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Damn you!


Well-known member
Jun 9, 2007
So my friend makes guitar, and he just bought some Throbaks SLE101's. He is not terribly prone to superlatives- well- at least not ones I seem to disagree with anyway. Our friendship started by comparing gear- I had a 1963 Deluxe Brown, and he had a 62 and we wanted to see, blah, blah blah. I also had a HM Deluxe '14, and he had built a very nice LP from a good kit and we wanted to see.
OK- back to our story- so he's got these PUP's- and having spent time with a few bursts, my favorite HB pair was a Gil Yaron set in a GY LP. Percussive- swirly middle position- the neck was a bigger bridge tone- not a muddy, boomy thing. Really something. When plugged in my friend and I simultaneously looked at each other, really in shock. They were that cool.
So now he has these Throbaks- and they are better than the Yarons.
I haven't had anything to obsess about in a while. Ok- there's that.
Man... we need a gear library.

El Gringo

Well-known member
Apr 8, 2015
I have been singing the praises since 2018 to anyone that would listen about the Sonic Virtues of all things THROBAK . My favorite pickups and accessories and Let Me Tell You ThroBak takes such great care of me it's just so awesome ! ThroBak makes me the SLE-101 plus pickups with A5 magnets and I have them in all 10 of my Gibson Les Paul's , that's how much I love these pickups ! Best Pickups and the BEST SERVICE PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well-known member
Mar 28, 2009
I've played a GY with his pickups too, after playing it for the first time with different pickups.

I was a little underwhelmed with the guitar on first play to be honest, maybe I just wasn't in the mood that particular day.

Playing it for the second time, I was. The penny dropped.

Sensational instrument.

Neck pickup with a mind of it's own...fantastic.