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In the early 80's Gibson Engineer Tim Shaw designed & created these Pickups in an attempt to recreate the "Holy Grail" - 1959 Gibson PAF (Patent Applied For) Humbucker. They sound INCREDIBLE & can be found in many early eighties Gibson's

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Gibson Shaw Era Pickups - one of my favorite, if not my favorite Gibson Humbucker. The sound is true to PAF and very distinct and worth every penny IMO. Kudos Tim Shaw! Listen to PAF v Shaw- compare sound in the vid below.

Vid-Real PAF's vs. Shaw Pickups

Tim Shaw PAF’s were made from 1980-87. The pickups had the ink stamped Number on them.. The first three numbers are identified Neck or Bridge.: 137/138 - 372/373 - 498/499.

The last three indicated the month and year they were made. The above Shaw image is a Bridge Pickup (372) & made (684) June 1984.

Vid- Quick listen to Shaw Pickups

T-Top's have a "T" in the center of the bobbin as seen in pic. T-Tops are definitely one of my favorite and have that powerful vintage Rock tone. They are bright and responsive but many confuse them with Shaw's.

Compare T-Top Sound to PAF in Vid Below.

Vid:PAF (late) vs T-Top (early)

Gibson Les Paul Custom Ferrari Red
#1 Ferrari Red 1986 Gibson LP Custom with Gibson T-Top Pickups.
#2 Ferrari Red 1986 Gibson LP Custom. Discovered these Gibson T-Top Pickups in a . Very aggressive tone and attack!

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Angus Young Tone! IMO

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Gibson BurstBucker Pro's have fatter, meatier tone with more drive and attack.

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1959 Gibson Les Paul R9
#1 R9 Gibson 59 Les Paul Reissue

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#2 R9 2005 Gibson 59 Les Paul-Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups deliver killer PAF tone.

Vid: Watch & Hear 2005 Gibson 59 LP

Gibson HB-R & HB-L "Circuit Board" Pickups Designed by Bill Lawrence. Found in Gibson Guitars for two years from 88-90.

Vid: Gibson HB Pickups

Gibson Firebird Triple Pickup
#1 2006 Gibson Firebird VII - Gibson High-Output, Ceramic Mini Humbuckers

Traditional Firebird mini humbucker pickups have a tighter, spankier tone. Tone tends to stay more defined even when you crank up your amp.

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Gibson Firebird Triple Pickup
#2 2006 Gibson Firebird VII - Gibson High-Output, Ceramic Mini Humbuckers
#3 2006 Gibson Firebird VII - Gibson High-Output, Ceramic Mini Humbuckers

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Gibson SG Custom Guitar 3 Pickup
#1 1978 SG Custom Triple. Notice the Harmonica Bridge. Tap pic to browse Ebay for this guitar.

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#2 1978 SG Custom Triple - Wax Potted Epiphone Neck Pickup. Not original.
#3 1978 SG Custom Triple Appears to be another Epiphone Wax potted Pickup in Center Position.
Gibson SG Custom Guitar 3 Pickup
#1 1978 Gibson SG Custom Triple. Notice the Harmonica Bridge.

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#2 1978 Gibson SG Custom Triple. Notice the Harmonica Bridge. Gibson Tarback Pickup.

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90's Seymour Duncan APH 1NJ Humbucker

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Red Gibson SG Special
#1 1986 Gibson Ferrari Red SG Special Special Order. Ferrari gave Gibson permission to use this color. Made in mid to late eighties.

Vid: Gibson Ferrari Red SG Special

Red Gibson SG Special
#2 Gibson Ferrari Red SG

Vid: Gibson 490R and 498T Demo

#3 Gibson Ferrari Red SG 498T & 490R Humbucker Pickups

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PRS Custom 22
#1 PRS CU 22 Quilt(10 Top) with Dragon 2 Pickups

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#2#1 PRS CU 22 Quilt(10 Top) with Dragon 2 Pickups. Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Dragon Treble 2

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