Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Steinberger Pickups


Recommended Posts

Well they are not great but it's hard to tell as I'm not used to the tonal response yet from the small body size. I mean it's easy to criticize cheap pickups but until I install some higher quality pickups to compare, it's hard to know if the lack of punch and bottom end is from the pickups or the body. Enjoying the guitar nonetheless but it's not at giggable standard yet compared to my other guitars. Do the original composite Steinbergers have a bigger tone?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

I just bought a Spirit used with the Select by EMG pickups but will be returning it do to a bad pickup switch and volume pot. Nonetheless I love playing it so I decided to buy a new one from Sam Ash. The new one has the Steinberger pickups. The Select pickups seem much hotter than the Steinberger pickups even though the height of the Selects are actually lower than the Steinberger pickups. Did Gibson decide to cheap out even further on the pickups?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I just bought a Spirit Deluxe with the Steinberger brand pickups. They are still EMG selects I believe. I think they sound great and versatile. Each position on the switch produces a totally different useable tone. I think EMG selects don't get the credit they deserve.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 9 years later...

Steinberger branded pickups are Epiphone pickups (not Select by EMG), however, both are made in Asia. Doesn't matter where they are made, though, because the specs are either by Epiphone or EMG.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...