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50th Anniversary Firebird Pickups

ezra1

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I have one of these guitars and I think they are ceramic magnets.
Johnny Winter, Allen Collins and Brian Jones are the Firebird players familiar to me.
Winter looks like he played stock Birds. Collins had a P90 in his bridge and a mini humbucker in the neck.
Can anyone Recommend a replacement set of Firebird pickups should I want to get away from the ceramic pups ?
 

AA00475Bassman

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I have a Historic v with alnico Duncan in the bridge I like this combo ceramic in the neck I also IMO think this isolated to this Firebird .
My Historic Firebird V TB sunburst has Neck & Bridge Duncans alnico and it definitely has a sound I love !
My Historic Firebird 111 has the stock ceramics and I would never touch this guitar love it .

Ceramic's or Alnico in a Firebird are great I can not define this to one sound preference nothing wrong with ceramic's the alnico's are very articulate in tone not very forgiving to poor execution . This is all subjective and I need three variations for these wonderful Firebird tones ! As always enjoy !
 
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Billy Hiwatt

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Lollar makes alnico 5 firebird pickups. No experience myself, but I've heard some good reviews. 6.1k neck & 7.4k bridge.
 

TM1

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Johnny Winter, Allen Collins and Brian Jones are the Firebird players familiar to me.
Winter looks like he played stock Birds. Collins had a P90 in his bridge and a mini humbucker in the neck.
His may have been a transition era model when Gibson switched from Mini's to P-90's. He may have put a mini in the neck.
Can anyone Recommend a replacement set of Firebird pickups should I want to get away from the ceramic pups ?
Either Lollar's or Klein's. Those two are the best I think. I have a number of guitars with mini's, most recent is the Epiphone "Crestwood Custom", but I have the offset pole type in my Firebird VII, a 1965 Epiphone Al Caiola & a Honduran Mahogany Tele with an offset poles mini in the neck.
 
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