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Help pairing a neck pick up with humbucker bridge


Nov 13, 2019
Friends, I am building a mahogany Warmoth offset Guitar, with a Gibson spec neck, and have decided to put a humbucker in the bridge. I’m looking for a neck pick up that would be both versatile and sound great. I’m down to a p90 or firebird pickup in the neck. I would probably use the neck for lead and slide over the bridge. Blues, classic rock stuff. Any suggestions of what to pair the humbucker with ?

As an example, I have a T style guitar with a Tele bridge and Strat neck pickup, which gets the best of both worlds.

I’m not committed to subtle or contrast, just what would add the most range of tones if I used this with my tele/strat combo. Eg would the firebird sound too similar to Strat neck?

Looking for an equivalent in the Gibson pick up range for my offset

Thanks !
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Active member
Jul 24, 2001
Look up Harmonic design pickups. I have a few and they're remarkable.