What's the closest LP under $3000 to...

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  1. ChubbyFingers

    ChubbyFingers Active Member

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    Either Kossof's 59 or Peter Green's 59 (which I believe he modded the wiring or pups or both on)?
     
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    Early '80s high end Tokai, Burny, or Greco. Or a high end current Tokai.

    Might be able to find a used Gibson Historic R9 with a repaired broken headstock somewhere close to your price.

    The Kossoff Burst and Greenie have faded quite a bit since Paul and Peter played them. The sunburst finish was still well pronounced. If you want those aesthetics there are lots of choices.

    But back in the '80s nobody predicted that some bursts would fade so much. There aren't any early '80s MIJ lemondrops that look the way Greenie looks today.
     
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    ^ Was thinking more about new (not relic-ed) models closest in sound rather than second hand and closer in looks but thanks.
     
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    The LP standards in like 2015 2016 have 4 push pulls going into circuit board that includes peter green like phase change.
     
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    ^ That's what I needed to know, thanks!

    I guess if the pickups aren't close enough they can be swapped, and buying a 5 year old used rather than brand new should save me what more than enough $$ to get any pickups etc. I could want :-)
     
  6. Chuteboxehero

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    I'd think a modern R9 would get you pretty close. You could always flip the neck pickup or whatever was done with Greenie yourself. If you find a year that are unpopular for whatever reason you could probably score one under 3k. I'm not too familiar with the pricing on them but it doesn't seem too unrealistic.
     
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    I have 2 LP studios one 2017 another 2018 one has 57 pickups both have 4 wire gibson quick connect pickups ... you can buy sometimes on ebay a 4 push pull circuit board from a standard ... ( because people replace the boards with old style ) ... let me get you a picture
     
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    That ebay price seems a bit high i bought 3 of these for about 60 each ...

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    So anyhow take a reasonable LP maybe a studio with 4 connector pickup do board swap with a 4 push pull ... woo hoo Peter Green ha ha ...
     

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