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Old 01-13-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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New pickups for Epiphone Sheraton

I just bought an Epiphone Sheraton as a project guitar. It's in the shop getting setup and PLEKed now or I'd post pics. That will have to wait for a week. If you're interested, it's ebony with a rosewood fretboard. It looks and feels great, and will feel better after my man gets it all setup for me.

My plan is to replace the stock pickups with Seymour Duncans or similar. I'm thinking of putting the Jazz pickup (link to specs) in the neck position, and either a Pearly Gates (link to spec) or a '59 (link to spec) in the bridge.

Anyone have any experience with these pickups to share? Other ideas for pickups? Should I have the pots and switch swapped out when I do the pickup work?

I play a mix of blues, classic rock, and country rock. I have a strat, so no need for coil tapping/single coil tones. I play through either a Mesa 5:50 express, or an Egnator Tweaker 30.

Thanks for any input.

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Epiphone Sheraton II, Seymour Duncan Jazz and '59.
ESP Horizon NT II
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Mesa 5:50 Express
Egnator Rebel 30
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:29 AM   #2
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I have a SH-2n in the neck of my Ibanez RG (used to be in my Fender Jaguar) and it sounds very good, very warm but defined. Overdriven, it sounds creamy, but it loses some of its clarity. Not bad in any way though.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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I think a Jazz and 59 will be a good combo for what you want.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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the hotrodded humbucker set is a pretty good pickup combo, its the jazz model and the JB (jeff beck model) the jeff beck has a massive out put.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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Gibson 57 Classics sound great in Semi-Hollow Bodies.

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