58/15LT pups in a ... non-PRS guitar?

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  1. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Guys,

    Has anyone ever put 58/15LT pickups in a Gibson? Or ever seen one or played one with 58/15LTs?

    I’m asking for a friend...

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Never seen it but don’t see why not. I love them in my SC Trem
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Why are you friends with someone who has a Gibson?
     
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  4. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    A fair question...

    :oops:

    {Casi1 will respond once she thinks up something clever that doesn’t out me.... cough cough sneeze, excuse me, HER (not me) as owner of said Gibson}
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    You know I’m just playin’

    I have (and had) some Gibson pickups in PRS but never the other way around. What’re you thinking of putting them in?
     
  6. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I know you just playin...

    So a cheap but awesome sounding/awesome feeling LP fell into my lap. The LP is kinda bright so I have some BK Abraxas pups coming BUT if those don’t work out, I’m thinking about putting my one remaining LT in the neck with either a BK Mule, BK Abraxas (bridge), or a mean @ss BK Black Dog.

    Aside from the LT, my only other unused PRS pickups are McCartys, and a 85/15 neck. I really want the LT to find a home in one of my guitars. It looks so lonely sitting in a cardboard box with its lil conductors not attached to anything... poor little thing.
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’ve bought a couple SE’s for lonely pickups, so I know what you mean.

    For a bright guitar my first choice would probably be some 53/10’s, but then you’d need to buy like, three or four new guitars to keep your unused pickup’s self esteem up.
     
  8. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I had some spare 53/10s... but like you, I bought a SE and now that’s where they live. I could gut that SE and put the McCartys in it, then put the 53/10s in the LP but I’m hoping the Abraxas pups will be dark vintagey which is what I like about the LP tone.

    Yeah it’s a full time job trying to make these unused pickups feel loved and shyt. I could say ‘I am done acquiring guitars’ but y’all know I’d be lying.
     
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  9. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    My Les Paul has 57/08's. Sounds great in there (donated from HBii which now has mules).

    Give it a go, only you will know if you like it or not.
     
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  10. jvin248

    jvin248 New Member

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    Another fix for that is swap volume pots for darker. Measure the kohms of what is there and find a pot on the low end of its spec, get a high spec 250k pot, or put a fixed 470k resistor across the outer lugs of the current pot.

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  11. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Since we’re in the spirit of sharing, who here has put a Gibson pickup in a PRS?:eek:

    Before you hyperventilate after the 20 second gasp, I’ll admit, I have. Didn’t stay, but it didn’t suck, either.

    The HFS did NOT like my Les Paul. At all. Period. Paragraph.
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ima hidin' my skull
     
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  13. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Couldn’t agree more. I have a 53/10 neck, \m/ bridge, some #6’s, a VB, and now a set of Core Starla picksup that are all sitting waiting to go in something or be paired with something else.
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Guilty, your honor. :oops:

    I...uh...well, ok, in the early 90s I wasn’t crazy about the PRS pickups then in production, and uh...you know...had a tech put in a set of PAFs...and uh...well...I kinda dug them more than the T&Bs or the HFS/VBs or whatever was in there....and uhm....you know...I throw myself on the mercy of the court. [sob]

    But in mitigation of my offense, I had the original pickups reinstalled later (and then wound up selling the guitar, so no harm, no foul!).
     
  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I’ve wondered how my high impedance prototype Les Paul pickups would sound in a PRS. They are bad boy screamers.
     
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  16. Micky!

    Micky! Dragon trainer

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    I own a Gibson :D
     
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  17. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    I bet Paul has a bunch of Gibson guitars.

    Sorry Serg, I saw your follow up post.
     
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  18. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    So... I’ve made a decision based on your input. I set up a cheapo amp for clean and put an overdrive pedal in front of it. I rolled the amp volume up then the guitar volume down. I then tested my SE with 53/10 neck then I tested my McCarty with the LT neck. They both sounded good: the 53/10 was clear/warm/thick while the LT was clearer/more articulate/crunchier. The downsides were that the 53/10 wasn’t as articulate or dynamic as the LT but the LT was kinda thin sounding in comparison with the 53/10.

    The answer is: buy another cheap but awesome Gibson to put the LT neck in.

    That’s right.

    Buy another guitar was my answer. Trash the pcb pickups and put the lonely nice pickups in the cheap but nice playing nice feeling nice sounding guitar. All for the price of a new S2 Custom.

    I just wonder how the LT will sound in a thick guitar with a thick maple neck...
     
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  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I love it when science supports buying new guitars.
    Well done!
     
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  20. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    Don't underestimate the BK Riff Raff. I think that like the Black Dog, it will pair very well with your neck LT. In fact, that sounds so good on paper I'll try that pickup combo (58/15 LT/Riff Raff) tonight.
     
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