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Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup

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Max out the attitude factor on any axe.

The Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker is the pickup so loud it refused to be silenced. The Dirty Fingers humbucker has returned after a 20-year absence to once again deliver the critical union between power and dirt. These Gibson bridge-only pickups are extreme-output units designed for more of everything. Much more clarity with way more volume than a traditional humbucker and an incredible, aggressive, wide response. The Gibson Dirty Fingers pickup comes with a 4-conductor lead and is wax-potted to eliminate unwanted microphonic feedback.

FEATURES
  • Bridge-only
  • Extreme-output
  • More clarity
  • More volume
  • Aggressive, wide response
  • 4-conductor lead
  • Wax potted
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GibsonDirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not for everybody, but perfect for me

These came standard in the Gibson 70's tribute Les Paul I just bought, and I did not know what to expect. My favorite pickup of all time is the Seymour Duncan JB,...Read complete review

These came standard in the Gibson 70's tribute Les Paul I just bought, and I did not know what to expect. My favorite pickup of all time is the Seymour Duncan JB, which I have in three of my guitars. Well this Dirty Fingers pickup is actually better. I think it has about the same great tone as the JB, but more output. For rock, punk, metal, it is a perfect pickup.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Pickup, but too much for me.

This pickup has got more character then any other pickup I've ever tried. Its truly unique and VERY cool. This pickup has SERIOUS guts and will make your guitar very loud and very...Read complete review

This pickup has got more character then any other pickup I've ever tried. Its truly unique and VERY cool. This pickup has SERIOUS guts and will make your guitar very loud and very punctual. Its got to be one of the clearest sounding pickups I've ever heard. Problem for me is just that its TOO hot.I installed it in a 2001 Gibson Flying V SE model replacing a 57' classic pickup in the bridge position. I was looking for a hotter pickup and was thinking of replacing it with a 498t which sounds awesome in my 95 LP Standard. I then saw the add for the Dirty Fingers pickup, read the rave reviews, and decided to give a try. Sounds killer..very EVH sounding in my guitar, almost to the point of a super hot single coil pickup. Unfortunately the tone wasn't for me and I have decided to return to my original plan with the 498t. If you want a very clear hot pickup with better tonal quality then the Duncan Invader, this is the one to get, but be prepared for a TOTAL sonic assault..my ears are STILL ringing!

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Pickup, but too much for me.

By Roymon

from Wonder Lake, IL

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Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

This pickup has got more character then any other pickup I've ever tried. Its truly unique and VERY cool. This pickup has SERIOUS guts and will make your guitar very loud and very punctual. Its got to be one of the clearest sounding pickups I've ever heard. Problem for me is just that its TOO hot.I installed it in a 2001 Gibson Flying V SE model replacing a 57' classic pickup in the bridge position. I was looking for a hotter pickup and was thinking of replacing it with a 498t which sounds awesome in my 95 LP Standard. I then saw the add for the Dirty Fingers pickup, read the rave reviews, and decided to give a try. Sounds killer..very EVH sounding in my guitar, almost to the point of a super hot single coil pickup. Unfortunately the tone wasn't for me and I have decided to return to my original plan with the 498t. If you want a very clear hot pickup with better tonal quality then the Duncan Invader, this is the one to get, but be prepared for a TOTAL sonic assault..my ears are STILL ringing!

(5 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

these pickups are over-rated

By thatWOULDbeME

from minnestoa

Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

do not get these pickups. don't believe the rating. i have played with these before and the tone is horrible. they have terrible wiring. trust me, dont get these no matter what.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not for everybody, but perfect for me

By TearDown

from NY

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Pros

  • Amazing Tone
  • Incredible Output

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    These came standard in the Gibson 70's tribute Les Paul I just bought, and I did not know what to expect. My favorite pickup of all time is the Seymour Duncan JB, which I have in three of my guitars. Well this Dirty Fingers pickup is actually better. I think it has about the same great tone as the JB, but more output. For rock, punk, metal, it is a perfect pickup.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So hot it burns!!!

