#1
im looking for a new pickup for the neck position of my les paul 100:http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-100-Electric-Guitar-100246478-i1150098.gc
i play punk pop-ish stuff (fall out boy, paramore, all american rejects, etc.) and my problem with the stock pickup is that its too muddy
help is greatly appreciated
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'08 Epiphone Prophecy EM-2
'06 Epiphone Les Paul-100
'08 Squier Strat Mini
'03 Ibanez AEG10
'90 Yamaha FG730S
'31 Kay Archkraft
#2
I was gonna say "Hey, I've got an LP-100 too! And I put a SD Pearly Gates in the bridge and it sounds great!"

But since you play fall out boy I honestly think pickups are the least of your worries.
Last edited by irishstang_87 at Oct 21, 2008,
#3
can we try 2 refrain from dissing my music?
'64 Fender Telecaster
'08 Epiphone Prophecy EM-2
'06 Epiphone Les Paul-100
'08 Squier Strat Mini
'03 Ibanez AEG10
'90 Yamaha FG730S
'31 Kay Archkraft
#4
Quote by jsaatsaz
can we try 2 refrain from dissing my music?


Yeah, dude, I'm just giving you a hard time. The Pearly Gates in my LP-100 gives a way sharper tone than the stock pups, but I wouldn't recommend it for what you play. Try Seymour Duncan's website, there's a calculater that'll help you out. Actually, here: http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/tone-wizard/
#5
can i put a SH-4 JB in the neck?
'64 Fender Telecaster
'08 Epiphone Prophecy EM-2
'06 Epiphone Les Paul-100
'08 Squier Strat Mini
'03 Ibanez AEG10
'90 Yamaha FG730S
'31 Kay Archkraft
#6
Yeah, I was actually looking for one of those before I found the Pearly Gates. The SH-4's a great all around humbucker, from what i've heard.
#7
between the SH-4 JB and the Sh-1 '59, which might better suit me?
'64 Fender Telecaster
'08 Epiphone Prophecy EM-2
'06 Epiphone Les Paul-100
'08 Squier Strat Mini
'03 Ibanez AEG10
'90 Yamaha FG730S
'31 Kay Archkraft
#9
k and one last question how did u get the switch ring off ur paul?
'64 Fender Telecaster
'08 Epiphone Prophecy EM-2
'06 Epiphone Les Paul-100
'08 Squier Strat Mini
'03 Ibanez AEG10
'90 Yamaha FG730S
'31 Kay Archkraft
#10
It's kinda glued on there, but after I took the switch nut off I just worked my finger underneath it and it came off. Just be careful if you do, so you don't scratch the finish. Afterwards I had to clean off the glue that was left on the body, but some water and a rag took care of it pretty quickly. You thinking about taking it off?
#11
iv been thinking about it...
i like modding a guitar, it just makes it seems more like my own
'64 Fender Telecaster
'08 Epiphone Prophecy EM-2
'06 Epiphone Les Paul-100
'08 Squier Strat Mini
'03 Ibanez AEG10
'90 Yamaha FG730S
'31 Kay Archkraft
#12
Yeah, that was kinda the point of modding mine. And I really like the way the -100 plays. Trust me, with some new pickups, it'll absolutely scream. I also put some gibson tuners on it, it's a pretty decent guitar now.
#13
jsaatsaz, i know this is off topic, but I noticed you were going to buy a Line 6 Spider...now, i've been doing some research, and judging from the general opinion on UG, you might be better off with a Peavey Vypyr 75w at that price. Tons of effects, 11 different models (technically 22, but theres a clean/hi-gain option for each), and better tone and such.
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#14
Quote by Jango22
jsaatsaz, i know this is off topic, but I noticed you were going to buy a Line 6 Spider...now, i've been doing some research, and judging from the general opinion on UG, you might be better off with a Peavey Vypyr 75w at that price. Tons of effects, 11 different models (technically 22, but theres a clean/hi-gain option for each), and better tone and such.


Yeah, he's actually right, lower end Line 6's aren't really worth the money
#15
Bro I see you're saving up for a Line 6...I would put your money towards a better amp then that instead of putting $90 or so on a pickup. A nice amp would definitely give you a better more noticeable tone, and btw Line 6's aren't that great for the money. Some would even say that they're terrible for the money.
#16
Don't bother - the guitar's not worth upgrading and also you need a new amp...it must be really bad if you're looking at the Spider as an upgrade.

Pickups would be a complete waste of money, they're not going to improve your sound and if you're short of cash there compeltely unnecessary - you've got absolutely no way of knowing if a pickup is "muddy" if you're playing it through a shitbox amp.
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#17
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Don't bother - the guitar's not worth upgrading and also you need a new amp...it must be really bad if you're looking at the Spider as an upgrade.

Pickups would be a complete waste of money, they're not going to improve your sound and if you're short of cash there compeltely unnecessary - you've got absolutely no way of knowing if a pickup is "muddy" if you're playing it through a shitbox amp.


This is true, but it's not quite fair to say the guitar isn't worth upgrading. After all, he can do a pup swap and take it right back out if he wants for another guitar in the future etc. (he won't be wasting money with that route like he would with a Spider amp). Otherwise, my personal favorite neck pup is the SD Seth Lover.
#19
In the neck? You're nuts...

there's no point in replacing pickups, there's too many other things that need sorting out before a pickup swap becomes a viable upgrade.
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#20
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In the neck? You're nuts...

there's no point in replacing pickups, there's too many other things that need sorting out before a pickup swap becomes a viable upgrade.


i misread the TS, JB in the bridge, 59 in the neck?
#21
yea, JB/59 or JB/Jazz will cover a lot of ground. one of the most versatile combinations. though i'd rather sell the les paul 100 and get a les paul standard or a MIM strat. but i understand the first guitar attachment. luckily for me my first electric guitar was a MIM strat.

also look at a vox valvetronix. a lot of UGers seem to like it a lot. An alternative is the roland cube. don't get the spider, it cannot take pedals at all and its only possible use is as a practice and only practice amp. most of its modes are pretty unusable imo. i've tried a 30 watt spider III, and my first amp (still have it), which is the roland cube-30, and it really outshines the spider.
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Last edited by lithium26 at Oct 22, 2008,
#22
Roland microcube is a great amp I just got it a couple months ago, don't get the spider.