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paintman88
post Oct 20 2009, 09:05 PM
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Iv'e had this Epiphone Les Paul for about three years now and the pickups
are horrible but the action is amazing would it be a good investment to put
some EMG H4 and H4a on it?

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post Oct 20 2009, 11:51 PM
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Sure why not, you can try, and if you don't like the result you can always swap them again. Pickups are relatively cheap and easy to exchange with somebody else.


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post Oct 20 2009, 11:53 PM
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EMG passive pickups are no good imho! Get active EMGs or passive Seymour Duncans or Dimarzios...

What kind of sound do you want from your Les Paul?


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post Oct 21 2009, 02:06 AM
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i was trying to get a clean sound for every style of music
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post Oct 21 2009, 02:16 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 21 2009, 12:53 AM) *
EMG passive pickups are no good imho! Get active EMGs or passive Seymour Duncans or Dimarzios...

What kind of sound do you want from your Les Paul?


I agree 101% with that. EMG passives are terrible.
The Zack Wylde EMG set is a good option if your looking for that sound.
It comes with all parts you need to replace to get the EMG's going.


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post Oct 21 2009, 02:18 AM
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why dont you try to find actual gibson pick ups?


i used to have a pair in an old ibanez i hard. BEST sounding pick ups i ever had hands down.


i believe they were from a USA flying V


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post Oct 21 2009, 02:33 AM
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so like dirty fingers i here there great
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post Oct 21 2009, 11:37 AM
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Yes, I agree with everyone else, I've also heard passive EMG's are not great at all, so getting active ones should be something you should consider.
Another thing to consider is getting original Gibson pickups for a more vintage tone, or some modern hi output pickups for metal.


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post Oct 21 2009, 11:43 AM
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I will say original PAF's or new-made copies, but active EMG's are a good choice as well!

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post Oct 21 2009, 03:30 PM
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Burstbuckers or classic 57's are very nice


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post Oct 21 2009, 04:16 PM
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I still don't really get what sounds you want to achieve unsure.gif

I guess versatility is a must so here are three choices for Les Paul pickups:

-Gibson Burstbucker PRO set
-Seymour Duncan Sh-5 bridge/Sh-1 Neck
-DiMarzio PAF Pro Set


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post Oct 21 2009, 09:08 PM
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post Oct 24 2009, 04:00 AM
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Seymour Duncans are great in LPs
I would say either the JB and 59 or JB and Jazz
My personal fav are the burstbucker pros though
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post Oct 24 2009, 05:20 AM
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QUOTE (inertia @ Oct 24 2009, 01:00 PM) *
Seymour Duncans are great in LPs
I would say either the JB and 59 or JB and Jazz
My personal fav are the burstbucker pros though


+1

A JB/59 set would cover a lot of ground in a Les Paul.


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