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Custombuckers

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I put my custombuckers back into my R9 because I started to miss them. And now I just think they sound amazing 😅.
I guess I’ll just keep these Slash pickups for a future guitar.
I like the CB's myself but still i have to at least try a set of the Dingwall P.A.F's after hearing them on clips. I understand a YT clip is going to be very compressed and not a great
representation of the actual sound but that is what intrigued me, if those Dingwall's sound that good on a YT clip then in person they will sound even better 😱
Phil Harris is a well known burst collector/owner who has played hundred's of Burst' and he needed a set of Peter green Pu's for his "Greenie" replica and the Dingwall's sounded the closest to the real set he said? In this vid he plays his other replica not his Greenie but is using the same pu's ,
 

jimmi

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Oct 8, 2012
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I just took delivery of my 68 RI. I quite like the custombucker pickups. I could brighten them up with a set of Roto Yellows. But for now I'll keep with the Gibson Vintage Reissue strings.
May even try the Silk wrapped Les Paul string.
If all my guitars sounded the same. What would be the point?
It should have TTop replicas instead of PAF replicas right? Short A5 magnets…different wire and bobbins instead of the A3 etc
 

jb_abides

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It should have TTop replicas instead of PAF replicas right? Short A5 magnets…different wire and bobbins instead of the A3 etc

68 Reissues get something called the "68 Custom Humbucker" which Gibson does not sell apart from the guitar. I've never seen them reviewed or otherwise described.

I imagine they might be sorta T-Top replicas, although Gibson USA does indeed produce "T-Types" as their sorta T-Top replica... They do not have 'T' on the bobbins, and have a few tweaks which has led to the name change. They come in the new ES line.

Could be they are the same or similar apart from the name?

I dunno.
 
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