#1
Hey. I want to get new pickups. the ones on my Jackson (SD TB4, F-spaced JB) sound all compressed and middy. too middy for my tastes. My amp is already a middy amp to begin with. with my LTD, it sounds less middy and a little more open. Anyways, I play like... all kinds of metal, but want to achieve a sort of tone like All That Remains probably or Bullet For My Valentine mixed with Children of Bodom.. Good cleans should not be a factor for me, but if two pickups are equal, then cleans is better. I am open to any suggestions, but am leaning towards EMG's or other active pickups. I need good high-gain pickups with a good amount of bass and treble and pretty low mids (note: not scooped, but lower than my current ones). I can say that I am a gain *****. just throwing that out there.
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#2
this is for the Jackson I'm guessing? maybe look into the SD Screamin' Demon. not terribly middy, decent treble, and a good low end. F-spaced as well. not active though. Most EMG's don't seem terribly middy to me but you would have to switch out your pots for them.
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#5
Blackouts have an emphasis on mids. He wants one that doesn't have a lot of mids. maybe you guys should read the whole post.
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#6
Flatter EQ? Dimarzio D Sonic or Steve's Special. There's also the Breed, it is middy, but it's more lower midrange and has a more open sound than something like a JB or Tone Zone.

I'd personally say D-Sonic in the bridge with a Breed in the neck.
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#7
^ +1
Also consider Bare Knuckles. If you can afford it, the Miracle Man sounds perfect for you, followed by the Warpig (possibly ceramic for more output at the expense of cleans)
#8
Get the EMG's if you like playing the heavier stuff.
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#11
Quote by forsaknazrael
^...did you try looking at his signature?

rofl.. that was funny. but no. pickups are a pretty big thing after amp and guitar.
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack