What Humbuckers??

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

  1. Hal Nico

    Hal Nico Squier-Meister

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    I've seen and heard several Videos on the Vansons and they seem fine :)
     
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  2. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

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    Thanks for the advice. ;)
     
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  3. Hal Nico

    Hal Nico Squier-Meister

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    No problem. It's always a bit of a gamble but at least at these prices sometimes we get lucky. I would happily fit a set of cheap Fleor or possibly Vansons HBs to my Les Paul if I wasn't happy with the pickups I have on it. I am more than happy with the Fleor HB on one of my HSS Strats as per posted link :)
     
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  4. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

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    Yes I am only changing mine because there falling apart. :(
     
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  5. Shaman

    Shaman Squier Talker

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    I've installed thousands of different pickups in hundreds of guitars of all shapes and sizes. To me, a Les Paul style needs a killer set of Gibson 490/498 pickups! Pure sonic baptism! Duncan also makes a ridiculous pickup called "Whole Lotta Humbucker". They are a good source for descriptive info about output, tone, blah blah blah... If you don't wanna go that hot and zeppeliny, Seymour has a lot of pickups throughout a wide range of tastes. And Gibson's '57 Classics are good for a little mellower tone. If there is a sound you love, find out what is being used and grab some!
     
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  6. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

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    Thanks for that. Something for me to look up cheers.
     
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  7. wraub

    wraub Squier-Meister

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    I just put a GFS Vintage Split in my Delonge Strat, their version of the Fender Wide Range PUs. I like it quite a bit.
    Solid lows without muddiness, nice highs without shrillness, balanced overall.
     
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  8. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-holic ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

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  9. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

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    Thanks for everyone's help.. got sorted.;)
     
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  10. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

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    They are easy to find I've heard, as a lot of folks change them.
     
  11. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

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    I disagree with you. It used to be the case with Epiphone pickups, but I don't think it is anymore with the Probuckers (alnico 2) / Alnico Classic Pros (probably alnico 5) versions. I'd say that nowadays, most people keep them.

    @Kinnon09
    Next time, you might want to look into Tonerider pickups. They are a British brand designing their own pickups (made in Asia but they generally sound good). A bit like Duncan Designed, GFS or Guitar Madness, but in the UK, so no hassle with shipping time or taxes.

    Wilkinson is another British brand that designs guitar parts in the UK and licenses the manufacturing of their pickups/ parts to Asian factories (including Sung Il in Korea). You can find their hardware / pickups in some of the Vintage guitar ranges (Vintage guitars is a British brand as well).

    Toneriders have an even better reputation than Wilkinson (for ex. they make the Surfari strat pickups that are highly appreciated on this forum).

    https://tonerider.com/?v=11aedd0e4327

    Here, several small luthiers use their humbuckers in some of their builds.
     
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  12. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

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    Sure they do. Doesn't change the fact that there are several on Reverb right now.
     
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  13. crowtee

    crowtee Squier-Meister Gold Supporting Member

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    Iron gear pickups are great and in England so shipping should be great, I’ve used several of their buckers I like them a lot. Lots of you tube videos also

    mike
     
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  14. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-holic

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  15. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-holic

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  16. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-holic

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    Wow.. After looking I think Im confused on these Vansons.. That looks like a maker in the UK. Those HB90s Sounded good.. Not familar much with this brand..
     
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  17. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

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    I am in the UK and so is the person I asked about them. Vanson is a UK company that is on eBay. cheers
     
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  18. Hal Nico

    Hal Nico Squier-Meister

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    You can't go wrong at these prices. Worth a punt and nothing really lost if you don't like them but they are as good as the Mighty Mite Humbuckers that I have in my Vintage V100 Les Paul :)

     
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  19. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Dimarzio Tone Zone is your answer. Runner up Dimarzio Super Distortion. 3rd place would be Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Set.
     
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  20. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

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    Cheers @Angry Possum this thread is a few months old. I got humbuckers and fitted.