Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:24 PM
Epi has the '62 SG Std (small angel wing pickguard) and the '66 SG Std (large batwing pickguard). The '62 has been in production since the 1990's. The '66 was added to the line several years ago. One was not intended to replace the other. Over the last 10 years, Epi's also had a number of limited edition SG's, like the Deluxe with flame maple tops, the '61 Special with P-90's, and the alpine white Custom with maestro vibrato.
Epi's current humbuckers are:
- Probucker, A2 magnet, similar to Gibson Burstbuckers (4 wire)
- Alnico Classic Pro, A2 magnet (4 wire)
- Alnico Classic Pro Plus, A2 magnet, overwound bridge (4 wire)
- Alnico Classic, A5 magnet (single lead wire), basically the Epi '57 Classic with a new name.
It can be confusing initially, but there's no 'issues' or 'transitions' with this.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:43 AM
Yes, possible, but could be a typo too. With either magnet they're very good PU's, as good as Probuckers. Epi's really been stepping up their game with PU's the last few years.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:08 AM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:17 AM
I've had three guitars with the Epi classics , and played a fourth a couple days ago. They sounded very different in each guitar. The only one I felt they were truly bad in was a mid2000s Les Paul. LPs seem to be the primary guitar in which people complain about these pickups - one should not reach beyond solidbody LPs to all possible guitars.
The chambered LP with alnico classics I played the other day was bright and I felt the need to turn the tone down a lot. My Korina V and ES355 also have the alnico classic pups and although I would like them to be a "little" brighter, they are nearly identical in sound to the vintage Gibson guitar sound of Vs and 355s listening to professional recordings. Identical to Lonnie Mack and Albert King in tone. Maybe if I put a small cap on the tone pot might make the knob more useful. Otherwise twiddle with the amp to taste.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:57 PM
Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:45 AM
I'll see what I can do once my camera charges up. =8^)
05 Epiphone Les Paul Classic, Transparent Blk, Quilt Top
05 Epiphone Casino, Natural
70's Vintage Harmony Acoustic
Fender Blues Jr Amp, Tweed