#1
So I'm getting a new guitar soon, and I've narrowed it down to:

Fender Fat Strat: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar-103814638-i1148871.gc

Michael Kelly Patriot Shadow: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Michael-Kelly-Patriot-Shadow-Electric-Guitar-512295-i1147699.gc

Michael Kelly Patriot Shadow: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Michael-Kelly-Patriot-Black-Electric-Guitar-513850-i1176882.gc

Fender Classic Telecaster '72 Deluxe: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Classic-Series--72-Telecaster-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar-102551389-i1146696.gc

Epiphone LP Custom: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Custom-Electric-Guitar-100176337-i1149998.gc

Epiphone LP Standard Plus: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plus-Top-Electric-Guitar-101392165-i1149996.gc


After purchasing the guitar, I was planning on switching out the pickups with either Seymour Duncan Distortions or Seymour Duncan JBs. I just wanted an opinion on these pickups, since I can't really "test" them out. Thanks.
#3
Sorry. I'm going for a punk, pop/punk, and alternative sound, like from bands such as Paramore, New Years Day, Green Day, Blink 182, etc.
#4
The answer may vary depending on which of the above guitars you choose, as different pickups pair well not only with different styles, but different body woods.
That said, the JB is usually a good all-around choice. It's good for most any style and pairs well with most body woods. Given that the above guitars are all alder or mahogany it should pair with them fine.
EDIT: After further research, either will pair well with the Les Pauls but for what you're doing the SH-6 may not be ideal on the other guitars, with the JB functioning somewhat better and the '59 getting some recommendations also.
Last edited by Nightfyre at Sep 6, 2008,
#6
More to the point, what amp are you using?

To be honest you shouldn't ever be planning to replace pickups on a guitar you don't even own yet. Get the guitar, play it for a while, get a feel for how it works with the rest of your equipment and if something seems lacking or wrong with the tone then you can start considering if a pickup swap is needed.
Actually called Mark!

Quote by TNfootballfan62
People with a duck for their avatar always give good advice.

...it's a seagull

Quote by Dave_Mc
i wanna see a clip of a recto buying some groceries.


stuffmycatswatchontv.tumblr.com
#7
The 72' Deluxe has enforcer pickups, which are the same size as a standard humbucker plus mounting ring, so replacing them wouldn't be as straight forward.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ SD Alnico Pro II's
Fender Aerodyne Telecaster & Stratocaster
Marshall JCM 800 4104 combo


E-Married to Funny_Page
#8
Quote by steven seagull
More to the point, what amp are you using?

To be honest you shouldn't ever be planning to replace pickups on a guitar you don't even own yet. Get the guitar, play it for a while, get a feel for how it works with the rest of your equipment and if something seems lacking or wrong with the tone then you can start considering if a pickup swap is needed.

As always, Steve to the rescue by stating the obvious thing that nobody else (except unclecthulhu) said. Ignore my old post and follow this one.
#10
^then new pups are completely worthless to you...You won't even hear the difference when you replace them, and then with the new amp your planing on getting, dont even bother. Save up for an amp that is worth getting.
...
#11
get a new guitar but spend the money u want to use on a pickup swap for something better then an mg.
My Gear:
Jackson DK2M
PRS Paul Allender Sig
Epiphone SG Special
Fender Blues Jr.
Roland Micro Cube
#12
Quote by Raxef
Ah. Yes. I need to remember to include all of this info the first time. Currently, I have a Fender 15G, but, I am planning on, along with the guitar, purchasing a Marshall MG30DFX Combo, shown here: *link*


For the love of God please don't get that amp. It's no better than your current one. I'd suggest an Epiphone Valve Jr and a Digitech Bad Monkey. This will cover your gain needs, and will destroy that POS MG in both tone and volume.

As for the guitar, it's really up to you, though I would stay away from the Epiphones.