#1
i have a bc rich bronze series warlock. i am not 100% sure if this prob is the guitar or my amp. whenever i try to use any distortion all i get is a realy muddy sound no matter what i do.
so if i have to replace the humbuckers then what should i go for?

i am a complete noob at this so i might be wrong but, could i buy (for example)
this

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/sh-6b-duncan-distortion/13158

and this
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/aph-1n-alnico-pro-ii-hum/13144

and use them on both on the guitar or would i have to buy a set.

at the moment i think seymour duncans would be good.

i play a variety of genres, blues,punk,metal/metalcore,rock and some others. so i would need something that is good for a variety of styles
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Quote by WARLOCK123
i have a bc rich bronze series warlock. i am not 100% sure if this prob is the guitar or my amp. whenever i try to use any distortion all i get is a realy muddy sound no matter what i do.
so if i have to replace the humbuckers then what should i go for?


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Get a new, better, amp the best pickups in the world wouldn't make any difference.


Agreed but to diagnose the problem just play through the amp with a different guitar and see if you have the same issue if you do its your amp if you dont its your guitar, pretty simple
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#4
it can be a mix of both

if both your pickups and your amp are muddy its one big mess

it could also be that you're not dialing in your amp properly to eliminate some of the muddiness
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Get a new, better, amp the best pickups in the world wouldn't make any difference.



i am getting a new amp soon. a Peavey Vypyr 75. but it hasnt been delivered yet
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i am getting a new amp soon. a Peavey Vypyr 75. but it hasnt been delivered yet


Better but wait until you have the amp before you think about pickups, you won't know what you want to change about your tone until you have the amp.
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#8
Definitely wait for your new amp.
Considering the impact that your amp will have on your tone, you should definitely wait it out before spending money.
If you feel you need a pickup change afterward, then go for it, just wait for the amp.

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Better but wait until you have the amp before you think about pickups, you won't know what you want to change about your tone until you have the amp.

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Perfect answer.


Just wait for the amp, there's no need to rush things I think.
#10
It is definetely your amp. I had a small Gibson Mini Flying-V to begin with. It came with a decent beginner amp. After a while, it did the exact same thing as your's. I got a new guitar and a new micro cube amp. Now it sounds much better and more controlled. I would recommend a micro cube amp. Great sound and are cheap (around $110), especially on Ebay.
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Better but wait until you have the amp before you think about pickups, you won't know what you want to change about your tone until you have the amp.


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#12
I also would go with a better amp first. Even though BC Rich Bronze series guitars are the low end of the BC Rich line the pups are not bad IMHO I have a Warbeast with the BDSM pups and I really like the sound they produce with my amp. Take your guitar with you to a music shop and try out several amps. You would be surprised what you hear and I'll bet it sounds different thru each and everyone of them. You can't get much out of a 15 watt amp to tell you the truth.

EDIT: OH! If you decide it's the guitar as well save up and buy a better one rather than putting in a set of Duncans in that guitar.

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