#1
Hey.
I just picked up an Epiphone Les Paul Zakk Wylde Signature.
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Yeah, I know, but it was only 400 bucks, and I needed to buy other stuff.
The first thing I want to do to it is get rid of the passive EMG's in it - so should I do this myself or is it a job for a luthier? If it's not worth the luthier money, how would I do it?
Thanks.
#2
Go for a luthier if they charge a reasonable price. I wouldn't have it done if it was over like 100 bucks. You won't have to hassle with all the wires and soldering either.
#3
Quote by qstionauthority
Go for a luthier if they charge a reasonable price. I wouldn't have it done if it was over like 100 bucks. You won't have to hassle with all the wires and soldering either.
OVER 100? I wouldn't have it done if it was anywhere even remotely near 100.

You can change pickups yourself for the grand total price of about $15 (plus cost of the new pickups of course) and ten minutes' effort.

Read the stickied thread, point #6, for info on how to change pickups yourself
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#4
Do it youself mate. No point paying someone to do it.
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#5
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#7
I don't have my own amp, 'cause I'm actually a piano teacher, but my guitarist sometimes let me use his stuff:
-Peavey 5150 Head and Cab for rhythm
-Marshall 250DFX for leads *shrugs* It's not that horrible.
He's picking up a new Marshall cab in a week.
#9
I know it's not an MG cab, but I'm not sure, it could be Mode Four, don't know enough about it to tell you.
I'm looking for a metal-to-hard rock tone that sounds good on recording.