#1
My stock epi pups are sounding awfully muddy, so what do you recommend to clean up my sound a bit? and EQ pedal or new pups (probably GFS ones)? and why?
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#2
Id check your amp's EQ first. fool around with the settings to get something you like. Then get a good 10 band EQ and place it in the effects loop (or in front of the amp if you don't have a loop) as a boost to tighten up and let the dynamics flow more from your playing.
I'd only get new pickups if you have a good amp. If you're amp isn't that good, it won't make a huge amount of difference, especially not enough to recify your problem.
#3
Id reccommend getting new pickups first then an eq. What kinda of sound are you looking for (name some bands)?
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#4
^^ I agree, if u have a bad amp dont get the pickups get an mxr 10 band eq, or save up for a new tube amp.
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#5
he has the same amp as me...

if you want some tones, ill post my two channels, the manual settings i have them at, should sound much better
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#6
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he has the same amp as me...

if you want some tones, ill post my two channels, the manual settings i have them at, should sound much better


That sounds sick thanks
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#7
Danyellenik's VOX AD30VT Settings

All these settings use a 1-10 scale... In Manual mode

Chan 1

Clean:

AMP: Black 2x12
GAIN: 4
VOLUME: i have it at 10, it's up to you
TREBLE: 5
MIDDLE: 4
BASS: 6

EFFECTS: tremolo+reverb
EDIT1: 2-3
EDIT2: 5
EDIT3: 2-3

and no noise reduction when I'm splitting between two single coils, i use some reduction when using my neck P-up only.

Chan 2:

Dirty:
(crank up the gain if you want more metal, i don't like lots of gain though.)

AMP: UK 80's (the only good 1 IMO)
GAIN: 4
VOLUME: 5 ish? again, up to you
TREBLE: 6
MIDDLE: 7-8
BASS: 7

EFFECTS: Comp (adjust to liking)

EDIT: Those are what I'm using ATM after lots of tweaking
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#8
I'd be more inclined to go for pickups, then again I'm not sure how much difference they'd make if you're using a modeller.... you say your main problem is muddiness and I think new pickups would make your sound clearer than an EQ pedal would.
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#9
What pups do you recommend? i play a epi lp custom
i play classic rock and hard rock and some newer stuff, with a bit of metal thrown in with a Vox AD30VT
I was looking at GFS as i said above
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#10
did you completely ignore the post in which i spent about 10 minutes of my life, going and getting my amp, to post my settings specifically for you? try the dirty setting...

guitar = 5% tone, pickups wont affect a valvetronix, just make it hottero

amp = 95% tone
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Maxon OD808
#11
^Whoa calm down, i realize that...I was just getting other suggestions...To plan for the future, so to speak.
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#12
I thought that was a pretty calm post, sarcasm doesn't show well in text I guess.

Saving for a new amp would be a better bet for a plan for the future, I've already explained to you that new p-ups won't do much positive for you.
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95' Godin LGX

96' Yamaha APX 6-A

Peavey Classic 30
Maxon OD808