I guy's, only the second time i post here, always good reading on this forum, heres my problem i have this early '70s Les Paul deluxe that i got 25 years ago at the time i really didn't care for the mini HB in there and immediately swap the bridge pick up for a Dimarzio x2n (didnt like that one) and finaly decide on a pair of used Dimarzio a double cream super distortion in the bridge and a zebra paf in the neck, i have try a JB at one time in the bridge but went back with the Dimarzio after a year.
Now the JB sounded nice for leads but lack the tightness of the Dimarzio and the mid sounded strange anyway, two months ago i decided to give this guitar a different look by changing both pick up with nickel cover humbuckers, i bought a used nickel cover Dimarzio paf classic for the neck and SD C5 for the bridge, heres the problem i always though that this guitar had a lot of mid,and i use to have a LP custom back in the days , i've never been able to capture the sound of that custom, someone told me that the custom had an ebony fingerboard which gives it more treble.
Soooooo, by reading the different post on this forum i decided to give the C5 a try, and after two months heres the verdict: i don't like it not that hate it but i think it's not for me, i like the bass, the tightness of it but it sound strange, it has more treble than the Dimarzio but i don't no how to say it but wheres the beef?lol!!!
And finally i don't gig anymore i jam with friends on occasion, i'm mostly a living room player, i don't play clean very often well maybe around Christmas i try to play some song to please my girlfriend but thats about it, and i play through a crate 60watt tube amp ( yeah i know, but it sound nice) and a tone lab st for distortion, any suggestion would be appreciated because i'm beginning to think the hell with covered pick ups and put back the Dimarzios back in, thank you for reading this and excuse me for my bad english
Oh one last thing i play Led Zep, Hendrix, SRV, Maiden, Metallica , that kind of music.