#1
Hey guys, thanks for helping me out with suggestions for a lighter guitar. I had the afternoon off today and managed to spend 2 hours at my local guitar shop pretty much going through all the guitars that were suggested!

Funny enough, I just didn't feel right with a strat/tele, the neck and playability felt really weird for me, probably because I've been playing les pauls the whole time....so deciding to probably stick with les pauls for now...However, the store did sell pickups and the gibson p94s caught my eye, I'm thinking they might be a good fit on my epi les paul custom.

I have two guitars, a gibson lp standard and an epiphone les paul. I use both equally and they are kept in different tunings. I do prefer the sound of the gibson, but I somewhat prefer the feel of the epiphone =)

So yea, naturally I'm thought about changing the pickups on the epi to gibsons(burstbuckers maybe?). However, I have no experience was replacing pickups at all, and I don't plan to do it myself. I'm hoping that the new pickups will fit perfectly in, so no cutting bigger holes is invloved...I had my eye on the gibson p94 burstbuckers, does anyone have experience with them? will they fit in nicely? and more importantly, how do the things sound? They look blooding amazing!

I'm kinda hoping to get a similar (or hotter) sound than my gibson lp standard. All suggestions welcome! Please I don't need people telling me an epiphone will never compare to a gibson, I have both, I know what they sound and play like. I do realise that they are made of different wood and stuff so it'll be hard to replicate the sound of a gibson on an epi, but I don't need them to be exactly the same lol

Thanks for your help! You guys rock.

I play rock with abit of punk to it through a 100 watt marshall JCM900
Last edited by meatsac at Apr 1, 2008,
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I tend to think that Gibson pickups are overpriced, considering you can get custom-wound pickups from places like High Order for cheaper.
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#4
I just put duncans in my Epi Lp (see sig) they sound great and look good too

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I just put duncans in my Epi Lp (see sig) they sound great and look good too


are they good for heavy metal?
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#6
SH-5 is the duncan custom. it's perfect for drop tunings, and metal. also good for cleans. but i would prefer the Custom 5.
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#7
i just looked at the p94. it's a humbucker sized p90. more like a phat cat.
if you want P90 tones from your bucker, go for the p94 or phat cat. but for me, gibson's pickups are a bit over priced. so i say gor for phat cats. look into their P-Rails. cheers.
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duncan>everything else
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it's all about preference.
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it's all about preference.

true. it just so happen people perfer bk pups over duncan for les pauls
#12
NICE ****ING AMP lucky...... burstbuckers look cool. that's all that matters. lolz. acutally i dont know how they sound, so yeah. i'd recommend seymour duncan the hot rodded silver cover set. i have experience the original hot rodded and it's pretty good for passives. dont get tb4's. i have those and they suck.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Silver-Special-Hot-Rodded-Humbucker-Set-Limited-Edition?sku=481884
these are awesome and look cool

original:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Hot-Rodded-Humbucker-Set-?sku=300030
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NICE ****ING AMP lucky...... burstbuckers look cool. that's all that matters. lolz. acutally i dont know how they sound, so yeah. i'd recommend seymour duncan the hot rodded silver cover set. i have experience the original hot rodded and it's pretty good for passives. dont get tb4's. i have those and they suck.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Silver-Special-Hot-Rodded-Humbucker-Set-Limited-Edition?sku=481884
these are awesome and look cool

original:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Hot-Rodded-Humbucker-Set-?sku=300030


wtf?
the TB-4 is just a trembucker version of the SH-4 JB. the only difference is the spacing between pole pieces. so you're recommending the hot rodded humbucker set with the SH-4 JB when in reality, it's the same as the TB-4 you dislike.
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#14
Screw Burstbuckers here, too expensive and not overly exciting for what you want.

If you already have a Gibson and play rock/punk then you want the Epi to be it's angry little brother with a rebellios streak, dirtier, meaner and downright sleazy.

I'm with leviticus here, Duncan Custom 5 bridge, Pearly Gates neck. I'd take the Custom 5 over the other variants because of the Alnico 5 magnet, it's a bit more organic sounding than the regular Custom. The Pearly Gates has a bit more top end and sizzle than something like the 59 or Alnico Pro 2 so it's a little bit raunchier, matches well with the Custom 5 if you're going for that down n'dirty vibe.
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I'd give tim at bareknuckle an e-mail and see what he recomends
I'd probably go with something like BKP nailbombs or holy divers if you want it to be hotter than a normal les paul.
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emg passives (active is for extreme metal in my opinion)

either those or duncan blackouts
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Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded works fine for me. JB + Jazz is one of the most versatile combination you can get.
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