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  • Best Humbucker for Rock, Punk, Heavy Blues

    Looking to put new pickups in a Epi G-400. Does anyone have opinions on good humbuckers for Punk, Rock, Heavy Blues and Heavy Rock!
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    that's mahogany, right?

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    • #3
      I happen to like stock epi pickups...the bridge in my LP Custom is great for punk
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      • #4
        I have an Epi SG400 I dropped some Bareknuckle Riff Raffs into, sounds aweseom, great for that Angus type sound and when I crank the gain up on teh amp or dirt pedals it really starts to snarl.
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        • #5
          well, you can get a JB for the bridge or a Duncan Custom Custom, or you can get a BG hellabucker, or a SD pearly gates, tons of options
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          • #6
            What ever Jeff Beck has used.

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            • #7
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              • #8
                Seymour Duncan SH-6. I put one in my explorer and I get awesome tones from that for blues, punk and any kind of rock depending on the gain.
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                • #9
                  I tried many pickups on my new G-400 only to be disappointed each time. The stock pickups sounded the best. I finally put a Gibson Classic '57 Plus on the bridge and a Classic '57 on the neck. Not a whole lot better than stock though. My daughter's Les Paul Ultra sounds great for Blues on the neck pickup. I refuse to upgrade it in any way, shape or form except for the initial setup and strings. Epiphone makes some good pickups now-a-days.
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                  • #10
                    Best pickup for punk... that's kinda funny! I somehow doubt that most early punk guitarists agonized over which pickup sounded best.

                    When I was in my punk phase (which was over before any of us had heard of Green Day or any of the newer stuff) I mostly used a Kramer with a slanted JB in the bridge. The bassist/singer had a crappy no name guitar guitar that had some crappy no name single coil only in the bridge and to be honest, it sounded fine for what we played. I usually played through a bass amp and a TS9 for dist, put the volume on the guitar to about half and cranked the upper half of the EQ on the amp.

                    What are a couple bands you are using as inspiration for your punk sound?
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                    • #11
                      how about these P-90s that fit in a humbucker slot has anyone had any luck with these. Also does anyone have a clip or video of the P-90 sound. Not sure what it sounds like.
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                      • #12
                        how about these P-90s that fit in a humbucker slot has anyone had any luck with these. Also does anyone have a clip or video of the P-90 sound. Not sure what it sounds like.


                        here's our buddy Dave dcooper830 with his Goldtop LP w/P90s:

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                        Ashes of the Magician
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                        • #13
                          Best pickup for punk... that's kinda funny! I somehow doubt that most early punk guitarists agonized over which pickup sounded best.
                          What are a couple bands you are using as inspiration for your punk sound?


                          I'm not looking for just punk! Hard Rock, Heavier Blues, all around good pickups. Bands for punk are Green Day, Sum 41, American HiFi, etc. and no I'm not 15 I'm 41, but this stuff is just so much fun to play. Power chords, Palm muting, Short riffs what more can I say!
                          Nashville********************

                          Duesenberg Starplayer TV Outlaw
                          Fender Toronado w/Burstbucker Pros
                          Fender Highway One Telecaster w/SCs
                          Egnater Tweaker
                          Blackstar HT 5
                          Vox Little Night Train
                          Jet City 20
                          Hughes &Kettner Tube Meister 18
                          WGS Veteran 30 1x12 Cab
                          EHX HolyGrail Plus

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                          • #14
                            get a BG Hellabucker
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                            • #15
                              I'm not looking for just punk! Hard Rock, Heavier Blues, all around good pickups. Bands for punk are Green Day, Sum 41, American HiFi, etc. and no I'm not 15 I'm 41, but this stuff is just so much fun to play. Power chords, Palm muting, Short riffs what more can I say!


                              Aww... I was just razzin ya!

                              I'm not knocking it... I played it for years and if I was to start a band right now, it would lean quite that direction.

                              If you wanna go traditional, I say a JB would be an obvious choice but nowdays, it seems kinda pricey for a stock pickup. I'd probably stay with an HB for doing chugga work but would lean towards a quiet hot single coil for what I consider punk.
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                              "When it comes to gear vs talent I'll be the first to admit that I sit in the Mayor's seat in Poserville."

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