#1
Ive had my Epiphone 56 Gold Top Les Paul for a year or so. Im very pleased with my guitar, but think I could get a better (or more ballsy) tone if I swapped the pickups. I believe it came with Alnico V P-90 pickups (my friends call them soap-box pickups). I want to replace them with some PAF Humbuckers. Now here are my questions:

Would using the PAF Humbuckers help my tone?
Would the PAF Humbuckers fit in my guitar?
Are there different types of PAF Humbuckers?
IF so, what kind do you recommend?

Thanks.
#2
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Seymour Duncan
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#3
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Seymour Duncan

Ugh. No.

Lindy Fralin or Rock Monkey.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#5
Quote by Raw.Power
I checked out those Rock Monkey humbuckers, and they seemed pretty nice. I was also looking at the humbuckers that Gibson puts out. Mainly the Angus Young humbuckers. And I was also interested in these Seymor Duncan pickups.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Alnico-II-Pro-Pickup-with-Gold-Cover?sku=301059

What do you guys think?

With Gibson's pickups, it's just like their guitars; you're going to be paying A LOT for the name. Their pickups experience even more inflation.

Edit: oops. Wrong pickup. No, I haven't played that one.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#6
Quote by Raw.Power
I checked out those Rock Monkey humbuckers, and they seemed pretty nice. I was also looking at the humbuckers that Gibson puts out. Mainly the Angus Young humbuckers. And I was also interested in these Seymor Duncan pickups.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Alnico-II-Pro-Pickup-with-Gold-Cover?sku=301059

What do you guys think?

You like the alnico 2's? I've heard they get a little muddy with lots of OD/Dist, but I'm gonna assume you don't use that much gain. They're good pickups.
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#7
Regular humbuckers won't fit. Unless you want to do some routing, some filling of the cavities, and some refinishing stick with P-90s (or soapbar pickups). Some companies do make P-90 sized humbuckers, however.
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#8
^yay minibuckers!
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#9
Quote by Will_Minus
Regular humbuckers won't fit. Unless you want to do some routing, some filling of the cavities, and some refinishing stick with P-90s (or soapbar pickups). Some companies do make P-90 sized humbuckers, however.


Thanks thats the big thing I was looking for. That really bums me out cause I really like my Gold Top, but wanted to give it that final push.
#10
Minibuckers? Didn't you think of that? I think that gibby sells them.
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LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#11
This is just a guess, but I'm fairly sure that minihumbuckers and p-90s are different sizes.

I know for a fact that DiMarzio and EMG make humbuckers that will fit a P-90 route, and that Seymour Duncan makes some P-90s that hum cancel.
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#14
Quote by Raw.Power
I checked out those Rock Monkey humbuckers, and they seemed pretty nice. I was also looking at the humbuckers that Gibson puts out. Mainly the Angus Young humbuckers. And I was also interested in these Seymor Duncan pickups.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Alnico-II-Pro-Pickup-with-Gold-Cover?sku=301059

What do you guys think?


seymour duncans all the way