Discussion in 'Guitars' started by axe4me, Mar 15, 2013.
What's the big deal with them?
Gibsons first attempt at reproducing a PAF voiced pickup, they sound great (and were pretty close sounding) and they later officially became the 57 Classic we now all know and love.
Yeah Mr Shaw had to do with Poly Wire and not Plain Enamel Wire cause Gibson at the Time would go the extra buck to get Plain Enamel Wire.
According to my searches, Gibson stopped using Tim Shaw humbuckers in 335's in 1987.
A Tim Shaw era pickup commands a premium, but as I stated they became the 57 Classic.
I was talking about how Mr Shaw went about making his version of the PAF
in fact here is story
IMO, they're good.
I'm glad that guitars with these may have a higher price tag but, to me, it's another conversation piece.
Thank you for the info.
I do not see what the big deal is about them. I had them in my 1985 Les Paul Standard. They sounded good, but not enough that I would pay $300 for them, which is what a pair seem to go for on ebay. I think the 57's sound just as good IMO. I have a BB1 in the neck and a bb2 in the bridge of my LP and I actually like those better than the Tim Shaw's that I have. I think they are more of a conversation piece...something cool and not very common, but no holy grail or anything like that. If you can get a pair for $100 or so, I'd say go for it. $200 or more I would pass if all you are interested in is sound.
TS P/U's are one of those things like an 808 overdrive.
They're good but doesn't make me do back flips.
I guess with the right buyer, these toys make or break a deal.
To me, they're no biggie.
Yeah, but in 1981 when I bought my first brand new Les Paul, these pickups were a pretty big deal! I think they are a much more convincing voiced PAF than BurstBuckers and a lot of other "PAF" replacement pickups. I'd rather have TS's or 57 Classics than just about any other pickup out there.
IMO, it like the emperor's new clothes.
Embossed T or dirty finger p/u's have a following too.
Just not me.
All my Norlin LP Std;s had stock p/u's replaced with Duncans.
At this stage of my life, I go with my ears and not with the new re-issue of an Edsel or the "find another" deals.
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