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    Lipstick(N) SingleCoil(M) Humbucker(B) Guitar?

    Would this be called an LSH guitar? Has anyone ever tried this configuration? It seems to me it could be the perfect guitar for myself. What am I missing? I’m guessing it would have to be a really low output humbucker in the bridge to balance.

  • #2
    A lipstick pickup is just a single coil, so that's a standard HSS guitar.

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    • #3
      It also depends on what you want from a neck pickup. Most people who like the look of a lipstick pickup might not particularly like the sound of one. Traditionally, they are very weak and bright.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mincer View Post
        It also depends on what you want from a neck pickup. Most people who like the look of a lipstick pickup might not particularly like the sound of one. Traditionally, they are very weak and bright.
        I don’t particularly care either way about the look. I used to think I would hate a telecaster until I bought a MIM one. I absolutely love the neck pup in it and was shocked how versatile it really is.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by OctopusRider View Post

          I don’t particularly care either way about the look. I used to think I would hate a telecaster until I bought a MIM one. I absolutely love the neck pup in it and was shocked how versatile it really is.
          Well, a Tele neck pickup is a little different than what is a Danelectro-style Lipstick' pickup.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mincer View Post

            Well, a Tele neck pickup is a little different than what is a Danelectro-style Lipstick' pickup.
            Oh right. My mistake. I’ve erroneously always called the Tele neck pickup a lipstick. I need to think about a Tele neck Single Coil - Strat middle Single Coil - Humbucker Bridge.

            Any suggestions on this type of setup? I looked on the Duncan Pickup Finder tool but it must not be a common setup.

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            • #7
              Vintage Tele, Vintage Flat Strat, 59 or Pearly Gates.

              That's the most standard you can get unless you want to go in a different direction.
              The things that you wanted
              I bought them for you

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                Vintage Tele, Vintage Flat Strat, 59 or Pearly Gates.

                That's the most standard you can get unless you want to go in a different direction.
                I love those pickups. I haven’t tried the pearly gates yet but the samples sound great. Thanks for your help, everyone!

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                • #9
                  I did it the other way around. This is a pearly gates/custom alnico 2 hybrid in the bridge, lipstick in the middle, tele in the neck.

                  This guitar sounded so, so good. Tele sounds, stratty sounds, fat humbucker. it was just ugly as hell.
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                  • #10
                    Having a zebra doesn't help the looks at all. Put a chrome cover on it and it will fit right in.
                    Originally Posted by IanBallard
                    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GuitarDoc View Post
                      Having a zebra doesn't help the looks at all. Put a chrome cover on it and it will fit right in.
                      Nah, this guitar is dead as it is, my man. The neck was wonky, the body was a concrete brick. Ironically, the guitar played and sounded amazing, with sustain forever, but the looks were a nightmare.

                      I took off the parts, grabbed the guitar by the headstock, and smashed it against the street. I thought the guitar would split apart, but I think I broke off a bit of concrete. It took a while before the guitar broke.

                      I just wanted to rinse myself of my own past in a way (or was it the perfect guitar to smash my anger after I discovered my then-girlfriend cheated? You be the judge).

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                      • #12
                        i actually dont mind the look actually. which lipstick is in the middle?

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                        • #13


                          I had this for a while some years ago. A TV Classic with two SD lipsticks. But this is probably way off what you are wanting. Click image for larger version

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                          • #14
                            This gives me some ideas. I definitely don’t want anything that I’ll want to destroy in the road.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                              i actually dont mind the look actually. which lipstick is in the middle?
                              the older version that Seymour Duncan made. with alnico 6.

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