New to the forum, and have a few questions? SG & LP

Discussion in 'SG Copies' started by IronworkerJohn, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. IronworkerJohn

    IronworkerJohn New Member

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    I've been playing for years and have always played LP's. About 4 years ago I picked up a used EP. SG cheap. I have found myself starting to favor the SG, so I just ordered a used SG tribute on reverb. So here is the question. I would like to change the pick-ups in the Epiphone. I would like it for a shred/chug axe. Any tips on pick-ups you guys think would sound good in it?

    Thank you.
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    In my not so humble opinion, the only humbuckers that need to exist are Gibson 57’s and Dimarzio Super Distortions.
     
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  3. Dagger

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    Seymour Duncan distortion mayhem set just dropped them in my sg standard and it chugs, shreds and the pinch harmonics scream for days, took a lot of research on the web to finally pull the trigger on the set and it's exactly what I was looking for you won't be disappointed.
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    You haven't even heard the pickups yet! At least give them a chance...
     
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    I could be reading the thread wrong, but I believe the OP wants to change the pickups in their Epiphone SG- a guitar they’ve had for 4 years.
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I thought that was the one he just ordered.
     
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    Bill Lawrence XL500. 'Nuff said
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Dirty Fingers, the only pickup you will ever need!
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    BTW, since we don't know which "cheap" Epi he's got, we have no clue what pickups are in it! If it has 650R and 700T pickups, they're pretty hot to begin with. If it has hot 57s, mid-hot.
    Nice for mild pick ups, but for shredding?
    Well they tend toward super distorted, alright. I guess you can switch to your axe with 57s for The Tennessee Waltz.:cool:
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    the amp AND the guitar have knobs that turn both clockwise and counter-clockwise.

    then there’s pedals
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    My working solution on stage, for sure. I often recommend Dirty Fingers because their volume knob has such a dramatic effect upon the tonal qualities.
     

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