PRS pickup set for Les Paul?

shallbe

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That is a straight up GORGEOUS L.P. Custom, man. Like, just wow.

Thanks! I've owned it since 2003. With these pickups, it also happens to be one of the best sounding guitars I have ever owned. The top has some cool figure and waves, and looks like gathered yellow silk. Huge neck, weighs 10 lbs. but very balanced so I never notice it is heavy. I love it.


 

Callan

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My Les Paul got some hand-me-down 57/08 pickups that came out my hollowbody ii.
It was a decent improvement over the burstbuckers that it came with.

Failing that, check out some BKP mules, which also work well in a Les Paul.
(Mules are now in my hollowbody, but did spend a few weeks in the LP)
 

boardn10

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Beautiful Les Paul. I want to just stare at it.

I had an 11 lb LP Standard years ago but due to shoulder problems, it caused issues and it became too much to gig with.
Then I started using my 2003 LP Standard which is lighter at under 9 lbs.

It's crazy how a few lbs makes that much a difference when you are standing with a hunk of wood hanging off your should for a few hours.
 
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ColonelForbin

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I just put 57/08 pickups in my S2 semi, and I really like the neck pickup ALOT. Not sure how it would sound with an LP; but I think it's the right vibe.
I went with a 5-way blade, and I vastly prefer it to the 3-way with push/pull tone pot.

I've got 85/15 pickups in my core CU24, and they are BRIGHT, and sometimes too much.
Takes some getting used to! Love them both; very different tones now from the two guitars.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/5708Bass--prs-57-08-bass-pickup-nickel-cover
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/5708Treb--prs-57-08-treble-pickup-nickel-cover
 
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