#1
Hello, chaps and cats and dogs.


I have recently purchased a Schecter v-1 FR. It has the 2008 EMG 81/89TW coil tap pickups installed stock. The cleans are pretty nice, but the problem is that for heavy riffing it just lacks depth and punch and to put it bluntly : good tone. The sustain for whammy squeals is pathetic. I can only get a decent amount of gain from cranking the knobs up on a line 6 spider III.

And I don't just use a spider amp. I have a Schecter S-1 Elite with normal EMG 81/85's that I play through a Krank Revolution combo among tons of other amps. My Elite sounds nice in all the amps that the v1 sounds like s*it in. I really just want different pickups.

I'm looking for a diverse pickup combination that can allow me to play the high gain stuff : Pantera, Death, In Flames, Deicide, Bodom etc

And mellow stuff like Opeth, Porcupine Tree, you name it.

I don't want the cold cyborg feel of EMG's anymore.

I have been looking at the Seymour Duncan hot rodded humbucker set, the dimarzio X2n, the dimarzio drop sonic, and duncan invaders.

I use .10-.52 gauge strings in D standard or drop C tuning. And I like my riffing very tight...like Jon Schaffer triplet tight.

Could any of you lads suggest a pickup set for me?
Last edited by No Seatbelt at Dec 17, 2008,
#2
it wont matter if your amp sucks

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#3
DiMarzio D-Sonic sounds perfect if you're drop tuned. Also consider the D-Activators, which are a bit like EMGs with an organic passive tone.
If your budget is a bit higher, Bare Knuckle Nailbombs, Miracle Mans and War Pigs all deliver great high gain sound. The Nailbomb and War Pig are quite versatile, too.
#4
Dude its totally your amp, hate to break it to ya. That cold "cyborg" feel its from the amps digital processing.
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#5
Quote by No Seatbelt
I have recently purchased a Schecter v-1 FR.


v-1 ? you mean C-1 ?

Quote by No Seatbelt
I can only get a decent amount of gain from cranking the knobs up on a line 6 spider III.


Haven't heard any good things yet about active pickups on a modeling amp...

U need to get urself a new amp man.. (active are nice combined with tube amps)
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#6
Quote by bean-o
Dude its totally your amp, hate to break it to ya. That cold "cyborg" feel its from the amps digital processing.



exactly - you could put stock p/u's in and wont notice much of a difference. Invest in a nice tube combo and problem solved. It wont matter what p/u's you put in your axe if you keep playing through a junk digital amp

Epi Les Paul Std w/Duncans
ESP LTD EX260
Cry Baby From Hell
Marshall JH-1
EHX Metal Muff
MXR EVH Phase 90
Carl Martin Classic Chorus
EHX #1 Echo
Ibanez LU-20
Dunlop DCB-10
Crate V50112
Tascam US144


PEDALBOARD JUNKIES
#7
Quote by IKnowItsWrong
v-1 ? you mean C-1 ?


Schecter makes a V-1

TS: I agree with everyone else...its probably your amp. As much as you don't want to hear that You might notice a subtle change with a pickup swap...but not as big of a change as you would notice by getting a better amp.
#8
hahaha! I failed to mention that I don't just play it through that amp. The pickups suck in every amp I've used. And I just want passive pickups anyways.

So please, tell me about pickups. Sorry about the ****ty way of expressing my question.
#9
Well in that case... I suggest the D-sonic also. I have one in my Ibanez S and it sounds very clear for lower tunings. Its got some serious balls.
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#10
Only reason I didn't say new amp is because I was resourceful enough to look at his profile and see he has a Krank.

Just defending myself here.
#11
Thank you, Rock Pig and Bean-o. May many STD-free strumpets throw themselves at your feet.
#12
Quote by No Seatbelt
Thank you, Rock Pig and Bean-o. May many STD-free strumpets throw themselves at your feet.

May they indeed.
I'ma gonna sig that.