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whats wrong with squier or epiphone pups???

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  • #16
    Re: whats wrong with squier or epiphone pups???

    Maybe it's just my imagination, but I think stock pickups in Epis and Squiers sound "weak" and kind of anemic. I put new Duncans in my Squier P-bass and it sounds worlds better. Before I tried Duncans, I just thought the stocks were fine, but I began to feel like I wasn't cranking out enough power. Now it sounds like I am. Again, that may just be me imagining things, but I think foreign-made stocks are low in output.
    It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.
    - David St. Hubbins

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    • #17
      Re: whats wrong with squier or epiphone pups???

      Originally posted by dalastcaffeine
      whats wrong with them??? IMO they sound great...sure they could use a little more output but they give off very usable tones.....i'm even planning to put a mid output epiphone humbuck in my main guitar.......i really like the openness of it...it sounds like a normal pup in parallel.....i imagine if i wire it in parallel i can get some very strat like tones....
      the newest epi's use USA pups now and they are a vast improvement over those
      tinny,lifeless,shrill,harsh,piercing,squealin like a stuck pig MIK wanna ba paf's
      sorry but it is the truth, ans dont even get me started on the squier pups

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      • #18
        Re: whats wrong with squier or epiphone pups???

        Occasionally, you'll come across a Squier that's a perfectly giggable instrument outside of the cheap-o electronics. My Squier (now with Duncans) holds up quite nicely. A quality axe, IMO.
        It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.
        - David St. Hubbins

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        • #19
          Re: whats wrong with squier or epiphone pups???

          Originally posted by kill your scene
          Occasionally, you'll come across a Squier that's a perfectly giggable instrument outside of the cheap-o electronics. My Squier (now with Duncans) holds up quite nicely. A quality axe, IMO.
          yeah i am not knocking the guitars but like you said the pups and other electronics are sub par,i replace pups,switches,pots, on th epi's and squiers all the time from customers and once i do they LOVE the EPI or SQUIER

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          • #20
            Re: whats wrong with squier or epiphone pups???

            Originally posted by kill your scene
            Occasionally, you'll come across a Squier that's a perfectly giggable instrument outside of the cheap-o electronics. My Squier (now with Duncans) holds up quite nicely. A quality axe, IMO.
            It's hit or miss, really. I've played some great Epis, and I've played some POS Gibsons.
            Death Or Glory - Who Dares Wins

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            • #21
              Re: whats wrong with squier or epiphone pups???

              Funny because own both a squire and an epi. I bought the squire a long time ago, so I don't really remember much about the stock pups. Not horrible if I remember correctly, but not great either. I have a Hotrails and JBjr in my squire and it sounds terrific.

              I just bought my epi a few weeks ago. I gotta agree with others here, the stock pups weren't bad at all. I was quite impressed as I remember that they used to be horrid. I still replaced them with Duncans though. The stocks were just....again agree with another poster here...kind of lifeless. They were OKAY. But they didn't have great crunch with my distortion, didn't have good pick attack, didn't have really good sustain, no harmonics, they were just...dead.

              Now this is coming from someone who's played Duncan's for a long time. If those stocks were the first I'd heard, I'd be like woah they rock. Compared to my Duncan's though, well there is no comparison. I'd say try out some different pups and go with what you think based on what you hear.

              I do remember my first experience with Duncan's. I had an old Westone as my first guitar. It had some crappy EMG passive pups in it. I played it for about 2 or 3 months with those. Then I replaced the bridge with a Duncan Custom. It was like 12 years ago now, but I VIVIDLY remember my reaction. It was like my guitar woke up. Like I woke up. It was a darn epiphany! I was like woah! As of that day I'd never go with stock, or just sub par, pups again, just based on the difference that they made in that old cheap guitar. I still have it and play it too!
              Last edited by Jeff5; 04-08-2004, 02:05 PM.

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