#3
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How much are you looking to spend and what amp do you have?



I'll spend anything basically. I mean nothing more than $400 if there even are any that high.

I use a crate amp and a roland right now, but I'm looking to get a marshall halfstack in the future.
#5
Don't waste your time with new pickups if you are using a lower end amp, the difference will be very subtle. Save the cash and put it towards a new amp.
#6
He already said he plans on investing in a new amp, so he's got that covered.
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#7
Quote by Dirk Gently
Check out the '69 and Red House models at www.sdpickups.com And you're better off getting 3 single coils and ditching the humbucker.


Ditching the humbucker means he loses potential versatility. Keep the 'bucker, but put something vintage PAF-ey in there.
He should save the money he is willing to invest in pickups and put it towards an amp. The stock pickups couldn't sound THAT bad
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#8
^ If he's going for *just* a Hendrix-type tone with this guitar, than the "versatility" is a moot point and he should get 3 single coils. He didn't say he's trying to play a lot of different styles.
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#9
I have a question: Would Emg's fit in the Fender Highway???


@reilly91 go for Fender Custom Shop Pickups! They really sound perfect!
#11
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He already said he plans on investing in a new amp, so he's got that covered.



Yes he did say that.

But he said "Marshall Half-stack" Which in my experience usually translates to "OMGZORZ, I'm getin a 1337 marshall stack for only 599 from musicians friend"

Aka: an MG


so threadstarter, my advice is to get a nice amp (not solid state) first. You will probably realize you don't need new pickups, because much more of your tone comes from your amp then your guitar.
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#12
^ Haha, true. Which at that point I'd point him to a nice Spider II head

And you also have a point - for that same $600, you can get a Marshall JCM 800 or JCM 900 head used.
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#13
Quote by Dirk Gently
^ Yes. EMG makes single coil-sized pickups.


No, i'm thinking about buying a fender highway and replace the humbucker with emg 81 or whatever! Will this work?
#14
^ Yes, but only if you either run only one pickup or replace all of them with actives. It's more trouble than it's worth trying to mix actives with passives.
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#16
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I have a question: Would Emg's fit in the Fender Highway???


@reilly91 go for Fender Custom Shop Pickups! They really sound perfect!


Yeah, EMG humcker/single/single. Could be EMG 85/SA/SA.
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