#1
im looking to upgrade the pickups on either my gibson l6s or jackson dk2 Dinky...
what would upgrading pikups do to the guitaure i ubderstand that it would improve quality of sound, but would it change the "tone or feeling" the guitars sound gives?
also what cusomizations has UG made to their guitars?
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#3
ofcourse it would change the tone. ppl say the amp does more, but i think every aspect of a guitar alters tone. i mean everything. not how much tone it changes, or how much tonal character it adds... it just changes it.

i've put in an active mid boost preamp, and a set of Fender Hot Noiseless pickups. i like it not being so "fat" as a tone, but i use my amp and my tubescreamer to make it fatter sounding. it has a nice bite and edge in the sound, but superior bass response.
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#4
okay but whats the diffrence between the noise te wood makes and the pickups make?
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#5
It'll really only change the sound if you have a decent amp, if you have a cheap practice amp, don't even bother as it really won't make any difference whether you're playing the guitar with upgraded pickups or not because the amp doesn't have good enough tone in the first place to get anymore deffinition and tone from the pickups.
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#6
well the wood doesn't really make the "noise". it resonates the strings, creating less/more sustain, and tonal character. pickups catch the vibration of the strings, as the strings alter the magnetic field, it turns it into electricity. (i think...)

so do u want recommendation of pickups or sumtin?
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#7
weel wat i mean is that my guitar for example has a really edgy trebely sound to it that i like would upgradeing the pickups change the trably ness and edgyness or just improve sound quality
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#8
get a british voiced amp. vox AC30CC or a Marshall all-tube would work. get Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups. they have really warm and round sound, and i like it. they're called the slash pickups. That should get all ur treble into "edge" or "bite".
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#9
The pickups don't make a HUGE difference, if you love that treble, you can always tweak your amp settings. You will find though, that some pickups will have more 'grunt' and some will have more 'bite'. Just try the out really
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