#1
The stock pups on my epi LP custom are terribly muddy and unclear and of general bad quality. Should i look to replace em or just get a new amp (i got a vox ad30vt)
If replacing the pups is the best way to go, which pups should i get? I play classic rock and more modern stuff, but i occasionally enter the realm of metal.
#2
wow thank god i searched b4 posting im wondering the same thing but i play more punk/poppunk/metal
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#4
well I think either way would be good for you hell monkey, because if you had a tube amp it would sound muddy even with those pickups, and if you changed pickups it would probably sound better too, but not as good as a good tube amp...petey gunnz I think that it depends on what amp you have, but for punk or metal you dont really need such a good tone, but a new amp would really help...
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#6
get the active live wires.
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#7
EMGs? I don't want anything too high output, i don't really play that much metal, mostly classic rock (zeppelin, floyd, cream)
#8
I would upgrade the amp first and then upgrade the pickups based on what amp you have.

I would stray away from EMGs...

GFS makes good pickups at a low price; and if you want to spend a little more, www.highorderpickups.com sells custom pickups for around the same price as your normal off the shelf Seymour Duncan.
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#9
some sort of PAF pickup will do well. Try SKP Mules, SD Custom Customs and SD Alnico IIs.
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I would upgrade the amp first and then upgrade the pickups based on what amp you have.

I would stray away from EMGs...

GFS makes good pickups at a low price; and if you want to spend a little more, www.highorderpickups.com sells custom pickups for around the same price as your normal off the shelf Seymour Duncan.


Yeah i've checked out the GFS which look awesome considering i have no money right now, but are they any good? some people love em, some say there terrible
#11
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Yeah i've checked out the GFS which look awesome considering i have no money right now, but are they any good? some people love em, some say there terrible


I replaced the Seymour Duncan JB that was in my Schecter S-1 Blackjack with a GFS Vintage '59, and I couldn't be happier.

I also have 2 GFS Dream 90s ready to go into an Epiphone G400 whenever I get it back from my buddy.
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#12
Oh sick, i was looking at the vintage 59s and the dream 90s actually
What position do you have the 59s in?
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Oh sick, i was looking at the vintage 59s and the dream 90s actually
What position do you have the 59s in?


The Vintage '59 is in the bridge.

I didn't like the Seymour Duncan JB because it was far too trebly and thin for my tastes; the Vintage '59 sounds a lot more like a bridge humbucker "should" in my opinion.
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#14
they're not that bad, if you adjust the pole pieces and height and volume accordingly...and you have a good amp....then you can get a good tone.

but I'd look into some PAFs if I were you.
#16
your amps fine, i have the 15 watt version and its great. Epi pickups are extremley muddy, they suck. IF you want good distortion get a Seymour Duncan JB or EMG 81 if you like heavy stuff.
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#17
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Sweet, what kind do you recommend?


The GFS Vintage '59 is a PAF style pickup.
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#18
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Get active EMG's. 60 for rythm, 81 for lead. They have really nice clean tone IMO.


NO!

Don't listen to him. EMG's are so overrated its not funny. They are only suited for metal and even then the tone is awful (not that tone really matters all that much in metal).

Seymour Duncan JB's - check them out!
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NO!

Don't listen to him. EMG's are so overrated its not funny. They are only suited for metal and even then the tone is awful (not that tone really matters all that much in metal).

Seymour Duncan JB's - check them out!


I think JB's are overrated, also .
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
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The Vintage '59 is in the bridge.

I didn't like the Seymour Duncan JB because it was far too trebly and thin for my tastes; the Vintage '59 sounds a lot more like a bridge humbucker "should" in my opinion.


Well, i've decided to go for GFS pups, due to my miniscule budget.
I was looking at the Vintage 59 (neck) and a crunchy pat (bridge). Tell me, have you put your Dream 90s in your G-400 yet? how do they sound?