if i get pickups like o say a duncan jb or sh-6 can i take the gold covers off the stock pickups in my epi and put them on the new ones? will they fit?
and while were on the subjecy what kinda pickups should i get? fer mcr,a7x,metallica.
Yes, they will work, but they may be soldered on, so be prepared to work at it for a bit.
how much is your budget?
you gotta watch taking the covers off some pickups, sometimes they are potted with wax to protect against microphonics. Alot of them are also soldered to the dog ears like kaplac said. Also, covers do affect the tone slightly, they are supposed to round the treble and bass response slightly, warming the tone.
i don't really hav a budget fer pickups, but maybe 170 or less