Have an Epi 61 Elitist SG that I have been trying to sell and it isn't moving. There are several things I don't like about it. One of which is it has a muddy sound. I'm more of a strat guy but would like some big time distortion sounds on very very rare occasions. Since the Epi is just sitting there and I don't play heavy distortion that much to warrant the purchase of a guitar I thought I might just replace the pickups with EMG 85/81. I have never done anything like this though. I replaced the 3-way switch in my strat with a 5-way a couple of weeks ago and that was fairly painless so now I'm thinking about replacing the pickups on the Epi. Can I use my pots or do I have to gut the whole thing? I had active pickups years ago in my bass but it came with them. This is kind of unchartered territory for me. Any input at all ( and I mean any ) is welcome. Want to see how feasable this is and ID any obstacles I need to get over before I waste my money on a purchase.