B-334 ESP ASB-4 pick ups worth replacing?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Tigerclaw_x, Oct 5, 2017.


  1. Tigerclaw_x

    Tigerclaw_x

    Apr 25, 2016
    Hello. I recently picked up ESP/LTD B334. I like the bass. Especially since it cost me 100 bucks shipped. It had no strings and no bridge saddles, but neck/frets were perfect. I got everything into it, and than, I was able to get my hands on EMG/SSD pickups and Tone Pump junior. Got this all for $10 bucks shipped too. The question is, should I replace the pickups and pre amp in my B-334? I hear mixed reviews about quality of ESP pickups, and yet, most people seem to be satisfied with EMG/SSD. I would hate to waste time gutting the electronics only to have to replace them back again. So, just how do EMG/SSD pickups compare to ESP ASB-4 pickups? How good does tone pump junior pre amp compares to whatever pre amp ESP put into B334? Thank you