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just a couple of weeks ago i got a 2014 studio. way different from the standard that i was used to playing on a few years back. the maple neck is the hardest thing to get used to. that and the 490s. i have and still play on an 61 reissue sg that was made in 1987. two completely different animals. i like the 57s better than the 490s. do they make a 57 coil tap pickup? the new solderless connections seem like they will make customizing fun and easy. i do have to say that the finish is much nicer than i had expected. anybody else have any opinions on the new studios?

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I just bought my first Les Paul and it's a Studio but I went with the 2013 model to get the mahogany neck. Overall I really love it. Normally the first thing I do with any guitar is rip out the pickups and install Bare Knuckles but I actually quite like the 498T that's in there stock. The 490R is a different matter entirely and is a really horrible pickup. Even the cleans are awful, which I didn't expect on a neck pickup with an alnico II magnet. They're just overly bright, brittle and completely without soul. That one will certainly have to go but as I say, overall the guitar is incredible.

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I just bought my first Les Paul and it's a Studio but I went with the 2013 model to get the mahogany neck. Overall I really love it. Normally the first thing I do with any guitar is rip out the pickups and install Bare Knuckles but I actually quite like the 498T that's in there stock. The 490R is a different matter entirely and is a really horrible pickup. Even the cleans are awful, which I didn't expect on a neck pickup with an alnico II magnet. They're just overly bright, brittle and completely without soul. That one will certainly have to go but as I say, overall the guitar is incredible.

 

 

i'm looking around at other pickup options. i don't really want to go with 57s since i already have those in the sg but don't want to drop $200-$300 on something else that i am not sure of...

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