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#921
AFIK, the Seymour Duncan combo should do what you need, but I don't have any hands-on experience with any of those pickups... hence not helping earlier.

What made you pick those two models?
#922
Quote by -MintSauce-
AFIK, the Seymour Duncan combo should do what you need, but I don't have any hands-on experience with any of those pickups... hence not helping earlier.

What made you pick those two models?
Fair dos, was just wondering if I should post a thread or if it would get closed instantly.

It was mainly these points:

Full Shred (bridge):
-Good for metal, hard rock, classic rock, and shred.
-Great harmonics.
-Plays well in mahogany guitars.
-Really nice in the bridge position.
-Brings out good playing

Pearly Gates (neck):
-Great for blues, country, classic rock, and hard rock.
-Great for classic rock or a neck pickup paired with something higher gained


But the Bareknuckle pickups seem like more of a good fit on description alone:

Miracle Man (bridge):
-Really good gain for a passive.
-Has good cleans.
-Great for achieving a fairly high level of clarity with lots of overdrive.

Coldsweat (neck):
-Extremely versatile.
-Retains great clarity
Ibanez RG1570 w/ Bareknuckle Pickups
Ibanez RG655
PRS SE Fredrik Åkesson Singlecut
Blackstar HT-5
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
BOSS TU-2
MXR M-108
Digitech Bad Monkey
#923
What do you not like about your tone now? Is it too muddy, is it too thin? If you're looking for a moderate to high gain sound, use moderate to high gain on your amp.
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#924
It's not that I don't like it, just that I figure I can get something better since they're just "designed by PRS". Even if I just went with the USA PRS pickups it'd probably be a noticeable improvement right? Yeah I know to use moderate to high gain on the amp I like that the Bareknuckles seem to keep their clarity even at high gain, since that's what I play.
Ibanez RG1570 w/ Bareknuckle Pickups
Ibanez RG655
PRS SE Fredrik Åkesson Singlecut
Blackstar HT-5
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
BOSS TU-2
MXR M-108
Digitech Bad Monkey
#925
Quote by Firewind Raging
It's not that I don't like it, just that I figure I can get something better since they're just "designed by PRS". Even if I just went with the USA PRS pickups it'd probably be a noticeable improvement right? Yeah I know to use moderate to high gain on the amp I like that the Bareknuckles seem to keep their clarity even at high gain, since that's what I play.

Well, if you're happy with it the way it is aside from what's written on the faceplate I'd say leave it be. If they were to get muddy at high gain or if they were to sound thin as could be or didn't have enough punch, and you couldn't remedy any of that with amp EQ or pickup height adjustments, then I would say upgrade them. Otherwise you're just throwing money at it for the sake of branding.
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#926
Bear in mind that most pickups which keep their clarity at high gain are usually not super high output.

Anyway, if you're happy with the guitar right now, stick with it. If you're not and you have the money, try to find secondhand SD models on eBay and give them a whirl. They should work for you on paper, but you're the only person who's going to be able to decide whether they're great or not with your playing and your setup.
#927
Quote by -MintSauce-
Bear in mind that most pickups which keep their clarity at high gain are usually not super high output.

Also this, I play on JCM900 with the gain and sensitivity dimed and it still rings out without being muddy or ice picky, and the amp has a pretty huge amount of gain. None of my guitars get muddy, I've got a douglas 727 (it's $200 from factory so quality is limited) and a B.C.Rich warbeast with BDSM pickups which are generally considered pretty bad, and a Fender starcaster with GFS lil' Killers which are budget single coil sized humbuckers, so really you should be ok with a set of PRS pickups.
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#928
Quote by Viban
Well, if you're happy with it the way it is aside from what's written on the faceplate I'd say leave it be. If they were to get muddy at high gain or if they were to sound thin as could be or didn't have enough punch, and you couldn't remedy any of that with amp EQ or pickup height adjustments, then I would say upgrade them. Otherwise you're just throwing money at it for the sake of branding.
It doesn't have anything to do with the name of the pickups. If I can improve the sound I get from my guitar then why not?
Quote by -MintSauce-
Bear in mind that most pickups which keep their clarity at high gain are usually not super high output.

