490's or 57 classics for my Epiphone Lucille? in Gibson Gear Posted November 2, 2019 · Edited November 2, 2019 by yoshiii1 · Report reply Hello I bought a Epiphone Lucille. I want to upgrade the pickups. The stock ones arent bad but still have that dull and bassy sound to it that Epiphone pickups seem to have. I will play stuff like The Cure, Foo Fighters, Rush, Steely Dan. I will play Jazz and Blues too. I want a pickup that has good definition, string clarity, warm, and sustain and is good for cleans and gain, and some light high gain. Not metal gain. I will get a Les Paul for more high gain and super heavy distortion. Which would be better? The 490's or the 57 classics? I want to be able to play Jazz too.