Well I finally got my Mel Galley fix, scored an early '01 ebony 68CA today at local Houston GC.
This is my 2nd LP, last one I sold in 1991 (traded my new '90 pre-historic killertop + '66 beat strat for a vintage '55 strat in orig. cimarron red). All this done at Charley's in Dallas where I had traded since the mid-70s until Mark sold the shop, diff. place now...sad.
Long story short - I want to upgrade the BBs to transfer that nice maple top tone you can hear on Galley's '68. Acoustically I can already hear it on this 68CA so I'm stoked. Galley is a tasty player to boot, but I mostly dig his tone.
Short of busting for some t-tops, can you recommend 2-3 new p/u's to get there tone-wise ? Particularly the Hot Wire lp, great production but I dig all their lps.