What Humbuckers??

Discussion in 'Pickup Joint' started by Kinnon09, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Hi all. Got a Harley Benton and want to upgrade the humbuckers any suggestions?? IMG_20210319_211447.jpg
     
  2. pgsdixon

    pgsdixon Squier-Meister

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    Well... what kind of sound are you looking for? What are the stock pickups not doing for you?
     
  3. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    I like the Epiphone Probuckers in my LP guitars.
     
  4. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Squier-Nut

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    I agree with pgsdixon, it depends on what do you play and what sound you're after.
     
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  5. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Stock pups are falling to bits. I have strats never had humbuckers before the sound is all new to me. Thanks
     
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  6. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Squier-Nut

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    What music do you listen and play to?
     
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  7. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Would like a blues kind of sound / Gary Moore /Clapton. only replacing due to corrosion. Don't see the point putting stock ones back in.
     
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  8. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier Double Platinum Member

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    what kind of budget do you have? I have yet to meet a Seymour Duncan HB that I didn't like ... but they are pricey!

    Guitar Madness makes nice quality HBs at great prices - one of these sets would probably be a nice fit (don't know if they ship to Scotland tho):

    https://www.ebay.com/str/guitarmadnessguitarmadness/Humbuckers/_i.html?_storecat=21461841018
     
  9. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    I'd think pickups with approximately PAF specs would do nicely for the older sound you described. Guitar Madness has two PAF style pickups with alnico magnets, the '57 Specials and the '59ers. They're similar, and it just depends on which alnico you want. Not that is makes a very big difference. I wouldn't spend more for a brand name.
     
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  10. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Thanks for the advice. Yes the shipping might be a problem.
     
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  11. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Thanks for that;)
     
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  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Does Guitar Fetish ship to Scotland? I used to have a set of their Fat Pats. Really nice pickups.
     
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  13. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-holic

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    I’ve got a similar project and it’s leaning towards SD 59 neck and SD distortion in the bridge. Whichever direction you go it’ll be fun!
     
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  14. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Not a clue but the shipping will be a joke. Shipping is very expensive then clearance charges if any it will probably be close to the price of the humbuckers. Seen a few 57s and 59s in the uk??
     
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  15. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Thanks for the advice.
     
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  16. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Hi I have seen a few 57 and 59s in the UK. I know one is alnico v. No difference in price not sure which ones to go for as not used humbuckers in any guitars??
     
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  17. Hal Nico

    Hal Nico Squier-Meister

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  18. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
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    Hal Nico Squier-Meister

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  20. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Have you seen them before or heard them. Screenshot_2021-03-23-10-20-23-957_com.ebay.mobile.jpg
     
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