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Possible Epiphone SG pickup upgrade question

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

Posted this in the Gibson Lounge section and thought I would post this here on the Epiphone Lounge, too. I have an Epiphone SG - '03 model(serial number starts with I03) - that I have had since 2004. Bought it for $180 then when I was 12. Still say it's the best $180 spent, haha. This guitar has its bumps and bruises, but has a lot of sentimental value to me, so I'll never part with it. Built like a tank. Anyway, I have been considering upgrading the pickups in it for quite awhile. The stock pickups do sound good, but I feel it is finally time for an upgrade. I have been considering the Gibson Angus Young pickup in the bridge and a Gibson 57 Classic in the neck. About ready to pull the trigger on those pickups as well as DiMarzio Model J pickups for my white M.I.M Fender Jazz Bass. Have read great reviews on the Gibson Angus Young pickup and watched some YouTube clips of them, but I have never heard one in person. Just curious on everyone's thoughts in that pickup. Here is a pic of the Epiphone SG.
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My gear list:
2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard(heritage cherry sunburst)
2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard(natural)
2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic Limited Edition(black)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Studio(pewter)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Special
1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1997 Gibson SG Special
2002 Gibson Faded Cherry Flying V
1975 Gibson L6-S
2003 Epiphone SG
1999 Fender Standard M.I.M Stratocaster(purple/blue with a maple fretboard and an upgraded tortoise shell pickguard and tremolo cover)
2002 Fender American Standard Stratocaster(Metallic Red with a rosewood fretboard)
2003 Fender M.I.M. double humbucker Stratocaster(green with a rosewood fretboard)
2004 Fender U.S.A 50th Anniversary Stratocaster(white with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Holy Grail pickups, Fender locking tuners and a crème pearl pickguard and back plate)
2004 Fender Mexican 50th Anniversary Stratocaster (gold with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Sensor Gold pickups)
2014 Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Stratocaster(sunburst with a maple fingerboard)
Fender U.S.A Highway One Telecaster(black with a maple fretboard)
2002 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24(Burgandy Mist Metallic)
2001 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Standard Mahogany(Vintage Orange)
2015 Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22
2002 Paul Reed Smith SE Santana
2015 Paul Reed Smith SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24(Amethyst)
Paul Reed Smith SE 245(Heritage Cherry Sunburst)
1986 Charvel Model 4(Cobalt Blue)
2015 Gretsch G5420T Electromatic(Aspen Green)
2003 Ibanez Iceman IC200(sunburst)
2017 Ibanez S 521(Ocean Fade Metallic)
1997 Yamaha Pacifica(natural)
2005 Silvertone Paul Stanley Sovereign
1999 Martin DXMAE acoustic/electric
1990 Ovation Legend 1767 acoustic/electric
2014 Ibanez Artwood AW535CENT acoustic/electric
2003 Fender Highway One Jazz Bass
2014 Fender Standard M.I.M Jazz Bass(white with a rosewood fingerboard)
1989 Marshall JCM 800 2210 through an 8 ohm 1989 Marshall JCM 800 Lead 1960 Custom Shop cabinet
Marshall JCM 900 4100 through a Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 cabinet
Marshall DSL40C combo(limited edition white)
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Hot Rod DeVille
Fender Blues Junior
Vox AC15
Blackstar HT Stage 60
Carvin R1000 full stack(bass amp)
Roland Cube 20XL 20 watt
Peavey Decade
Sabine RT-7000 rack mount tuner
BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer rack mount
Dunlop Original Crybaby wah
Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah
MXR Uni-Vibe
MXR Phase 90 Script
MXR EVH Flanger
MXR Carbon Copy
MXR Black Label Chorus
MXR Smart Gate
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
Pigtronix Class A Boost
Seymour Duncan Palladium
Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz
BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
BOSS CS-3 Compression Sustainer
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS DN-2 Dyna Drive
BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver
BOSS SD-2 Super Overdrive
BOSS AC-2 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS RC-3 Loop Station
Ibanez AW7 Auto Wah
Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine
Digitech RP-300
Snark SN-14 Clip-On Tuner
Sabine pedal tuner
Pedaltrain PT-3 pedal board
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:31 PM

That's a very nice guitar and looks in good shape. Sorry but I don't yet know about all the different pickups as I leave all mine stock.
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:10 AM

