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BiGE48

Member Since 01 May 2012
OFFLINE Last Active May 01 2012 10:51 PM
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Upgrading Pick-ups

01 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

Hello,

I just joined the site and am pleased to see so many great topics to read and learn from. I am a novice-wanna-be metal head...middle aged and still head banging!
I have two electrics and an acoustic. My question is in regards to upgrading pick ups...I have a Epiphone SG model about 3 years old-I am aware that it is a cheap knock off. I want to change out the "factory" Humbucker pick ups and replace them with an EMG 81/85 set up, or EMG 80/60 set up or whatever you folks can recommend to get that cleaned up metal crunch, aka Metallica, Prong, Killswitch Engage, Bison B.C., etc... First, is this type of upgade even possible on my SG and secondly, is this something I should have a "professional" guitar tech do or can this be done as a DIY project?

I appreciate any feedback.

TY-BigE48