#1
I was considering replacing the pickups on my Gibson Les Paul Studio with the pickups that are used on the Les Paul Standard. Here is the link to them:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-BurstBucker-Pro-Humbucker-Pickup?sku=304665

I would buy 2 of them which would up to about $280 + installation costs. I love the sound my Les Paul gets, but do you think it is worth the investment to upgrade this guitar to the Standard's level?
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If you love the sound of the guitar at present then why upgrade?

I don't think the improvement would be that noticable anyway. Why not play a les paul standard and see how different the sound actually is?
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#4
my gibson les paul studio has burst bucker pro pickups stock...... so why would you buy the same ones?
#5
The burstbuckers aren't an upgrade from the 490's, they're just something different. They're a bit brighter, and a little more vintage- sounding. In fact, those are the same pickups that are on the LP Vintage Mahogany, which is about $400 less than your studio. If you love the sound that you're getting, there's no point in putting $280 into pickups that are just different, not necessarily better.

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my gibson les paul studio has burst bucker pro pickups stock...... so why would you buy the same ones?

How old is it? They've come with a 490R and a 498T for a while now.
#6
oh NVM my studio has burst bucker pros stock because mine is the mahogany natural. you probably have a painted one which doesnt have the burst buckers.... get those pick ups they are really good i like them
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oh NVM my studio has burst bucker pros stock because mine is the mahogany natural. you probably have a painted one which doesnt have the burst buckers.... get those pick ups they are really good i like them

It sounds like you've got this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Vintage-Mahogany-Electric-Guitar?sku=517536

...which isn't a studio.
#10
Gibson pickups are way overpriced; you can get custom wound pickups from www.highorderpickups.com for half the price.
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