Please Recommend Pickups for a Gibson SG

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Any body out there that's tried the Mojo Tone 59 low out put pickups in there SG? I have a 2007 SG CS, and its my first SG after playing LP's for 20 yrs. in a JCM 800 4010, and the pickups are not to my liking, but I'm going to try setting the pu's a little lower to see if the sound warms up. I really don't know the specs on this guitar, still trying to find them, but I had to go to a lighter guitar and always wanted a SG.
Lowering pickups wont warm them up it will only weaken the tone and make it thinner. To warm up your tone I suggest 57 Classic Plus in the bridge and 57 Classic at the neck, this is a warm combination in an SG, you can find them used for a third or half the cost of new that's how I got all mine. :yesway:
 

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Finally got my SG, it is a 2011 Standard in Black. I have been playing it and the pickups, 490 and 498, are not to my liking at all. I prefer a vintage type output. I prefer PAF type pickups that have that "open woody" tone.

My current band plays Modern Country/Blues/Classic Rock. I play through a Mesa Boogie Mark V and all of my gain comes from the amp. I also play a Tele and Customized Strat. They both have vintage level outputs.

I plan on putting CTS Pots and modern wiring.

I have researched a lot of pickups and I am considering the following:

All are Seymour Duncans, 59's, Seth Lovers, Antiquity Humbuckers.


  1. 59's are suppose to sound like, well, 1959 PAF's. Alnico 5 magnet.
  2. Seth Lovers, are suppose to sound like 1955 PAF's. Alnico 2 magnet
  3. Antiquity's are the same as Seth Lovers, but the magnets and covers are aged.
What do you guys recommend for the music I am playing and amp.


Thanks in advance,


Tom
Bro, u r right to get 490’s out of that guitar…..a ‘61R in the Neck and ‘57 in the Neck, Set that Bad Boy up and you will be-be RIPPIN’ …all with Genuine GIBSON USA parts….a lot of people try different brand pucups BUT A GOOD GIBSON PICKUP never let me down….I just can no longer tolerate the 490’s being in one of the guitars I am playing. .I have 1 left w/490’s and I’m selling it.
 

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Finally got my SG, it is a 2011 Standard in Black. I have been playing it and the pickups, 490 and 498, are not to my liking at all. I prefer a vintage type output. I prefer PAF type pickups that have that "open woody" tone.

My current band plays Modern Country/Blues/Classic Rock. I play through a Mesa Boogie Mark V and all of my gain comes from the amp. I also play a Tele and Customized Strat. They both have vintage level outputs.

I plan on putting CTS Pots and modern wiring.

I have researched a lot of pickups and I am considering the following:

All are Seymour Duncans, 59's, Seth Lovers, Antiquity Humbuckers.


  1. 59's are suppose to sound like, well, 1959 PAF's. Alnico 5 magnet.
  2. Seth Lovers, are suppose to sound like 1955 PAF's. Alnico 2 magnet
  3. Antiquity's are the same as Seth Lovers, but the magnets and covers are aged.
What do you guys recommend for the music I am playing and amp.


Thanks in advance,


Tom
Use your tone controls to get a different sound, change their height, etc. You have excellent pickups that do everything you have mentioned. But, it's your guitar.
 

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Get some Brandonwounds if you want the best pickups made for the same price or cheaper than Duncans. Seriously.
 


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