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Which pickup look would you go for?
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Which pickup?
Aged Gold
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Zebra
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Thom
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Which pickup look would you go for? Reply with quote

As with nearly all my guitars I'm going to be swapping out at least one of the pickups from my LP Custom. The neck is actually fine, but the bridge is a bit wimpy and thin. Need more balls and all out rawk!
The cheap pups in there at the moment are now nicely worn, a look which I really like as opposed to shiny gold. However, I am a real sucker for zebras, and I just happen to have a spare zebra neck pup back home.
Simple question? Stick with the aged gold, but replace the pup underneath, or go for zebras?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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With the stealth zebra.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aged gold seems to fit in with the rest of the hardware and also the aging of the inlays on the headstock/neck
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuck an zebra.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
fuck'n zebra!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
stewart wrote:
fuck'n zebra!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make it righty.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gold looks good on that. tarnished and worn even better.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zebras look cool on a black/ebony LP but those aged golds are even better. It would be a shame to waste 'em.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
laterallateral wrote:
stewart wrote:
fuck'n zebra!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zebras. And I'm visually trained.






(strictly speaking, so's Stewart, but he's wrong on this one).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some Skull Knobs as well Thom whilst your at it...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont like covered humbuckers, they slighty muddy up the tone. So my choice would have to be the uncovered zebras.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black open coil for both pickups.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

black open coil bridge w/ gold neck.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Get some Skull Knobs as well Thom whilst your at it...

The order is in, am going for 2x Skulls and 2x Dice Laughing

Thanks all for your input everyone...will let you know what I decide!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
Fran wrote:
Get some Skull Knobs as well Thom whilst your at it...

The order is in, am going for 2x Skulls and 2x Dice Laughing

Good man! ...and one of them straps with barbed wire art on it Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double Creme. 70s flashback to when everyone stuck Super Distortions in everything.

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