pickup questions

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Funky Bob, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Funky Bob

    Funky Bob Junior Member

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    I have a 2005(?) Epi Les Paul 100
    Great guitar but i feel like i'm ready for a pickup upgrade but i have no idea what to get
    I've read some reviews of some p-ups but it really didn't get me anywhere
    I play in a punk/grunge band right now but i need something really versitle, something that i could play a punk/ska gig one day and the next day go play a death metal gig the next and use the same guitar
    I like reasonably high, punchy mids and I need a really tight bass (my amp doesnt handle bass that well), and preferably something reasonably good for pinch harmonics
    anybody have any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Rob :)
     
  2. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I don't mean to be selective to one brand of pickups, but if you go to the Seymour Duncan website, its got a tone chart for all the PUPs they produce, along with some pretty nice sound clips for each one. Perhaps the Duncan Distortion set would suit your needs?
     
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    PoorMan Senior Member

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    There are several winders on the forum that will wind anything you want. Zhangliqun, Spence (Nugget) and Dave Stephens are all great guys. I also wind, but I don't have time to take on jobs right now.
     
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    BCRGreg V.I.P. Member

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    I have a pair of Seymour Duncan 59s(bridge in Black, neck in Zebra) out of a new Hamer. They'll be a nice inexpensive upgrade for $75 shipped/pair, if interested.
     
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    LoKi V.I.P. Member

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    You can't go wrong with Duncan 59's... I think the 59 neck is one of the best neck pickups on the market for the price. The only thing I like better in the neck by Duncan is the SH55 or the APH-1... but they are both considerably more expensive.

    Dimebag Darrell used the 59 in the neck for his entire career... and his neck pickup was his main solo tone.
     
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    dcooper830 Senior Member

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    Also check into WB Pickups. Their link is at the top of the page! LOL!!

    I've checked out the soundclips from their website and they sound GREAT!!
     
  8. Funky Bob

    Funky Bob Junior Member

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    Thanks guys but ive changed what im looking for (what a suprise lol)
    looking now for that classic punk les paul tone
    like Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
    same pup still?
     
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    loneguitar Senior Member

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    Check out TV Jones' site they are awesome as well, and welcome
     
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    +1 on the WB.. though i haven't tried em yet, i have a good feeling about them, and i agree that the site represents the products well, and that the soundclips are sweet! :naughty:
     
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    WildeStarr V.I.P. Member

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    Just about anything you put in there will be better then the stock pickups. As for me, I use/endorse EMG active pickups... but I also use some Seymour Duncans as well in a few guitars.
     
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    coldsteal2 V.I.P. Member

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    I think the best punk pickup is the p-90 or h-90
    you can get the ones that are made to fit in Humbucking
    slots now also.
     
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    ive got a epi custom with seymour duncans on it (jazz and jb pickup) another epi standard EMG's on it (81 & 85 - zakk wylde).well..i must say for the music that im playing (alternative rock) the duncans suits me better.but heavier music with lotsa distortion and gain..the i would prefer the EMG's
     
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