#1
I Was Thinkning About Getting New Pickups For My Epiphone G-400. But I Dont Know What I Should Get. I want something that can handle distortion but sounds good through a clean channel. I play some metal and alot of stuff with chords.
Any Help Is Appreciated. Thx!
#2
What's your budget? Are you in the US or Europe or elsewhere? Some examples of the tone you're looking for would be quite helpful-any bands you particularly like the sound of?


EDIT: What amp do you have? New pickups won't make a huge difference if your amp isn't up to scratch..
Last edited by Nolly at Nov 6, 2007,
#3
Just check some sites they have some sound clips on some. I wouldn't suggest EMG's because they don't sound very great clean IMO


EDIT: ^ yea list some bands; metal is very vague
#4
well not death metal. i like to play metallica, Nirvana, and Radiohead. So a wide varrity. i have a Line 6 Spider II
I live in the U.S.
#5
Well, I'm not going to lie to you, the Spider series are pretty awful amps, and I don't think there's much point in you getting a new set of pickups yet-you simply won't hear much discernible difference with through a basic modelling amp. Compared to the amp, the pickups only have quite a subtle effect on your final tone. If you're serious about guitar, you should consider saving up for a decent second-hand valve combo. Something like a Marshall DSL401 would be perfect.

What is it about the pickups in you guitar at the moment that you don't like?
Last edited by Nolly at Nov 6, 2007,
#6
Save up for a new amp; new pickups won't make much of a difference with the amp you have now.
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#7
new amp is the best way to go. i was a noob and i got new pickups, sure the sound improved but to really hear it im getting a new amp....because crappy amps make the sound crappy.
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