- Sep 9, 2009
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IMO the ProBucker pickups are great. They are a huge improvement over the shit they used to ship with.
I'm definitely crazy. I bought an Epiphone ES-335 Pro for like $379 last Christmas. I replaced the tuners, truss rod cover, nut, pickup rings, wire harness, knobs, switch tip, bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard with @CreamTone parts and replaced the pickups with Duncan Antiquities. Got over $1,000 tied up in it. Totally and absolutely worth it. It plays like a dream and sounds absolutely amazing. Also kept me from spending some ungodly amount of money on a Gibson '62 335 RI.
Kind of like what people would say if you purchased a Volkswagon and tried to mod it into a Porche.Why buy an Epi if you then have to reassemble it with different parts? If buying stuff and tinkering is fun for you, and you don't care about the cost, fine -- but it's pretty strange to purchase a guitar that you consider so inadequate as to require such an overhaul. I have rarely encountered a decent guitar for which PU adjustment, other mechanical adjustments, and maybe a cap swap don't lead to fine tones and playability.