#1
Here's the story. I tried out an Epiphone Flying V, which I quite like in the music shop. Of course, the stock pickups are averagely ok. My parents said that they'd buy it for Xmas.

Now the thing is, I want to save up some money to get pickups before hand. The kind of style I'm aimign for is the Dave Navarro, Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers kind of sound. I know I won't get the sound spot-on, obviously.

Any suggestions for the neck humbucker and the bridge humbucker?
#2
Wait until you actually own the thing, brother. That one you played was a floor model, probably has ****ty strings and all kinds of gross stuff all over it. The one you'll be getting will/should be brand new, and will/should sound better. And it will sound different through your set-up (I doubt you tried it out with a Frontman 15R and a Digitech Grunge Pedal in the guitar store), so just wait until you get the guitar before you decide to tear it appart.
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#3
try Duncan pickups.
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#4
Quote by Will_Minus
Wait until you actually own the thing, brother. That one you played was a floor model, probably has ****ty strings and all kinds of gross stuff all over it. The one you'll be getting will/should be brand new, and will/should sound better. And it will sound different through your set-up (I doubt you tried it out with a Frontman 15R and a Digitech Grunge Pedal in the guitar store), so just wait until you get the guitar before you decide to tear it appart.


I can't believe I didn't think of that. Thanks man. Although I did try it out with the 15G and the 15R is just with reverb added on, I believe?

But you are right. Unless, I borrow my mate's unmodified Flying V which is the one I'll be getting; and run it through my set up. Should I?
#5
no
dont get new guitar
get a new amp
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#6
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no
dont get new guitar
get a new amp


My amp's alright at the moment. When I gig, I always use my mate's dad's Orange cabs and heads. Pretty much, the amp isn't a problem. Besides my birthday is 2 months after Xmas anyway :P
#7
Well, my mate brought over his Flying V to my house. His one's ordered from the same place. So anyhow, I run it through my set; it's alright. Although for some reason, the bridge pickup wasn't to my taste. The neck pickup was alright, but doesn't quite cut it.

I was thinking of a Seymour Duncan JB for the bridge, but then it'd just distorted all the time, and I wouldn't have much choice of clean, not distorted sounds. Why go for a JB when you can use a Boss DS-2 or whatever. So I'm not exactly sure.

Anyone got an idea of what pickups?
#8
well what kind of sound are you going for? were your pick-ups too bassy, too bright?
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#9
What do you mean a JB would be distorted all the time? The JB has pretty good clean tone in fact. not as good as say a vintage PAF but its not bad. if you are looking at duncans, the jb/jazz is always a good choice, and the pearly gates is nice too. as far as gibson goes, i hear good thigns about '57 classics.
So do you have anything interesting to play?
#10
mod it for some p-90s, or get some gibson classic 57 plus pickups, maby burstbuckers even..
#11
I'm aiming for a bright sound, but bit bassy if needed. Will the Pearly Gates, or the Gibson '57 classics be able to reproduce the sound I'm kind of going for?
#12
57 Classics are pretty bassy. They give a wonderful jazz sound. The cleans are pretty nice, but they sound better with a bit of crunch added. The 57 Classic Plus is pretty much the same but has a more defined mid and treble. 57 Classic Plus's sound amazign distorted, but are also very good clean.
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#13
Quote by Feenux857
57 Classics are pretty bassy. They give a wonderful jazz sound. The cleans are pretty nice, but they sound better with a bit of crunch added. The 57 Classic Plus is pretty much the same but has a more defined mid and treble. 57 Classic Plus's sound amazign distorted, but are also very good clean.


I'll have to consider checking these out. Is the Plus one more expensive?
#14
The Plus is only $10- $20 more expensive, but definitely worth it. I love mine to death. They give an amazing classic rock sound and are also surprisingly good for punk and other music as well. I think theyre very versatile.
Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio with 57 classic and 57 classic plus.

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#15
yea the 57 plus is also a little hotter so thats pretty nice, if you go to a dealer you can prolly get a set of them for 200 out the door.