#1
I was thinking of upgrading and I was trying to decide to get new pickups or upgrade my guitar. I'm kinda leaning towards pickups just because I don't want to shell out the cash right now for a new guitar. I've got an epiphone les paul classic and I play on a line-6 spider II. I play punk and a lot of classic rock stuff too so what pickups should i get? If I were to get a new guitar I'd probably get a gibson SG.


Also this is my first post.
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#2
Quote by SouthJerseySurf
I was thinking of upgrading and I was trying to decide to get new pickups or upgrade my guitar. I'm kinda leaning towards pickups just because I don't want to shell out the cash right now for a new guitar. I've got an epiphone les paul classic and I play on a line-6 spider II. I play punk and a lot of classic rock stuff too so what pickups should i get? If I were to get a new guitar I'd probably get a gibson SG.


Also this is my first post.


Get a new amp before you upgrade your guitar or pickups. Most of your tone comes from your amp. Seeing how you're able to afford a Gibson SG, I'd say go for a nice tube amp.

Do you plan on gigging anytime soon?
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#3
well, if you're contented with the way your guitar feels and plays, and you feel like the sound is the only thing you'd be upgrading for, then pickups would be a better option. for punk music and classic rock, i've heard good things about the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB and SH-2 Jazz combo, which you can find at musiciansfriend.com for around $130.
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#4
I would do neither. How about a new amp? If you upgrade your pickups, you won't see much of an improvement in tone when you're playing through a Spider II.
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#5
You probably don't want to hear this, but a new guitar or pickups won't do anything for your tone. A new amp is in order. Try for a small tube combo since you play punk and classic rock. Your current guitar is actually pretty nice if setup properly.
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I agree, new amp.

Your guitar isn't bad by any means, but the Spider isn't that great, and certainly not great for classic rock.

I have to disagree with ya there, the spider in my opinion is terrible.Our school bought a spider III 30w, and its BAD, but its just an opinion though, no hard feelings

If you want a better tone, get a new amp.Its been said before, and i'll say it again. Most of your tone comes from your amp, not your guitar/pickups.

Budget? Gigging?
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i'd get a new amp, or you could split the gibson budget 50:50 between new guitar and amp, if you so wish.
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#9
Definitely a new amp man. Amp>Guitar
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#10
Okay thanks for the input, If i'll look into getting an amp. I'm not really gigging at the moment but I'd like to in the near future, I'd probably spend at max 400 bucks what are some good options?
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#11
In the back of my mind I kinda figured it was the amp anyway because I bought it a while a go when I really didn't know ****.
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#13
For your style of music, try a Fender Blues Junior or an Epiphone Valve Junior. Combine one of those amps with a good OD and you should get all the tones you need.
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I have to disagree with ya there, the spider in my opinion is terrible.Our school bought a spider III 30w, and its BAD, but its just an opinion though, no hard feelings

Huh? He said the amp was bad, not good.


Yes, new amp.
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#15
Ok I'm leaning towards getting the fender blues junior, whats a good overdrive pedal for it? Also what do you think i can sell my spider II for?
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