#1
Well, I got a new guitar for Christmas, and I liked it alot. My birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and I thought I'd get some new pickups because I don't like the sound of the stock ones. The guitar is a Plus Top Epiphone Les Paul. It can be seen here.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plus-Top-Electric-Guitar-518341-i1149990.gc

I play mostly heavy stuff, but do a bit of light now and then, I'm just not sure what I could get that would be nice for that.
#2
Whats your current amp?

Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ SD Alnico Pro II's
Fender Aerodyne Telecaster & Stratocaster
Marshall JCM 800 4104 combo


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#3
I dont usually use amps, I've got a pedal that headphones plug into. It's a Digitech RP250 if it matters.
#4
Don't bother till you have a decent amp.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#5
Yeah don't bother changing pickups until you have a fairly decent valve amp.

SS/pedals you will not hear a difference when changing pickups.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ SD Alnico Pro II's
Fender Aerodyne Telecaster & Stratocaster
Marshall JCM 800 4104 combo


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#6
If I may recommend the guy in my sig, nuthinbuttruble, he'll wind you a set of humbucker to exactly what you want for around $190, which is what a pair of 'bucker cost anyway.

Send him a message, he'll be glad to help you.

Also, the user CorduroyEW winds amazing pickups. He is in the UK, though, so shi[[ing will cost a bit more.

Also, check out the websites of big manufacturers like Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio, they have good descriptions and soundclips.
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#8
yeah if you want a different sound/tone try a different amp, you will bearly notice the pickup sound change unless you go from hbuckers to p-90 or single coil

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
Pedals : BBE green screamer, Big muff, Ibanez LU20 Pedal Tuner, boss loop pedal
#9
I take back absolutely everything I said.

Get a new amp before you waste two hunnie on pickups buddy.
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#10
I'd like to talk to one of them, unfortunatly, online purchasing is not an option, and theres no way I'd be able to get out to Jersey.
#11
Why isn't online purchasing an option?

You're quite clearly online now.

And, as I've said, don't bother with pickups until that Spider 3 is in your past.
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#12
You need a good amp before you should even think about pickups.

Save up for your money.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ SD Alnico Pro II's
Fender Aerodyne Telecaster & Stratocaster
Marshall JCM 800 4104 combo


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#13
Quote by Chrisiphone
Yeah don't bother changing pickups until you have a fairly decent valve amp.

SS/pedals you will not hear a difference when changing pickups.

UGH, SS doesn't = bad! Why can't you people get it through your skulls!?

EDIT: NVM, you retracted your statement. I do think tube is better but there are good SS amps.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#16
No, that's bad to many many degrees. Think of this: Bees in a trashcan. Get a Vypyr tube 60.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#17
no.

That isn't an amplifier, it's a box full of angry, angry bees.
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#19
Look into vox valvetronics if you don't have a ton o' cash...

I don't know much about amps though!

Go to a music store and buy what you like.

Then again, that didn't turn out so well the last time.
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#20
Quote by oneblackened
UGH, SS doesn't = bad! Why can't you people get it through your skulls!?

EDIT: NVM, you retracted your statement. I do think tube is better but there are good SS amps.




There are some good SS's out there, I prefer them to my jcm800 because I don't want to be stabbed by my neighbours everytime I use it!

I'm a Roland Microcube user mostly now, though might invest in a Vyper for my metal practice tones.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ SD Alnico Pro II's
Fender Aerodyne Telecaster & Stratocaster
Marshall JCM 800 4104 combo


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#21
I know nothing about amps, so that's why I was wondering. I can't tell whether it's a box of bees or harmony.
#22
One of the most popular replacement pup sets for the Epi would be Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbuckers. The Spider will be fine for now. With a tube amp like a Vypyr Tube 60 someday down the road you'll be set.
Last edited by LowEndSlacker at Jan 31, 2009,