#1
I have an Epiphone Les Paul and i want to put some new pick ups in it. I want passive pick ups. I play metalcore/hardcore. Stuff like As I Lay Dying, Parkway Drive, Underoath, etc. Im looking at dimarzios Super Distortions or Seymour Duncan Invaders. I dont know many more pick ups, thanks.
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Try some emgs ,there my personal favorites for all that is metal
im sure if your getting passives you might look at them
they are legendary for there actives though
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Ok umm, deffinately DON'T put PASSIVE emg's in you're guitar... that's the most obsurd thing i've ever heard. There's alot better passive pickups that HZ's made by other companies for youe needs. If you want actives try Duncan Blackouts.
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If you're from the UK, look into IronGear pickups.

If you're from the US, get a pair of GFS pickups.

They cost significantly less than EMGs, and you won't regret it. Also, I'm guessing that your Tele is made of pretty light wood, which EMGs would sound too thin with. I'm an EMG user myself, but I wouldn't put them in anything lighter than mahogany, or alder at a push.


Don't touch the passive EMGs.

SD Invaders are muddy as hell.

I'd say your main options are these:

1. EMG 81 & 81 combo*,
2. SD Blackouts*,
3. SD SH-6 and '59.

* Ignoring the fact that you don't want actives.

Having said that, let us know what wood your guitar is made from, or at least the exact model, because you should tailor your pickup choice to that.

Also, I don't have any experience with DiMarzios; I get the impression that they're great for single note articulation, but a bit loose for chordwork (sorry if I'm way off there).
#8
The body is made of mahogany with a mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. Its the Epiphone Les Paul Standard.
Also i dont really use the neck pick up too much mostly just the bridge pick up.
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Dimarzio Super Distortion gives nice harmonics. it also is noce and chunky... great for breakdowns.
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Are the new Dimarzio D Activator pickups not more "toney" than an active EMG?
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Dimarzio Super Distortion gives nice harmonics. it also is noce and chunky... great for breakdowns.



yep, go for these, i put em in my KK Signiture V (completely created and MADE by myself)

and it sounds awesome, or maybe go for some EMG humbuckers, any are good
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