#1
hey,

i hav an epi les paul special and i want to change the pick ups in it. Its not a great guitar i know but i like it and jus wanna get a betta sound.

I play mostly blues an rock

thanks for any help u can give.
#2
What amp do you have?
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#4
Then you shouldn't get new pickups, put the money to an amp fund instead.
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#5
new pickups wont do a thing for u. save the money from the pups and get a new amp.
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#6
yeah good idea. but the pups still aint much good so even with a new amp im still gona want some. i think ill get the amp first tho
#7
The pups are tolerable with eq tweaking on the amp. I have one and can get some decent sounds out of it. I was gonna be buying a new guitar today but im not gonna have the money until october.
#8
You've got absolutely no way of telling what the pickups are like when you're running through a crappy little amp like that.
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#9
i have played it through better amps, it sounds ok but id like to change the pickups in it. i was thinking of seymour duncan alnico pro 2's.
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i have played it through better amps, it sounds ok but id like to change the pickups in it. i was thinking of seymour duncan alnico pro 2's.


Unless you have a really high end amp, do not get these. Not character, they let your amp do the work.

Seriously spending 200 bucks on pickups is not gonna make a difference with your mg, save your a new amp.
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#12
Yeah, amp first. A used Peavey Classic 30 is a good option, as is the Blackstar HT-5 and the Blackheart Little Giant.

I suggest a tube amp for that genre (I'm a solid state guy, but for the most part I'm a metal player).
Pickups later, I'd say a set of Duncan '59s.
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#13
Quote by iamflipbaby
i have played it through better amps, it sounds ok but id like to change the pickups in it. i was thinking of seymour duncan alnico pro 2's.
don't, transparent, low output pickups are best suited for higher end guitars and amps.
#14
ok so defo get a new amp is the message. Id like to get a valve amp, can anyone reccomend a good one on a budget, say about £300n
#15
http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_windsor_studio.htm
This is always an option, if you want something new.

Look used, I bet you can find a nice JCM800 (not that much gain, but enough for hard rock) combo for cheap.
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#16
You can always put in a P90 or a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pup...

That or get a new amp like everybody else suggested
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