Gibson "The Original" HB-R & HB-R "Circuit Board" Pickups Designed by Bill Lawrence, Gold Covers

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Up for sale are a pair of Gibson pickups with a few different names. They are labeled "The Original" HB-R (neck pickup) and HB-L (bridge pickup), but they often get referred to as Bill Lawrence Circuit Board pickups. These were found in Gibson guitars from late 1988 - early 1990. They came standard in ES-335s, SGs, Les Paul Customs and Les Paul Standards.

The HB-R reads 7.23k and the HB-L reads 8.98k. Both are in very good condition with a great patina on the gold covers.

The video shows this set, but they are not the ones in the guitar that's played. I had these pickups in that guitar but wanted to see if another set I got with a hotter bridge pickup sounded any different. They sounded exactly the same to me: Righteous!

Most purists hate these because of how they look, but more and more players are getting hip to how great they sound.

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
The Original HB-R & HB-R
Guitar Pickups
Made In
United States


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Docking Bay 94
Joined Mar 2014
Silver Spring, MD, United States


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Docking Bay 94

Silver Spring, MD, United States
Joined: Mar 2014

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