#1
I have recently acquired an epiphone 1967 reissue flying V (there wasnt a NGD thread and there probably isnt going to be) and although the pick-ups that are in it at the moment sound nice i am looking to swap them out.

now i only have experience swapping the pups out of an LTD explorer so im wondering if the hollow under the scratch plate effects the sound of the pups much???

EG: all pups (in general) sound brighter/muddier when fitted into V's as apposed to other guitars with more wood housing the pups.


i would like to know because it determines whether i go for some active EMG's again or go down the un-known road of seymour duncans.


did any of that make sense to anybody that took the time to read the whole thing????
am I posting in the right part of the forum?
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#2
well the way i see it is, you already have a couple guitars with EMG's, which means your set for metal, why don't you put pickups in that contribute to another genre of music? I guess it really depends on your music tastes but i just bought the LTD EC-1000 with emg's and figured since i have a metal guitar I want a good rock n roll guitar so i'm putting bareknuckle nail bombs in my epi sg. I say you try out other pups
#3
Yeah, why not instal some kick-ass passives instead of having another guitar with EMGs?

For the record my Gibby V has a Seymour Duncan Phat Cat single coil in the neck position, it sounds like a hotted strat. Mix that with the Gibson 500T in the bridge (or a similar pickup from SD or Dimarzio) and you have a very versatile combination with tonal variations you could only dream of getting from EMGs.
#4
I wouldn't drop EMG's in your Flying V, it would be really pointless to have yet another guitar in your arsenal with the same generic pickups. I would set that guitar up to play rock/clean tones and would suggest a set of Lace Alumitones or a Bill Lawrence L500 in the bridge with a SD Pearly Gates in the neck. Or just a pair of Pearly Gates


EDIT: My 2003 Gibson has a SD '59 in the neck with the stock 500T in the bridge, that 500T is one gnarly beast but it's perfect for rock
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#5
thanks for the advice, i think ill go with your opinions and set it up for rock n roll/clean tones ill do some research and get back to this thread at a later date =)
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