#1
I suppose it would help to give you the whole scenario, so here it goes.
I have a Epiphone quilt top les paul that I just bought EMG 81/85's for and had installed because the stock pickups were horrible. I had a local guitar shop install the EMG's because i knew the pots n everything needed changed so I didn't dare ruin my guitar

Anyways, I have my first electric guitar ever...some kind of epiphone SG, not sure which kind, but i wanted to make it a project guitar so i am going to put the old stock les paul pups in it because i know they will fit. I have never changed anything except strings and keys on a guitar so i'm a novice and need pointed in the right direction.

So, where do i start? what tools will i need? all that good stuff.

Thanks alot guys
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#2
Screwdriver, wrench/pliers, soldering iron, solder.
Wiring guitars is easy and fun, just practice soldering on scraps of wire if you've never done it before.

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I suppose it would help to give you the whole scenario, so here it goes.
I have a Epiphone quilt top les paul that I just bought EMG 81/85's for and had installed because the stock pickups were horrible. I had a local guitar shop install the EMG's because i knew the pots n everything needed changed so I didn't dare ruin my guitar

Anyways, I have my first electric guitar ever...some kind of epiphone SG, not sure which kind, but i wanted to make it a project guitar so i am going to put the old stock les paul pups in it because i know they will fit. I have never changed anything except strings and keys on a guitar so i'm a novice and need pointed in the right direction.

So, where do i start? what tools will i need? all that good stuff.

Thanks alot guys
You start by getting some pickups that aren't horrible.


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Yeah man, even if those pups are terrible, go for it. It's a good way to learn about your guitar. If you're feeling particularly adventurous try switching things up a bit with the wiring scheme. add a treble retention circuit, change a cap value, see what happens. It's the best way to understand how it all works, IMO.
#6
i didn't know the quilt top ones came with EMGs...


but going from EMGs to passive, u'd need a pot switch too.
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#7
^ EC, read the OP. TS replaced the stock LP pickups with EMGs

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^I dissaggree. It's worth practicing this kind of thing on a lousy guitar, for the sake of learning.
And it's worth MORE to get some inexpensive but decent pickups, so the end result is an improvement.
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^ EC, read the OP. TS replaced the stock LP pickups with EMGs

And it's worth MORE to get some inexpensive but decent pickups, so the end result is an improvement.

ahahaha u always tell me to read the OP. :P: my bad.
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