini-humbuckers, I think. might want to look at them.

EDIT: never mind, modern epis don't use mini humbuckers......maybe a P-90 of some sort? The GFS Mean 90 is humbucker-sized and sounds surprisingly close to a P-90, from all I hear.
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#8
Quote by Korzack
I'd say for Mini-buckers, have a look through the Duncan range - theres' gotta be something in there for what you're looking for.


Mini humbuckers aren't that great for clean. My SG has them, and the cleans on normal humbuckers are better than with the minis, personally.
#9
Have you thought about P-90s? I'm sure they fit in mini-humbucker cavities so long as they aren;t dog ears. They're pretty much the ideal pickup for you.
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aren't they a more high gain pickup? Maybe I am wrong


I'll look into P90s too


EDIT: what about something like this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-P94T-Humbucker-Sized-P90-Bridge-Pickup?sku=306913
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#12
I'm a professional jazz guitarist (as in, a majority of income comes from playing jazz gigs) and some of the best guitar tones I've heard have come out of the "Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro"s. Big, warm, mellow sounding, with a mild mild roll off on tone you get one of the clearest, nicest jazz tones I've ever heard. It's also a very even sound, as most jazz players search for.

For blues its warm, and yet weirdly clear. Think Slash, while I despise his playing, and he's not really a blues player, that's what you can achieve tone wise. That big warm, yet clear, neck lead tone. It's a sweet pickup so you wont get the same grunge you would when digging in on a true PAF or PAF clone, but for what it does, it does beautifully.
#13
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Mini humbuckers aren't that great for clean. My SG has them, and the cleans on normal humbuckers are better than with the minis, personally.


I have a set of Mini humbuckers on my Gibson Explorer studio. Excellent cleans in the bridge, really really fat and warm yet a bright resonant top end.

I dunno if the guitar has mini humbuckers but you can't put mini's in full humbucker holes unless you feel like really making it work.
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#14
You should take a look for Lace Sensor pickups.
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maybe a stock gibson es p/u?


Actually, the EMG 89 is the best sounding clean pickup I've ever heard. I've played quite a few guitars through quite a few amps as well, so I'm not a noob to tone. I'm sure there are better ones out there but that thing blew me away.
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Actually, the EMG 89 is the best sounding clean pickup I've ever heard. I've played quite a few guitars through quite a few amps as well, so I'm not a noob to tone. I'm sure there are better ones out there but that thing blew me away.


yeah true... the cleans with the 60 on my truckster is just flattering. but itll be a bitch to wire it with a passive bridge p/u know
#20
^^ yeah EMG 60 great pickup
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#21
If you like Single coils, check out some RMG's. The Specialty humbucker is 2 swingin' cools modded into a humbucker, and I was thinking about picking me up one. I already have a Swingin' Cool in my strat, so I can vouge for it's awesomeness.

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#22
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+1

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#23
bareknuckle

not exactly sure which one would be perfect for you, but there will be one that is

just email them and they'll guide you through any options
#25
PRS pickups like Modern Eagles are nice for clean, warm tones; either that or a SD.
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#27
for a humbucker clean, i would choose my seymour duncan JBJ. it can be coil tapped for the single coil sound as well. that pickup is so clear and well defined, it has the best clean tone i have ever heard. compared to the emg hz's on my other guitar, it is definitely a couple levels higher.
#28
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For some reason, I haven't been getting any replies for the threads I have made on upgrading my sheraton so I deleted all of them. I need a pickup for my neck position on my new Epiphone Sheraton II. I always play clean. I don't want a dirty tone on the neck, Ill use my bridge pup for that. I play lots of jazz and blues like John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Miles Davis stuff. I also want a nice, warm, and mellow tone but not too dark. Price isn't really an issue, I can save.

Give me some suggestions

If price isn't an issue, I'd go completely custom handwound. Stephens Design, Wolfetone, Rock Monkey, Fralin, etc. Any of those will absolutely give you the best bang for your buck. Out of those four, for vintage cleans I'd go with Stephen Design. That guy's done years of research into authentic Gibson PAF and vintage pickups. If nothing else, it's worth it to shoot him an email and see what he says. I got a set of Strat pickups from him over a year ago and was VERY satisfied with them. Some good over-the-counter aftermarket ones for the sound you're looking for that aren't handmade are Benedetto, although now they're made under license by Seymour Duncan. I also like PRS McCarty or Archtop pickups, but they may be a bit darker than what you're looking for. I run a set of McCartys on my PRS Standard with the 3 way switch/push-pull pot wiring and it's very flexible, with good single coil tones.
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#29
Seymour Duncan SD-1's.


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#32
The only one I could really recommend is the Gibson '57 Classic like in Gibby ES335s (and in my LP ) but I'm sure there's less expensive ones out there that are just as good - the Seymour Duncan SH1-59 seems to be the most similar
#33
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I'd either go for the humbucker from hell or a Dimarzio PAF.
#34
I hate the humbucker from hell. My friend has one and it just isnt my taste I guess.
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#35
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No, they make some good pickup cleaners.

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#36
Duncan Stag Mag is probably worth a look too
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