#1
I have an Epihpone Les Paul Standard. I really like it but want it to seem like a better guitar. It feels fine, looks fine, but I want it to sound better. What can pickups do? Also what pickups are good for classic rock? Humbuckers and Single coils are the only type I know and am not really sure the difference.
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#2
name a few speicifc bands you like and what kind of amp do you haev?
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#3
If you want a better sound, buy a good amp. Pickups don't really do much until you get a good amp.
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#4
Quote by Guitar2theface
If you want a better sound, buy a good amp. Pickups don't really do much until you get a good amp.


exactly why im getting a vox.
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#5
the pickups on the epi are generally quite good IMO and for classic rock i wouldn't of thought they would need replacing, i would suggest either a new amp or lookin at the settings you're using
#6
youll want humbuckers of some kind, or possibly P90s (soapbar pickups), there are only really 3 kinds of pickups, single humbucker, soapbar, P90's are just singles that are alot higher output and slightly bigger, i reckonmend duncan pickups, you wont want EMG's there more for metal and they require batteries, try and find some nice duncan humbuckers, stay away from screaming demons also, there more metal,
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#7
I have a Peavey Valveking 112. I don't want to upgrade my amp yet until I am ready to get an amazing $2500 amp or something. But mostly Led Zeppelin, Ac Dc, Rush, and other classic rock bands.
#8
Quote by Splagl
I have a Peavey Valveking 112. I don't want to upgrade my amp yet until I am ready to get an amazing $2500 amp or something. But mostly Led Zeppelin, Ac Dc, Rush, and other classic rock bands.


okaaaay so your fine there. look at some seymour duncan pickups. they're versatile. even look at maybe a 490/496 set. they have those in gibsons as stock and theyre pretty nice. IMO.
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All for sale!

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#9
You don't need new pickups - any problems with your sound will be because you have a rubbish amp, replacing the amp will solve that issue.

Pickups don't create your tone, they for making a good tone better and are the last thing you should be looking at replacing generally. Amp, pedals and simply learning to use them properly are usually the solution to tone problems.
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#10
Quote by Splagl
I have a Peavey Valveking 112. I don't want to upgrade my amp yet until I am ready to get an amazing $2500 amp or something. But mostly Led Zeppelin, Ac Dc, Rush, and other classic rock bands.


Ceriatone JTM45 clone will get that AC/DC and Zepp sound. No idea about rush. It would cost you around $800 or so to have it built for you by the company.