Ive been playing for about a year now and have recently bought a bc rich gunslinger retro blade so my old epiphone is just sitting around gathering dust. It sounds pretty crap as you would expect for a £120 guitar but i was wondering, since according to the specs it has a maple/rosewood neck and an alder/maple body, the reason it sounds so bad must be mostly because of the pickups.

Anyone know if itd be worth putting seymour duncans or emgs in it, (probably sd alnicos since im a big slash fan), or would it still sound crap?
it would sound better,

but not by much,

the wood used is incredibly cheap and low quality and the high qulaity pups would only highlight this.

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2004 EBMM JP6
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