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    AL HH pickup swap

    Hi Guys.
    Anyone swapped out their Al HH pups for a pair of Suhr Thornbuckers ?
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    I did it in my Stingray and it was a great improvement.
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    Leave the Al alone !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudmurphy View Post
    Leave the Al alone !!!
    Fancy a change Kev 😉
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    Thornbucker standard or Plus ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudmurphy View Post
    Leave the Al alone !!!
    +1
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    The thing about pickups is that each one will sound different depending on all the other factors of any given guitar.
    Woods, build, the rest of the circuit, position of the moon, strings, etc... these all effect the final voicing. So the only way to find out is to try it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukather101 View Post
    Fancy a change Kev ��
    Just get THE best pickups out there then ..... "Shed Pickups" :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukather101 View Post
    Hi Guys.
    Anyone swapped out their Al HH pups for a pair of Suhr Thornbuckers ?
    I've totally considered the Thornbuckers in my HHAL. Just haven't had the guts to make the change... lol
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    It's just a few screws, a few wires, a set of new strings, and an hour or so of your time. (of course, this assumes you're comfortable with your soldering skills...). Totally reversible.
    And check the pup color code charts first!
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    I might go for a Lollar "Charlie Christian" in the neck of mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    I might go for a Lollar "Charlie Christian" in the neck of mine!
    Outstanding!

    btw, my AL tele project is getting closer to completion. Still dialing in the complicated electronics and prepping for a proper pickguard. It's sounding very promising!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudmurphy View Post
    Just get THE best pickups out there then ..... "Shed Pickups" :-)
    Never heard of them
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    Used by guitar builders "who know" - james Dean Bradfield had some fitted and he really sang their praises - 'course I do get mates rates when I buy them for myself.
    I have 2 Shed "Spud Special" Humbuckers awaiting installation in a project guitar of mine
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