Anyway, if you're happy with the guitar right now, stick with it. If you're not and you have the money, try to find secondhand SD models on eBay and give them a whirl. They should work for you on paper, but you're the only person who's going to be able to decide whether they're great or not with your playing and your setup.
I don't necessarily need outrageously high gain pickups, but ones that can handle high gain from the amp would be preferable. I've started upgrading the guitar bit by bit, already put straplocks on it, so it makes sense to me to upgrade the pickups too. Doesn't it?
Ibanez RG1570 w/ Bareknuckle Pickups
Ibanez RG655
PRS SE Fredrik Åkesson Singlecut
Blackstar HT-5
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
BOSS TU-2
MXR M-108
Digitech Bad Monkey
#929
Quote by Firewind Raging
It doesn't have anything to do with the name of the pickups. If I can improve the sound I get from my guitar then why not?

I didn't say it does, I just listed off some pickups that people are generally displeased at that maintain clarity at high gain regardless of their price and quality.

If there's nothing that you don't like now, then what is there to improve? Upgrading your pickups is just to remedy holes or particular parts of your sound that you don't like. If you can't name a part of your tone you don't like, it'll just be throwing money at something that wasn't a problem

Quote by Firewind Raging
so it makes sense to me to upgrade the pickups too. Doesn't it?

Not really, Imagine you already have a nice set of rims on a car and you really like the look of them, then you put a bit of money into the engine, does it make sense to buy another set of rims that are "better" even if what you already have fills all of your criteria?
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#930
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Guitar-DIY-Kit-Firebird-Style-Maple-Neck-Rosewood-Fretboard-/271363526838?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3f2e86d0b6

I'm thinking of getting this kit guitar, but I'm not sure if those are mini humbuckers or normal ones? I think they are normal ones? I will probably replace those so can anyone recommend some that are not too pricey? thanks in advance.
#931
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Guitar-DIY-Kit-Firebird-Style-Maple-Neck-Rosewood-Fretboard-/271363526838?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3f2e86d0b6

I'm thinking of getting this kit guitar, but I'm not sure if those are mini humbuckers or normal ones? I think they are normal ones? I will probably replace those so can anyone recommend some that are not too pricey? thanks in advance.


They're definite mini humbuckers.

I have no idea what these are like, but IronGear pickups have a good reputation:
http://axetec.co.uk/guitar_parts_uk_079.htm
#932
Hello!
So im thinking of building a Warmoth guitar and im searching for pickups for it...

1-Type (brand and model) of guitar you're upgrading
Its a plain top soloist body made of Alder, it has no veneer or anything.
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Wilkinson VS100 tremolo.

2-Current pickups the guitar has
None. But definitely I want an humbucker in the bridge and another in the neck.
Im not very sure yet whether I want just HH or HSH...

3- Current amplifier
Carvin V3M at home. At school I play in a jazz ensemble and we have solid state amps that we only play in the clean channel...

4-Desired tone (be specific)
I want a tone that works well for Hard Rock and Heavy metal.
I like the sound of bands like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple/Rainbow, Children of Bodom, Metallica(early), Helloween, and that kind. The lead tone of Steve Vai, Ritchie Blackmoore, Jason Becker, Morse and the alike are also of my liking.

I want something that can take distortion without becoming muddy and that have a powerful palm muted sound that can also work for 80s hard rock/glam metal and Har d blues. Instrumental metal/rock ... The clean sound just has to be decent.

So overall(I think) I want metal pickups that work well for rhythm and lead. I do not downtune often, if ever. I would not go much lower than D.

I have read in a lot of places that medium output pickups are the best to maintain clarity with high gain.

Options I have think of:

  • Dimarzio Dominion Bridge, Gravity Storm neck

I do not listen to Lamb of God a lot, but I kind of like the tone Mark Morton. Around the internet I have read that his pickup is very nice for everything metal rhythm and that it sounds aggressive and huge. Awesome sound for the lower strings... but some people say the higher ones sound thin... They talk well about the Gravity Storm, and say its a tamed version of past Vai pickups, specially in the high end. Seems like it would be perfect for solos.

  • Lace Sensor dually Red/Silver bridge and purple/emerald neck

I choose this one mainly because im interested in them for what they are(4 single coils). I heard someone playing the Red/Silver bridge and it sounded nice. But im worried that they wont quite work for what I want.

  • Seymour Duncan JB brigde, 59 or Jazz neck

I dont know much about SD, but this seems to be the standard hard rock/metal combo.

I did not include middle pickups because I know much about them.

