I've made a thread about suddenly getting many orders of mag swap in Gibson p'ups with UOA5s... looks like I've found how it happened.
Seems like in one or more of the several Les Paul forums, somebody made a post on how to recognize Shaw p'ups from the rest of Gibson p'ups, vintage and not.
In the list of specs, it was listed that the Shaws were using UOA5 mags. And for some strange reason, lately Shaws, T-Tops and Pat#s are in high demand, something that goes beyond my comprehension.
Unless, the vintage market is hyping'em as real PAFs dried out and are not available anymore, which it makes sense to me.
So, I think the word started to spread and here in Spaghettiland seems I'm the one guy that ever knew about'em, let alone using'em.
I'll be soon hitting Dennis with a substantial order and this time I'll be able to afford to pay DHL rates to have'em shipped ASAP!
It'll be a pleasure to see more people get acquainted with good tone.
A lot of people 'round here uses Gibson p'ups and never question their tone as they believe that if they're GIBSON p'ups and they sound like that, that's SUPPOSED TO BE good tone!
Anyway, if this trend develops, I'm pretty sure with time, I'll get many lost souls converted to the Duncan side, as they're better sounding p'ups to start with, and most take mag swaps gracefully, specially the PAFish designs (Seths, PGs, '59s, Jazzs) and the of course the Custom family including their newborn, the Custom/'59 Hybrid.
That's my two pence of nothing at all, folks. Enjoy!