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    Default Gibson Tal Farlow pickups replacement

    Hi everybody, I own a 2015 Gibson Tal Farlow, which mounts two Classic '57. Since I don't just play jazz anymore, I need something more versatile and I'm thinking of changing the pickups, more specifically the neck pickup. I am looking for something that has slightly more open sounds and more high end clarity, but that leaves the warm sound of the instrument intact. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Gibson Tal Farlow pickups replacement

    Seth Lovers (bright, a bit middier) or a '59 (clear scooped mids with lots of bass and treble) might get you where you want.


    I'd actually recommend soldering a 1 meg resistor in parallel with the neck volume pot first though . . . this will give you a volume pot value of around 750k, which is brighter and less mellow that the pickup you've currently got (since that sounds like what you're aiming for), only costs a few minutes of time and a few cents, and requires removing just 1 pot (much simpler when working through f-holes on a hollow guitar). If you hate it you can just snip it out when you decide to swap pickups anyway.
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    I'd put the Antiquity in that Tal, which would sound good for your music now, and if you ever went back to playing jazz, it could do that, too.
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    I will definitely look for demos

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