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(@smokindog)
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I just got a Epiphone 335 dot :D It has great tone and plays like a dream, but the pups are a bit on the muddy side. Any suggestions on what to replace them with. I play Blues, Rock, and some country(traditional). thanks...the dog

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Seymour Duncan 59' set. Honestly this is the most clear and articulate set of buckers I have ever used. If you want more beef in the bridge I would put a Pearly Gates in the bridge and a 59 in the neck. But dual 59's nail that classic blues and rock sound, not a whole lot of country twang but you could nail some country tones with them.

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I think Flashback likes the Duncan 59s. ;)

Also consider a set of humbucker-sized P90s, like the Duncan Phat Cats (or the GFS Dream 90s for a good lower-budget alternative.) In a semi-hollow body you'll get more of a raw George Thorogood type of sound. A little more bite and twang than a humbucker.

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Seymour Duncan 59' set. Honestly this is the most clear and articulate set of buckers I have ever used. If you want more beef in the bridge I would put a Pearly Gates in the bridge and a 59 in the neck. But dual 59's nail that classic blues and rock sound, not a whole lot of country twang but you could nail some country tones with them.
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I had a set of Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz in a semi-hollow guitar and it sounded amazing. That would be my suggestion.

The 59/59 is nice, but gives you more of a PAF sound. The JB/Jazz gives you bite at the bridge with the JB, and more mellow, jangly jazz sound at the neck.

FYI - hollowbody pup changes are a pain in the butt, I'd recommend paying a luthier $100 to do it for you.

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GOD YES... hollo w bodies are a pain in the neck to change pups! I really want an Ibanez Hollow Body but fear having to upgrade the pups...

JB / Jazz set is great. BUT USE 250K POTS! The JB can be very sterile and trebly sounding at times.

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