What do you think?
Sorry if my english is wrong .
Ibanez S420
Carvin V3M
Carvin 112 cab in White
#933
Hey! So I bought a Dean Vendetta XM about a year to two ago, have never really used it until recently and really need to change the stock pickups

1-Type (brand and model) of guitar you're upgrading
Dean Vendetta XM

2-Current pickups the guitar has
Stock, which I couldn't really find much info on other than "DMT Design Pickups " So..
I like the stock pickups for the range of style, about it other than that they are horrible for me

3- Current amplifier
Marshall MG30DFX had this bad boy for 5 years now

4-Desired tone (be specific)
For the bridge I want a pickup capable of playing anything from Sabbath to Metallica
for the neck I really want a nice clean bluesy sound for anything from zep to jimi

Options I am thinking of:
I was thinking for the bridge a EMG HZ-4 or a Seymour Duncan SH-6 distortion humbucker
For the neck...I'm not sure if I go with the SH-6 probably a '59 SH-1
But if I choose the HZ-4 Then I'm not sure, I read somewhere something about a DiMarzio gravity? or something like that.
I need your guys' opinions on two things, one what pickup goes good with a EMG HZ-4
What pickups should I get? Im on a budget so below 80 would be great
#934
1-Type (brand and model) of guitar you're upgrading
Fender mexistrat HSS

2-Current pickups the guitar has
Stock,

3- Current amplifier
Roland Cube. To be soon upgraded to Marshall JVM 205C

4-Desired tone (be specific)
Mainly a nice bright clean with the option of turning up the distortion

Options I am thinking of: Seymour Duncans or Dimarzios. I just dont know how to configure the single coils and what humbucker would match in the bridge. Price isnt an issue. Just want whatever the best configuration would be.
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#935
Right now i have a les paul standard with an alnico pro II slash in the neck and a pearly gates in the bridge and push pull pots on all knobs.

I have an old Ibanez that came with my beginner pack years ago when i started playing. It has s singles and a humbucker in he bridge. It's technically my first guitar, though my LP is my baby. I wanted to upgrade the pickups to a clear high clean tone. I use alot of distortion on my LP, but i wanted a guitar i can keep cleaner with a few chorus, delay, phase effects on it occasionally. I know alot about humbuckers, but not much about single coil and even less about matching 2 singles with a hum. My budget can run up to a few hundred but ideally id like to stay at $300 or below. I'd like higher suggestions though.

Lastly, is it even worth upgrading the old pups or should i be spending money on a strat and upgrading the pups later?


I have a crate 60 wat gtrSS and an egnator combo tube

Thanks for any help!
Last edited by Les Paulington at Jun 12, 2014,
#936
I'm looking to change my guitar pickups, I've been reading this thread and it was very helpfull but I could really use some personal advise from you guys.

My guitar is an Epiphone SG-310, the body and neck are mahogany wood and it has the original pickups. I tune it in C (all strings are two whole steps lower) and use it primarily for playing metal. Here are some of the bands that I would like to to be able to sound like or get near of soundwise:
Russian Circles, Mastodon, Gojira, Agalloch, Opeth, The Sword, High On Fire.
My ideal would be to be able to play more agressive/faster stuff, doomy/stoner stuff, but to be also able to have a decent clean sound (in the style of Agalloch, Opeth) without losing the possibility of having a soft/hard rock jam with friends. I don't know if i'm asking too much lol.

I thought of maybe getting a more agressive pickup for the bridge and one with a nice clean tone on the neck. Because I tune so low I would like my neck pickup not to be too dark/bassy/opaque. I play in a 3 piece band where I rarely use the neck pup because theres too much "lowness" mixed with the bass player's sound.
One of the things I don't like about my actual pups it's that they lack attack and when I use distortion they tend to lack clarity in the sound. That's maybe the most important thing I want to change form my pups, the clarity of the sound when they get distorted.

For what i've been researching I was thinking in these pickups:
Black winter seymour duncan (bridge)
Emg 81 (neck)
Other options I liked where the Dimarzio D Activator or the Emg 85
I know the two EMG's are active and require a 9v battery wich I'm not really a fan of, if theres a better option in passive pups it would be better.

I'm a noob in the pickup world so if you could give me some advise it would be awesome.

thnx in advance!
#937
Hello,

I want to turn a Strat SSS into a HSS using a Dimarzio Super Distortion. Also I want to include the dual sound (parallel/series) and the coil split option using two switches.

My Question: how can I include these two wiring diagrams in one guitar:

http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/1h2s_nmtone_1dpdtdualsnd.pdf

http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/1h2s_nmtone_1dpdtsplit.pdf

For example: the white and black wire from PDF 1 run to the 3 + 2 pole of the switch. In PDF 2 these two black and white wires run together to pole 6. So can I just use two wires and solder them from pole 3 and 2 of one switch to pole 6 of the other switch?

