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Capt.Z
Feb 13 2009, 10:19 PM
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I am gonna put new pick-ups on my les paul custom, but I can't decide...

EMGs or Dimarzio of some kind

I play rock, metal, sometimes blues or jazz...
HELP

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ZakkWylde
Feb 13 2009, 10:29 PM
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EMGs are great for rock and metal, and also a little blues but no Jazz at all...

Seymour Duncan Sh-5 with a sh-1 or sh-2 neck would be a good choice, or if you want to go into Custom pickups, a Bareknuckle Cold Sweat set

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EMG's and Gibson are a nice match. But even though EMG's are more versatile then they are given credit for, they still arent especially good for Jazzy/Blues stuff.

Duncans are probably more suitable if you want a good mix of everything.

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I agree, EMG's ROCK a Les Paul, but Jazz is for sure not their biggest strength. Since I never played any Jazz myself I can't really give you an advice for suitable pickups, but if you are looking for a rock/metal pickup then get the EMG 81

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Capt.Z
Feb 16 2009, 02:38 AM
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I only play some jazzy or bluesy licks... sometimes... EMGs sound good smile.gif

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Feb 16 2009, 03:09 AM
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Get some Seymour duncan Blackouts, they DESTROY EMGS. Much more organinc, and just better sound overall. ive got some in my jackson, Best pickups ever.

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I'd try the dimebucker, or the Seymour duncan Blackouts. both sound amazing, and will give you what you are looking for.

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Capt.Z
Feb 16 2009, 02:52 PM
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I hear Blackouts sound great.. but, they need batteries right? How does that work?? huh.gif

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QUOTE (Capt.Z @ Feb 16 2009, 03:52 PM) *
I hear Blackouts sound great.. but, they need batteries right? How does that work?? huh.gif


Yeah, they are active pickups and need batteries like the EMG's smile.gif definitely try them out.

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Capt.Z
Feb 17 2009, 02:47 AM
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how do you change batteries in the P-Ups??

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The battery is not inside the pickups, in most cases the battery (a 9 Volt block) will go into the compartment that has the tone and volume controls. And don't worry, you won't have to change the battery every 2 weeks, as long as you pull out the cable when you are not playing they hold pretty long.

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I'd put some EMG but the model I cannot tell you because is something personal, you'll have to try or search for people with some EMG's.
I'd probably choose a pair that are not active....but that's me

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Capt.Z
Feb 18 2009, 01:21 AM
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I'll get some blackouts probably... I just need the money smile.gif

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QUOTE (Capt.Z @ Feb 17 2009, 07:21 PM) *
I'll get some blackouts probably... I just need the money smile.gif

Good choice man! if you want some sound samples, ill make a quick video, just PM me!

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