Favorite Humbuckers?

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  1. JayFreddy

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    I have a few that I've grown to really like.

    Bill and Becky L500
    Gibson Classic 57
    Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini
     
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    I like Filter'tron style humbuckers. Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers have also found a place in one of my guitars and I'm pretty happy with them.
     
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    Classic 57s
     
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    SD Seth lovers are fantastic but can be micro phonic with a lot of distortion. I have them in two guitars, Hamer semi hollow artist, and G&L bluesboy, and they are great in both. Warm and clean.
     
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    I like a lot of different humbuckers, but Jim Wagner's WCR Godwood and Darkburst and Crossroads pickups always work for me. Crossroads are PAF specs, Darkburst very slightly hotter, Godwood very slightly hotter still but all stay in the PAF range, as opposed to higher output humbuckers. All of the WCRs have a lot of juicy harmonic complexity, which I like.
     
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    Favorite hum bucker? 2 single coils configured that way....
     
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    57 classic plus- a lil bit overwound but not too much.
     
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    Burstbucker 1 and 2 do it for me
     
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    Seymour Duncan Antiquity for around $230 a pair, or a little less. That is what I use in my 2 Les Pauls. The best PAF clones are from Jon Gundry and are called Throbaks. They are around $450 for a pair. You also have to put in 500K audio taper pots all around when installing any PAF clones.
     
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    SD Invader
    The PAF copies in my Chinese made Glen Burton Manhattan jazz box.
     
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    They don't seem to get a lot of love, but my favorite humbuckers that I've played thus far are the Gibson 490r/498t 'buckers that came stock in my Studio.
     
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    Duncan JB/Jazz combination does it for me.
     
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    FWIW, I find the Gibson Classic 57 and the Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini both have a sweet and creamy midrange that reminds me of caramel, especially with a nice clean tone. The overdrive is nice too, but the clean sounds of these two pickups are what do it for me, and they remind me of each other too.

    I have a pair of L500C's in a Samick 335, and they are extremely punchy yet still maintain a crystal clean tone, almost like a single soil. Of course, they're completely silent with heavy overdrive and distortion.
     
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    ......Or this........
     
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    I have only tried the Classic 57 neck pup and I love it. Pairs nicely with a Burstbucker 3 in the bridge. I would like to check out the 57+ in the bridge at some point.
     
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    That's what I put in my latest build. Love the JB/Jazz from Duncan.
     

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    If I had the money, I would get some Railhammer Hyper Vintage pups.

    Since I have a limited budget, I'll probably get the Guitarheads Alinco Supremes or Goldrush.
    Others that sound good to me are GFS Fat Pats, Classic II Alinco II's, Retrtrons and the Dream 90's.
     
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    Depends on what I want out of them. I research and choose them carefully based on output and tonal attributes that I desire to get out of my guitar.

    I've been partial to DiMarzio PAF Pros for a while now. Clear, classic PAF tone, medium output, and they split nicely, plus they only run about $80 apiece. Most Seymour Duncans are nice too. I have an SH-6 Distortion in my bridge on my SG and you can't beat it for AC/DC type rockin'.
     
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    Dimarzio super distortion, Seymour Duncan '59 and JB. Also like the hot rail in strats.
     
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