- Jun 5, 2022
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It's for my SG-24AMS
Hmm ... GREAT idea! (I've researched Aftermarket options but didn't know about the Epi FB720. Will search :)I have an Epiphone Firebird that has the new FB720 pickups that are properly constructed Firebird pickups. They are really good and may be found for a great price if someone (foolishly) swaps them out.
yeah, Mini-Humbuckers suck ! Got a set of them in a FIREBIRD and there is just no THUMP in the F-F#'s or open E....have to get rid of it because of that...and I cant put P-90 in it ,according to GIBSON USA, as the way the pickups are installed...and I just cant bring myself to take a router to that guitar either.Mini-hums are lame anyway. Put a P-90 in there and be happy.
This is true. Firebird pickups and Mini Humbuckers are not the same, but often get lumped together. FWIW, I have Seymour Duncan Antiquity Firebird pickups in my Firebird III.Standard PAF construction style mini HB's are a different story...and I'll pass on that one every time.
Yup, they still make them.Seymour Duncan use to make them, not sure anymore.
That is correct, the 2018 FIREBIRD I have a set of Mini-Humbuckers's in can deliver blistering leads in the Middle and Bridge toggle positions...Telecaster type blistering leads...so maybe I was being a bit harsh. Almost everything is good for something.IDK which construction FIREBIRD Pickup's came in that FIREBIRD, the advert set they are the new Hi-Output ones and they read 18+ & 23.5 on the multi-meter which might mean they are the new fangled ones.firebird pickups can be amazing. and they can be underwhelming. My brother built a firebird kit guitar maybe 8 years ago?? real early kit. He added a third pickup and got a GFS hot mini hb. I've got the guitar now and I can tell you the GFS hot mini's are way different than the generic ones and sound good. very aggressive, but still sound good clean.
Standard PAF construction style mini HB's are a different story...and I'll pass on that one every time.
Yeah, the pickup's in the 2018 FIREBIRD are kinda weird....IDK exactly what they are but they cant be the original 'F'Bird' pickup's as they are too HOT....and they do not have the pole pieces like the ones on the Lester Deluxe models of '69- early '70's.....so whatever they are......I can say I'm not their biggest fan and the guitar is for sale...BUT....any FIREBIRD fan will know the guitar is a definite KILLER version of a real FIREBIRD....Neck thru and all..That's hot!!! yeah... it's weird that the "firebird" vs. mini hb thing is so wrapped up in mystery. Gibson did make a bunch of very different pickups and put them under both the mini hb cover and the thunderbird pickup cover.
An overwound firebird style (magnet in the coil) can be awesome. Seems like those are very often the personal favorite of the pickup winding wizards.
When DiMarzio® first decided to introduce a humbucking replacement for the “soapbar” and mini-humbucker, we found that many players wanted a pickup with more power and definition. We wanted to preserve some of the clean and open character of the original soapbar, so we reduced the mids on the...www.dimarzio.com
Dimarzio says these are direct replacements for mini hb's ... and they've got a handful in this line - even a super distortion!!! I've only ever played through the older version always sounded much bigger than a mini hb.
not exactly.The Mini Humbuckers in the '69-'70 Les Pauls were Epiphone pickups. GiBson found a bunch of them as they were closing up shop in Epiphone.
Love my Duncan Velvet Hammers in my Strat so very interested in their Firebird version!Yup, they still make them.
Is gritty and punchy in the bridge position, while the neck model strikes a musical balance between the clarity of a single-coil and the low-end tightness.www.seymourduncan.com
They also make a humbucker version.