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    Okay so, some of you guys may know from one of my previous threads I was going to get an Epi SG for my 18th.

    Well it turns out my parents decided to get it me earlier so I managed to get my hands on a beautiful alpine white SG yesterday ;D

    I've messed around with it to see what the stock pups could do, and to my suprise they were actually pretty hot. The highs were a little flaky if I move higher than the 15th fret but apart from that it sounds fine. It doesn't give me quite the sound I want though.

    I want to have a more.....80's rock-ish tone. Imagine Slash's tone but a little heavier, so I can maintain the rock tone but have that harder edge.

    So, on to my question. I'm looking at replacing the pickups in order to help accomplish this. Now I know for certain that i'm going to sling a Seymour Duncan '59 in the neck, 'cause those pups have a sweet warm tone. But so far i'm stuck as to what pup to put in the bridge. I've narrowed it down to these pups (however if anyone has any other recommendations they would be welcome):

    Bareknuckle Nailbomb - Awesome pickup with lots of clarity and I know it'd give me a kickass sound, but i'm not sure whether these pickups are better for metal; they sound like they could easily sound too heavy if I push them.

    Seymour Duncan JB (SH-4) - Another amazing pickup, widely regarded as THE pickup to choose for rock music. However, i've found out personally (and heard at quite a few other music forums) that the JB can sound kinda muddy in a mahogany body which means changing the magnet is a must. And honestly, I have no idea how to do that. So again, i'm unsure.

    Seymour Duncan Custom (SH-5) - A pup that i've only recently learnt about but am quite impressed with. It has a slightly higher output than the JB so it would give me that little extra bite I want, and it combines well with mahogany. I'm going to keep the nickel covers on the pups for cosmetic reasons, so I don't think it'd sound overly-bright and keep a warm tone.


    So, that's it. Any help will be greatly appreciated guys, thanks
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    Personally from those choices, the SH-5 would be the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzoid View Post
    Personally from those choices, the SH-5 would be the one.
    Thanks for the advice man (:, have you ever used an SH-5 before?

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    I have a couple of buddies that have them...they're really quite nice.

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    SH-5. i would use probably a screamin' demon for high gain and real vintage single coils for low gain, but that's just me. i think you're looking for the SH-5 though
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    I have a jb in my guitar..... great sound. that one is great and so is the dimarzio dp100.... go for one of those
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