#1
Hey guys, i'm planning on upgrading my epiphone les paul standard with a couple of seymour duncan pickups instead of the stocks...

i was planning on getting a SH-4 JB pickup for the bridge for a great sharp clean tone, and great distortion posibilities.

and an Alnico 2 Pro in the bridge, for a warmer bluesy/hendrixy tone...

Do you guys think its a good choice?, i really want it to have a great vintage sound, or at least not too modern sounding... i'm not much of a metal player, i'm more of a punky guy, but i've grown a great appreciation for hard rock and good old rock'n'roll .. thinking of slash and jimi hendrix, i really like those two, and i would like it to reflect on my sound aswell ...
#3
Seymour Duncan 59" in the neck, Seymour Duncan Custom 5 in the bridge.

Very good pickups for what you want.

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#4
dude just get gibson pickups, itll make the guitar sound like a gibson, and give it a vintage sound. also with distortion just use pedals for that. however i do like the seymour duncan's
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#5
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dude just get gibson pickups, itll make the guitar sound like a gibson, and give it a vintage sound. also with distortion just use pedals for that. however i do like the seymour duncan's


Gibsons are overpriced. Very overpriced

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#6
Thanks for the suggestions guys, i'll check out the 59', dunno much about that pickup..
#8
Any of the Seymour Duncan "Custom" models (custom custom, Custom, Custom 5) would be good for you... the difference is the magnet in them, which effects their EQ. The Custom Custom is made with an Alnico II magnet, so it is "sweeter" sounding (basically, more vintage, with spongier bass and less high end), the Custom has a ceramic magnet, which has more output and treble and is more modern sounding and handles gain better than the CC. The Custom 5 is somewhere in between, more vintage than a Custom but handles gain better than a CC.
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