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I play and produce for a living and happily own more than a dozen great guitars, each has its own character and can offer me something different on different sessions and backing up different people. I have a great SG and a V, along with Teles and a Strat and all kinds of things, but I have actually never owned a Les Paul. I own a studio and there are ALWAYS new things to be buying in the pro audio world, from mics to pres etc, so I don't think I can justify a major vintage LP purpose (though I would love a late 60's 3-pickup Custom). I'm looking at a couple LP standards from the early 80's. They all seem to have Tim Shaw humbuckers in them and at this stage they are past the point of the sandwich body. My gut is telling me to spend the extra money on something from this era as opposed to something from the 90s or 00s, but the values seem to be pretty varied. A used item is only worth what someone will pay for it so - what would YOU pay for a reasonable-shape early-80's LP? Or, can you give me a good reason to stay away from these guitars?
Hey! I just got a Fender Telecaster Thinline with humbuckers. I bought it at a local pawn shop and didn't get the chance to open it until I had paid for it. They were clearly not the original PU's (they are marken with an F and are largely larger than regular humbuckers). When I got home and opened it, I saw they are quite similar to Gibsons. Metal braided wire, and a "Wound by PS" sticker on each, but no PAF stickers. Screw sleeves seem to have been modified, maybe straightened to fit the Tele? Neck: 7.63 Ohms, sticker: #2 AL 5, Wound by PS (Alnico 5?) Bridge: 8.29 Ohms, sticker: #1 AL 5, Wound by PS Any help would be appreciated.
I’ve got an old Gibson Explorer that was heavily refinished at one point in it’s life. I bought it used from a local guitar shop 15 years ago, and the dude told me it was a 1981. Anyway I’m pretty sure the pickups have been switched out to these cream colored humbuckers. Recently the neck pickup has gotten SUPER dark and just doesn’t have that nice tone it used to. I had my guitar tech buddy tear it all apart and check it out. He can’t figure it what’s wrong with the pup but did replace all the pots as they were old and failing and one had a brass stem, and the other 2 aluminum- clearly not original. The tone pot actually had a resistor from a vintage fender amp attached vs the normal one for this guitar. Anyway, got those all replaced and am now looking for a set of pups to make this thing sing. Any recommendations? I really want to outfit this rig with some pups For that Rich Robinson/Marc Ford tone, but also Billy Gibbons, Allen Collins, Duane Allman tone’s too.