Or should I use this wiring with just one switch for the job:

http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/hss5w_1v1t_splitB_DPDTdualsndB.pdf

Thank you for your answers!
Ashley
Last edited by ashbury666 at Sep 7, 2014,
#938
Hey everyone.

I'm looking to do some customization on a MIM Stratocaster, Ive had for a few years. It still has the original stock singles. I'm looking for a single-coil sized humbucker to put into the bridge position.

I have a 2001 Squier with a Seymour Duncan Humbucker, but I don't know what model, as it was second-hand from the lead guitarist in my previous band. I also have experience with a Cool Rails pup, which i used in the neck of the Squier, and i definitely enjoy the sound. However, I want to keep my MIM a little lighter.

I play out of a Fender 212 Modelling Amp, (I'm not sure on the model; it has two channels, and a selector knob which 'simulates' other Fender Amps. I use it on the "metal" which isn't actually too heavy)

I play rhythm mostly, and our band's style is somewhat erratic. I describe it as Punk-Blues. In any given day I'm playing from Cream to Seether, Foo Fighters to White Stripes to Blink 182. Our originals closely resemble these influences.

I'm looking to beef up a bit with that humbucker sound. I'll be leaving the single coils in the neck and middle for my few lead parts, so its almost exclusively for rhythm.

I was looking at SD's Hot Rails, based on my experience with Cool Rails, but once i looked into it I was distracted by Lil Demons, Lil '59s, and JB Jr's. What would be ideal for this style?

Thanks in advance,
~Dan
Last edited by ZombieBatman at Oct 21, 2014,
#939
Hey all! Long time lurker, for time poster.

Currently I am playing an Epiphone Semi-Hollow Union Jack Supernova (the Noel Gallagher guitar, here's link http://www.rareelectricguitar.com/Epiphone-Supernova-Union-Jack-Guitar-sale_2355.html). I am playing on an AC-15 these days, and I am not digging the way this guitar and amp sounds together. The Epiphone comes through really muddy (can't get clear tone) and if I kick in some overdrive it sounds even more washed. It's got 2 Humbuckers (Alnico 57 pickups).

I am looking for a more clear, but "controllable" sound. Kinda like the pickups in a Gretsch Duo Jet (though not sure this epiphone could use that same dual switch setup). I would like something more clear-toned, but able to play some of that bluesy, gritty, Jack White-y/Old Black Keys-y kind of stuff. Does that make sense?

I would like to stay around $150-200, but would also like to hear "money isn't a factor" options (besides just buying the Duo Jet, which I considered )

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
#940
Looking at getting the Seymour Duncan 59' Custom Hybrid... both bridge and neck models... possibly.

Would it go good with the guitar I was given as a gift ?
As I don't know if this guitar is considered "balanced and warm"? lol.

I mean I know it's made of Agathis, with a Flame-Maple top, and rosewood fingerboard... sounds like it "should" be warm and balanced, but with a bit of a darker tone possibly as it's tonally related to Mahogany according to this site.
As this site sais Mahogany is dark yet warm, with a lot of bottom end.


And this site sais about rosewood " featuring a bell-like attack and a rich, high-fidelity ring."

So in the end I'm guessing this all combines for a "balanced and warm, if a (little) dark" tone... so would this be suitable for that guitar?
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#941
Hello!

I have this pickup choosing problem: I just bought Ibanez RG1451 (basswood body, maple/rosewood neck and tight-end bridge) guitar, which has Dimarzio ToneZone on bridge. I was assuming pickup would sound good, but was disappointed to notice that it really lacks some growl. I recently sold my old RG821 which had Ibanez own stock bridge pickup CAP-VM2 and weirdly that stock pickup had more growl and better bite compared to TZ. Like the right higher frequencies that add the clawing evil sound to the tone are entirely missing. I am thinking maybe basswood body and TZ together make the sound so balanced it's almost boringly flat?

So: In a way I like TZ's large sound, but I need tighter and more brutal pickup. I like my guitar sound more or less like my bass sound: It would be cool to get a bit like Warwick vibe to it, tight bottom end and still punching form of mids and highs. A bit like this Celtic Frost on this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xP_KFgZBQw

Appreciate if someone could lend his knowledge and give some advice =).
#942
Yes, I read through the OPs.

