#1
I have a epiphone les paul studio with stock pickups. I use a Marsahall MG100DFX and i was thinking about buying some gibson humbucker pro pickups and wondering if it would make than much of a diffrence.
#2
no, ditch the MG and go for a good tube amp first.
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#4
Quote by Drewski09
no, ditch the MG and go for a good tube amp first.


+1

Nothing can save the damage an MG (or any **** amp) will do to your tone.
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+1

Nothing can save the damage an MG (or any **** amp) will do to your tone.


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+1

Nothing can save the damage an MG (or any **** amp) will do to your tone.

studio equipment can.
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+1

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#11
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I only had $500 it was the best amp i could afford



BEST!?!?!

you should of looked at this forum more before you bought.
#13
Quote by kjkamo
I only had $500 it was the best amp i could afford


I got my amp for $500 aswell and it blows a Marshall MG out of the water and into the depths of hell where is came.
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#14
the only other options i had at the store was somethin like a fender 212 and a used crate( which i was going to get but the knobs were all screwed up on it) and i personally dont like the sound of most fender amps, everything else was under 50w
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the only other options i had at the store was somethin like a fender 212 and a used crate( which i was going to get but the knobs were all screwed up on it) and i personally dont like the sound of most fender amps, everything else was under 50w


by the way I read this, you're thinking in terms of SS...

Tube amps under 50w are good, and a hell of a lot better than 120w SS (except JC-120).

You should consider tube amps, 15-30w should be enough for gigging, home practice, and then some. Add pedals to suit your needs.

Point ----- YOU DON'T NEED 100W TO SOUND GOOD
#16
Quote by kjkamo
the only other options i had at the store was somethin like a fender 212 and a used crate( which i was going to get but the knobs were all screwed up on it) and i personally dont like the sound of most fender amps, everything else was under 50w


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Palomino-V32-30W-Class-A-Tube-Combo-Amp-487828-i1146112.gc

There's an option that is 102460476234 times better, louder, and cooler. Less money too.
#17
Quote by dudey5691
by the way I read this, you're thinking in terms of SS...

Tube amps under 50w are good, and a hell of a lot better than 120w SS (except JC-120).

You should consider tube amps, 15-30w should be enough for gigging, home practice, and then some. Add pedals to suit your needs.

Point ----- YOU DON'T NEED 100W TO SOUND GOOD


they didnt have any tube amps but i changed the pickups(gibson burstbucker pro and gibson 57 classic) and made a huge diffrence but now i have a job and can buy a new amp to further solve the problem
#18
yea...i was told to buy a new amp before doing pick-ups because "i would never ever ever ever notice the difference on a spider!"

well, short story shorter, i ignored the advice given, bought a new pickup for my jet-king and it was the best decision i have ever made. who'da thunk that you'd notice an INCREDIBLE difference on a spider?

oh yea, that was me
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#19
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yea...i was told to buy a new amp before doing pick-ups because "i would never ever ever ever notice the difference on a spider!"

well, short story shorter, i ignored the advice given, bought a new pickup for my jet-king and it was the best decision i have ever made. who'da thunk that you'd notice an INCREDIBLE difference on a spider?

oh yea, that was me



THats like putting Nitrous on a Pinto...



Its going to make it go fast but its still just an effing POS pinto


Sure pickups may make your MG sound a little better but its still going to suck
#20
Quote by stangconv
THats like putting Nitrous on a Pinto...



Its going to make it go fast but its still just an effing POS pinto


Sure pickups may make your MG sound a little better but its still going to suck


lol except not?? if it improved my tone significantly, like amazingly, then who cares if its a spider, mg or hot rod deville? sure, the hot rod deville would make my jet king sound that much better, but i bought a new pickup for my jetking, had it instead, adn dangit, it sounds amazing
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#21
Quote by bored_maniac33
yea...i was told to buy a new amp before doing pick-ups because "i would never ever ever ever notice the difference on a spider!"

well, short story shorter, i ignored the advice given, bought a new pickup for my jet-king and it was the best decision i have ever made. who'da thunk that you'd notice an INCREDIBLE difference on a spider?

oh yea, that was me

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#23
Going from epiphone pickups to gibson pickups isn't really an upgraid. It's more of a step sideways. You are just paying a lot for gibsons. If you want to spend that kind of money on guitar pickups then look into seymour duncan, dimarzio, or one of the many boutique companies.
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This is why...


+1

I tried many different guitars with an MG and could abrely if hear ANY difference between them!

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Only so far! Heard an MG recorded professinaly and it sounded like a good amp recorded badly...
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This is why...


lol nice

but, i tested that. i did recordings and let multiple people here them, and u can definitely tell the difference. ill be posting a vid of wat the seymour duncan sounds like in my Jet-King in a couple of days if you want to hear it. the stock pickups' vid is in my sig
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#28
^Make sure to use the exact same settings, etc.
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#29
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^Make sure to use the exact same settings, etc.


lol ill keep it as true as possible!
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