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T Top Knockoffs anyone ever hear of these guys?

SFW

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Sep 15, 2005
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I've heard a lot about the Brandon Wound pickups. I know a lot of people don't like T Tops, but I actually really liked them in the 74 Custom that I used to own.
 

duaneflowers

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Never tried any of Jared's pups but I've been hearing lots of good things about them for years and we've chatted quite a few times. He is the only one AFAIK that has a mold for T-TOP bobbins. :salude
 

gregc

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Crazy maybe, but I thought tops were considered awful and basically responsible for ushering in the entire aftermarket pickup industry!?
 

AJCR

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When amps only had overdrive if you cranked them, and the music styles were about hard rock distortion more than blues overdrive.....yes the t top was a bit lacking.......not that it stopped Angus Young whose original SG had t-tops......nor did they do poorly for Randy Rhoads in his 74 Custom.
Now with almost unlimited gain on tap at any volume you like, there is a huge move back to lower output pickups

There is also a large proportion of people merely repeating internet folklore without any direct experience in the pickups themselves:hmm
 

talonmm

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With a name like T Top Knockoffs, it may not be long before they get a letter from Gibson....
 
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