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Old 01-23-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Edge's Explorer's humbuckers.

Do we have any idea what kind of humbucker are in his explorer? Most modern explorers have open buckers, but his have the covers, so it makes it a bit harder to identify. Thanks everybody.

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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Edge's Exploer's humbuckers are...

I have a Ltd. Edition 1976 Explorer. It's the same make, model, year and edition as The Edge's.

Edge's Exploer's humbuckers are... "T-tops". This being the stock and only humbucker on Gibson guitars during 1976 (196X-1981).
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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how is that possible? I thought T-Tops are uncovered humbukcers...
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:34 PM   #4
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If you pull the gold cover off you will find the "T" on the pup. My '78 LP Custom is the same. T-tops with gold covers.
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How would a set of Gibson PAF '57 Classic pups compare to a vintage Explorer's T-Tops? I've been looking at these, and if they would be a good drop-in replacement for the high output pups in a new Explorer, then I might spring for a set. Thanks!
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A good replacement would be the Duncan Seth Lover Humbuckers.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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Thank you for the reply, Chas. Those are the SH-55 models, right? Looks like they make a neck and bridge pup. I'll definitely consider these, lots of folks seem to rave about them.

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I put Lindy Fralins in my Explorer and the sound very much like 70s T tops. Mine are wound at 8K Neck and 9 K bridge.
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