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from Hilaro Garcia
Microphonic pickups are normally rather awful but they could be good sometimes. I've got a '91 Gibson Les Paul. Well one of the PUs has gone microphonic, making a loud noise if you go anywhere near a loud amp. Well that howling noise could be used in a musical context. Look for the right location and move your guitar about.

You want a proof?

O.K. then, listen to the very first part of "JesusChrist Pose" by the mighty Soundgarden.Can you hear that turbid yet great effect? Yes, you're right. An awful, cheap humbucking PU next to a loud Marshall was the most likely suspect.

Funny or what!! (still, you Gibson people, you have no excuse I'm afraid...)
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