#1
I am going to buy a new set of pickups for my Epiphone LP special II and jackson DXMG. I have several that i want to buy but i can't decide what i want specifically.

Epiphone Les paul Special II Bridge/neck combo
Dimarzio Evolution bridge/neck
Dimarzio Evo2 and Evolution neck
Dimarzio D sonic and PAF Pro
Dimarzio Mo'joe bridge and Paf Joe Neck

Jackson DXMG
Same as above but with Dimarzio D-Activator X added
ESP LTD F-414FM
ESP LTD F-415FM
ESP LTD B5-E
Ibanez SRX355
Ibanez SRA505
Ibanez BTB775PB
SWR 750X
SWR Megoliath 8x10 Cab
#2
They are all very good pickups and the sound won't be a whole different from each other. Yes, if you have a good ear, you will notice certain highs, mids, lows, or distortion more pronounced than others, but the main thing is, if you buy any of those pickups, I can't imagine you saying, I wish I bought that one.
#3
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I am going to buy a new set of pickups for my Epiphone LP special II and jackson DXMG. I have several that i want to buy but i can't decide what i want specifically.

Epiphone Les paul Special II Bridge/neck combo
Dimarzio Evolution bridge/neck
Dimarzio Evo2 and Evolution neck
Dimarzio D sonic and PAF Pro
Dimarzio Mo'joe bridge and Paf Joe Neck

Jackson DXMG
Same as above but with Dimarzio D-Activator X added


What's wrong with your tone at the moment and what kind of change are you looking to get from a pickup swap? Be specific here and talk in terms of the sound itself...there's not much point in saying " I want to sound like so and so". If you can't explain things solely in terms of the sound itself then there's little point replacing pickups.
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#4
I agree entirely. Amplifier is the main source of tone, not pickups. The quality of wood in the guitar and how it was made play a large part as well. It is a common misconception that changing pickups will totally rearrange your tone. An amplifier may do that.
#5
I'm trying to get the epiphone's looseness tighten up a bit for gig playing and to have good definition during recording sessions. As for the Jackson since it has basswood body i just want a tone that is crushing while being well balanced in low gain situations.
ESP LTD F-414FM
ESP LTD F-415FM
ESP LTD B5-E
Ibanez SRX355
Ibanez SRA505
Ibanez BTB775PB
SWR 750X
SWR Megoliath 8x10 Cab
#6
Dimarzio D sonic and PAF Pro - I think these will be a good choice then, if you want to strengthen and define your tone a little more. The Epiphone pickups are not very good so will probably notice a nice improvement in tone when you upgrade - btw, any of the pickups you selected would be more than sufficient in tightening your tone -
With your Jackson, to be honest, the pickups in there are already good and I can't imagine you being very impressed with the alteration you may get, especially for spending so much money. That's just me, though.
#7
Honestly, you've not said anything there that makes me think you need new pickups - and certainly nothing that gives me any clue as to what to suggest anyway.

Other than better EQ'ing and perhaps a booster pedal.

Can you really not say anything the SOUND? I can witter on for ages about tiny details in a tone, I admit I'm probably a bit over the top about it but I almost "see" sounds, it's hard to explain but it's like some kind of bastardized EQ curve....with crinkly bits. Over and above that I can describe different qualities in the sound kind of like how wine experts describe...well, wine I suppose.
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#8
Well i think it just the amp then because it's really bright when record but when i play live it just gets really muddy on the Hi-gain channel it's the same on the clean channel too.
ESP LTD F-414FM
ESP LTD F-415FM
ESP LTD B5-E
Ibanez SRX355
Ibanez SRA505
Ibanez BTB775PB
SWR 750X
SWR Megoliath 8x10 Cab
#9
That's just an EQ'ing issue then - more midrange, less bass and probably less preamp gain and more volume.

Try raising your speakers off ground level too, put them on a chair. Or, if you want to appear slightly more badass, a beer crate.
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#10
the problem is that i have two cabs one was bought used while the other was new so could it also be that one of the two speakers gone bad.
ESP LTD F-414FM
ESP LTD F-415FM
ESP LTD B5-E
Ibanez SRX355
Ibanez SRA505
Ibanez BTB775PB
SWR 750X
SWR Megoliath 8x10 Cab