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hey brad the pickups on my sparkle top arent too bad its a 1996 made les paul i used it more at one time cause i hated the sound of my 70s gibson custom it has a seymore duncan in the bridge and im not sure if the neck pickup is a humbucker of some kind...gone back to loving the sound of the 70s gibbo now though..

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Yeah, sometimes I think getting a guitar from Epiphone is like a crapshoot. You just never know what you are gonna find, as far as the pickups go.

My '06 G400 has pups that I think sound very good. I have never even thought about replacing them.

When I first got my LP (the one in my avatar) I thought it sounded ok. But the more I played it, the more I found I didn't like the sound of the pups. They just don"t sound anything like the ones on my G400.

Now my '07 Epi SG Jr. has a P90 on it, and I think it sounds great! It was made in Indonesia. But of course, I can't make it sound like the G400. But then again, my G400 can't sound like the Jr. either.

They both sound better than the LP though. I can't wait to get new pups in there. But alas, I can't spend the cash just yet.

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I have a '98 LP Std. and an '07 Sheraton II from the Unsung plant.

Also have an '05 G400 Custom Flametop from the Saien plant.

 

all 3 sound great with the stock p'ups, and I have no intention of swapping them out.

 

Granted, I personally prefer a muddier sounding p'up for vintage style blues.

I have other guitars with much hotter p'ups for hard rock, and metal.

 

Much of my tone/sound is controlled at the amp anyhow........I truly USE my amp as the 3rd. piece of my sound triangle.

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Thanks for your replies all. i think i'll spend the money and upgrade the pickups and get it serviced. i liked it when i bought it and after my son got hold of it it's badly in need of some love.

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Gas ...

 

Where'd those tuners come from ... a how much major surgery was the installation? Thanks!

 

Jim

Those are the stock tuners that came on it. Steinberger Direct Drive 40:1

The strange thing is they are around $100 if bought by themselves at Stewmac.

Goldies are $149!

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Guitar,_solid_peghead_tuners/Steinberger_Gearless_Tuners.html

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