#1
So.. guys im thinking of getting a Gibson SG Special.. and i was wondering.. would I be able to change the pickups for a pair of Burstbuckers?? if so.. which Burstbuckers should i use?.. (yes I am quite inexperienced :P.. please pardon my stupidity)

thanks.

edit: oh n nothing less than £150 (thats about $300)
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#3
Burstbuckers are out of your budget anyway, but there's better priced options out there so that's not an issue.

First things first, what amp are you using? Second, do you HAVE to buy the special? You'd be better off putting the extra £150 towards simply buying a better guitar, or a better amp.
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well im gna get a Marshall MG50DFX.. and changing pickups is for the future... atm i can choose a guitar between £600 and £650.... so i chose the SG Special... :/..

Edit: nvm...i could also add some money myself... so.. what good Gibson guitar could i get with... something around £700 ($1400)?

Edit #2: NVM.. :P

im replacing the neck pickup with a Seymour Duncan and leaving the bridge pickup.
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#7
Jesus sounds you have a lot of money to throw around. Definitely don't get an MG head, they are epicly bad. They are lower end Marshall so don't perform like a real Marshall. What you want it a tube amp and with 700 quid you can get a really good one. Any clues on what you play could help us to help you

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Jesus sounds you have a lot of money to throw around. Definitely don't get an MG head, they are epicly bad. They are lower end Marshall so don't perform like a real Marshall. What you want it a tube amp and with 700 quid you can get a really good one. Any clues on what you play could help us to help you



well the guitars £600... so thats £600 gone...

i think i'll be able to spend another £200 on an amp... and i play Blues / Rock.. any type of rock..
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#9
Seriously, spend more money on the amp and less on the guuitar...if you've got £800 or so then look more towards splitting your budget 50/50. What kind of sound do you want to get from your rig and who are your infuences?
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well i want a dirty but bluesy sound on distortion... but also a warm clean sound..

influences = SRV, EVH, Dave Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, John Petrucci and Carlos Santana.
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A Laney VC 30 would cover the majority of the tones you want, it won't do metal without additional overdrive but it'll take well to being boosted.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/vc30-212/378

That'll still leave you with around £400 for a guitar. One things for certain, you don't want a Marshall MG.
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hmm... what about a Marshall AVT?

Nope, almost as bad - there's not really anything worth getting with the Marshall name on it until you get around the £600 mark. The DSL 401 is worth a look but it tends to split opinion.
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oh im sorry!! haha... i mistook the DSL 401 for the MG!!

yeah.. lmao im rly sorry to have confused u all.. yeah its the DSL 401 im planning to get.. its second hand so its £175..
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In that case you're sorted
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Seriously, spend more money on the amp and less on the guuitar...if you've got £800 or so then look more towards splitting your budget 50/50. What kind of sound do you want to get from your rig and who are your infuences?


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£400 will easily buy you a second-hand tokai. those things are, by and large, kickass. you have strat copies, tele copies, gibson copies. heck if they were the same price as fenders or gibsons i'd prefer them. when they're like half the price, and still better (IMO) it's a no-brainer.

laney vc30 would be my suggested amp too, mark has already suggested it, though... \/

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A Laney VC 30 would cover the majority of the tones you want, it won't do metal without additional overdrive but it'll take well to being boosted.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/vc30-212/378

That'll still leave you with around £400 for a guitar. One things for certain, you don't want a Marshall MG.




if you can get a dsl401 for £175, that's probably pretty decent. it'd be worth seeing if you could nab a second-hand laney vc30 too, as i suspect it's more aimed at the tones you want. though £175 sounds like a good price for that dsl401... even you didn't like it you could possibly turn it round for a small profit.
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#18
The Orange Tiny Terror will definitely get you those warm cleans and blues overdrive. It's what it does and it does it best IMHO. But the DSL is ok but I have A/Bed both and I prefer the TT, less shallow sounding, more character.

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Burstbuckers are out of your budget anyway, but there's better priced options out there so that's not an issue.

First things first, what amp are you using? Second, do you HAVE to buy the special? You'd be better off putting the extra £150 towards simply buying a better guitar, or a better amp.


Gibson SG special is a nice guitar... its no 3 grand VOS or anything but its still a really nice guitar.

And hell no to the marshall MG. if you get that amp pickups wont be able to help you get a good sound.
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