What pickups for a G&L Bluesboy

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  1. jude77

    jude77 TDPRI Member

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    Hello Guys:

    I'm thinking about getting a G&L Bluesboy, and if I do I'll probably change the pups. What do you recommend for a tele neck and a humbucker bridge combination?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Skydog1010

    Skydog1010 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    I will pay a fair price for the stock pups if you do take them out. I'm serious. PM me if interested.
     
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  3. John O

    John O Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    you may want to try them out 1st, they really are great p'ups. Roll a little treble and a little vol off.
    i have one with stock MFD bridge pup, and SD seth lover at the neck. sweet tones.
    even the tribute line (indonesia) have very good p'ups (the bridge pup is a usa MFD on these).
     
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    The pups are the best thing about that guitar , why get one if youre gonna change them ?
     
  5. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity

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    Re- read the two posts above this one.
     
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    Are you talking USA or Indo? I ended up changing the pickups on my Indo tribute to SD Jerry Donahue and SD jazz in the neck
     
  7. POS Guitars

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    I second this notion. I have build a guitar using G&L Bluesboy pups, and I love it.
     

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  8. jude77

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    Indonesian.
     
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    Has become my number 1, and likely to stay such forever.
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  10. coloradojeff

    coloradojeff Tele-Holic

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    I'd recommend you play it first. I have three G&Ls and six Fenders. The G&L pickups are the best of them all.
     
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  11. jude77

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    That is gorgeous!! Great job!
     
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    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have to echo what everyone else has said, try it first. Make sure the pickup heights are right for the best sound(start them low and adjust high til you get what you like best) and make any necessary changes to the electronics before changing the pickups.
    Lots of good pickup makers out there. Listen to a lot of demos before leaping. Rob at Cavalier Pickups can help you find exactly what you want.
     
  13. Vinnie1971

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    Why think about changing the pickup before you have even played it?

    Give the stock pickups a chance, tweak and adjust them. Spend time dialling your amp in.

    If you are not happy then listen to as many players and identify whose tone you want. Then work out what pickups they use and with what amp.

    I have 3 amps - because I don’t think modelling amps that I’ve tried compare to these 3 amps. The tones I want are Fender blackface, Fender tweed - using clean to edge of breakup or low gain, and Marshall moderate gain classic rock with moderate gain.

    The type of pickup and your amp has more to do with colouring the tone of your guitar rather than pickups themselves especially playing in a band situation.

    I only change pickups if I have a really specific tone in mind that the existing pickups don’t deliver on.


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