#1
I have an epiphone sg g400 and Im looking to buy some new pickups. The standard pickups are okay but I want something better. Im into Metal/Hardcore/Heavy rock and I need something that really suits the styles. I play with a marshall amp. Dont know the exact model ^_^ but its 100w with a head and cab speaker. What would be good pickups to get? I hear emgs would be heaps good but i dont know haha.

thankss !
#2
EMG's...........

thats all that needs to be said....

I use the 81/85.....

though there are different configurations so look into it
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#3
do you want to go active or stay passive with pups.
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#4
Yeah, Active or Passives? Also: Budget?
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#5
passive

and budget i wouldn't go over like $500

i don't really know how much pickups generally are.
#6
well from the info you gave definatly emg something along the lines of emg 81/85's
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Gear List:
'97 Gibson Explorer w/ Duncan SH-4 and SH-2
Fender Jazz Bass 'Crafted in Japan'
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
Vox AD30VT w/ VFS2
Roland Cube 30 Bass
Modded "St. Louis" Wah
Dunlop .88 Tortex picks
#8
please tell me you're not looking for pickups that will be played through a 100 watt MG or AVT head...

if so, use that 500 dollars to upgrade you're amp first...

You said passives, so no EMG's...

What kind of sounds do you like?? Heavy Rock, Metal, and Hardcore are very general... Try describing the type of sound you want (mid heavy, or bass heavy, high output, or no so high output, etc...)
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#9
dimarzio X2N in the bridge and PAF Joe in the neck setup is a good set up for a thick aggressive tone or Dimarzio Dsonic bridge and Dimarzio PAF Pro for versatilality.
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#10
If you're going for actives, **** EMG's. They completely suck. They're sterile and noisy. Go for Seymour Duncan Blackouts. way less noisy than EMG's and more output.
#11
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If you're going for actives, **** EMG's. They completely suck. They're sterile and noisy. Go for Seymour Duncan Blackouts. way less noisy than EMG's and more output.

Noisy ? The active construction makes both pickups noiseless. You obviously haven't heard, 18v mod on EMG's, they kick Blackouts balls after having the mod done.
#12
What amp do you have, it may not be worthwhile spending money on pickups, especially seeing as you're in australia - they don't tend to make a massive difference.
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#13
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pros more versatile, heavier but suits the guitar tone, still gives it that natural tone.
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