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deadman2k666  
7 Oct 2009 18:24 | Quote
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So I have a Gregg Bennett RL-2 and i'm wanting new pickups. I play rock, blues, and folk, and love the vintage sound. So what are some suggestions for vintage style humbuckers?
fender_bender  
9 Oct 2009 09:44 | Quote
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Check out rockfield pickups. I bought a Michael Kelly Patriot Glory and it has the Rockfield SWC pickups in it and I like them a lot. They don't seems to be as hot as my other guitars, but I really like the way they sound. From heavy to clean they are great. I want to put them in my other guitars now. They are also a lot cheaper than duncans.

Also look for PAF humbuckers.
carlsnow  
9 Oct 2009 10:57 | Quote
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one word.

Anderson
Nightmare  
9 Oct 2009 17:56 | Quote
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Lebanon
Karma: 6
any thoughts about getting an active pickups? EMG-SV single coil?
J05H  
9 Oct 2009 21:22 | Quote
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United States
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EMG
RA  
10 Oct 2009 01:14 | Quote
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
United States
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active pick-ups would require a 9V which would mean boring holes in the guitar or external attachments
JoshJones  
10 Oct 2009 09:28 | Quote
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Does price matter? If not TV Jones. His Filtertron replicas are amazing. (Think the 50's).

I'd stay away from active's. No reason to route your body to put in the battery
Nightmare  
10 Oct 2009 14:52 | Quote
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Lebanon
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Well ya, but u gotta love the active sound, although the battery thing is really annoying.
telecrater  
10 Oct 2009 21:04 | Quote
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United States
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@JoshJones

Hey I saw on another thread you mentioned GFS. Whats been your opnion of them? I've gotten hardware from them but not sure about the pick ups. I read good and bad things about them
JoshJones  
10 Oct 2009 21:08 | Quote
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United States
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I absolutely love my single coil Boston Blues. When I built my last strat to match SRV's I found that the GFS were much much better than custom shop texas specials. I will be buying a set of 50's repro's for my tele very very shortly. And very soon I will be buying either a set of their 59 HB's or their Retrotron series for my SG re-build

So I guess I really really like them :)
telecrater  
11 Oct 2009 06:51 | Quote
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Nice, i'll give them a try. I've wanted to swap out the switch and pup's on my dot for a while now...not sure how many times i filled out an order and then canceled it....may actually hit submit this time.
deadman2k666  
14 Oct 2009 21:40 | Quote
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i have a semi hollowbody, so actives would be a pain, and single coils arent an option. but thanks for the help ill check these out:)
JoshJones  
15 Oct 2009 09:52 | Quote
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definitely check out TV Jones than. Perfect for semi-hollows
deadman2k666  
25 Oct 2009 17:22 | Quote
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i found a pair of gfs humbuckers on kijiji, they sound pretty much the same as the tv jones i wanted!


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