Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Pickups in their SG

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  1. lawrev

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    Hi All,

    Any of you have the PG pickups in your SG? What is your impression of them? I know The Reverend loves his SGs but also his 1959 Les Paul that he calls PG. I'm thinking about putting them in down the road. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
     
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    I have a PG as neck pup in one of my SGs. I like it. Nice sound, thick could be one word to describe it.
     
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    I have a pair in my custom shop, absolutely love them. Think ZZ Top and AC/DC.

    angus uses these almost exclusively for touring and live performances.

    Thick with crunch, but can also hone into an amazing blues sound
     
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    I'm wanting a set for my sg badly!
     
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    SD Antiquity neck + PG bridge = perfection. In MY ‘02 SG Standard. IMHO.
     
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    You are correct, they are not true pearly gates. That being said I would still classify the pearly gates as that Acdc ACDC / ZZ Top sound, albeit not an exact replica of what Angus (or the rev) are currently using for recordings or performances.

    The straight goods for Angus’ pick ups are outlined here.

    http://darthphineas.com/2016/09/seymour-duncan-custom-shop-angus-young/
     
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    I really want to try a pair of the antiquities. I am debating buying a guitar to mess around with just so I can pop them into something
     
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    Funny, I picked up a pair of used ones not long ago. Price was right, so I snagged them, and they are sitting on a shelf. Have SD 59's in my Les Paul and those sound incredible, so I've been reluctant to change them. Maybe I'll ditch the board on my 2017 and go with regular old pots and drop in the Pearly Gates. I like clean sounds with a little natural breakup, but I think the PG's may give a similar sound at a more livable volume.

    I also have the old 490R/498T's from the Les Paul sitting on a shelf. They seem popular around here, keep wondering if I should let them find a new home. I reallyt disliked them in my LP.
     
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    I have a set in a Junior of mine, MAJOR CRUNCH, very thick. I love anything Seymore makes.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses! I may start out by keeping the Gibson 57 Classic in the neck, and putting a Pearly Gates in the bridge position. Any thoughts on that combination?
     
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    Sounds like a winning combo. If not, your pretty close. I would support starting there
     
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    Thanks!
     

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