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  • Bridge Pickup for les paul

    I'm looking for a good bridge pickup for a les paul i play mostly classic rock and blues stlye stuff so i want it to be hot but not to harsh and trebley also i would perfer that it comes in a zebra pattern brand dosent matter thanks for your help
    MIA Olypmic white Strat, Warmoth Neck(Brazilian Rosewood)-Fralin Vintage Hots
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    Danny Gatton Trib Tele-Barden Rail/Tex Mex
    Agile Al-3000-'59/Seth
    MIJ "Blackie" Strat-Ant Texas Hots

    70's Fender Super Reverb Head, Blackfaced by Billy Penn
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    Modded V-847, Sniper GE-7, Boss CH-1, Modded TS-9, Boss SD-1, Boss DS-1, Keeley Blues Driver, Carl Martin Rock Drive.

  • #2
    Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

    custom custom would give u that amout of versatility
    Gear: Carvin CT6 flame top(alnico 2 pro,JB), Strat scappoled fretboard(59,CC), Morgan monroe ovation knock-off, yamaha nylon acoustic,Boss super overdrive with TS-808 "silver" analogman mod, Boss DS-1 with keeley mod, Vox wah with true bypass mod, Fender Super Reverb 65.

    Originally Posted by Jeff_H
    The APH is like slipping into a tub of warm honey spashed with the silky essence of virgins.


    • #3
      Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

      I would choose either a 59' or an APH II. The 59 will be a little tighter in the lows and more focused in the highs....a really crisp pickup, but not icepicky. An APH will be a little spongier on the lows, sweeter on the highs and mids.. more balanced if you will. Slash's tone is APH II all the way. I love my set, but there are certain tones you need an A5 like the 59 to really nail.

      I prefer to be on the smoother side of things...I can always dial the treble up, but it's harder to smooth out something too bright. Just my opinion.
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      • #4
        Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

        I love the Pearly Gates in a Lester. Plenty of cut, but not icepicky in a Paul.
        Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby.


        • #5
          Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

          JB,'s a HOT pickup but not THAT hot. I think it does an awesome job at Zeppelin/Sabbath/AC-DC with a DS-1, plus, your LP will make it sound awesome.
          :firing: :cop:



          • #6
            Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

            SH-1 59
            SH-14 C5
            SH-5 Custom


            • #7
              Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

              I kinda like the PG, but all the suggestions here are good ones.
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              • #8
                Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

                If you want a "normal" output level, I'd go with the Seth Lover. This is a really great "as vintage as you can get" pup. If you want a bit more punch, I'd go with either the Custom5 or the Custom Custom. My LP came with a CC in it, and I thought it sounded great, but just didn't have enough bottom end for me. The C5 suits a LP very well. I now have one in my guitar, and it is warm and rich.

                BTW - I also play classic rock and blues.
                Fender Twin w/ Weber Speakers, keeley ts-9, RMC2 wah, EB MusicMan Axis Sport w/ p-90's, Heritage Les Paul (HC150) Custom Order w/ AIIpro/Custom shop bridge, various accoustics


                • #9
                  Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

                  i love pearly gates in a les paul, great snotty tone. roll back the tone a little and it warms up nicely for mellower stuff


                  • #10
                    Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

                    For more classic tones I would consider one of the three listed below.
                    1. Antiquity: Very close to PAF's
                    2. Seth Lovers: also very close to a Paf, but different than the Antiquity.
                    3. Alnico: The Alnico I believe comes ready to be tapped if desired. A nice feature on a LP
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                    • #11
                      Re: Bridge Pickup for les paul

                      For the sound you want I'd suggest either a Seth Lover or a Screamin' Demon