    By The Duece

    from El Centro, Ca

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    A few years back my buddy gave me this pickup from his old flying V (yup, I have an original) and I put it on my Epiphone SG. This pickups rules!!! It's so hot without sounding annoying. The crunch on this thing is so biting and tight. In my opinion it's just as good, if not better, than anything EMG makes. If you want that sound without losing character then get this pickup.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow !!

    By Igore

    from WI

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    Pros

    • Clarity
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Solid Punch

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    This pickup has totaly changed my SG. The sound is amazing when played clean with very crisp clear sound with a lot of punch. Distorted it is so powerfull I had to turn the gain down which makes the notes and picking attack come alive. Very good pickup for those who want bark and bite.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A legend returns

    By ShredHead-U7v63

    from Phoenix, AZ

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    For the young players who may not know, the original Dirty Fingers came stock on most of the Gibson Explorers and Flying V's in the early to mid 80's. They are responsible for some of the best rhythm (and to a lesser extent, lead) tones ever heard in hard rock. Listen to Accept's "Balls To The Wall" album, or any of the Scorpions early albums and you'll hear for yourself. These pickups will make you feel like a man...even if you're female. Which may be a good or bad thing, but the point being they are incredible.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Oh Mama Honey!!!

    By Stratman55

    from Bradenton, FL (On the road).

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    This is the perfect bridge pickup for darn near every style of music. I've been playing guitar for over 43 years (that's not my age, it's the amount of actual years I've been playing the guitar) and I've played them all. Recently I bought a Gibson SG faded. The bridge pickup turned out to be a 490T, not a 498T. (The 490T pickup is worthless as a bridge pickup, but might be usefull as a neck pick) I decided to replace it with a Dirty Fingers instead of the 498T because I already have that setup in my Les Paul. I'm so glad I went with the Dirty Fingers!!! It's very easy to install and worth 10X what I paid for it. It puts my new faded SG in a class by itself. Before I replaced the 490T pickup with the Dirty Fingers pickup this Gibson faded SG wasn't worth hanging on the wall, let alone taking it on the road with me.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Pick-ups for Rock and Jam Bands

    By Tom DeLonge-OiOa5

    from San Entinedas, CA

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I recently purchased these and wired them to my es-333, I've ran them through a mesa dual rectifier and mesa cab and a marshall. The coolest sound ever! The clarity and tone is deep and incredible. If your thinking about a deep, BIG tone and DIRTy sound the pickups can't be further described.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME!

    By THEman-lilf3

    from Colorado

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I just had this put in my Gibson SG Standard, it sounds way better than the stock pickup. It is a four conductor pickup so it can support a coil tap, I had this done to mine and it sounds alot like a strat(it doesn't sound just like a strat because it isn't a strat) but it still sounds awesome. It sounds really good with marshall distortion, it has great harmonics and it has amaizing clairty. The low end isn't too muddy, the mids are sweet, and the highs are piercing but not overpowering. Over it is a really balanced pickup and I suggest you get i if you like to play rock and rol and classic metal. I almost forgot, it sounds AMAZING clean, if u get a push/pull circuit in it u will fall in love with it clean and dirty.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best ever

    By crprocks365

    from Gulfport, MS

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I purchased this pickup to go into my Jackson JS30RR and it sounds like a million bucks. Every gig I play I get complimented on the sound of my guitar. I played with a guy the other day that has a 69 Les Paul and after we played for 3 and a half hours he went out and bought him one just like mine and put the same pic ups in it (if that tells you something). I would have my Jackson over a Les Paul any day.

