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Old 01-16-2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Question SD AHB-1 Blackouts in an Epiphone Les Paul Standard?

I want to beef up my old Epi Les Paul Standard a bit and thought about replacing the stock pickups with AHB-1 Blackouts.

I tried to google the answer to my question, but it just left me confused. I will bring my guitar to a shop anyway to let them install the pickups, but the question is: is the Les Paul built for active pickups or will they have to do extensive work on the guitar itself before they can install them?

Thanks in advance for any answers.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:38 AM   #2
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They're gonna have to drill a new cavity for the battery(ies). At least I'm pretty sure. I own an LP Standard and it's pretty cramped in there.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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All it needs is rewiring. The battery can and often does just go in the control cavity.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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I've got them on my S470 and the battery actually fits in the control cavity, so I think you won't have any problem fitting it on a LP.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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It should fit no problem. If your feeling especially handy you can mount an easy access battery hatch in the control cavity cover.
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