#1
I'm getting an Epiphone SG G-400 guitar soon (I currently have an ESP KH-202 which I hate) and I've been thinking about replacing the pickups on it (just the bridge and neck; nothing in between is needed).

I mostly play Paul Gilbert style things - that's basically high up the neck shredding, but some riffing too. I do occasionally like to throw out some heavy metal, or some nice clean stuff too, though.

With that in mind, and a ~£100 budget, what would you choose?

I've been thinking of a DiMarzio PAF Pro for the neck and something else at the bridge; IronGear are cheap and I like the sound they make. Any input on that?

Thanks,

Jordan.
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Quote by meticadpa
I'm getting an Epiphone SG G-400 guitar soon (I currently have an ESP KH-202 which I hate) and I've been thinking about replacing the pickups on it (just the bridge and neck; nothing in between is needed).

I mostly play Paul Gilbert style things - that's basically high up the neck shredding, but some riffing too. I do occasionally like to throw out some heavy metal, or some nice clean stuff too, though.

With that in mind, and a ~£100 budget, what would you choose?

I've been thinking of a DiMarzio PAF Pro for the neck and something else at the bridge; IronGear are cheap and I like the sound they make. Any input on that?

Thanks,

Jordan.
Haven't you already answered your question there? If you like the way they sound and the price is right...
#3
Quote by al112987
Haven't you already answered your question there? If you like the way they sound and the price is right...

Well, sort of.

I was just wondering if anyone else had any other ideas for pickups that I might not have heard about or anything; I don't really know a huge amount about things like this (or guitars in general).
#4
DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge, maybe? They're good for high-gain stuff. =P
Quote by SlayingDragons
Nah, I prefer to tune lower. My tunings usually go into weird Hebrew symbols.
#5
Quote by Enix165
DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge, maybe? They're good for high-gain stuff. =P

Yep, I do really like them, though they are rather expensive.

Do you think it'd be best if I just bought the PAF Pro for the bridge first, then saved up for the Super Distortion?
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Quote by meticadpa
Yep, I do really like them, though they are rather expensive.

Do you think it'd be best if I just bought the PAF Pro for the bridge first, then saved up for the Super Distortion?


Really? Musician's Friend has them for, like, $75-80 CDN. o_o And I don't know, I've never played on a PAF Pro, but what I'd do in your place is wait 'til I got the money for all the pickups and the guitar THEN buy, to save you the trouble, and to be sure you don't end up finding the PAF unsatisfactory for a bridge pickup(albeit getting worse than the stock Epi pickups for shred is a little...hard to do. =P). But if you're in a bit of a bind for time(IE you're gigging over the summer and you want that KH out of your way), I'd just do that and hope for the best.
Quote by SlayingDragons
Nah, I prefer to tune lower. My tunings usually go into weird Hebrew symbols.
#7
Stupid UK prices... they're like $100.

Oops, I meant that I'd get a PAF Pro for the neck first, then saved for the Super Distortion for the bridge?
#8
Quote by meticadpa
Stupid UK prices... they're like $100.

Oops, I meant that I'd get a PAF Pro for the neck first, then saved for the Super Distortion for the bridge?


OH. Yeah, that'd be a fine idea. =P Play a crapload of Yngwie while you're waiting, he uses his neck pickup 80% of the time. XD
Quote by SlayingDragons
Nah, I prefer to tune lower. My tunings usually go into weird Hebrew symbols.