Hey guys two questions for you:

1. I have a 98' Les Paul Smartwood, I just wanted to make sure that it has the 490 and 498 pickups that are usually in studios, because they squeel a hell of a lot. Like in a high gain situation they will scream and hurt everyones ears.

2. I have been thinking about a pickup change, I play alot of Van Halen, GnR, Iron Maiden, Boston, Allman Bros, Skynyrd and anything up to Megadeth. What would be some good new pickups to get?
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