#1
Looking to replace the stock pickups in my epi les paul. I cover anything from metalica, to foo fighters, to pink floyd, to nirvana. Almost all forms of rock excluding the heaviest of it. I have been looking at these, give me your input.

1. Seymour Duncan SH - 5 and SH-2

2. EMG 85/81

3. Gibsons, not sure which ones to consider on that one.
#2
Not the EMGs
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#3
Not the EMG's. If you want to play all types of music then you turn around and RUN, don't walk, you RUN away from EMG. They are good pickups but they are very limited.

The SH 5 SH 2 combo is a good one. It means you can play rythem and cleans in the neck. Then rythem and leads in the bridge. I tend to think that the SH 1 in the neck makes for a more versital guitar. Because the SH 1 has fewer windings it's sounds clearer which makes it so you could pull off some nice sounding leads from the neck position.
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#4
duncans(the SH 1 or SH 2 with the SH5) or the 490R 498T gibsons
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#5
ok, so im pretty much decided on the duncans, but still need advice

1. SH-1 or SH-2 in neck
2. SH-4, SH-5, or SH-6 in bridge
#6
JB/Jazz. Or, maybe a Tony Iommi in the bridge and something cleaner in the neck? (Hell, maybe even an Angus in the bridge)
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#8
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the JB is the SH-4 correct? would it be hard enough for the harder stuff i play?

Yes, it is the SH-4. And I was ablem to use it for Metallica stuff, but do not forget that the majority of your tone comes from your amp. Also, here is a guide to Gibson pickups if you are really interested.
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Foo Fighters
Megadeth
Reel Big Fish
Rush
Streetlight Manifesto

Gear:
Epi LP Standard
Washburn Strat
Line 6 Spider (Yes, I know it's bad)

GAS:
Ibanez RG3570Z
Digitech Whammy
#9
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Yes, it is the SH-4. And I was ablem to use it for Metallica stuff, but do not forget that the majority of your tone comes from your amp. Also, here is a guide to Gibson pickups if you are really interested.


what? thanks for the advise also, keep it coming!
#11
i'd go with the duncans out of those.

i'd prefer a 59 in the neck to a jazz, more versatile.

also, you might want something like a custom 5 for the bridge, more versatile again.

though, what's your budget and what's your amp?
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#12
+1 with Dave.

I definatley say get the 59 in the neck if you're at a SD budget.
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#14
The SH 4 is a very muddy pickup. I wouldn't recomend it if you want to play rock and roll leads.

The SH 5 has a brighter high end and a lower low end than the SH 6 but it doesn't drive the amp quite as much. If you need the extra output then go for the the SH 6 but if you don't really need it, then you will get more versitility from the SH 5

If you want to be able to do good leads from your neck then go with the SH 1, if you don't care if you can do leads from the neck, you just want a good rythem pickup, then get the SH 2
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#15
^ +1 on cord.

Also, I'm not sure metrobunny needs a distortion pickup. He (she?) says all kinds of rock, excluding the heaviest. A distortion-style pickup could be working against that. In my opinion.
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#16
OK! im definatly getting the 59' in the neck, just down to either SH-6 or SH-5 in the bridge. In all fairness, even though i say "i dont play the HARDEST of stuff," thats a pretty general statement. I still do occasionaly, and my band/studio covers a LOT of different influences. VERSATILITY!!! something that can still get the job done, regardless of what im playing. Thanks, still open for suggestions.
#17
have you told us what your amp and budget is yet? I think I asked that several posts ago.
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#18
I'd second the Custom or Custom 5 - I like that little bit of sponginess you get from the Alnico V magnet, but if you want something a little sharper then the normal Custom is better.
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#20
ok, im gonna soon be replacing my crappy one with either a Vox AD50VT, or a Fender HRD. my budget doesnt really restrict me.