Best pickup for country, blues
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:44 AM
I was reading about the pickups in these, a 497t in the bridge. I don't play any metal or distortion music and I'm concerned this pickup isn't right for me? I'm looking for a nice clean tone for blues and old country instrumentals. Yea I know just get a telecaster. Well I have one but I like the feel of a les Paul better. I don't mind the fat beefy tone, just want it to be clean. The hottest I might get in tone would be playing chuck berry stuff, and I love the sound of chucks Gibson. I know it's a semi hollow body but that's the sound I'm after, that classic tone
My budget is about 850 and I really like the 50s tribute vintage sunburst but I'm unsure about the 497t and neck pickup. I'm afraid they will be too hot.
Or am I wrong? I know looking at them they look like two single coil pickups tied together in the pics, my neibors les Paul studio I borrowed once had a solid looking set of pickups, just a square solid pickup which were humbuckers I suppose. This 497T set is supposed to be humbuckers too but they sure don't look like it
Sorry if this all sounds silly. I'm a acoustic guy and not well schooled in pickups and elec guitars. Just trying to get back into electrics again to take a break from the routine.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:31 AM
But my favorite Gibson single coil twang pickup is the Melody Maker.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:31 PM
This is a link to the specs on the Les Paul Studio 50s Tribute.
Those are P-90s.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:20 PM
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:27 PM
It was a saturday night when heavy rock was born! -Thin Lizzy
Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:26 AM
As an alternative to the 'It must be a Les Paul' school of thought
The ES330/Casino would cover all desired styles with room to spare
Would require an extensive road-test to reveal the potential magic....
Lower and Warmer....
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I dig most stuff.......Anon(gardener)
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:44 PM
Wow haven't seen a m3 lite for a few years!