I have a Washburn X-30 that I would like to upgrade. The current stock headhunter pups are pretty flat and versatile, but I would like something with more output, sensitivity, and punch. But not too much so :p The pups are both humbuckers, and the wiring uses coil tap. I don't really use that coil tap function, but I dunno how all that works so coil-tap compatibility in some way would be beneficial. I play Church worship music, alternative, post-rock, ambience, etc. The Amp I currently have is an older model Valveking with a WGS Retro 30 speaker.

Any suggestions? I'm thinking something Seymour Duncan. I was looking at the Pearly Gates, but they're pushing $100 each :/ So nothing too expensive please, unless I wouldn't be satisfied. No actives plz. Black casing would match my guitar best.
Last edited by Will Lane at Jan 16, 2015,
#943
Quote by Will Lane
Yes, I read through the OPs.

I have a Washburn X-30 that I would like to upgrade. The current stock headhunter pups are pretty flat and versatile, but I would like something with more output, sensitivity, and punch. But not too much so :p The pups are both humbuckers, and the wiring uses coil tap. I don't really use that coil tap function, but I dunno how all that works so coil-tap compatibility in some way would be beneficial. I play Church worship music, alternative, post-rock, ambience, etc. The Amp I currently have is an older model Valveking with a WGS Retro 30 speaker.

Any suggestions? I'm thinking something Seymour Duncan. I was looking at the Pearly Gates, but they're pushing $100 each :/ So nothing too expensive please, unless I wouldn't be satisfied. No actives plz. Black casing would match my guitar best.


Okie dokie.... You want some advice?

Your washburn is a cool guitar, especially if it has a coil tap option. if you REALLY want higher output .... IGNORE the coil tap option on the stock pickups. What I would do is gut whatever's in there and fully rewire it with HIGH OUTPUT humbuckers.

I would recommend something noisless, ideally a EMG 81 / 85 combo. Yessssss, they are ACTIVE pups. You will need space internally for a 9 V battery.

$100 unfortunately these days is not a "large budget" for a fully new Seymour Duncan set up.

However, there is an alternative ---

BARE KNUCKLE PICKUPS.

Find a single BKP humbucker and put it in the bridge position, that is what I *personally* prefer. I've been using a BKP Nailbomb for about 4 years and, yes, it was very pricy when I purchased it, but it sounds absolutely phenomenal for both high output and low output applications.

Duncan and BKP are my favorite brands, have you looked into the SD Alnico II Pro series at all? I like to use an Alnico II Pro "Slash" for neck applications.
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#944
So I just got myself another Ibanez S, which I'm absolutely stoked on. Normally I'm a massive DiMarzio Evo fanatic, but I'm looking for alternatives to maybe try something different. The guitar is mahogany with a maple neck, and I'm looking good for something a bit... punchier - more pronounced mids/high mids, and if possible a good clean tone and good dynamics as well.

During my search, I came across a SD Pegasus, and though it sounds good kn paper, I have zero experience with it, so I was hoping for some input.

Also, I'm aware of BKP and considered an Aftermath, but to be honest it seems a bit harsh on the highs, and I'd rather get a bridge pickup to do what I want, a land a single coil for the HSH middle slot configuration than spend almost $200 on one pickup. And on that topic, any suggestions on a single for thr middle position that's got really printing, round clean tone?

I play mostly prog/metal/hard rock with a touch of djent, if that helps.

Thanks in advance.

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#945
Best humbucker for death metal in an alder-bodied Pacifica 112V, as well as a stacked bucker for the neck that has an output high enough for solos? I'd prefer something passive, £100 seems a tad pricey but I wouldn't say that Seymour Duncan Distortions and Invaders are too much (at the £60 - £80 mark)
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#948
Quote by supertom1
Best humbucker for death metal in an alder-bodied Pacifica 112V, as well as a stacked bucker for the neck that has an output high enough for solos? I'd prefer something passive, £100 seems a tad pricey but I wouldn't say that Seymour Duncan Distortions and Invaders are too much (at the £60 - £80 mark)


I'm a big fan of the DiMarzio Evo2 or D-Activator. Not sure what the prices are in quid, but they are about 80-100 US.
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#949
Quote by the chemist
I'm a big fan of the DiMarzio Evo2 or D-Activator. Not sure what the prices are in quid, but they are about 80-100 US.


Thanks man! The D'Activator is £59.99 from Andertons, while the Evo 2 is £81 from the same shop, but can be found considerably cheaper elsewhere in the UK, so both are reasonably priced for me
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#950
I'm looking for a couple of humbuckers to go in a flying v copy with an ash body. Right now it has PRS pickups in it, and they are kind of boring. Very smooth, with a strong fundamental and not much else. What I think I'm looking for are some low output pups that are more dynamic and have more harmonic content.

