#1
iam thinking about getting some new pick ups, i play classic rock, and have an epi g 400, what would be some good pickups, (i know nothing about pick ups really) and i dont really wanna go over 100
#2
100 each, or together?

Gibson Burstbuckers might not be a bad idea, generally any aftermarket humbucker will run at least $60 each. I think the Gibson ones are around $100 each
#3
100 US dollars? euros? pounds? something else?

what's your amp?
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#4
ok its looks like iam gonna need to to spend a bit more, but whatever thats fine, so like say $200 CND, and i have a vox 30 watt valvetronix
#5
Quote by Dave_Mc
100 US dollars? euros? pounds? something else?

what's your amp?


Yeah. If you mean US Dollar,s look for used pickups. I bet you could find a Duncan JB and '59 for that used.
#6
Honestly, the best thing you can really do is pick out some of your favorite guitar songs, and buy pickups used by the artists that recorded those
#7
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Honestly, the best thing you can really do is pick out some of your favorite guitar songs, and buy pickups used by the artists that recorded those

That's actually a really dumb idea.

TS - pickups aren't going to make an awful lot of difference with the valvetronix, what exactly is it you're hoping to change about your tone?
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That's actually a really dumb idea.

TS - pickups aren't going to make an awful lot of difference with the valvetronix, what exactly is it you're hoping to change about your tone?



So if you like dimebags sound a lot for example...you'd be wrong with getting Bill Larence L-500s
#9
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So if you like dimebags sound a lot for example...you'd be wrong with getting Bill Larence L-500s
If you're running it through a 30 watt solidstate, then yeah, pretty much.
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So if you like dimebags sound a lot for example...you'd be wrong with getting Bill Larence L-500s

You would unless you also had the exact same amp, guitar, effects and playing style.
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#11
Yeah, you're right about that, but if you are going to change pickups, and have nothing else to go on (they're hard to try out in your guitar until you buy them), I still don't think it's a bad way of doing it.

You are right that it could set someone up for disappointment though >
#12
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Yeah, you're right about that, but if you are going to change pickups, and have nothing else to go on (they're hard to try out in your guitar until you buy them), I still don't think it's a bad way of doing it.

You are right that it could set someone up for disappointment though >

There does seem to be a pretty widespread belief on UG that pickups are somehow magic and can produce any sound you want regardless of the amp you plug into
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#13
i just want a way to get a better sound, (clearly, more sustain ext) cuz i dont think i really need a new guitar just yet,
#14
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There does seem to be a pretty widespread belief on UG that pickups are somehow magic and can produce any sound you want regardless of the amp you plug into


agreed. not to say pickups won't help, even if you're running into a 30 watt solid state practice amp, but there are more efficient uses of your money available...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#15
Believe it or not, alot of people find that the higher gain a pickup is, the more muddy it might sound.

I've never used EMG pickups before, they have a built-in pre-amp to boost the signal strength. but you have to use batteries with them
#16
^ depends. if it's a poorly designed pickup, then yeah, more gain will generally darken the tone, i think (more turns increases the capacitance which sucks out the highs, or some such guff).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#17
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i just want a way to get a better sound, (clearly, more sustain ext) cuz i dont think i really need a new guitar just yet,

Work on your technique. Then, save for a better amp if you feel the need.
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