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ZombieLloyd
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Pickup Change Reply with quote

Hi there everyone, I have a question I would like to ask you all. I have an ESP LTD V-50 which is my favourite out of the 3 guitars I own. I wanted to personalise it a bit so my question is this. What bridge pickup would go with it? It's got the stock LH-150 pickups so I want to change the bridge pickup. Also note that I am so poor I'm gonna have to sell my Epiphone 50th Anniversary Epiphone for about 100 to get the pickup and a decent soldering kit. I'm not begging for money like one guy tried to do here, that never works online haha. Anyway thanks in advance for responding.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you love it, why change it?
As far as pickups go, I like tom anderson humbucker pickups.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chemistforhire wrote:
If you love it, why change it?
As far as pickups go, I like tom anderson humbucker pickups.


I want to learn to change pickups, and I was planning on changing the bridge pickup to a Seymour Duncan SH-6b
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZombieLloyd wrote:
I want to learn to change pickups, and I was planning on changing the bridge pickup to a Seymour Duncan SH-6b


If it's your favourite guitar I really wouldn't bother. Also the Duncan distortion won't sound a million times better than the stock pickups. If you really want to change the pickup I'd get an Entwistle pickup - something like the X3 or Nemisis would be perfect, and they only cost around 15. Also just grap a cheap soldering iron from Aldi or Wilkos and then pick up some lead free solder off ebay, that would cost you about 20. That would save you from selling a guitar.



Actually Aldi look to have a decent kit, including solder for 6.99: http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_27230.htm



Entwistle X3: http://www.entwistlepickups.com/pickup.php?puid=X3
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gabriel wrote:
If it's your favourite guitar I really wouldn't bother. Also the Duncan distortion won't sound a million times better than the stock pickups. If you really want to change the pickup I'd get an Entwistle pickup - something like the X3 or Nemisis would be perfect,

+1 on this. I've got a Nemesis and it's surprisingly good. Lots of good things written about Entwistle pickups and the price is great. I certainly wouldn't splash out on a Duncan in your position.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gabriel wrote:
ZombieLloyd wrote:
I want to learn to change pickups, and I was planning on changing the bridge pickup to a Seymour Duncan SH-6b


If it's your favourite guitar I really wouldn't bother. Also the Duncan distortion won't sound a million times better than the stock pickups. If you really want to change the pickup I'd get an Entwistle pickup - something like the X3 or Nemisis would be perfect, and they only cost around 15. Also just grap a cheap soldering iron from Aldi or Wilkos and then pick up some lead free solder off ebay, that would cost you about 20. That would save you from selling a guitar.



Actually Aldi look to have a decent kit, including solder for 6.99: http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_27230.htm



Entwistle X3: http://www.entwistlepickups.com/pickup.php?puid=X3


Thanks for the help Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
Gabriel wrote:
If it's your favourite guitar I really wouldn't bother. Also the Duncan distortion won't sound a million times better than the stock pickups. If you really want to change the pickup I'd get an Entwistle pickup - something like the X3 or Nemisis would be perfect,

+1 on this. I've got a Nemesis and it's surprisingly good. Lots of good things written about Entwistle pickups and the price is great. I certainly wouldn't splash out on a Duncan in your position.


You're a good man, Thom. I own the dimarzio version known as the "Crunch Lab" and it is indeed awesome.



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:

+1 on this. I've got a Nemesis and it's surprisingly good. Lots of good things written about Entwistle pickups and the price is great. I certainly wouldn't splash out on a Duncan in your position.


Maybe I could put 3 of these in my Les Paul?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wwrrss wrote:
Thom wrote:

+1 on this. I've got a Nemesis and it's surprisingly good. Lots of good things written about Entwistle pickups and the price is great. I certainly wouldn't splash out on a Duncan in your position.


Maybe I could put 3 of these in my Les Paul?


I wouldn't recommend that. Dimarzio makes the liquifire which sounds great for the neck position. I'm assuming entwisle has a similar neck humbucker.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:

+1 on this. I've got a Nemesis and it's surprisingly good. Lots of good things written about Entwistle pickups and the price is great. I certainly wouldn't splash out on a Duncan in your position.


I've never heard of Entwistle but I have had a look and I'm interested in the X2. There's one on ebay right now for 11.99 so I'll get that when I can
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZombieLloyd wrote:
Thom wrote:

+1 on this. I've got a Nemesis and it's surprisingly good. Lots of good things written about Entwistle pickups and the price is great. I certainly wouldn't splash out on a Duncan in your position.


I've never heard of Entwistle but I have had a look and I'm interested in the X2. There's one on ebay right now for 11.99 so I'll get that when I can



Infact i'll be getting my half bar pickup switch party on myself soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJLipton wrote:
ZombieLloyd wrote:
Thom wrote:

+1 on this. I've got a Nemesis and it's surprisingly good. Lots of good things written about Entwistle pickups and the price is great. I certainly wouldn't splash out on a Duncan in your position.


I've never heard of Entwistle but I have had a look and I'm interested in the X2. There's one on ebay right now for 11.99 so I'll get that when I can



Infact i'll be getting my half bar pickup switch party on myself soon.



I hope you enjoy them. Smile Thanks for the help too
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think compared to most modern guitarists neither can be said to be overly technical. I consider phil x in particular to be more of a classic rock guy.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJLipton wrote:
I think compared to most modern guitarists neither can be said to be overly technical. I consider phil x in particular to be more of a classic rock guy.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
JJLipton wrote:
I think compared to most modern guitarists neither can be said to be overly technical. I consider phil x in particular to be more of a classic rock guy.


LOL


Let's keep in mind i consider eddie van halen to be a classic rock guy. Phil x is very evh.
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