#1
Im looking to buying a Epi Les Paul Standard Plain Top and I want to swap the pickups. Which would be best to get a Dave Mustaine, Dimebag, Zakk Wylde, and Slash sound out of these three.

1) EMG 81/85

2) Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Neck/Bridge

3) Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine Neck/Bridge

I use little 20 watt solid state amp but looking to get a Traynor Blue.
#3
Try the pickups that come with it before looking at switching them. Zakk and Slash both have that classic les paul humbucking sound.
#5
I would avoid the EMG actives, I belive you'd have to find somewhere to put the battery, which might require some routing.

I belive Dave uses a JB/Jazz Seymour Duncan set sometimes.
#6
well you got all their signature pickups listed cept for dimebags. he used bill lawrence x-500l pickups i believe. out of those listed i think the alcino pros are the best and most versatile. maybe you could look into some swineshead pickups, or if you have the money, bare knuckle. i think the emgs might be tough to install in your guitar since ull need the 9v battery compartment and all. another option would be to get a bill lawrence bridge and an alcino ii pro neck so you get more versatility. the alcino has pretty good cleans while the lawrence is pretty heavy.
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#7
I'd get something versatile based on what it'll sound like, rather than whoever put their name to it....

Dimarzio Norton for the bridge, with a Breed in the neck....or a Seymour Duncan Custom/59 pair. Unless you can stretch to Bare Knuckles, in which case get something of theirs!
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#8
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I would avoid the EMG actives, I belive you'd have to find somewhere to put the battery, which might require some routing.

I belive Dave uses a JB/Jazz Seymour Duncan set sometimes.


this is NOT a problem at all.. the battery fits inside where the pots are.. easy to change to EMG's too. and they sound good for distortion. ok for cleans.
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