#1
Hey guys. I'll make this one quick. I've been thinking about getting some new pickups for my les Paul for awhile now and I've decided that that is next on my list. It has a57 Classic and 57 classic plus in it now. It's a Gibson usa les Paul less plus. The 57s sound wonderful clean, especially coil tapped. But I'd really like some with a little more juice. I find that the 57s get slightly muddy when pushed too hard and they don't really drive tubes very hard either. I like quite a bit of articulation
As for what exactly I'm looking for, if I had the money I would get bare knuckle cold sweats. I like how they sound. But I can't she'll out $300+ for a set of pickups. Is there a cheaper option that would give me what I am looking for while also being an upgrade?

Thanks guys. As always I appreciate it
#2
sure, probably. there are quite a few pretty good value handwinders around, though I haven't tried any of the current ones. BG and zhangbucker are pretty reasonable value I think, though that's just off the top of my head, there are probably lots of other options.

upgrade- again, probably, but it's hard to say how much of the upgrade will be something that's objectively better, and how much is just something which suits what you want better.
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#3
Hm. Okay. I mean, I realize I'm gunna have to pay a little to get some good pickups. And I don't really need the best of the best. If I had the money is either get bare knuckle cold sweats or Prs 59/09s. But both of those sets are gunna cost me $300+. I just can't afford that. $150 maybe $200 is kinda my top end honestly. Past that I'll just keep running an overdrive in front of my amp
#4
Dimarzio Crunchlab/Liquifire
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
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The Dimarzio crunch lab/liquifire John petrucci set is my top choice actually

Yeah they are pretty nice and with Dimarzio if you don't like the pickups you buy, they will actually let you trade them in one time for another pickup/pickups.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate