#1
Hi people,
I'm the ashame owner of a Epiphone SG special and its pickups sucks so i would like to change it. I found 2 possibilities

1- Change the whole guitar
2- Change only the pickups

I want to know which one is the best and what should i buy
I'm a metal player, i use to play Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden and stuff like that.

Price range is under 700$
#2
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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#4
EMG's ftw

Also, all you really need to make it a good guitar is add new tuners (Grover's man, grovers).

And have it set up
#5
Quote by McShredder
EMG's ftw

Also, all you really need to make it a good guitar is add new tuners (Grover's man, grovers).

And have it set up

Don't epi's already come with grovers?
#6
My current amp is a small Marshall mg15cd but the problem is not the cuz a friend try his shecter on it and its sounds great

It's a really cheap guitar so if i have to change both pickups and tuners is better to just buy an other one?

I though about a jackson dk2m(w/ Emg pikups) or an ESP something, r they great?
#7
Quote by hellsrocker
My current amp is a small Marshall mg15cd but the problem is not the cuz a friend try his shecter on it and its sounds great

It's a really cheap guitar so if i have to change both pickups and tuners is better to just buy an other one?

I though about a jackson dk2m(w/ Emg pikups) or an ESP something, r they great?



wroooong, it IS your amp, seriously he probably just has higher output p/us thats why it sounds 'better', lemmie guess he got better distortion.
if you have 700 i recommend either a Bugera 6206 or B-52 of some sort. good bang for buck amps with great metal voicing.
#8
Don't even think about using EMG pickups with that MG. That's asking for trouble.

Change that amp first. I'm not saying your Epi Special will suddenly sound like a precision-crafted Gibson, but it will sound much better. Marshall MGs are not good amps. Hell they're not even average amps.


With the money you have you could get a reall nice tube amp which will improve your tone vastly and you'd still have a bit of money left over you could put into a better guitar, a pedal or two, etc. On the other hand with your current amp, changing pickups will make sod-all difference.
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#9
The thing about my amp is that, currently, i'm living and France and i'll go back in Canada in a year or two and Europe is 220v which is different in Canada (110v) So i don't want to put my money in an amp that i'll have to change in 1 year

I prefer to invest in a guitar that i'll bring with me to Canada or put new pickups on the one i have presently

About the amp i've thought about a bugera but i don't know the difference between the 6262, 333 and 333xl Do sb know?