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jimi hendrix

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« on: April 04, 2005, 04:10:12 PM »
Hi All, any suggestions for an Epi Les Paul replacement pickups, along lines Slash, Van Halen, mostly, occaisional Metallica + Zakk, (that narrows the field a bit!) :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005, 04:18:26 PM »
VH II?

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005, 05:51:39 PM »
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Hi All, any suggestions for an Epi Les Paul replacement pickups, along lines Slash, Van Halen, mostly, occaisional Metallica + Zakk, (that narrows the field a bit!) :wink:


Believe it or not the Nailbomb does these tones really especially the heavier tones with a vintage edge to them.
If it's serious vintage tone you're after try The Mule with Alnico IV magnets-I use these in a '70 LP Goldtop and I can go from G'n'R though to Ozzy 8) .

I personally find that lower output pickups really let the guitar breath and give so much more in the way of dynamics-the trade off is you've got to work for it......there's nowhere to hide :twisted:
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005, 06:24:14 PM »
Nailbombs do nail VH well, and are really versatile. git them in my trusty old Ibanez RG550, and even in that there's bags of drive and sustain - perfect for the tones you're talking about!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005, 06:53:09 PM »
Cheers guys, I'll definitely be sorting some soon. :D

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005, 12:17:01 AM »
I recently did a Les Paul with a Holy Diver in the Bridge and a Riff Raff in the Neck.
Whilst the HD has a ceramic magnet and has a nice cutting edge - in a bulky guitar like an LP it kicks nicely, and for a guitar that needs to cover the range that you said then it may be a good answer.

The Riff Raff was very sweet, and allowed that Slash tone to be gotten, and also wasn't too syrupy and bloated sounding.

As Tim said the lower power pickups have more dynamic range to them - you can go from clean to very driven, but the player has to work a little harder and good technique shines more and sloppy playing is revealed. but the tonal clarity is often so worth it.

Sometimes it can come down to how clean you like your clean tones to be.
That may dictate a lower powered pickups to allow those clean tones to ring out and then pile on the gain for driven tones. (this is also where the clarity shows up sloppy playing as your overdriven sounds tend to be more defined)
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2005, 12:03:20 PM »
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(this is also where the clarity shows up sloppy playing as your overdriven sounds tend to be more defined)


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