Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897
i’m going to be working full-time at the bookstore again pretty soon, seriously considering getting new pickups installed when i have some money
i currently play a Epiphone Les Paul standard (black flametop)
through a Laney AOR50 head and Laney TubeFusion 4x12 cab
and an Ibanez Tubescreamer pedal
if you couldn’t already tell, i like to play punk/hardcore/metal kinda stuff
(ref: Integrity, Humanity Is The Devil)
i don’t really know which route to take….
i’ve never played active pickups before, so i’m kinda skeptical of the EMG brand. but idk, i’m really quite ignorant because i’ve never switched out pickups before. is this an option i should consider? idk they seem a little bit too high maintenance for me and my guitar isn’t really built for them
i saw that the Lace brand makes a model for Matt Pike and i really like his sound on the Holy Mountain album by Sleep. but i’m worried that’ll make my rig only really good for slow sludge kinda stuff.
i was also maybe considering going for a P-90 for the neck pickup… anyone know anything about having a single coil at the neck and a double at the bridge? is this a stupid idea? like i said, i’m pretty ignorant when it comes to this stuff. i almost always play through the bridge because the double at the neck is wayyyyy too thick, no high end at all. i also like playing some 80’s pop rock kinda stuff like The Smiths and The Replacements, so i don’t want a strictly-hardcore/metal rig.
what are the good Seymour-Duncan models? their stuff seems pretty affordable for the most part and i’d bet that almost anything they make would beat the crap magnets i’m playing through now.
ALSO: eventually i think i might like to track down one of those old Boss HM-2 pedals, but i know they’re no longer made and usually pretty expensive now. anything know of anything comparable for that swedish fuzz sound that isn’t quite as expensive/difficult to track down?
Under a government-funded program denounced by conservative politicians, the city of tolerance is giving alcoholics street-cleaning jobs and paying them partly in beer.
i often find myself trying to brainstorm a list of things shittier than harsh noise and power electronics music and wouldnt ya know i can’t think of a damn thing! shame