#1
hey wuts good people of ug.

So i have an ibanez rg170 and iam happy with the sound of the pickups it came with new. but my friend has 2 humbuckers from a brand new epipy sg and he said i could have them and put them in my guitar if i wanted. i play stuff like Maiden Mettalica, and am wondering first of all if they will work and if they will sound any better.
thanks.
#2
You could put them in, but I'd keep the stock pickups.

If you want better pickups, get new ones from a well-renowned company, like Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, Fralin, EMG, Bare Knuckle etc. Putting pickups from another cheap guitar won't change much.
#3
Epi pickups aren't very good, I'd buy some Duncans instead. BTW, what amp do you have?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
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.
#4
You can switch if your bored or are just interested in the process. The difference in sound isn't going to be all that great. You're just going from "meh" pickups to different "meh" pickups...
#6
Good tone goes Amp>Pups>pedals>everything else. What genre of music do you play?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
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.
#8
Hmmm... I think a good amp for you would be a blackheart little giant. $300 for a mini-stack.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
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.