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Old 11-21-2012, 05:13 AM   #1
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Making a Matt bellamy guitar

Im getting a fender telecaster blacktop and want to get some new pickups for it. I wanted to get bare knuckle nail bombs since that is what Matt uses, but they cost too much and I love in the US so it would be a lot easier to get dimarzios or Seymour duncans. I found the dimarzio d activator online for the bridge and the mean90 for the neck. What do you guys think good pickups would be for Matt Bellamy's tone? And I don't want a crunch box, because I want it to sound good clean too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:57 AM   #2
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Look at Manson MBK pickups, they're the Matt Bellamy signature pickups that he's used in his guitars since Black Holes and Revelations. So if you want Bellamy tone, that's the first thing you should be looking at.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:35 AM   #3
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i got a total guitar mag from 2010 and it tells you how to pimp your guitar to be like bellamy's and you can either buy bare knuckles pickups and a fernanades sustainer or buy the manson ones which have the sustainer in them

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guit...e-guitar-230119 < here
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
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yeah I've got the MBK pickups in my les paul and they're amazing. If you really want his tone though you need a fuzz factory.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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Yeah, MBK's are the way to go, and add a Fuzz Factory and/or XY MIDI pad (To control the external kaoss pad) if you so wish.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
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Ha Manson's is my local and regular guitar shop.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #8
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The best way to get Bellamy's tone is to have thousands of dollars of rack effects.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for the help I made a fuzz factory clone but I can't afford Manson pickups. Are there any pickups that are similar for a cheaper price?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:04 AM   #10
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You might be able to go to someone like Novak, The Creamery, or even someone on here that could custom wind you a pickups that sounds like the MBKs, which would save you some money.
Having the fuzz factory will take you a long way to his tone, but as JustRooster implied, don't expect to get close to his tone without spending thousands of dollars. Playing through a Vox could help, as that is the basis of his tone.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #11
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Save your money. There's no point in getting something that won't do the job as well because you can't save or wait for an extra month or so.

Also out of curiosity, what amp are you using? Many people underestimate the importance of an amp on sound.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:53 AM   #12
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The best way to get Bellamy's tone is to have thousands of dollars of rack effects.


Really the only right answer.

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Save your money. There's no point in getting something that won't do the job as well because you can't save or wait for an extra month or so.

Also out of curiosity, what amp are you using? Many people underestimate the importance of an amp on sound.


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Old 11-22-2012, 07:04 AM   #13
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The best way to get Bellamy's tone is to have thousands of dollars of rack effects.




Yep, pretty much...
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #14
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Also out of curiosity, what amp are you using? Many people underestimate the importance of an amp on sound.


I don't know What amp it is, my dads friend gave it to me. It's a peavey tube amp and I think it's 100 watts. Also, I didnt know Matt uses vox amps I thought it was Marshall?
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