#1
Thinking about getting an epiphone les paul custom in the next few weeks and was wondering if the pickups it comes with are any good or if I should swap them. I'll be playing mostly high gain stuff on a sheffield equipped peavey bandit..
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#2
High gain. Hmm. Like metal?

It would be easy to say an EMG set and be done with it....

But in all honestly, in my opinion, you'd benefit from an amp upgrade first. The Peavey bandit isn't bad, theres just many other options more closely suited to higher gain tones, ala 5150/6505. If you're on a budget a vyper could suit.
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#3
Why not consider getting a guitar that already has the pickups you want?
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#4
I currently dont have a guitar haha I sold it to pay some bills I'll eventually upgrade but want a guitar first and I've always wanted a les paul. I want a tone SIMILAR to adam jones
#5
What is your budget?

Where in the world are you located?
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#6
However much the guitar and pups cost.. I'm gonna go to the rockshop this week and get a price and see how much more I need to save. Located in New Zealand
#7
Ah.

I'm not sure what the market is like in NZ, but in the US you can get a used Gibson LP Studio for less than a new Epi LP Custom. I asked cause if you were planning to go new, I'd recommend going used and just getting a Gibby.
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#8
Yup. And in some countries now you can get a new Gibson LPJ for the same price as an Epiphone LP Custom. In fact you can definitely get an LPJ, Studio or Faded for the same price as an Epi LP Custom + pickups.

Do remember that as nice as the Epi Customs look, they're actually no different from the Standards; you're paying more just for the look. And their 'gold' hardware tends to tarnish and turn silver/brown after a few weeks' use.

Anyhoo, it's never a good idea to plan out a pickup swap until you have the guitar in your hands. Some guitars sound naturally brighter or darker than others, so you can't tell what pickups will be good for you until you own it.
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