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Night Owl Man
10-03-2007, 07:49 AM
Hey what are everyone's opinions on the best sounding pickups and why(I want to modify my LP)?

The red Strat.
10-03-2007, 07:54 AM
depends on your genres dude.

civilunrest
10-03-2007, 08:04 AM
Yeah it all depends on the Music you wanna play, for example, if you play metal you should go for a high output active humbucker such as EMG's

bodomfan666
10-03-2007, 09:27 AM
Yeah it all depends on the Music you wanna play, for example, if you play metal you should go for a high output active humbucker such as EMG's
Blackouts ftw.

Don_Humpador
10-03-2007, 09:28 AM
There is no 'best'.

Best for you, maybe, best for everybody, no.

FacingUsAll
10-03-2007, 09:47 AM
More often than not... a new amp :cheers:.

stratocaster54
10-03-2007, 10:04 AM
Anything Vintage :D :D

CJRocker
10-03-2007, 11:25 AM
There is no 'best'.

Best for you, maybe, best for everybody, no.

Agreed. Now, what genre are you going to be playing, what is your budget, and what is your amp?

IBANEZ_EDGE
10-03-2007, 11:32 AM
The best for all genres are Dimarzios.

Don_Humpador
10-03-2007, 11:33 AM
The best for all genres are Dimarzios.

I really, really hope your sig is sarcastic.

Really.

The red Strat.
10-03-2007, 11:41 AM
of course it is ^

Dave_Mc
10-03-2007, 12:22 PM
There is no 'best'.

Best for you, maybe, best for everybody, no.

+1

More often than not... a new amp :cheers:.

+1

PhantomNote
10-03-2007, 12:56 PM
I like Caparisons pickups the best. But you can only get them in their guitars. After those comes EMGs. I really hate DiMarzio pups sound.

Night Owl Man
10-03-2007, 05:39 PM
Agreed. Now, what genre are you going to be playing, what is your budget, and what is your amp?

Mainly rock to metal, but I do like a good, strong, clean tone when not distorted as well. I really like powerful lows, nice highs, and want the mid's to be a bit better than they are now.
My amp: I'm playing on a Fender Blues Junior, which i think is pretty good....amazes me for how small it is:very clean, great overdrive, and very very very loud - shakes my house.
My budget:maybe $200-400

ECistheBest
10-03-2007, 05:42 PM
www.rockmonkeyguitars.com < i love his single coil. :p:
www.sdpickups.com
www.wolfetone.com
www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk
www.fralinpickups.com
www.billlawrence.com
www... did i miss any?

lol i didn't see les paul. check out the ones in bold.

IBANEZ_EDGE
10-03-2007, 05:45 PM
You forgot www.dimarzio.com

steven seagull
10-03-2007, 05:49 PM
More often than not... a new amp :cheers:.

I tried that but it made my action kind of high... :sad:

Night Owl Man
10-03-2007, 05:50 PM
There is no 'best'.

Best for you, maybe, best for everybody, no.

True. I just want to know what everyone likes and why. A lot of people like EMG's -why? Dimargio - why? Seymour Duncan - why? etc.......

steven seagull
10-03-2007, 05:54 PM
In all honesty it depends mainly on the amp, people choose pickups on the basis of how they're goingmake their amp respond. There's no best pickups, and other people opinions are moot until you give us an idea of your equipment and the kind of tones you're after.

Dave_Mc
10-03-2007, 05:57 PM
agreed; obviously it depends on the guitar too. and the player.

:cheers:

IBANEZ_EDGE
10-03-2007, 06:06 PM
EMG's are active (battery powered) and are very popular with metal players.

Dimarzio makes just about any style of pick up you can think of and are very popular with shredders.

Seymour Duncan is more popular for their vintage sounding pick ups and are popular with the tone deaf.