I will add this bit of info...
I played Luke's 96 R8 LP with a 78 in the bridge right next to my 05 R8 with Antiquities and I have to say...they were a lot closer to each other than I thought they would be.
Not the same by any means but after reading on the web about how bright and hot and brown and this and that the 78 was I was expecting something very different than what I got.
What I got was a very nice slightly midheavy PAF with a nice bite to it.
We also compared to the Custom Custom in the bridge of my SG2000 and the Pearly Gates that I was using at the time in my Moderne and I have to say that the Custom Custom was the onw that stuck out as a hot/modern pickup. The Pearly Gates has a snarl and a bite that the Ants don't have...if you take that bite, kick it up a notch and add a little mid spike you have the 78 to my ears.
That about right Luke??
EDIT: Corrected by Luke via Text!
Last edited by the guy who invented fire; 12-04-2011 at 10:57 AM.
Gibson LP Melody Maker -- stock, Epiphone Dot -- Jazz neck and '59 bridge, Fender Telecaster Blackout Deluxe -- stock, 90's MIM Standard Strat with Duncan Texas Hot Custom in the bridge.
+1 on the 78=>335 cuz thats where it was originally comment.
Big points for Genesis Of Brown Sound lore
I prefer the Bro in a mahogany guitar although it didn't exactly suck in a maple capped LP. I did have an overwound (10k I think??) '78 and tried it in my maple capped LP and I really didn't like it, it just sound very compressed and spongey.
Originally Posted by Gearjoneser
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i would put the 78 in the lp and the bro in the sg. sg bridge pups can sound thin and the bro will help that