#1
I just bought a new epi les paul studio deluxe, and i wanna get new pups for it. at home i play metal and hard rock, but i play in a band that plays indie/alternative. So playing in my band i use distortion every now and then but its not loads unless im soloing. What would you prefer? Also any input on how they sound? Thanks UG
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#4
I'd say the Burstbuckers myself since they can cover all the bases. Plus since you have an Epi Les Paul, it'd be a perfect match.

But the EMG is good mainly for metal, but is decent for other genres. Thing is since it's active, you'd have to route an area for the 9 volt battery.

So yeah, go with the Burstbuckers if you don't want to carve a hole for the battery.
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#5
Gibson pickups are pretty mediocre for the price. For what you pay for Gibson pickups you can get yourself some hand-wound pickups.

Imo, EMGs are pretty bland. They have a very compressed sound and lack character. Plus since the industry is so flooded with artists that use them you just can't sound original using EMGs - I can always tell when an artist uses EMGs just by listening to them.


What's your overall budget and what tone are you trying to achieve?