Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by Catoogie » Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:32 pm

Gibson P-94's. P-90's in a humbucker sized poick-up. They sound AWESOME!!! P-90's RULE!!!

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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by bdp » Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:53 pm

Actually, Jersey Girl pedals make a fantastic booster called the Hustlemaker Widerange booster
http://www.bostonguitar.com/Merchant2/m ... ode=NUE-JG

Try it, you might like it...

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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by dwelle » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:01 pm

p-100's anyone?

i've got an LP special with those. stacked humbucker i think, cool sound.

sort of what you'd imagine if you crossed a humbucker with a single coil...

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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by Dan Phelps » Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:34 pm

I'm definitely a fan of both P-90's AND Mini-Humbuckers. For my taste the standard humbucker is just too whooly sounding. You also might try some different wiring schemes...I know Jimmy Page had a crazy push/pull setup that allowed for a crazy amount of tonal variation.

Something else you might think of is putting a Bigsby Tremolo on there. They tend to change the character of the instrument...think Neil Young.

Good luck!

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Post by supafuzz » Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:36 am

jim wagner pickups are the best humbuckers
www.crcoils.com

just really great sounding p/u's and a great guy to deal with
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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by honkyjonk » Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:52 pm

Are there any P90's that aren't trying to be a "modern" or "hot" P90?
That's mostly what I've found so far. Anybody actually make them like the originals?

And please, any follow up wiring suggestions would be welcome.

Also has anybody tried any of the GFS pickups? they're all over ebay for super cheap.

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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by honkyjonk » Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:59 pm

Damn!

I want to put a fucking Dano lipstick pickup in there in one spot. I wonder how I'd mount it.

Would that be too much of a hum/feedback nightmare?

Man I wanna try that!

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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by supafuzz » Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:16 am

honkyjonk wrote:Damn!

I want to put a fucking Dano lipstick pickup in there in one spot. I wonder how I'd mount it.

Would that be too much of a hum/feedback nightmare?
probably not a feedback nightmare at all..but you could always have it wax potted to cut down squeal if that becomes an issue..

I love lipstick pickups!
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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by supafuzz » Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:19 am

honkyjonk wrote:Are there any P90's that aren't trying to be a "modern" or "hot" P90?
That's mostly what I've found so far. Anybody actually make them like the originals?
maybe try harmonic designs p-90's

I have their telecaster bridge p90 [looks exactly like a tele bridge pickup
and sounds great....
I think they also have HB size p-90's so you don't have to route the body.

It's not a SUPA HOTTT pickup at all..it has lots of tone
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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by Greenlander » Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:12 am

JRSGodfrey wrote:No one's mentioned mini-humbuckers, ala Firebird. I like Duncan Antiquity mini-humbuckers.

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Yeah, that's what Neil Young does to all his Les Pauls, I believe i.e. Puts firebird pickups in them. Of course there's so much more to his sound what with the Fender Deluxe Amp with mismatched tubes and Analogue delay etc.

Always seemed like a cool option to me though.
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Re: Help me make my Les Paul unique sounding?

Post by supafuzz » Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:15 am

problem with firebird p/u's & mini hums is finding the right kind of surround
so you can put it in the lp spot
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