Pickups for an archtop?

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  1. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Not sure why you need a pickup for an archtop, but probably any old truck will do: IMG_4250.JPG
     
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    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

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    Once more with the pickguard. 15804004249492107323806344392062.jpg
     
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    rand z Friend of Leo's

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    I have Harmonic Design Z-90's in my Epiphone Joe Pass.

    Like them much better than the stock humbucker pickup's.

    They're clearer and louder.

    The single string definition between the notes in chord's is outstanding.

    Very "old school" jazzy.
     
  4. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    NOTE: if the HB cutouts in your guitar top are narrow enough for a P90 Dogear cover to cover the cutout width, it's a far easier way to do it. The P90 screws just hang into the guitar body in the HB cutout. ALSO: dont worry about having the P90 top too close to the strings, they are best further away anyway, even up to maybe 5/16" or a bit more!
    Here is how I did it, although there may be more elegant ways:
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    Delete double post
     
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    My semi and full hollowbody guitars include an Epiphone Sheraton II USA, D'Angelico Excel SS, and a Heritage Hand the H-550. The Epi's original pickups are the Gibson mini humbuckers, and I love the tonality: a single coil-esque brilliance and humbucker fullness, without the bottom end mud that so many humbuckers have. I liked the sound so much I installed minis in both the D'Angelico and Heritage. The tonal transformation of those guitars was amazing- much more open, airy- almost acoustic in nature, so I suggest mini hums. Leave the original full sized humbucker mounting rings on the guitar, and obtain some adapter rings for the minis, and install them right on top of the full size rings- looks really good, sounds even better.
     
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    Novak's P-13s or Barney Kessel Kleenex box pickups. You're welcome.
     
  8. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    thank you for this!

    i’m in the market for a hollowbody and I dont want HB’s but i want to capitalize on the variety of HB equipped hollowbodies and put a proper P90 on it instead.

    if only it was easy to find an Epiphone es-295 here my search would be over!
     
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    YES! :rolleyes:
     
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