« The classic Les Paul pickup »Publié le 05/11/10 à 12:26
These pickups are some of the more versatile pickups I've ever played. The great thing about them is that they sound awesome in many different guitars. I really like the sound that they can produce with the Les Paul (who doesn't?) but I also have a great appreciation for what they can do with a hollow-body. Before these guys came around, hollow-bodies could not handle any type of distortion, as they'd feed back tremendously. That changed with these guys, and now hollow-bodied guitars are used in rock music all the time (everyone from Robert Fripp to Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age).
I've even seen them used in Telecasters and Stratocasters to great effect (though I prefer them in the Teles). I think that it's interesting that guitars so often identified with single-coils can still sound great with humbuckers in them. That's testament to how solid these pickups are. If you are looking to replace your pickups and are sure you want humbuckers, make sure you check these out.