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    I have a guitar project that has been sitting around for a long time and I have decided to git 'r' done! I just need a set of buckers to do it. I am considering some Suhr SSH+ zebras and also some Pearly Gates SD's. Possibly some Rio Grande Buffalo Buckers. Dimarzio Air also catches my eye. Maybe even GFS I am thinking about the vintage PAF type but not stuck on that. Suggestions are always welcome. I just dont think I will be doing any shredding. More blues and southern rock.
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    Not to push any brands, but for blues and southern rock, you may want to check out HighOrder. The only issue is that Jeff is a one man shop and custom winds humbuckers - very reasonably priced and my absolute favorite tone.

    www.highorderpickups.com

    I have also been very pleased with DiMarzio Transitions.

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    There are so many great winds out there now that it is really hard to make a choice! All those you mentioned are worthy candidates. But here, let me throw another one into the ring. This is another one-man shop and he does some remarkable work. Just have a read on his approach, it's very interesting.

    http://www.zhangbucker.com/humbuckers.html
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    Those Zhangbuckers sound really interesting. The mismatching of coils might be what PRS does to make sure thar when you split coils, there is no level drop - maybe not...hmmmm. And, of course, Bare Knuckles are supposed to be pretty awesome too, a bit expensive, though, no? Maybe they're cheaper in the UK, eh, Cap'n?

    Of course, if money is no object, you'd probably want to throw Lollars into the mix.

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    I'm planning on using Zhangbuckers for an upcoming project.

    Other winders:

    http://www.wolfetone.com/

    http://www.manliusguitar.com/

    http://www.jimwagnerpickups.com/

    http://www.throbak.com/paf-pickups.html

    The biggest raves I've heard recently concern a fellow named Ron Ellis, who I've spoken with on the phone at great length some years back, when he was working for Alan Hamel. He has a Facebook page and takes orders by e-mail. I'll let you know when I hear back from him, but I suspect his pickups are prohibitively expensive like the Throbaks.
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    Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. I am researching these options now. Probably won't go with the Throbaks and the like due to cost of them. I have to cap it somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    I'm planning on using Zhangbuckers for an upcoming project.

    Other winders:

    http://www.wolfetone.com/

    http://www.manliusguitar.com/

    http://www.jimwagnerpickups.com/

    http://www.throbak.com/paf-pickups.html

    The biggest raves I've heard recently concern a fellow named Ron Ellis, who I've spoken with on the phone at great length some years back, when he was working for Alan Hamel. He has a Facebook page and takes orders by e-mail. I'll let you know when I hear back from him, but I suspect his pickups are prohibitively expensive like the Throbaks.
    Mike, I am heavily leaning toward the Super D bridge and the T-Top neck from Manlius. That is kind of where I live anyway. Right there in the super 70's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srini View Post
    Those Zhangbuckers sound really interesting. The mismatching of coils might be what PRS does to make sure thar when you split coils, there is no level drop - maybe not...hmmmm. And, of course, Bare Knuckles are supposed to be pretty awesome too, a bit expensive, though, no? Maybe they're cheaper in the UK, eh, Cap'n?

    Of course, if money is no object, you'd probably want to throw Lollars into the mix.

    Srini
    The others mentioned are all solid choices for sure. The Zhangbuckers are very interesting. We all know Bareknuckles kick some booty too.
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    Here's a winder, name's Ken great to
    deal with great prices.
    http://m.rosepickups.com/site/mobile...etwork=fw#1111

 

 

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