Pickup suggestions?

I'm looking for some new pickups for my 1990 Les Paul Custom. I've narrowed the bridge pickup down to

Bill Lawrence L500XL
Kent Armstrong WPU10
PRS Tremonti

I'm looking for some more suggestions and comments as I will be buying the pickups without being able to try them. For cleans i'm looking into

PRS Tremonti
Seymour Duncan Jazz

I haven't looked too much into neck pickups yet, so thats all i've come across so far that I have liked.

As far as sound goes, I do mostly metal, some heavier stuff and some thrash. I chose to stay away from EMG because I want something that can get toneful, and heavy.

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Whats the problem with the excellent Gibson pickups you have on there??

They're not excellent. I don't like them.

i think this is down to your personal taste, its hard to recomend a pickup to someone, i realy like the gibson pickups, they arent the greatest but they are very good, i have a couple of kent armstrongs which are very good, my Tokai now has a pair of Seymor Pearly gates, unbeleivable tone on those, but what if you dont like them? you realy need to get to a guitar shop and try a few out.
good luck

I bought a Epiphone Les Paul guitar and intially hated the sound on it, not to mention the feedback at real high volumes (we had a really loud drummer and started off with Metallica covers!), so I got a mate to recommend the Di Marzio Super Distortion on the bridge pick up and Norton Air on the neck, I have never ever looked back since, the guitar sound is absolutely gorgeous! I think I will remain hooked on DiMarzio's forever!

Peace

Atul

Yeah, those early Korean pups were not potted, so the things used to feedback like a Rickenbacker 330 in front of a Marshall DSL100 on full volume! the newer Epi's have the potted pups and work OK but they arent as good as Gibson's, Dont get Gibson pups mixed up with Epi's, they are totaly different in sound and construction.
But if you are playing Metallica covers then you made a good choice changing them out.
Glad you are happy with your new sound.

Alright! I didnt realise that's why they were bad, i.e the potting. I got my guitar in 1996 inspired by the Oasis era and all, so that would've been pretty early I suppose. Now I use a more a hard rock distortion for our band's own stuff for which the Super distortion and Air are great as well. Thx for the info.

Nothing worse than a blatant band plug. My own band, "The Difference Engine" has never done such a thing and never will. "The Difference Engine" sneers at the idea of padding threads with constant refs to the bandname. "The Difference Engine" ducks quickly before Michael The Mighty Moderator whacks the head of its bass player with an unpadded e-club... :wink:

Decent band's website, BTW, Atul. See? I looked. Plugging works. I like the idea of you getting paid by Imperial to do a PhuD in lubrication. How many girls do EPSERC provide? I did geochemistry and got buckets of mud instead- d'oh! :wink:

Thanks 1bassleft, yeah the plug seems to have been removed, fair enough, it was always shameless anyway. Any chance of seeing "The Difference Engine" site?

And Geochemistry. That would be the mining school then I take it. I'm afraid there aren't many girls in the Engineering field so we have to fish out in other waters so to speak ;-) Make sure your band values the bass, we sure do as we've been looking for a full time bassist for quite a while!

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Nothing good ever came from a plug, and you'll never catch me doing it.

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