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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    I'm thinking about a set of Bare Knuckle Mules. If I go with them do you think double cream or zebras would look the best in my guitar? I'm leaning towards double cream. Please keep the replies based on bobbin choice vs getting into pickup choice, thanks! Photo of the guitar:

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?



    Zebra in the neck, double white at the bridge.

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Nice top I like the zebra neck double cream , white bridge !
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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Mmm, the thought of both hadn't occurred to me. Great idea!

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Thanks, yes the top is fantastic! It's a Wildwood selection. The fingerboard is nice and dark as well!

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Now add to the question, 50mm or 53mm spacing for the bridge pickup? I know 50mm is standard. I'm not able to measure the actual spacing on my guitar until tomorrow but just curious as to what others have done or recommend.

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    ZEBRAS!

    ***Please check out my music***

    https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/de...bandid=14302960296

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale O View Post
    Now add to the question, 50mm or 53mm spacing for the bridge pickup? I know 50mm is standard. I'm not able to measure the actual spacing on my guitar until tomorrow but just curious as to what others have done or recommend.
    There is no need whatsoever to fuss over the spacing of the pole pieces for the humbuckers. The spacing will not have any affect on the sound.

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    I ordered the Mules! Zebra neck, double cream bridge, not potted, 50 mm spacing.
    Last edited by Dale O; 12-30-19 at 06:32 PM.

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    You have done well.

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Good choice please share some photos after pickups are installed!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    The myth :The most disturbing thing about buying a fake Les Paul is how my research after the purchase is received by Forum members ??? 2020

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Taste is a personal preference

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    They just arrived! Hopefully I'll get some time to install them next week!

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    My first choice is double zebras lately....but then again, back in the day a bunch of USA Hamers had the zebra neck with all black bridge like my "very missed" 94 Special FM....always liked that too, but the great flame made that guitar, and also made me $$ when I sold it (and only because my back got bad and it was too heavy):

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Zebras all day, every day.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Dale O's Avatar
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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    I now have the tone & look I was going for.

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale O View Post
    I now have the tone & look I was going for.

    LP2.jpg
    Looks great!!!

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Man, you screwed up terribly. Absolutely ruined this guitar.
    I'll give you $500 to take it off your hands. Take it or leave it.
    :-)

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cholo View Post
    Man, you screwed up terribly. Absolutely ruined this guitar.
    I'll give you $500 to take it off your hands. Take it or leave it.
    :-)

    Man, I wish you would have offered this sooner. A member sent me PM stating the same thing but offered $450. It just shipped today! Now I really screwed up, LOL

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    Good choice! I like the combo look! How do they sound now that you’ve had a chance to put them through the paces?

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    .
    "What's it SOUND like, baby?" - Ray Charles

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    Re: Opinions Please, Cream or Zebra?

    This is only a Traditional, but I like the look of one cream and one zebra. I didn't chose these colors- it's what was under a set of Duncan Seth Lovers. I changed the magnets to alnico 4 in both pickups and it sounds great!

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