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Join date: Jul 2010
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I want to beef up my old Epi Les Paul Standard a bit and thought about replacing the stock pickups with AHB-1 Blackouts.

I tried to google the answer to my question, but it just left me confused. I will bring my guitar to a shop anyway to let them install the pickups, but the question is: is the Les Paul built for active pickups or will they have to do extensive work on the guitar itself before they can install them?

Thanks in advance for any answers.
Better Than You At Mixing
Join date: Oct 2007
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All it needs is rewiring. The battery can and often does just go in the control cavity.
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UG's Industrial Designer
Join date: Mar 2006
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I've got them on my S470 and the battery actually fits in the control cavity, so I think you won't have any problem fitting it on a LP.
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Join date: Nov 2010
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It should fit no problem. If your feeling especially handy you can mount an easy access battery hatch in the control cavity cover.