bridge pickup upgrade

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by dolecek, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. dolecek

    dolecek Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    can you recommend a pickup upgrade for an epi les paul for the bridge pickup? also can you recommend some better tuners?
  2. Funk-O-Meter

    Funk-O-Meter Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    I don't play Pauls much so I can't speak to the P/U but as far as tuners go there's nothing wrong with the tuners on Epi's these days. If your having a tuning problem It's probably because of another part of the guitar such as the nut or saddles. I'd have a good tech look at those areas and give it some TLC before going to the trouble of replacing the tuners. Most guitars don't have very good nut work, fret work, or attention to the saddles from the factory except for high end boutique instruments. I've seen custom shop Gibsons that where as offensive as $200 Korean knock off's. Get a good luthier to check into that and have him level and dress the frets if you want to get serious and maybe replace the P/U's and you'll be thrilled.
  3. Sweetfinger

    Sweetfinger Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    I believe the stock Epi tuner these days is OEM 18:1 Grovers.
    There's nothing wrong with the pickups, either. To make a recommendation it might be nice to know what sound you are wanting that you aren't getting.
  4. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    What are you looking for in a pickup? Vintage sounds? High gain?

    Also, what's your budget?

    It's the nut, not the tuners.

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