SD JB and 59?

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  1. Scottz

    Scottz Member

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    Is anyone here using an SD JB and/or 59? I'm considering a pickup change in my Goth Explorer while I have it torn down for a refinish. I thought I read somewhere that these pickups aren't the best for mahogany bodies guitars so I want to get some opinions from those that have tried them. Thanks
     
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    I've never heard that. At one point I was considering the 59™/ 59™Custom Hybrid for my G400. Didn't go that way, but they were in the top 4.
     
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    It's my understanding that the JB is always a good choice for everything :0)

    Tried & true by the test of time ;)
     
  4. Scottz

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    I ended up buying a used set of Gibson 57s.
     
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    57/57+ or just 57's?
     
  6. Shadow Explorer

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    I do have that set on my les paul. Nothing wrong with them.
    Mahogany bodies are not alike, therefore the statement is untrue by default.

    I would never refinish a gothic...:rolleyes:
     
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    Why may I ask?
     
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    57/57+
     
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    The it's a good thing it was my Goth and not yours. The finish on it was pretty rough.
     
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    I like the easthetics of the guitar a lot!
     
  12. DaveInSoCal

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    I have a Goth Explorer, it is actually my favorite Epiphone that I own. I put Dirty Fingers + pickups in it that I pulled from a Gibson Flying V. They were too bright in the V but in the Goth they are warm and all Metal!
     
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    I loved the GM Dirty Digits (aka Dirty Fingers) and GM P94 on my Goth LP!

     
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    I don't think it's a good video to sample their sound, but they are good ones.
     
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    As do I. If anything, I'd go with a chrome hardware set.
     
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    Or cosmo black \ ruthenium. That would be a good choice for that guitar.
    With open grain satin black finish.
     
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