#1
Hi..I'm a complete beginner at all this guitar modding stuff, but I'm looking to boost my Epi SG. I dont want to change it as I love the way it plays but I'd like a little more flexibility out of it. I'd like to change the pickups, but have no idea what to, and if posssible add a coil tap as well...any advice?
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#2
what kind of music do you play?, then you can decide on what pickups
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#3
I play quite a variety of stuff, which is why I want more flexibility. Its mostly my own stuff but I dont really write in just one genre, so I play clean stuff that sounds kinda like jeff buckly (but nowhere near as good!), some pseudo Goth Cure/Joy Division rip offs, and some rock/metal/punk type stuff...I doubt that helped much but hey...
#4
Hmmm....
Maybe a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge and a Virtual PAF (also Dimarzio) in the neck?
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#6
hmm for diversity, imo hit duncans, they're more capable
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#7
Cheers...and can you put a coil tap on any humbucker? The web sites I've looked at seem to suggest you can, but i dont really know
#8
you can coil tap on any humbucker if you a) want to re-wind the pickup or b) if it has 3 or 4 leads, you might as well go with gibson pickups, they make the 490's that sound great and you can coil tap with them, i got them and have never looked back.
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#10
YEh get gibsons, they have a great sound, have a 490R and 490T in my sg, and its SWEET
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#11
Quote by sempri_fi
you can coil tap on any humbucker if you a) want to re-wind the pickup or b) if it has 3 or 4 leads, you might as well go with gibson pickups, they make the 490's that sound great and you can coil tap with them, i got them and have never looked back.
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You don't have to rewind the pickups. Just mod them a bit.
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#12
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You don't have to rewind the pickups. Just mod them a bit.



how would you do that?
#14
I used the Seymour Duncan SH4 and the SH2N in my SG and have been happy with the results.
#15
I use Gibson Burstbucker Pro or Gibson 57 Plus hmm. Also I use DiMarzio PAF Classic.
But there a bit expencive never regreted it though.

On my cheapo guitar I when with Kent Armstrong's and I was quite impressed.
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#16
For new pickups, if you like a vintage tone, go for the Gibson '57 Classic and Classic Plus. (neck and bridge, respectively.