#1
EMG's with a Epiphone SG good idea or not? post your thought and why?
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#2
It's a good idea as long as you like the sound of them.
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#5
I'm no genius but it seems like an alright idea to me what set of EMGs are you looking at?
#6
if you like emgs sure
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#7
if thats the sound your searching for ive found that gibson/epiphone guitars are pretty versatile
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#10
make sure you have somewhere to rout the battery.
you might need to build a new cavity.
and some shops wont do it, so it needs to be sent to EMG USA for them to do it. you pay for shipping both ways, and cost of installation and labor, and pickups.

by the end your spending around...300-350 USD.
might as well save for a new guitar that comes with them in it.

but if you can fit the battery, go for it!
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#11
I want to get a UnderOath kind of distortion
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#12
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no he doesnt.
he uses his own custom gibson pickups.

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#14
if you cant get near underoath distortion...mabye you need more effects or a new pedal? Your pickups aren't going to magically change your guitar and make it sound 21037103182038 times better, that's what the effects are for. Pickups do mabye 10%. I've heard the g-400 pups aren't bad, and im sure if you'd get a decent pedal you could get that sound out easily. It'd be very easy to get the new underoath sound just boost alot of the high ends, now older underoath im not sure, just very heavy heavy.


my friend was playing reinventing your exit on a tele....sounded just like it, he just had the pedal and his amp turned right
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#16
yea it's mahagony. i would just stick with the original pick-ups and get a good distortion pedal. that what you can still get a good classic rock sound.
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#17
Distortion pedals don't really change your sound. I say go ahead witht he EMG's, your goign to need to cut a whole to put the battery though..........on second thought, try some kind of Dimarzio's or those pig things or whatever they are.
#19
well underoath....dont use to much gain..no need for EMGs.....


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Distortion pedals don't really change your sound. I say go ahead witht he EMG's, your goign to need to cut a whole to put the battery though..........on second thought, try some kind of Dimarzio's or those pig things or whatever they are.



umm...distortion pedal do change the sound...ALOT....thats why theres like a billion different kinds of Distortion pedals...and overdrive preamps...

and you probubly wont need to cut a hole for a battery..like 99% of the time they fit in the stock hole....
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#20
youd want a good amp instead of pickups, but emgs will do fine if you dont wanna spend heaps.
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#21
It's a good idea. I put 81/60 in my Epi Les Paul, heaps better pickups. Just as versatile too if you set them at the right heights. The battery cavity thing isn't really an issue, most technicians will be able to do it easily, my tech put in both pickups and wired the battery for about $80 AU (50US).
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#26
EMG's doesnt really shine unless you have a ncie tube amp. Get a new amp before pickups.
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#27
if you really want to change your sound. get a tube amp. stay away from digital amps. they suk.you wont hear much differences in your pickups until you get a nice amp.
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#28
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if you really want to change your sound. get a tube amp. stay away from digital amps. they suk.you wont hear much differences in your pickups until you get a nice amp.


you probably could but they wont sound that great
#30
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if you cant get near underoath distortion...mabye you need more effects or a new pedal? Your pickups aren't going to magically change your guitar and make it sound 21037103182038 times better,



Compared to stock Epiphone pickups found in the G400, the EMGs will make a world of difference.
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