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  1. #1
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    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
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    i have been driveing myself nutts for months.
    trying to pick out a good set up pick ups for my guitar.
    i hate the ones i have.
    i dont have a high dollar guitar like a wolfgang or even close , i have a $300 gibson ephiphone. double humbucker/

    i have finally written a complete song
    on my guitar.
    that i feel is the song i been dieng to write and create.
    i have recorded it a number of times at my house and listened to it. and i love it but.
    the sound isnt exactly what i imagine for its tone.
    tone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 please.
    im looking for a sharp attack. that cuts thru like a razor.
    and has real nice smooth but heavy sound..
    anyone recommend any picks ups to try out first.
    there are so many.
    but surely theres a set that kicks ass with the majority.
    ill say that i cant stand it to sound like
    a frat. i dont like the wire sound cheap metal sound.
    maybe someone can help, please!!
    and my amp is due for replacement.
    im not sure that its sound is what i want either.
    i have a crate amp with chorus and all.
    would like a marshall 60 to 100 watt.
    ok well anyone good with pick ups leave me a message

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    Pickups are mostly a subjective topic, but I'll give this a try.

    First, sharp and cutting is the tradeoff made for smooth and warm. Which do you want? I would suggest a very neutral pickup, that YOU, as a player, can make sound sharp OR cutting by how you play. Perhaps a DiMarzio Fred or PAF Pro would work for you.

    Second, if you're looking for a great amount of output, maybe the Tone Zone or Air Zone would suit you, or possibly the Lawrence XL500 or a Duncan Distortion.

    Third, this is a major point: when using passive pickups (ie no battery needed), the higher the output, the darker and muddier it is. Therefore, if you need high output, I suggest you change not only the pickups, but the volume pot as well. You will want a 1 or even 2 Meg pot...if your guitar is a Les Paul, you'll need to find the short-shaft type, or else it won't fit in the guitar. The higher pot value increases output, treble response, and clarity.

    Last, if you REALLY want to switch from sharp and cutting to warm and smooth, consider some active pickups, like EMG's, with a good, versatile preamp/EQ onboard.

    I hope that some of this helped.

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    Try Gibson T-500 and T-496 or Duncan Distortion.

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    06.07.16 @ 09:10 AM
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    ..... try the PAUL REED SMITH DRAGON pickups.....if u like a little more hair on the sound , get the P. R. S. HFS

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    Some classic Gibson PAF's or EMG 85's.

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