Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: Describe yout perfect pickup!
I like the vintage PAFs if I can even find them anymore...like fine wine. I had one I got from my friend's '61 Les Paul/SG and put it into my Aria semi-hollowbody. That thing was sweet and I should have kept it when I sold the guitar but back then the old Gibson PAFs were just slightly desirable used pickups, not the super collectibles they are today. The pickup pretty much sounded like both a "dot" '59 ES-335 and a 1958-60 Les Paul (like the new ones but backed off a tad). The aged PAFs are where that great sound made its home and I should have kept that pickup since nothing since then has sounded exactly the same.
Staggered vintage strat and tele pickups are really nice or the many very close remakes from many third party companies. Kent Armstrong makes a great one for a good price.
Last edited by 63Blazer; 01-11-2014 at 09:07 PM.