#1
anyone know how this will sound? i know 81's 85's/60's sound good in mahogany bodies and ebony fret boards, but would it be too much top end with a maple top?
i was also thinking about an ESP EC1000 silver burst. i own a Gibson LP studio silver burst and love the 60's neck. i would just drop the EMG's in that one but i LOVE the tone from the 490r and 498t. i would buy another LP silver burst to place the EMG's in but... why? why drop 1,500 bucks + the pups price? when i can buy a cheaper LPish guitar or an ESP EC thats all ready to go.

anywho i am looking for a guitar that i can play heavy rock blues/metal with but want to squeeze some more volume out of the pups for solos. i have the JB/SH-1 in a Jackson witch is nice but i want the actives. i would do another Jackson but im not to crazy about the width of the neck.

any advice? im mainly thinking a ESP EC1000 silverburst or a Scheter tempest custom with some EMGs.
#2
If you like how an EC-1000 with EMGs sound, then you'd probably like how they'd sound in a Tempest Custom. The sound in the Tempest will probably be a little more beefy, but almost negligible.

Have you played an EC-1000? The necks are extremely thin compared to a Gibson neck. I would say the Schecter would have a closer Gibson definition. The neck shape is a standard C shape, but it gets pretty flat up towards the 12th fret. I like it.

Search your craigslist, a MusicGoRound or a GuitarCenter used section for a Tempest with EMGs already put in. You might be able to find one for pretty cheap, since a lot of people sell modded guitars with active pickups for pretty cheap.
#3
You should get another Gibson LP, and drop EMGs in.

Why? Because you said you love the neck. Having a guitar you love playing, that is comfortable to you, is always worth the money.
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#4
Quote by Offworld92
You should get another Gibson LP, and drop EMGs in.

Why? Because you said you love the neck. Having a guitar you love playing, that is comfortable to you, is always worth the money.


BAH YOU ARE PROB RIGHT!! and its most likely what i want deep down inside anyway!!

damn you for making me indecisive and in the future broke!!

#5
I'm not a Gibson fan by any means, but I'll be the first to say that you're not going to get a "Gibson feel" anywhere else. Nothing else can really compensate for not having it.
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Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#7
Quote by T7E
why wreck a good guitar by putting actives in it?

Just because you don't like actives doesn't mean they're going to ruin a guitar for someone else who likes the sound.
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#8
Quote by T7E
why wreck a good guitar by putting actives in it?


lol thats why i need another one. one for high gain madness the other for anything else.

Quote by offworld92
I'm not a Gibson fan by any means, but I'll be the first to say that you're not going to get a "Gibson feel" anywhere else. Nothing else can really compensate for not having it.

i found a used LP studio pro for around 1,300. that might be a winner. its cheaper than the EC1000 anyway.
ill drop the EMG's in wich ever one i feel has the weaker clean sound. so really the new question is burst bucker pro or a 498t?
#9
Quote by T7E
why wreck a good guitar by putting actives in it?


Thats like saying 'why wreck a good piece of wood by making it a gibson' I personally hate gibsons but that's just me. There's a reason hundreds of famous musicians use active pickups.