#1
I want to add some new Pickups into my Gibson Explorer (either EMGs, Duncan Invaders or Warpigs).

But people are always telling me "Oh yeah dont ruin the worth of the guitar by replacing the stupid pickups" but I have tried guitars with all three different pickups and yes it does matter to me. Because the Humbuckers on it now are too bluesy.

So should I? I know it's my choice. But I want to see what you guys think.

And I am not going to buy a new guitar. I love this one, its got great action, great tone but it would be better with the new pickups. Its also the Gibson Gothic Explorer.


THanks!
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#2
I find the stock pups anything but bluesy.

What amp do you have?
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#3
Go ahead and put some new ones in. I don't think anything can ever be too "bluesy", but if you're trying to achieve a particular tone, it might help. Your rig setup is another factor. I'd try it. If you aren't sold on it, you can always put the stock ones back in.

Cheers!
#4
Replace them if you want, but forget EMG's, they're active and I'm pretty sure you won't feel comfortable routing in your guitar, as most people won't. Wouldn't recommend the Invaders though. They're in my friend's Synyster Custom, and IMO, there are a lot better pickups for the price. I'd recommend getting any of the Bareknuckle pickups. They're all really awesome.
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#5
If it was a regular Gibson Explorer I'd say go for it but the Gibson Gothic Explorers were only made a short time and alot of people put EMG's in them. So one that's still got the original wiring could be worth some money in the future. It should have a Gibson 500T in the bridge position and that's the hottest pickup Gibson makes. I have one in my Gibson Flying V and I don't find it bluesy at all.
#6
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Replace them if you want, but forget EMG's, they're active and I'm pretty sure you won't feel comfortable routing in your guitar, as most people won't. Wouldn't recommend the Invaders though. They're in my friend's Synyster Custom, and IMO, there are a lot better pickups for the price. I'd recommend getting any of the Bareknuckle pickups. They're all really awesome.

He wouldn't have to do any routing at all to install EMG's in an Explorer. I have them in both of my Epi Explorers. I've done the 18v mod on both of them and 2 9v batteries will fit in the control cavity and the pickups will fit any standard humbucker routing. Here's a pic to prove it.
#7
I have a crappy little 15 Watt Fender....

Yes I could see this as the Problem but I have been looking for a new amp for 2 years and I cannot ****ing decide on an amp. Most are so expensive and I am scared that if I buy one that I liked at the store, and I bring it home, I wont will SOMEHOW regret it.

So, I am looking just for a sweet combo amp for Technical Death Metal to get a nice sound out. Any thing that comes to mind would really help.
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#8
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But people are always telling me "Oh yeah dont ruin the worth of the guitar by replacing the stupid pickups"

lol, noobs


go for it anyway, im sure it will sound better in the end... tho if you dont have a good amp... well there wont be to much differance...

edit. get a new amp first.
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#10
Alright!

I shall get my **** together and find a job!

A new amp is what I will get and Goddammit it's gonna be brutal!

I'm gonna go pick a fight! See Ya Later!!!
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#12
Anyway, I suggest an Ampeg VH-140c (solid state br00talz). It's like a Roland JC-120 with a gain channel with enough gain to sear your face off.
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#13
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Alright!

I shall get my **** together and find a job!

A new amp is what I will get and Goddammit it's gonna be brutal!

I'm gonna go pick a fight! See Ya Later!!!


get a blackheart little giant amp
i love them
but it depends on your style
good luck on your journey!!!
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#14
If you still want new pickups after getting the amp, go for it.

Keep the old ones and their controls, and you can always switch back if you need to. Do clean soldering and there's a chance that no one would ever be able to tell the stock configuration had changed.
#15
I have Warpigs in my Explorer and it sounds fantastic!
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#16
^Dude, you bumped a 3 week old thread where the TS already decided not to do a pickup swap, to say that?
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