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Thanks for that Gearhead.

 

The guitar with these pickups is due to arrive "home" in two days so I am just being anxious. Ultimately it comes down to how they sound! I was surprised when I saw that the SD SM-2 Mini Humbucker had a ceramic magnet. I think that might also be a hotter pickup than the 60NY and that's fine.

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Gearhead, I can only imagine that "we" here are as "sik" as we are there at every other forum on the web ranging from firearms to knitting needles! I will oblige and only hope that it arrives looking like the beauty that AS90 just posted here with his reply.

 

AS90, I figured they are the regular Gibson pickups that are spec'd with Alnicos, but part name 60NY was different which was what got me to wondering about the magnet.

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As promised, here are a couple of pictures.

 

This guitar plays as well as any of the four Custom Shop Gibson guitars that I have owned. The workmanship is everything we read about. Both sound and response when non-amplified is wonderful in spite of the poly finish. I prefer nitro myself but think that maybe more is made of that than should be regarding Poly finishes adversely affecting sound quality.

 

Amplified, the guitar sounds great too. I will probably keep these pickups. I like the clarity. Dynamically the guitar works like a jazz guitar so I can play hard on it and it gives back!

 

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/guitarscameras/guitar%20pics/04-Sheraton-Elitist.jpg

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/guitarscameras/guitar%20pics/Epiphone-Sheraton-Elitist.jpg

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As promised' date=' here are a couple of pictures.

 

This guitar plays as well as any of the four Custom Shop Gibson guitars that I have owned. The workmanship is everything we read about. Both sound and response when non-amplified is wonderful in spite of the poly finish. I prefer nitro myself but think that maybe more is made of that than should be regarding Poly finishes adversely affecting sound quality.

 

Amplified, the guitar sounds great too. I will probably keep these pickups. I like the clarity. Dynamically the guitar works like a jazz guitar so I can play hard on it and it gives back!

 

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/guitarscameras/guitar%20pics/04-Sheraton-Elitist.jpg

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/guitarscameras/guitar%20pics/Epiphone-Sheraton-Elitist.jpg[/quote']

 

i love gibson's minis.

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  • 4 months later...

I really love my sheraton elitist, too! But I wonder if there are better pickups out there for this guitar. the pick ups are a little noisy, like a single coil... almost microphonic... I notice when you select the middle position (neck and bridge) the hum goes away...

 

According to posts here the pick up is the same as the current Gibson mini-humbucker. Loller and Duncan also make replacements, but I'm not sure if they'll actually sound better or not. An expensive and difficult experiment for sure.

 

So any thoughts out there?

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Noisy???! Hmmmm.....before you buy new ones, or aftermarket replacements, take it to a luthier,

and have him go over it. Might just be a loose wire, or IF they've gone microphonic, they just (usually)

need to we wax potted. I have a AIUSA Sheraton, with mini-humbuckers, and it's dead quiet. I also

have a '76 Gibson LP Deluxe, that the pickups went microphonic on, and sent them in, to have them re-

wired, and wax potted. They didn't need "re-wiring (re-wound)"...just the potting. Cost me less than

50 bucks, including shipping. It now sounds better, than I ever remember it sounding, in the first place.

There is nothing intrinsically wrong, with the stock "Elitist" mini-humbuckers. So, I would have them checked,

and possibly re-potted, or potted to begin with...if they weren't, for some reason. They can check connections,

pots and the toggle switch, while they're at it.

 

Good Luck! ;>)

 

CB

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