#2
Pickups sound different depending on where they are on the guitar.
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Well they are Epiphone so I heared they are not as good as the Gibson P90

Epi P90s are actually pretty decent.

What amp d'you got?
#9
I am pretty sure that the pickups are really good quality on that epi! In fact, they should be the same as the gibson. I wouldn't bother. The thing I might do is open up the back and see if your wiring is decent. If it is real thin wiring I would get a new wiring harness with some good stuff and maybe replace the volume and tone pots with some spendier ones. I love that guitar!!! Looks like grover kidney bean machine heads, so you are good to go there. Solid guitar and probably leave the pickups alone! Enjoy
#10
yeah get a better amp first

the stock pickups may be fine, certainly with your current amp. I thought the dogear-style p90 in the old '57 reissue was pretty nice, if yours are just the same with different covers they'll be fine.

secondly when you actually are buying pickups i'd avoid gibson- firstly because they may be very close in tone to your epi's ones, and secondly because they're horrible value in europe. You can get way nicer pickups than gibsons for about the same or less in europe- boutique handwound ones, for example. Or alternatively you can get ones which are probably about as nice as the gibson ones for way less (e.g. tonerider or irongear for about £25/30 euro each).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#11
Yeah, I wouldn't bother putting Gibson P-90 in a guitar that has fairly decent stock P-90 in it already, now...if you went with some Bareknuckle P-90s, that would be a whole nother story.

Just keep the stock pickups and figure out what you don't like about them after you've played the guitar for a while.
#12
Oh thanks a lot! I though Gibson were the best ^^

That would be my second guitar. The one I have is a Epi LP Custom with Gibson 57 classics inside.

I am really hesitating on getting a new guitar (the one in the first message) or a HR Deluxe which I love...

But now... I think the amp is the best choice the get the best out of my guitar
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Oh thanks a lot! I though Gibson were the best ^^

That would be my second guitar. The one I have is a Epi LP Custom with Gibson 57 classics inside.

I am really hesitating on getting a new guitar (the one in the first message) or a HR Deluxe which I love...

But now... I think the amp is the best choice the get the best out of my guitar


There's really no such thing as the best brand of pickups, but BKP is surely one of the best brands. Trusted a lot by UG.

Gibson pickups are just average overpriced stock pickups, not something I would waste my money on, unless I was going for a authentic Gibson sound.
#14
yeah, definitely amp.

and yeah gibson pickups aren't the best (well unless you're talking about original pafs from the late 50s, which are about £2000 a pickup now ). Certainly modern gibson pickups are nothing to write home about- they're fine pickups if you get them stock in a gibson guitar, but they're terrible value as upgrades, and if you're upgrading and willing to spend that kind of money, you might as well get something spectacular (e.g. handwound). EDIT: and yeah as ethan says, there's no real best pickup brand (apart from anything, most of the smaller boutique handwinders tend to specialise in a certain type of sound, so depending on what you want, one may be better for you than others, but it still doesn't mean they're the "best").

it's really down to you regarding the guitar versus amp.

Are you anywhere near thomann? A while back they were blowing out the traynor ycv50b for 500 euro... they've sold out, but if they get them back into stock it may be worth considering. That way you could get a kickass amp plus the guitar (unless the HRD does the exact tone you hear in your head). the 50 is a bit more marshally (supposedly- i haven't tried it), but I've tried the 40 (which, i think, has the same circuit but with 6L6 tubes and a different, worse speaker) and my impression was that it was like an HRD but with a much better overdrive channel- though the cleans were perhaps not just as nice as the fender's.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#15
I've got a '61 original P90 on an old Gibson ES 125TC, but I truly love the sound of the epi P90 on a newer (1999) LP Jr DC: ...different instruments= different sounds ...wouldn't change a thing.
#16
Ah I see! Well the 57 Classics I put in my Les Paul Custom sound awesome, I thought it was a good deal! I hope it was! :O

So yeah I had a serious GAS with that yellow Les Paul but I think I really need to upgrade my amp first.

My FM212R isn't really giving my guitar justice
#17
oh the 57 classics are probably my favourite of the gibson humbuckers. Just I think they're a bit dear for what they are. But they're nice pickups- no point in worrying, you've already done it, and as i said, it's not like they're terrible or anything, they're actually pretty nice.
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#18
that is an awesome looking guitar. i have always seemed to have a soft spot for those 2 p-90 les paul specials. especially in the tv yellow. more versatile and better looking than the les paul juniors.
#19
Why didn't you just ask this in your other thread where you are asking whether you should get the HRD or the guitar -_-

The stock pickups in the guitar are great, there's no reason to change them.
#20
I know I know, the tread started for something else but it got cought up in the same direction as the other thread I am sorry about that.