I'm about to get new pickups to replace the stock ones in my Epiphone LP Custom. I'm thinking of getting a Gibson '57 Classic for the neck, and a Gibson '57 Classic Plus for the bridge. My question is this: Which are better, the nickel-plated or open-coil pickups?
In the 70's peeps would remove the covers because they thought they would get more power. Most came to the conclusion that it made no difference. Go for the ones you like the look of. I like the open coils. Nickel ones only look good when they are old.