#1
I was thinking of putting seymour duncan JB's or some type of seymour duncan into my epiphone explorer like this one: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-1958-Explorer-Electric-Guitar-101464113-i1150040.gc

Anyone have any suggestion of a better seymour duncan pickup? I dont know too much about seymour duncans just I've heard they're really good. I've got an sg that get's me a really nice classic rock sound and I'm looking to go more shred explorer here.
My Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard | Gibson SG | Casio PG 380 | Dave Mustaine VMNT | Digitech Whammy | Carvin Legacy head |
Carvin V3 combo | MXR Custom Badass Overdrive | Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Wah | Rocktron Banshee | Ibanez PG Flanger
#2
I LOVE the SH-12 George Lynch pickup. It's mid-output, meaning it does really good with soft-hard rock. I tried some metal tones with it too and it sounded awesome. I'm gonna get one for the bridge of my Ibanez. Check it out.

I'm also getting a SH-8n invader for my neck, but I don't know if it's your style.
#3
isn't the invader very heavy? I'm not sure if I want one super heavy....I'll look into those though. Any more suggestions anyone?
My Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard | Gibson SG | Casio PG 380 | Dave Mustaine VMNT | Digitech Whammy | Carvin Legacy head |
Carvin V3 combo | MXR Custom Badass Overdrive | Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Wah | Rocktron Banshee | Ibanez PG Flanger
#4
I wouldn't say it's "heavy" but it does put out ALOT of output. If you're looking for more classic-rock-ish, it probably isn't for you I was just throwing it out there. The george lynch one on the other hand you should look at.


As for your JB, I've never tried one, but I've heard they're nice. Good luck either way
#6
Quote by trevorjps
get dimarzios seriously


alright......well which one? why? I dont know anything about dimazios tell me about their sound.....
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Gibson Les Paul Standard | Gibson SG | Casio PG 380 | Dave Mustaine VMNT | Digitech Whammy | Carvin Legacy head |
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#7
Quote by trevorjps
get dimarzios seriously

for shred? I agree with this. get maybe an Evo for the neck and a Super Distortion for the bridge.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#8
for shred tones i gues dimarzios are ok
my friend has a infinty in his les paul and its very srhedy, i dont like it but maybe it does the job for you
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#9
not wanting to start another thread, what would you put in an Epi 1958 Explorer for blues-rock/classic rock/modern rock/hardish rock??? Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Set??
or a SH-1 '59 and SH-14 custom 5???
#10
Quote by AJS19
not wanting to start another thread, what would you put in an Epi 1958 Explorer for blues-rock/classic rock/modern rock/hardish rock??? Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Set??
or a SH-1 '59 and SH-14 custom 5???


I put an angus young signature pickup in my gibson sg and it sounds incredible for classic rock/hard rock/blues. It's just a really great sounding pickup IMO.
My Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard | Gibson SG | Casio PG 380 | Dave Mustaine VMNT | Digitech Whammy | Carvin Legacy head |
Carvin V3 combo | MXR Custom Badass Overdrive | Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Wah | Rocktron Banshee | Ibanez PG Flanger