#1
I just picked up a Les Paul Standard. Im not diggin the pickups. I play hard rock and I mess around with some metal. What pickups would you recommend me for playing stuff like Alterbridge,Stone Temple Pilots and Collective Soul. I want hot pickups and I dont like the sound of actives. I would prefer passive with a chrome covering. I play a Triple Rec, so i like it heavy sounding. Imagine the song heavy by collective soul. Thats my dream sound. Anyway thanks in advance.
#3
Well what pickups are they?

I have Gibson 500Ts in both of my LPs and they really scream through my Dual Rec

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#4
They are really muddy..Ive messed with my settings and I just cant get a good sound that i like out of them. The neck is alright but i know I can do better. The bridge is just horrible..
#5
I personally didn't like the Gibson pups in my custom either. I recommend Seymour Duncan. I use the SH-2 and the Sh-4 and they are ****ing amazing. If you want hotter you could try the SH-6. I have come to realize that SD makes the best pickups out there and I don't think I will ever use anything else.
#6
I believe Ross Childress was the guitarist for collective soul when heavy came out and i think he just use the stock pickups that were in his PRS
#7
Quote by Gibsonboywonder
They are really muddy..Ive messed with my settings and I just cant get a good sound that i like out of them. The neck is alright but i know I can do better. The bridge is just horrible..



What pickups do you normally use and get your tones out of?

Gibson Buckethead Les Paul & Peter Frampton Les Paul
Dean Razorback Slime Bumblebee
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
EHX Memory Man/Hazarai
Digitch Whammy
Sovtek Straight 4x12
Herdim Picks
Laney Linebacker 50 Reverb
MXR Phase 90
#8
I was playing a stock fender hss strat with stock custom shops. Its very versitle but i got the paul to handle the heavier things.
#9
Maybe just get a Tube Screamer to tighten it up?
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#10
Quote by Gibsonboywonder
I just picked up a Les Paul Standard. Im not diggin the pickups. I play hard rock and I mess around with some metal. What pickups would you recommend me for playing stuff like Alterbridge,Stone Temple Pilots and Collective Soul. I want hot pickups and I dont like the sound of actives. I would prefer passive with a chrome covering. I play a Triple Rec, so i like it heavy sounding. Imagine the song heavy by collective soul. Thats my dream sound. Anyway thanks in advance.

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#11
It's not uncommon for people used to Strats to play a Les Paul and think it sounds muddy or muted. It's an inherently much warmer, thicker-sounding guitar.

I would suggest you simply spend more time with your amp (after all, it's not like a Triple Recti really needs bright, high output pickups to get screaming hard rock and metal tones - it's more than capable of doing that by itself, regardless of pickups), as the ''muddy'' tone you're hearing is most likely just you not being used to a warm-toned guitar.

That said, if you're really hell-bent on changing pickups, my picks are the SD Custom or Alternative 8 (if you want to go really 'heavy') for the bridge and a SD Jazz in the neck.
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#12
A Seymour Duncan Custom 5 in the bridge and '59 in the neck? If that doesn't work, then what you really need is a new amp.
#13
As said, it takes a bit to get used to mahogany warmth. I always feel the opposite whenever I play my strat after playing one of my mahogany guitars for awhile.

If you really have some dough to drop for pups though, Bareknuckles are absolutely worth looking at
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#14
There are tone controls on your amp. The LPs output is both hotter and generally less bite than a Strat. Hotter means you can lower both your gain and the tone control levels overall.
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