So how does the Epi sound with the Burstbuckers? Inquiring minds want to know!
not near as good as one with 57' classics...that is if you like classic rock and early metal/alternative.
Sorry for the delay. It's still with the guitar shop. Should be getting it back this week (I hope, I'm getting anxious!). As soon as I do, I'll let you know!
Well, the guitar is back in hand with the Burstbuckers installed. Now, I'm certainly not a good guitarist, but even I can tell the difference with the new pickups. A much better, fatter sound, but with none of the muddiness that came with the stock Epi pickups. And for a total of $200 (including installation), it was certainly well worth it. Well, now I'm off to practice so I can do my "new" guitar justice! Thanks for all the advice.
Thanx Dave, glad to hear you are happy. I have been very pleased with all aspects of my Epi except what I hear as muddiness in the pickups at certain times. Will check into some Gibson pups but will also check the Classic 57's out.
Of the two, I prefer the 57s. Both sound great, but the 57s are my personal preference for classic rock, etc.
Cool, Thanx will definitely look at the 57's..Classic Rock is my type of music as well as trying to pick up some blues ability.
I have Gibson 57 Classics installed in my Epi LP and they turned a good guitar into a great guitar. I can't say enough great things about them. Burstbuckers I like as well, but like CFB, I prefer the sound of the 57's.
The 490's in my SG also sound great though! :)
Enjoy your "new" guitar!
"Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
I am seriously considering installing 57s in a 1991 Gibson LP Standard I recently got. Great guitar, but the tone is quite right - thinking the 57s might put this guitar in the "unbelievably" great instrument category.
Anybody ever try it?