#1
Hey
I want to change the pickups in my Epi les paul but dont know what ones to put in... its got the stock ones that came with the guitar. I play mainly rock, punk, metal style stuff. . .anyone know what type pickups would get a vintage Gibson sound?
#2
Gibson 57s?
seriusly, whats your amp?
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#3
A SD Pearly Gates in the bridge and Alnico II in the neck would get you a great vintage sound... but they're not going to make a difference if your amp sucks.

EDIT: Nevermind, looked at your profile.
#4
Alnico II Pros, 59s or Seth Lovers. try also Gibson 57 Classic.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#6
Quote by hrdcorelaxplaya
A SD Pearly Gates in the bridge and Alnico II in the neck would get you a great vintage sound...


I think i'm going to try out he Pearly gates and the Alnico 2 pro. . . thanks mate
Last edited by Mattinho at Jun 13, 2008,
#7
Quote by Mattinho
I think i'm going to try out he Pearly gates and the Alnico 2 pro. . . thanks mate

No prob.
#8
Also for not much more money there's handwound pickup makers in the UK such as Bareknuckle and Swineshead. Generally a sweeter and more 'organic' tone than Duncans.

I stuck a Bareknuckle Mule set in my Epi LP. They're roughly analogous to Pearly Gates. Very pleased with the result.
American Deluxe maple board Strat
Hot Rod Deluxe
Fulltone Fulldrive II mosfet
#9
Duncans are going to be a good deal more expensive overseas.

Check out Swineshead, BareKnuckle pickups, or Rockmonkeyguitars.com. The stuff from RMG is very vintage sound, and vintage correct, too. The owner of the company is a UG member, too, and gives a 10% discount to UG members. A set of his Cool Heritage pickups would do the trick for you, most likely.