My Favorite Neck Pickup in a Les Paul
By: Niloy from Portland, ME, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your general opinion of this product.
As the title says, this is without a doubt my favorite neck pickup in a Gibson Les Paul. I own other guitars that have very impressive neck pickups as well ('59, Jazz, Cool Rails, Vintage Rails, EMG 85, EMG 89), but they simply don't add up to the PGn on a Les Paul. I have it matched with a Duncan Custom (SH-5) in the bridge, which is in my humble opinion, a match made in Heaven for thick mahogany bodied guitars.
I installed it in a Coil Split setup, and it handles the split VERY well. These are my favorite settings that I personally like to use the PGn with:
(1) Split w/ Clean Channels: produces what I consider to be the best buttery cleans on a Les Paul.
(2) Unsplit w/ High Gain: produces an incredible lead tone that makes the guitar sing!
(3) Unsplit w/ Medium to Low Gain: priceless dirty blues crunch (along the lines of ZZ Top, obviously).
I highly recommend this pickup, as it is EXTREMELY versatile, especially when split.