Need help choosing pickups...

pappas

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So I'm going to start a project pretty soon. Decided on a VIP, Bubinga Body with a H X H p'up setup. Buginga neck with Ebony fingerboard. I am having trouble choosing pickups though. I've heard good things about WB Pickups http://wbpickups.com/ and Bareknuckles http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/ but i'm still not sure what to go for... I am looking to get a really nice clean tone that can also get a little bluesy. I am open to any suggestions.

Thanks for any help!

-Pap
 

ironiguana

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I would check out Seymour Duncan also.  Great forum there to get exactly what tone you are looking for.
 

Superlizard

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According to this:

"I am looking to get a really nice clean tone that can also get a little bluesy"

For mass production, I'd go with a pair of Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers (bridge and neck).  Amazing chimey clarity clean, and compresses nicely with the AlNiCo-2 magnet.  Add dirt and notes "blur" or "bloom".

However, not sure how bubinga is tone-wise - if it's naturally bright, that coupled with the ebony fretboard (bright as well) may be too bright for the Seth Lovers.
 

NonsenseTele

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Bare Knuckles Stormy Mondays... Or Mississippi Queen (perhaps a slight vintager version), it's a P90 under humbucker cover

Also send a mail to the guys there, always good tips  :icon_thumright:
 
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