#1
Im considering getting some Seymour Duncan Alnico pro II pickups to put in my Les Paul (neck & bridge). I would mainly be playing classic rock, particularly GNR. and the Les Paul won't really be used for metal, by Ibanez deals with that!

Was just wondering what other people thought of the Alnicos and how they compare to Gibson's Burstbucker Pros.

Thanks
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#2
They are expensive (the alnico II pro's) but what pickups do you currently have in your gibson mate?

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Quote by pjswhu
Im considering getting some Seymour Duncan Alnico pro II pickups to put in my Les Paul (neck & bridge). I would mainly be playing classic rock, particularly GNR. and the Les Paul won't really be used for metal, by Ibanez deals with that!

Was just wondering what other people thought of the Alnicos and how they compare to Gibson's Burstbucker Pros.

Thanks

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Quote by pjswhu
Im considering getting some Seymour Duncan Alnico pro II pickups to put in my Les Paul (neck & bridge). I would mainly be playing classic rock, particularly GNR. and the Les Paul won't really be used for metal, by Ibanez deals with that!

Was just wondering what other people thought of the Alnicos and how they compare to Gibson's Burstbucker Pros.

Thanks

i haven´t tried the burstbuckers but i have alnico IIs in my les paul and it really sounds great. you get a very bluesy tone and very good sustain.
#5
cheers guys. sorry I sould have been clearer... i already have the burstbuckers in my Les Paul. They sound great but I was just wondering how different the alnicos would be.
Gibson Les Paul Faded Honeyburst
Ibanez RG1570 - EMG 81/85
Marshall JVM 205c
Marshall MS-4 Microstack
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ESP EC-404 Les Paul Bass
Marshall B65
#6
My standard les paul is currently installed with 2 alnico 2 pros..if u want the slash tone go for it..but IMO..the alnico 2's are great used for song of GNR and classic rock..they don't really have the kick for modern rock if u know what i mean..lol..if ur clearly looking only for that slash GNR tone then alnicos are the best..abit expensive though..
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#10
I was very impressed with the Burstbucker Pro's in a Les Paul. More so than the SD Alnico Pro's. While the SD's certainly have that vintage quality, they seemed a bit too warm on the low end and generally ended up muddier than I would have liked. The BP's are hotter and exhibit a bit less low end, but were much more articulate up top. If I were playing the blues a lot, I'd opt for the SD's. If I were playing classic rock a lot, I'd opt for the BP's.

...but of course there's always the option of boutique pickups.
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