#1
im planning on upgrading my pups for xmas, which means i wont have any need for the old ones, is it safe to take them out and sell them for half price (they are not even a year old)
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#3
Yeah, pickups are fine to sell used, because they don't really get worn out.
Just make sure the leads are long enough.
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#4
^lol i meant like is it hard to just take them out?
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#5
Nope. Not hard at all. You just need a soldering iron (or you can just clip the leads if you wanted to know where each wire is supposed to go)
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Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#6
Safe? Hell no, you could get KILLED by the massive voltages contained in stock Gibson pickups.

Show some initiative D:

Yes, it'll be absolutely fine as long as you remove them without damaging them.
#8
^ y so?
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#10
Quote by gpowsang
^ y so?


Oh so many reasons.

A Gibson guitar is meant to sound like a Gibson guitar, and SGs are pretty distinctive sounding on their own. It just doesn't make sense to alter the sound to something else. I mean why spend all that money on a Gibson only to change it.

It'll drastically devalue the Guitar.

It's a very thin bodied guitar, and I just don't see active pickups sounding good in combination with it, it's too small and light, and I think you'd get a fairly thin tone without much character. Although Blackouts are a little warmer and smoother than EMGs, I still don't think it'd help much.

Blackouts are not meant for the same style of music as an SG. It's just not a logical choice to put them in.

I mean they're really nice pickups, but they'd sound better in a $400-$500 Ibanez or Schecter guitar than they will in your what, $1500 SG?

I could go on, but I won't. They're really nice pickups, but gah, pick some other guitar to put them in
#11
Quote by icronic
Oh so many reasons.

A Gibson guitar is meant to sound like a Gibson guitar, and SGs are pretty distinctive sounding on their own. It just doesn't make sense to alter the sound to something else. I mean why spend all that money on a Gibson only to change it.

It'll drastically devalue the Guitar.

It's a very thin bodied guitar, and I just don't see active pickups sounding good in combination with it, it's too small and light, and I think you'd get a fairly thin tone without much character. Although Blackouts are a little warmer and smoother than EMGs, I still don't think it'd help much.

Blackouts are not meant for the same style of music as an SG. It's just not a logical choice to put them in.

I mean they're really nice pickups, but they'd sound better in a $400-$500 Ibanez or Schecter guitar than they will in your what, $1500 SG?

I could go on, but I won't. They're really nice pickups, but gah, pick some other guitar to put them in

Actually its more like $550 used and SG's actually work pretty well for metal with a good amp.
#12
Quote by G-man05
Actually its more like $550 used and SG's actually work pretty well for metal with a good amp.



i play mainly metal with lots of gain.

be aware that I am just using an SG special faded, not a Standard or a Reissue
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#13
Quote by gpowsang
i play mainly metal with lots of gain.

be aware that I am just using an SG special faded, not a Standard or a Reissue

I am aware, hence the "$550 used" part of my first post.
#14
Quote by gpowsang
i play mainly metal with lots of gain.

be aware that I am just using an SG special faded, not a Standard or a Reissue


Whoops, I misread special as standard.

Still that's what $900 bucks new, 500-700 used.

The fact remains though the guitar isn't really a very good metal guitar, and I still think you'll get a pretty thin and dead sound out of active pickups on that guitar.
#15
Quote by icronic
Whoops, I misread special as standard.

Still that's what $900 bucks new, 500-700 used.

The fact remains though the guitar isn't really a very good metal guitar, and I still think you'll get a pretty thin and dead sound out of active pickups on that guitar.


well im off to college next fal and will only have room for 1 guitar.

btw i got mine for $500 new (befere they rediculously raised the price that is)
My friend has EMG 81/85s on his sg and it sounds amazing through a 6505

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZW6KeA5vEY
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Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
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B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
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MXR 108 10 Band EQ
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