Changing pups in my T-Bird

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by chrls_vns, Dec 30, 2012.


  1. chrls_vns

    chrls_vns Supporting Member

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    Thinking about putting some hotter pickups in my Gibson Thunderbird.. There's nothing wrong with the stock pickups, I'm just wondering whats out there.. any suggestions? I play modern rock.
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

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    Choices are limited. Lull, Lollar, Thunderbucker, EMG, Bartolini.

    I have used Gibson TB+ and Thunderbucker '66. I can't really compare them though, because Gibson and Epiphone don't really have a standard pickup location that they have stuck with over the years.
  3. stiles72

    stiles72

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    If you are looking for hotter pickups, the Thunderbucker MAX (666) would probably work, or keep your eyes open for Gibson TB+ pups that came out of the Gibson Nikki Sixx Blackbird. Blackbird pups (at least mine) are hotter and slightly darker, very similar to the Thunderbucker MAX
  4. HIaWATTha

    HIaWATTha

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    Based on all the positive words from many TB’ers I have ordered a pair of Thunderbucker Max for my -76 bird. I’m really looking forward to install them and test them, I’m sure it will be a huge improvement over the original -76 pups.
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