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Old 02-27-2013, 03:27 AM   #1
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Best Pickup in basswood body?

Hello,
I want to buy a Seymour Duncan - SH-12b bridge, beacause i like the sound of it, but my guitar is Ibanez grg270b, its a basswood body, im affraid gets too thin, tinny. Like i read in some reviews
Is there anyone tried this pickup before? on a cheap guitar.
Or what advise would you give. os a similar sound like the SH-12b
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:41 AM   #2
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My LNG is basswood; it just goes to show that just because a guitar is made of basswood, it doesn't mean it's cheap or inferior. The SH12 is a strange pickup. Have you played one for yourself? The name really makes it sound like something it's not.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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My LNG is basswood; it just goes to show that just because a guitar is made of basswood, it doesn't mean it's cheap or inferior. The SH12 is a strange pickup. Have you played one for yourself? The name really makes it sound like something it's not.


No never tried, and i hate that name! That why im asking. But I like the george lynch kind of sound, maybe could sound similiar.
And my guitar need sustain, and more bright sound.
Or theres is similiar pickup?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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If you want sustain and brighter/less mud in your sound, got to ask first, what amp you running through?

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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If you want sustain and brighter/less mud in your sound, got to ask first, what amp you running through?

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Thats what i am doing here asking...My amp is a peavey valveking VK100
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #6
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I'd get a Dimarzio Super Distortion if you want sustain.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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If sustain is what you're after then you'd either go for an active pickup or a PAF copy; a pickup like the Super Distortion has a stronger magnetic feld, which shortens sustain.

But sustain really comes from the build of the guitar, and that is where we hit the most important point:

Not all basswood is the same.

When people talk about basswood's tone for shredding and how soft it is and the weight and everything else, they're talking about good quality, comparatively expensive basswood. The basswood you get in cheaper, standard production guitars is very different in all regards, tone included.

OP, if you like the idea of the Screamin' Demon but are worried it will sound thin (and it will), try the SD 59/Custom Hybrid. It's basically the same thing, but thick- and smoother-sounding (and cheaper, since it isn't a signature pickup).
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