Hi blues musicians,
I have recently bought an epiphone BB King Lucille. I would like to upgrade the stock epiphone pickups and replace them with Seymour Duncan pickups. Which Seymour Duncan puckus would be the most appropriate replacement to sound like the Gibson BB King Lucille?
Your prompt response would be very much appreciated.
Anyhow, before replacing pups think first of the wiring ( wire, pots & caps )...
Once you've done with it you'll probably notice a 'real' difference/enhancement with what you actually get
Not satisfied? Yet you migth eventually look for pups, let say: Lollar, Amalfitano (personal choice though)
However BB's tone very much more comes from how his both hands make the strings to sound, his phrasing, and his inimitable vibrato...
Hope this helps
Like Fenson I think SD is not the first that comes to mind. However, at
https://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/sho ... %20Lucille
there are some ways to do that.
BUT - wiring and solding in a semi-hollow is a real pain, think twice before starting. I have a Sheraton and the stock PU's can produce a BB-ish sound, but it's really in his fingers. The Epi Lucille should be able to get close enough without changing anything.