I'm playing sort of fuzzed out low tuned rock. My setup is an old Orange OR80 through a newer Orange 412 with V30s and various fuzz boxes.

An example of sort of the sound I'm going for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCFU1Dpfmnk
Last edited by Stickymongoose at Jan 6, 2016,
#951
I am looking to mod my epiphone les paul standard plus top pro. I primarily play punk rock music, but I also play in a jazz band, and will sometimes play classic and hard rock covers. I have been looking at the Seymour Duncan Invader set and the Hot Rodded set. The Hot Rodded set seems to be more versatile, but I like the sound of the Invaders better for heavier tones. I am inexperienced at moding guitars. Which set is best for the sounds I am going for? Are their any other options I should look at? I would appreciate any help I can get.
#952
Hello everyone, I have some questions I hope you guys can answer, since I'm new to guitar modifications or customization.

I bought this Ibanez Gio GRG250DX two years ago and I want to upgrade the pickups
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_page15.php?year=2015&area_id=3&cat_id=1&series_id=9&data_id=191&color=CL01

Since it came with passive pickups I'd like it to have new passive pickups, I was thinking about buying EMGs, H4, H4a and S3
http://www.emgpickups.com/guitar/humbucking/passive-humbucking/h4.html
http://www.emgpickups.com/guitar/humbucking/passive-humbucking/h4a.html
http://www.emgpickups.com/guitar/single-coil/passive/s3.html

I was wondering if I can install the 3 passive pickups with this wiring kit, or if is it possible to install 3 EMG passive pickups, I've been searching on google for diagrams but I can't find one that has an HSH guitar, and mostly the ones I find are for active pickups or just 2 passive pickups
http://www.emgpickups.com/accessories/wiring-kits/wiring-kits/3-pickup-wiring-kit.html

I currently have a Marshall MG30DFX and I'm planning to buy a new Marshall later this year, haven't thought of it yet, I saw some demos of the new Code line from NAMM but I'm not sure if I would buy one of those, can someone recommend a nice amp? I'm looking for a 50 watt or 100 watt amp...

As for the tone I loved the sound of Slipknot's last album so I might try to go for something like that or maybe something like Metallica's Death Magnetic...

I'm still saving money to buy everything I think I can save up to $300
#953
Hi All,

Just got a Warmoth body - Royale, the LP shape. It is mahogany, as will the neck be once I get it.

I am looking for a versatile, clear and articulate humbucker for both neck and bridge that responds well to attack. Low to moderate output. I don't want muddiness. Thinking SD Pearly Gates, but open to suggestions. Can't afford BKPs, otherwise I'd go Mules.

I play through a Traynor YCV50blue.

Tone wise, everything from blues to classic metal. Nothing high gain. Artist wise, something that could handle Allman Brothers one night and AC/DC or Porcupine Tree the next.

Thanks!
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#954
Dimarzio neck single coil to match evolution?

I have an LTD quilted top, basswood body, bolt on maple neck and fretboard routed HSS. I want to install an evo in the bridge and the single coil evo in the middle.

There doesn't seem to be an evo single coil specifically for the neck so I'm looking for suggestions. Also, please chime in if you think the evo is too bright for this guitar. I'm considering the ToneZone or CrunchLab as alternates.

Thanks!
Last edited by zvsmedia at Mar 29, 2016,
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im buyng new pups for my ibanez rg nato body rosewood fb, 6string guitar . Im heavily influenced by mainly gothic metal bands like type 0 negative, evanescence and nightwish, Love how the nightwish mach up with orchestra, and thats the sound im going for , i know emppu uses duncan distortion but to me it kinda sounds lacking in comparison to pegasus and nazgul . My problem are the youtube videos on djenty 8 and 7 string grindcore ..(look how low my strings cane tune) -sound. I dont play that and the mearrow videos dont help.
While watching them i like the pegasus but i can hear some horible eq movment on the lower mids that kinda is distinctive and that drivesme away, and the nazgul (i didnt like it) well id love the idea of alnico and pickups that can do a thing or two beside sounding only great at high gain.
the review i like about nazgul and why im considering it
the review why i like pegasus and
now my question is does the pegasus have those wierd eq that leans on (well dont know how to discribe it other than) progressive?
sorry for grammar and bad eng :*