#1
OK, I need your help. I am sort of redoing this SG. Now I need some pups. I'm going to get them from GFS, because they're nicely priced and I think they sound OK? I'm on a budget. So I need you guys to reccomend me two humbuckers, one for cleans and one for distortion. I want the clean pickup to sound very full, and bassy as well, and maybe a little bluesy if I push it. Very warm. The distortion pup should be very vintage sounding, think Sabbath, Zep, and Wolfmother. I don't know what to choose. Also, can you tlell me which should go in the neck and which should go in the bridge? Thanks!

Link to the pups: http://store.guitarfetish.com/pickups.html

#2
I'd say Vintage 59 neck, Fat Pat bridge.
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#3
get somehting better,they're not really worth it
just get one good one like a dimarzio or SD
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#4
Quote by oneblackened
I'd say Vintage 59 neck, Fat Pat bridge.

This. I can vouch especailly for the Fat Pat, I have it in my 100GBP build and it sounds great.
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#6
Hey! Didn't I recommend those same pickups yesterday? Hah it's all good though. Glad I could help point you in the right direction.
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#8
And OK last question. Will these improve my tone at all over the SG Standard's at all? I really don't wanna accidentally downgrade.

#10
I think it's a matter of taste there. I think you've mentioned before that you don't have a great amp (idk what it is though), and if that's the case you will not notice a difference in pickups, and you're better off keeping the stock pickups for now. The only reason I could see you getting the GFS pickups is because you're shooting for a gold accent theme, and the standard pickups are chrome. If this is the case, I'm willing to say go for the gold pickups and down the road when you have a better amp, the pickups will still sound great.
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#11
Quote by Sid McCall
I think it's a matter of taste there. I think you've mentioned before that you don't have a great amp (idk what it is though), and if that's the case you will not notice a difference in pickups, and you're better off keeping the stock pickups for now. The only reason I could see you getting the GFS pickups is because you're shooting for a gold accent theme, and the standard pickups are chrome. If this is the case, I'm willing to say go for the gold pickups and down the road when you have a better amp, the pickups will still sound great.



OK good. Yeah, you're right. All the hardware I'm changing over to gold. But I know I won't notice it now, I'm just saying down the road I want to know my tone didn't get worse when I could've just gotten some gold pup covers. But I think since I'm actually getting these pups especially for the tone I want, it ought to sound better for the things I play. I have a horrible amp and will not mention it for the risk of flaming, but my priority is fixing up this SG for now, and I'm gonna get a better amp down the road. I could give a long detailed explanation as to why I'm working on the guitar instead of saving for an amp, but I'm not going to .