#1
Hey guys, I want to stick some SG Pickups in my Epiphone Firebird, just to give it some crunch =]

I understand the P90's are the pickups which are selected for the SG. I would like nice sounding pups, for around £200.00/$400.00.

Any help is very much appreciated! Thanks alot guys!
#2
What are you asking? What do you need help with? Wording is a little hazy.
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#3
No such thing as 'SG pickups'. SGs use Humbuckers, which are used in countless other types of guitar. An SG's pickups are no different to a Les Paul's pickups, a super-Strat's pickups, a Flying V's pickups, and most Firebirds have either humbuckers or mini-humbuckers too. Some SGs do use P-90 pickups or traditional single coils too, but those are much rarer models nowadays, and the P-90 tone especially is quite a 'specialist tone', and you must really know what you're doing before you start messing around changing to unusual pickups, otherwise you might spend a small fortune on routing your guitar out for the new pickups only to discover you hate the tone (and now your guitar is permanently ruined).

So, you're asking the question in completely the wrong way.

Try this instead:
1) Firstly, what sort of tone do you want to achieve? Try to be as descriptive as possible, or it often helps if you can name existing famous guitar players who's tone you'd like to get near to.
2) Second, what is your current gear? What amp do you have, what pedals do you use, what are your current pickups, etc. Keep in mind when changing tone, changing pickups will only make a small difference, if you want to really change your tone then changing amp is a better way to go.

And special note #3) £200 doesn't equal $400 in 'guitar world'. Our UK prices aren't scaled to American prices, so pickups that cost $100 in America usually cost £100 here too. Basically the sellers just say '100 anything', and don't care if it's dollars or pounds of yen or whatever... so don't think you can get $400 worth of pickups with £200, because you can't. With £200, you can get $200 worth...
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Last edited by MrFlibble at Jun 23, 2008,
#4
Quote by MrFlibble
No such thing as 'SG pickups'. SGs use Humbuckers, which are used in countless other types of guitar. An SG's pickups are no different to a Les Paul's pickups, a super-Strat's pickups, a Flying V's pickups, and most Firebirds have either humbuckers or mini-humbuckers too. Some SGs do use P-90 pickups or traditional single coils too, but those are much rarer models nowadays, and the P-90 tone especially is quite a 'specialist tone', and you must really know what you're doing before you start messing around changing to unusual pickups, otherwise you might spend a small fortune on routing your guitar out for the new pickups only to discover you hate the tone (and now your guitar is permanently ruined).

So, you're asking the question in completely the wrong way.

Try this instead:
1) Firstly, what sort of tone do you want to achieve? Try to be as descriptive as possible, or it often helps if you can name existing famous guitar players who's tone you'd like to get near to.
2) Second, what is your current gear? What amp do you have, what pedals do you use, what are your current pickups, etc. Keep in mind when changing tone, changing pickups will only make a small difference, if you want to really change your tone then changing amp is a better way to go.

And special note #3) £200 doesn't equal $400 in 'guitar world'. Our UK prices aren't scaled to American prices, so pickups that cost $100 in America usually cost £100 here too. Basically the sellers just say '100 anything', and don't care if it's dollars or pounds of yen or whatever... so don't think you can get $400 worth of pickups with £200, because you can't. With £200, you can get $200 worth...


Thanks god somebody finally realised that.

Yeah,SGs come with humbuckers as standard nowadays,but they still make the with P90s.
If I read the original post correctly the first time you want to install P90s into a humbucker guitar: try Bare knuckle pickup's Missisippi Queen PUPs
#5
Angus Young, obviously AC/DC uses an SG.

Secondly, I am using a Marshall 50 Watt Amp.

I am happy with my Amp, and the sound it produces. But the pickups in my Firebird are standard humbuckers, which are good for blues music, but when it comes to being powerful crunch sound, they are a bit poor.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/epiphone-firebird/69141

Here is the guitar itself^
#7
Out of all of the above you posted, would you suggest the Angus Young Signature pickups to be the best for the sound I would want. Mainly as it is backed by Angus. But does that mean it will be the most pricey?!
#8
I think the Angus Young signature is just a bridge pickup,try coupling it with a '57 classic in the neck.i(It's been a few months but I think I read Angus Young uses '57s in all his guitars.)
If you shop around you could probably get the pair for £150 (if you don't mind second hand).
However,the Bare Knuckles will probably do as good of a job,if not better.
#9
is your amp an MG?
if so i would suggest to try other amps
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#10
Quote by litus
is your amp an MG?
if so i would suggest to try other amps

Epi valve jr. should give him an Angus sound; Angus uses no gain,just the clean channel and pushes the volume on a JTM45 to get the natural valve distortion.

That with a decent bridge PUP would equate to around $180