#1
i have an Epoch Les Paul and im thinkin of starting small since this will be my first time to custumize a guitar. I was thinking of changing the pick-ups, tuners, and bridge..I was thinking EMG 81/85's but everyone i know wants them and i wanna be different so any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated
Gear
Epiphone sg
Electro-harmonix Metal Muff
Behringer amp
behringer strat
#3
Do you just want that set cause thats all you hear about or have you played with them and love?

If you wanna be different and have that combo have a mini switch on your guitar so you can switch between 9v and 18v

Remember theres heaps of EMG humbuckers: 60, 60A, 81TW, 89, 91, H and HA (the EMG H is actually a single coil, the EMG S. And same with the HA, its the EMG SA single coil )
#4
no i've played the 81 85 set and like them... but all my buddies have EMG's and i feel like doin somethin different
Gear
Epiphone sg
Electro-harmonix Metal Muff
Behringer amp
behringer strat
#5
Get an odd one like a '59. Lamb of God uses low output pickups and sound just fine through the right amp. Or get Dimarzio. High output but they aren't EMGs.
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#6
It depends on what sound you want. Dimarzios will get you that high output sound, but they're way sensitive. they pull out all your little neuances, and all your little mistakes.

what style do you play?
#7
I do wonder why you want to spend a couple of hundred on pickups for an $80 guitar. Anyway, you can enjoy setting it up and you may end up with a very nice axe. Personally, I'd throw some IronGear pups in it. Steamhammer or Hot Slag for metal, Rolling Mills for PAF sounds.
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#8
First thing is first.
I have this guitar. so I know what I'm talking about when I say:
1) GET A NEW NUT!
2) New Bridge
3)New Tuners
4) THEN get new pups.
Just the new bridge, tuners, and nut make it a totally decent axe.


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i have an Epoch Les Paul and im thinkin of starting small since this will be my first time to custumize a guitar. I was thinking of changing the pick-ups, tuners, and bridge..I was thinking EMG 81/85's but everyone i know wants them and i wanna be different so any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated
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