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    Default Zebra bucker for my paul??

    So since I haven't been able to readily find a PGn for my Les Paul I just had the idea of getting a Zebra PGn instead. I know looks don't really matter THAT much (at least thats what my mom tells me) but what do you guys think?? or should I just wait for black?? (it currently has an EMG 85 in the neck but its deactivated)

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    Have you checked with Bada Bing? He might have one in stock.

    He has Zebra and reverse Zebra in stock and also black!
    http://www.martin6stringcustoms.com/...y-Gates/Detail
    Last edited by theodie; 09-18-2006 at 02:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    I think if BOTH pickups were zebra, I would look OK, but with the all-black bridge pup, you need to hold out for black.
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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    Go for it!


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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    Zebra neck would look kool!

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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    yeah but the other guys are right, only the neck would be Zebra . . . . .
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    I did the "only neck zebra" in my epi - which is all amber and birdseye maple. It looks very cool. But - for that axe: All black or all zebra.
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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    IMO, both pickups in zebra would accent the guitar's binding and look pretty classy as you can see by Monty-Jay's picture. Just one pickup in zebra will merely stick out like a sore thumb and not do anything aesthetically for the guitar.

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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    Jeff Becks Tele-Gib has a Zebra neck only....does'nt always have to match (another thing moms love to tell ya!)

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    Not only that, but Jimmy Page's #1 had a nickel cover at the neck, but not at the bridge. Don't be afraid to have your own style. THe only thing that matters is that you like it.
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    OK Sleeping Martyr, I showed you were these could be had becasue you said they were not readily available. Have you ordered yet?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by butnut View Post
    Jeff Becks Tele-Gib has a Zebra neck only....does'nt always have to match (another thing moms love to tell ya!)
    I typically dont like reliced looking axes but, that one has a certain appeal!

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    i have a gibson les paul standard gold top. i put zebra gibson 500t and 496 r pick ups in it and swapped my chrome hard ware with gold and this guitar is the sweetest looking les paul ive ever seen but i have had peolp agrre with that and also tell me i ruined the guitar,i did keep the original parts and pick ups though

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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    There's nothing better to help make your mind then by seeing your actual guitar with the zebra pickups in it. I took your pic and did a little photoshop work to it. They aren't perfect, I'm supposed to be working, but hopefully this will give a better idea of how it will look.

    I like the one with two Zebras.

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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    i am a big fan of zebra pickups in the neck. i just put one in my epi les paul last week. between it and the invader with the nickel screws i think it looks pretty cool. so i say go for it. oh. heres how mine turned out.

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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    Thanks for the photoshop job man!!!!!! The double Zebra looks cool but then I'd have to but 2 new pickups instead of one. . . . I may just go all black then
    Epiphone Sg - Kent Armstrong P-90n, Anderson H3b
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    IMO, you could solve your problems by going with creme rings...then either double black or Zebra in any combo would look good.
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    Default Re: Zebra bucker for my paul??

    Wait out for a black one since the bridge is black.

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