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I was thinking about getting new pickups for my Epiphone Les Paul Special II. I play mostly metal and stuff like Slipknot, Metallica, SOAD and Children of Bodom. I'll propably get EMG:s or Dimarzios. Would this be a good one or should I just eBay them?

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#2
bodom rule. I play lots o bodom, and Alexi now uses the seymour duncan blackouts. Theyre pretty brutal.
#3
right, here you'll get very mixed response about EMG's, personally, I hate them. Lifeless and sterile, but others swear by them.

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www.rockmonkeyguitars.com

this site is run by the UG member CorduroyEW and from what I hear his pickups are very good, plus he'll wind them to you specification. He knows his stuff about the whole pickup thing too.
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#4
the ZW set is pretty good, id go for that. i dont see why you wouldnt want to get them from the site either.
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#5
im not a big fan of emg 81 and 85. though i like the SA's those arent for metal.

i heard good things about seymour duncan blackouts/livewires if you want to go active. if you want to go passives look at something from dimarzio.
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There's zero point buying active pickups when you have a 20w solid state amp...also the Les Paul Special isn't realy worth upgrading. If you have a nice mahogany guitar and a medium-gain tube amp that you need to drive a little harder then by all means go for acitves...if you don't have those things they're a complete waste of your money. To be honest with your current setup it's not really wrth upgrading pickups at all, save the money and either put it towards a better amp or a better guitar.
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#7
DiMarzios are really good pick ups as well. I use the Air Zone in my JEH guitar, and it's a really good PU, dynamic and good output. But sloppy technique will shine
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There's zero point buying active pickups when you have a 20w solid state amp...also the Les Paul Special isn't realy worth upgrading. If you have a nice mahogany guitar and a medium-gain tube amp that you need to drive a little harder then by all means go for acitves...if you don't have those things they're a complete waste of your money. To be honest with your current setup it's not really wrth upgrading pickups at all, save the money and either put it towards a better amp or a better guitar.

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