#1
hey dudes!,
i am new here and i have a question
i have a epiphone les paul custom silverburst guitar and i want to change pickups because i dont like the sound of the original ones.
i would like to have pickups with which i can play for example paramore but i also want to get sounds like the band queens of the stone age.
would be great if someone of you could help me!
thank you
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#2
The stock pups on an Epi Custom are designed to fairly closely simulate the sounds of the original PAFs used by Gibson. It seems to me you need something a bit hotter and thicker sounding. Listen to some samples (most pickup makers have them on their sites) and I'd expect you to find what you want in pickups of 13k to 16k DC resistance. This is not an exact measure pf output but it is a reasonable guide. I'd listen to DiMarzio, Seymour Duncan, Bareknuckles and Irongear to get an idea of price/sound comparisons. Even then your guitar and especially your amp will make a huge difference to the overall sound you get.
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#4
What amp are you using?
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#5
I use Dimarzio DLX plus P90s on my paul reed smith, they are really versatile pickups and i recommenced them to anyone, what they essentially are, are humbucking P90s if you see any give them a try
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#6
i have got a marshall amp with 30 watt, and at the moment i link it to two 150 W loudspeakers.
#7
What Marshall Amp?
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The stock pups on an Epi Custom are designed to fairly closely simulate the sounds of the original PAFs used by Gibson. It seems to me you need something a bit hotter and thicker sounding. Listen to some samples (most pickup makers have them on their sites) and I'd expect you to find what you want in pickups of 13k to 16k DC resistance. This is not an exact measure pf output but it is a reasonable guide. I'd listen to DiMarzio, Seymour Duncan, Bareknuckles and Irongear to get an idea of price/sound comparisons. Even then your guitar and especially your amp will make a huge difference to the overall sound you get.

16k? Sweet Christ on a cracker those are hot.

TS, Josh Homme pickups are probably in the 8-9k range, resistance-wise.
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#9
I'm of the general opinion that pickups wound too hot tend to limit one's versatility. I agree with BT about something in the 8.5-10k range is probably best for the "all around" thing. Some pickups wound to a hotter DCR are ok too, I have a set of WCRs that are wound to 13k in the bridge and 11k in the neck and aren't really hotter than most hotter wound PAFs that I've heard.
#11
Put the money towards a new amp, as amp is where the majority of your tone comes from.
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#12
You need a better amp, not better pickups.
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#14
peavey vypyr 30.
I've got 1 and my epi sg special sounds awesome through it.
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#15
getting hotter pickups would make the mg sound even worse. +1 vote to new amp.
#16
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what amp do you recommend?

Well, how much cash do you have, where are you located and is a used amp an option?
Do you need it for home use only or are you planning to play with others, too?

The MG15 has 15 watts of output by the way, 45 might be what it draws from the power outlet if anything.
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Well, how much cash do you have, where are you located and is a used amp an option?
Do you need it for home use only or are you planning to play with others, too?

this is key to us rec'ing a good amp for you.
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