Starla replacement bridge humbucker?

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  1. GavQuinn

    GavQuinn New Member

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    hi guys, a question if anyone has any experience here..

    I want to replace the Starla bridge humbucker. It’s got a great pick attack, it’s bright and kinda like a Tele. However, I find it’s too compressed and doesn’t have any punch. I find it’s too even for me. I don’t want a hot humbucker, it’s just not what I want.

    I’m trying to find a good match for this guitar. I tried an unpotted Bare Knuckle Mule which was very bright in my Strat and bright in my SC245. Same exact pickup in both went into the Starla, it wasn’t bright enough.

    Maybe it’s the one piece light Mahog body, but it’s warm and the Mule didn’t have the twang of say an SG - it sounded kind of dark. I have a Duncan ‘78 model, VERY bright but that’s in another 245.. don’t want to take it out of that one.

    Any recommendations based on experience of a bright twangy humbucker that suits a Mahogany guitar?
     
  2. GavQuinn

    GavQuinn New Member

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    Bump anyone?
     
  3. bodia

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

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    I dropped a set of Klein Epic '59 pickups in a 594. I dig them. How about an HB sized P-90?
     
  4. GavQuinn

    GavQuinn New Member

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    Nah, not into the P90s really. Looking for a HB! How are the Kleins, good?
     
  5. bodia

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

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    I like them, a lot. Here's a couple of videos.


     
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    I guess I'm hoping to get an SG kinda thing from this guitar. Raw edge, honky, etc
     
  7. bodia

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

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    Pearly Gates, maybe?
     
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