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  • what type of pickup doesn't work in a SG?

    or what type works?
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  • #2
    ?



    Humbuckers work, Telecaster single coils don't.
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    • #3
      ha. I should have been more clear.
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      • #4
        Just about any humbucker sized pickup will work. It all depends on what kind of sound you are after.

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        • #5
          My personal favorite is the Burstbucker 1 & 2 combo.



          So much of it does have to do with the quality of the wood/construction, but I put a set of Burstbucker Pros in an Epi G-400 and those pickups had a bit too much vibe and presence for that guitar. However, Gibson has used those pickups on some of their SGs, including the 2nd generation of Diablo, so maybe with a more resonant slab of mahogany it might soften up those tones.



          But I also like the basic 490R/490T combo that's on the SG Specials. They are voiced more for "Classic Rock" which works well for me. I wasn't much of a fan of the 498T, which is very popular, but I recently picked up another SG Standard, which is lighter and more resonant, and the 498 sounds much better to my ears in SG Std number 2.



          But BB 1 & 2 are my top nominations. But, it's still got to be good wood.







          But I did A/B/C/D some of my SGs with my stepson:



          57s; 490/490; 490/498 & BB 1 & 2 and we both agreed that guitar above was the winner.



          I also happen to have an Epi G400 with EMG 85/81 and really, that's a nice sounding SG too. It just hasn't seen much light of day. Too much gear
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          • #6
            it has the stock pickups. sounds muffly.



            it sounds great unplugged.
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Fiscal
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              ha. I should have been more clear.




              Or not. Really depends. Is this a troll thread?
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              • #8
                will PAFs be too bright?
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                • #9
                  F-150
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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Fiscal
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                    it has the stock pickups. sounds muffly.



                    it sounds great unplugged.




                    What are the stock pickups? And what kind of sound are you after? If you have a 490 set, that's a flavor of PAF. There are many types of PAF's.

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Fiscal
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                      will PAFs be too bright?




                      Well, that's the primary reason of why I prefer my Diablo with BB 1 & 2 over my '61 RI with the '57s.



                      They would both be considered PAF style pickups, but the SG with the '57s is brigher than I'd prefer. And it does have "good wood", but it's a bit thinner than other SGs I own.



                      I've bought a dozen or so SGs, but still, that's not a big enough sample to eliminate all the other variables of wood, design and hardware that also impart their own nuances into the tone.
                      A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                      HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                      Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                      I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                      • #12
                        This one is my "oddest" SG



                        Due to its very dense construction, Gibson used the ceramic 496/500



                        but it makes sense for this guitar. With PAFs it would indeed be too bright, but ceramic mag pickups tend to have a more flat EQ to my ears.









                        But if you're talking about "what type" instead of "which HB", then I need to say, I'm most fond of P-90s in an SG. I have two SGs with them, and the cheaper one, the '60s Tribute, is my fave of the two (over the SG Classic).
                        A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                        HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                        Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                        I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                        • #13
                          I'd love a zoot suit!
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                          • #14
                            Broken ones

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Fiscal
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                              I'd love a zoot suit!




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