Ok so I want 2 new pups for my Epi LP Custom.
Bridge is muddy and sounds pretty average with distortion. Same for neck.

I mostly play Metallica, Megadeth , Nirvana, Dream Theater, Petrucci and Satch (Or I'm attempting to ). I'm playing a wide variety of stuff mostly rock and metal. However I do occasionally play with my schools jazz band!

Anyway so I'm thinking

*SD Distortion for the Bridge
*SD Jazz/59 for the neck

So I have a few q's:

1. Will the Distortion suit my styles?
2. Should I get the jazz or 59 for my neck...Well It make a huge difference??
3. Will getting covers/SD pups with covers alter my tone much or is it a waste of time/money??
4. Can I buy any of those pups above and they'll fit in my LP or will I need to be more specific (Will probs buy off ebay)
5. If I wanted a more single coiley sound can they be coil tapped/split...and which one is more suitable?


BTW hopefully getting a Blackstar HT-5 in the next few days (Plz dont reccomend a new amp!)
The gear:

* Epiphone Les Paul Custom
* Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 String
* Fender Squier P Bass
* Blackstar Stage HT-60
* Original Crybaby
* EHX Small Clone
* Boss DD-3
Last edited by hendrixftw at Aug 25, 2009,
1) The Distortion is a very hot pickup, so I don't see why it wouldn't be able to cover all your styles - Petrucci, Megadeth, Metallica - although it may lack versatility if you want to use your bridge pickup for cleaner stuff.

2) I have both the Jazz and '59 (in different guitars) and while the jazz is a very clear, clean sounding pickup, I have a preference for the '59 because it has a real old school bluesy kinda tone to it. Might not be your thing as it's a little bassier and scooped, but the jazz is extremely versatile and I find it's focus is more on mid range and higher frequencies compared to the '59, if you want less mud and bass from your neck position.

I think the Jazz is coil tappable as it has the 4 conductor cable. Not sure about the Distortion, but as I said earlier if you would like a more versatile bridge pickup, maybe the JB is a better option as it's not as hot, but has some bite to it, and is coil tappable.

I don't think tappable is a word, but hey.

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Last edited by Sleazeball at Aug 25, 2009,