What pickups do you use? What pickups do you think I should get for playing doom/stoner/sludge?Any advice appreciated
that one dude in bongripper used an epi at points. if you really need to change any of the standard med output pickups from SD or dimarzio will work quite well. you don't need anything too fancy
Chuck a dimarzio evo 2 humbucker in the bridge, it'll sound killer, I had one in my stratocaster for year, just changed it out recently to put custom shop 69's in to get the fender sound back, but the evo 2 is an amazing pickup, it's really clear even when played with high amounts of distortion, has a really nice clean tone too for a bridge pickup.
Pickups won't make a drastic difference, especially in doom /sludge where you don't need a tight low end for palm mutes or anything. Greg Anderson for example uses a Gibson with p90s and he has one of the most crushing tones.
Your money is probably better spent on a new amp/fuzz.
>I realize that. I guess I should have worded my question better. Would a Jb designed and placed in bridge position sound different than a jb designed and placed in neck position? Or is it just a matter of preference.
Pickups that are meant for the neck position have a lower output than pickups designed for the bridge. This is to make up for the fact that the strings move less near the bridge.
I wouldn't use an LP for sludge/stoner/doom.
I'd recommend a longer scale (ballpark 25-ish, Fender scale, not 23-ish like Gibson).
LP bodies are heavy enough for it but I don't think the short scale neck is going to help you on the low end.
>get sound comparable enough to gibson
not really. you don't need to spend thousands to get a Gibson.
If I were you I would look for a second hand Gibson SG faded. Great guitar, play super nice, sound good as fuck and one of the cheapest Gibsons you can find. And far better than any Epiphone tbqh.
Inb4 some poorfag tries to say Epiphones are just as or almost as good as Gibsons (muh pickups)
Doesn't gibson own epiphone? Isn't the main difference where they are assembled and the components? Therefore associated labour costs of built in china vs. built in U.S.A. or Canada makes up a lot of the difference in price. Inb4 wood type makes huge difference for electric guitars.
I could see that making a difference in the aesthetics and durability of the guitar. But as an electrician I see a electromagnet picking up disturbances in magnetic field via magnetic flux. How could the type of wood and glue drastically change these variables?
I could understand this argument for acoustic guitars because the resonance would play a bigger role in the overall sound. But electrics have no empty cavity for sound to resonate in. I'm no expert but I have a feeling resonance plays a much smaller part in electrics than people think it does.
I have an american strat and another fender that's made in mexico wich I put expensive pickups in and got it set up buy a guitar tech, the one made in american sounds 1,000 times better, I don't know what it is but cheap guitars just sound shit compared to expensive ones.
You know, I'm not saying your wrong and I'm a little drunk and flappy. I suppose wood, could effect the tone of a solid body electric guitar, but not to the extent people seem to believe. I mean unless it's made of MDF, PL premium and auto grade clear coat, I feel as though you're not going to notice the difference between an mahogany or maple neck/ alder or ash body on a solid body electric. As much as you would notice the difference in hardware quality. (There is more than pickups.)