#1
For christmas I put in some Gibson Burstbuckers on my LP. I put the Burstbuckers II on the bridge and the Burstbucker I on the neck. I'm really pleased with the tone of the pickups, the guitar sounds amazing...just like the page sound I wanted.

However I do find that overall it sounds a bit muddy at times. For example when I play You Shook me all Night Long by AC/DC, the strings sound muddy, and not clear at all. Especially if I alternate between playing a chord, then picking, and back to a chord. I've really noticed it lately because I have been using my Fender 70's classic strat. I find that it sounds quite clear and I can hear all the notes, even with a fuzz or distortion.

I know my epiphone is no gibson, but could there be a problem with the wiring (They were professionally installed) or is there some hardware on my epiphone I could upgrade to fix this problem?
#2
It depends on your amp and the output of the pickups. I notice when I play through my crappy solid state practice amp, my guitar with a PAF Pro in the bridge will muddy up on chords, but when I engage the coil split on it, it cleans up. This is not so much a problem with my larger amp. I would suggest just rolling of the volume a little bit.
#3
Yeah i've got a vox ad15vt. I know it's not the greatest but it's what I have for now.

Typically when I play a song like Black Dog or Bring it on Home I have my volume and my tone cranked up all the way on the bridge.

What exactly would a coil split do? Sorry if thats a redundant question.
#4
I doubt the pickups you have can be split, but basically it turns one of the coils off (humbuckers are pretty much 2 single coils in the same case). So I cuts the output drastically.
#5
Have you tried adjusting the pickups at all? Alot of times you can cure a little muddiness by lowering the pickup and adjusting the individual screws under each string to match the bridge radius.
#6
also dialing in an EQ will help to. If you need to crank up the treble, or if you have a presance knob itll help to. But thats the reason why I put an SH-5 into my bridge, and kept my gibson 490 in there for the warmer sounds, to give me more versatility
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#7
I don't have a presence knob unfortunately, but I might want to pick up an EQ for sure.

Is there anything else I can do to my epi LP to improve the tone? I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to modifying anything other than pups.
#8
could it be that has strat has singles, good for cleans, and the epi uses humbuckers
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#9
Quote by timmtc
I don't have a presence knob unfortunately, but I might want to pick up an EQ for sure.

Is there anything else I can do to my epi LP to improve the tone? I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to modifying anything other than pups.

Try what I told you above. I seriously doubt you have to modify anything other than adjusting the pickups and tinkering with your control settings.