    (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Dissapointing

    By myspace.com/tintinstrikes

    from London, UK

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I have this pick-up on an es-335 and I'm am utterly disappointed with it, it sounds utterly awful clean and it just isn't THAT amazing when you're looking for a punchy sound.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    anybody need a lite

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    need to bring the life to an epi les paul and took a chance on the dirty fingers. man what a great idea. this thing just really lights it up. if the name of your game is distortion that this is the pickup for you. it also isnt just a bunch of noise its a very smooth round sound that cleans up nice. also sounds well coil taped for that hendrix style. i also have a pearly gates and it dosnt come close to this in my opinion.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Review

    By Thomas MD

    from Bedford, PA

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    This is currently Gibson's highest output producing pickup on the market. I wired this into a Fender Hardtail American Stratocaster and played it through a Marshall JCM 9000 Head and Mesa 4x12 cabinent. If wired correctly this pickup produces screaming overdriven tone and crunch. If you want a jazz pickup I'de go for the 57 Classic humbucker. This is the best pickup for Rock, Punk, Metal, and any other overdriven music I have heard in the last 30 years.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Updated Review

    By Steve-HNwJ0

    from Rumford, RI

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I bought this pickup 2 days ago and put it in my Gibson Les Paul Studio, and i use a Marshall 100DFX amp...Wow. I tossed the 498T, because it was too old fasion metalish. The dirty fingers will give you the perfect sound if you play today's hard rock. If you are the typical hard rock/death metal guitarist this is for you. It will give you distortion, clarity, and excellent tone.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good for punk.....

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I purchased this item 6 months ago. that was when i was into punk. now im into Classic Rock like AC/DC and Zep. this is a good hb for punk like Blink 182 and all but is mediocre for classic rock. also I wish it came in Zebra coils. I'm gonna order two BurstBuckers in Zebra coils. BB 1 for neck and BB2 for bridge. If you like punk get this hb. If you're in 2 classic rock don't get it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW!

    By lespaul143

    from Voorhees, NJ

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    this is one of the best pickups ever...i recently put this in my les paul and now its unstoppable!!!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My new favorite pick up!

    By LEZPAULFREAK

    from Champaign, IL

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    This pup freakin' rocks. Its got all the power I wanted and then some! The distortion is brutal... just the way I like it. If you want some massive distortion, GET THIS PICK UP NOW!!!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The name speaks for itself.

    By M3l0dy M@k3r

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I did some research on gibsons pickups and found that this had the hottest output of them all. I needed that output for some of the punk I play. I dropped it into my joan jett melody maker and I play through a marshall half stack(how all gibsons guitars should be hooked up). The overall sound u get out of this is just dazzling. Endless crunch on the low end. As for the high end not so much. It suits my playing very well mainly because I play rythm. It's very versatile.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pickup

    By Sexy Man 69

    from NH

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    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I recently had this baby put into my Epiphone Les Paul studio and it sounds great. Its clear, punchy and makes my stock pickups look bad. I play punk somewhat in the style of social distortion and this pickup does the trick. I use it on a Peavey Windsor with a boss ds-1 and it creats amazing tone. I recommend this to someone who wants a bare bones punchy, clear pickup with no frills

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not For the Faint of Heart

    By Tonebird

    from Phoenix, Arizona

    Comments about Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup:

    I put this pickup in my Les Paul Studio in the bridge position to drive my Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier Solo Head. I was not disappointed. This pickup delivers the sonic clarity and power that the amp demands. I like it because it sounds clear and defined while still putting out a lot of power. I can bend the strings and not worry about any dropout between the pickup poles. Another thing I did was install a push/pull knob to take advantage of its splitable feature, although I have not used that much.I gave this a 4.5 because I wish it came with a gold pickup cover to match my original pickups. This pickup sounds better than the stock pickups, but is not as pretty. That being said, it was well worth the money.One last comment, some people have commented that this pickup is noisy. I would caution the reader to keep in mind that you simply MUST use noise gating when you are driving such a powerful humbucker as the Dirty Fingers. Also, the people who are complaining of noise could have a host of other issues in their signal chain that are causing the problem.

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