Although I really liked the stock pickups on my 2007 SG bodied '61 Epi Les Paul Custom I wanted her to sound like the actual PAF equipped Gibson '61 Les Paul Custom like Jimi played on the **** Cavett show.I ordered a set of 3 Craig Vineham Sweet V'59 PAF pickups.I have to say that these pickups are the closest I have heard to the actual '61 Les Paul Custom-yes I have played the real thing.He is located in Botwood,Newfoundland and Labrador and his prices are much lower than most other pickups.I also had a pair of mini-humbuckers wound to the same specs as the '63 Gibson Firebird mini-hums for my 2006 Custom Shop Epi Firebird and now she sounds just like Johnny Winter's '63 Firebird.He currently has a lot of his pickups on sale. www.vineham.com
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

Decided to go with the Gibson Angus Young for the bridge and Gibson 57 Classic for the neck. Came in last week. Dropped the guitar off over the weekend at one of my music stores and it's ready. Going to pick it up tomorrow. Pretty excited. [biggrin]
My gear list:
2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard(heritage cherry sunburst)
2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard(natural)
2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic Limited Edition(black)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Studio(pewter)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Special
1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1997 Gibson SG Special
2002 Gibson Faded Cherry Flying V
1975 Gibson L6-S
2003 Epiphone SG
1999 Fender Standard M.I.M Stratocaster(purple/blue with a maple fretboard and an upgraded tortoise shell pickguard and tremolo cover)
2002 Fender American Standard Stratocaster(Metallic Red with a rosewood fretboard)
2003 Fender M.I.M. double humbucker Stratocaster(green with a rosewood fretboard)
2004 Fender U.S.A 50th Anniversary Stratocaster(white with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Holy Grail pickups, Fender locking tuners and a crème pearl pickguard and back plate)
2004 Fender Mexican 50th Anniversary Stratocaster (gold with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Sensor Gold pickups)
2014 Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Stratocaster(sunburst with a maple fingerboard)
Fender U.S.A Highway One Telecaster(black with a maple fretboard)
2002 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24(Burgandy Mist Metallic)
2001 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Standard Mahogany(Vintage Orange)
2015 Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22
2002 Paul Reed Smith SE Santana
2015 Paul Reed Smith SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24(Amethyst)
Paul Reed Smith SE 245(Heritage Cherry Sunburst)
1986 Charvel Model 4(Cobalt Blue)
2015 Gretsch G5420T Electromatic(Aspen Green)
2003 Ibanez Iceman IC200(sunburst)
2017 Ibanez S 521(Ocean Fade Metallic)
1997 Yamaha Pacifica(natural)
2005 Silvertone Paul Stanley Sovereign
1999 Martin DXMAE acoustic/electric
1990 Ovation Legend 1767 acoustic/electric
2014 Ibanez Artwood AW535CENT acoustic/electric
2003 Fender Highway One Jazz Bass
2014 Fender Standard M.I.M Jazz Bass(white with a rosewood fingerboard)
1989 Marshall JCM 800 2210 through an 8 ohm 1989 Marshall JCM 800 Lead 1960 Custom Shop cabinet
Marshall JCM 900 4100 through a Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 cabinet
Marshall DSL40C combo(limited edition white)
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Hot Rod DeVille
Fender Blues Junior
Vox AC15
Blackstar HT Stage 60
Carvin R1000 full stack(bass amp)
Roland Cube 20XL 20 watt
Peavey Decade
Sabine RT-7000 rack mount tuner
BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer rack mount
Dunlop Original Crybaby wah
Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah
MXR Uni-Vibe
MXR Phase 90 Script
MXR EVH Flanger
MXR Carbon Copy
MXR Black Label Chorus
MXR Smart Gate
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
Pigtronix Class A Boost
Seymour Duncan Palladium
Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz
BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
BOSS CS-3 Compression Sustainer
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS DN-2 Dyna Drive
BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver
BOSS SD-2 Super Overdrive
BOSS AC-2 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS RC-3 Loop Station
Ibanez AW7 Auto Wah
Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine
Digitech RP-300
Snark SN-14 Clip-On Tuner
Sabine pedal tuner
Pedaltrain PT-3 pedal board
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