#1
i'm thinking about replacing the pick-ups in one of my guitars but,i don't have a clue about pick-ups,how to install them e.t.c

i tend to play ALOT of metal and i've heard that EMG's would be good

but like...what else would i need to buy aswell as the pick-ups? if theres anything else that is? and what model of pick-up would be recommended?

thanks for the help
My Gear


Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
#2
which guitar? which pickup you choose depends alot on the guitar.
Gear:
Gibson Goth Explorer
Fender Gemini II
Dean Cemetery Gates Rzrbck
Marshall MG250 (screw you guys everyone i kno loves this amp)
Digitech Whammy IV
Ibanez Weeping Demon
Boss NS-2
MXR 10 Band EQ (black, not blue)
#3
i was thinking of putting them in my dean dfh
My Gear


Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
#4
one more thing, do you want a metal bridge pickup and a warm, creamy neck pickup, or do you want both to be metalz?
Gear:
Gibson Goth Explorer
Fender Gemini II
Dean Cemetery Gates Rzrbck
Marshall MG250 (screw you guys everyone i kno loves this amp)
Digitech Whammy IV
Ibanez Weeping Demon
Boss NS-2
MXR 10 Band EQ (black, not blue)
#5
well..on that guitar the only thing i play is drop tuned stuff so both metal i'd have thought?
My Gear


Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
#6
do u want to do clean stuff?
Gear:
Gibson Goth Explorer
Fender Gemini II
Dean Cemetery Gates Rzrbck
Marshall MG250 (screw you guys everyone i kno loves this amp)
Digitech Whammy IV
Ibanez Weeping Demon
Boss NS-2
MXR 10 Band EQ (black, not blue)
#7
emg 81 in the bridge and 85 in the neck if all you want is metal and 81 in the bridge and 60 in the neck if you want some cleans
#8
thanks for the help

would like...i need to buy anything else except the pickup itself?
because i really don't have a clue about any of this
My Gear


Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
#9
umm no the emg's come with everything you need. but i would have ur local guitar shop install them for u
#10
thanks for the advice

sorry about being a total noob at this xD
My Gear


Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
#11
I vote throwin some gibson pickups in the sumbitch. 500t and 496r to be exact.
Gear:
Gibson Goth Explorer
Fender Gemini II
Dean Cemetery Gates Rzrbck
Marshall MG250 (screw you guys everyone i kno loves this amp)
Digitech Whammy IV
Ibanez Weeping Demon
Boss NS-2
MXR 10 Band EQ (black, not blue)
#12
Quote by Brett08
thanks for the advice

sorry about being a total noob at this xD

Don't worry, everybody else who posted in this thread was being a total noob at it as well.

First of all, installing EMGs in a passive guitar is a much more involved process than changing to passives because you also have to wire in the battery pack and replace all the potentiometers.

Secondly and most importantly, high output pickups are designed to drive a cranked valve preamp stage harder to produce more distortion. If you don't have a VALVE preamp stage then all you'll do is overload the preamp transistor, which DOES produce more distortion but it's incredibly harsh, sterile and in general EXTREMELY unpleasant.
I'd normally advise against spending money on pickups while somebody's playing through a practise amp too; your amp isn't very dynamic, so pickups won't make as much difference as they would through a valve amp or a particularly dynamic transistor. You won't get your money's worth if you change pickups now.
Also, your amp has much more to do with your tone than your pickups do so if you have a problem with your tone then your amp is the first port of call.

I seriously urge you to reconsider your pickup swap because it simply won't be worth it and while I know some say different, I'm going to stick to this viewpoint because I'm talking from experience.
#13
You can get great metal tones out of Wilde's which are not expensive and easy to install compared with the fun you can have with actives and routing battery cavities, switching the pots and wiring up the power switch to the jack socket.
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