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    Default Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    I am thinking of making a warmoth guitar with a mahogany body and 24 3/4" mahogany neck. What would be the best pickups for a good gibson sound (like the 57 plus) that are coil tappable and cheaper than gibson and a good neck pickup for Jazz and good clean tones (and a good upper register shredding slash slash lead tone) ...man i want everything don't I? Anyways, anyone got any suggestions.

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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    Pearly gates or 59 bridge and APH-1 neck.

    What does Strats have to with it?

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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzerlbn
    Pearly gates or 59 bridge and APH-1 neck.

    What does Strats have to with it?
    because it would probably be a bolt on with a strat body.

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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    59 neck and JB bridge IMHO! Get the right POT values tho!
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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Osensei
    59 neck and JB bridge IMHO! Get the right POT values tho!
    What would be the right pot values 500k?

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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    Quote Originally Posted by G&Legacy
    What would be the right pot values 500k?
    No from what I "understand", 250k pots are pretty much the standard for strats! If I'm wrong then somebody please correct me! I'm an LP man after all!
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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    Pearly Gates set or '59 set. Either one would work. If you want a more articulate neck pickup for shredding, then a Jazz is the ticket.

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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    Yes, 250k pots are standard for Strats, but with single-coils. When using humbuckers, 500k pots are recommended. If you go with a JB and find it to be too bright, change the volume pot to 250k. That'll tame it just right. However, with a mahogany body and neck, even a bolt-on, I don't think 500k would be a problem with a JB. For any other humbuckers, stick with 500k.

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    Default Re: Best Gibson style pickups on a strat.

    Bolt on necks make some difference but not too much.. all other factors considerd. A mahagony short scale body would never sound like a classic strat- even with single coils..

    If you want some slash tone you need an alnico 2 pup in the neck.. a brighter fretboard/hard wood top would also help because a2 might not sound articulate enough IMHO.

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