#1
I have a Schecter C-1 plus, the bridge pickup is a duncan designed pickup akin to the duncan SH-4. I play blues and jazz a lot but I mostly use the neck pickup for that, however, when I want to play some serious rock and add a lot of distortion the bridge pickup becomes very muddy.
I don't care much about clean tone because I only play clean clean using the bridge when I am practicing. It needs to be non active, I don't feel like taking a router to my guitar to hollow out a space for a battery, I just want a pickup that can handle a lot of distortion.

I use 10 gauge strings.
#2
What amp are you using?
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#3
Various, I've tried all sorts of amps, it's definitely the guitar.
I just want a pickup that can give me more clarity as I push the clipping.
#5
It doesn't handle the raw distortion of a marshall or triple rec turned up as well as a lot of guitars will

Slash doesn't use as much as I do. Maybe more like sum41
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#6
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Seymour Duncan Alnico 2 pro... same as slash's... very nice clean, spherical and sparkley in the bridge, absolute magic.

Terrible suggestion, you don't get clarity under distortion from Alnico 2 magnets.

Duncan Custom is what I'd go for, maybe a Dimarzio Norton.
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#7
well to be fair, i do. and you cant just say a suggestion is terrible, that just implies i dont know what im talking about... i think it depends more on what distortion you use. i use distortion with very little gain, and you can hear each note perfectly. i only pointed out that slash uses these in case the guy had trouble tracking them down - i was NOT reccomending his tone (which is down more to his amps and mxr eq more than his pickups anyways.)
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#8
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well to be fair, i do. and you cant just say a suggestion is terrible, that just implies i dont know what im talking about... i think it depends more on what distortion you use. i use distortion with very little gain, and you can hear each note perfectly. i only pointed out that slash uses these in case the guy had trouble tracking them down - i was NOT reccomending his tone (which is down more to his amps and mxr eq more than his pickups anyways.)

He said he uses a lot of distortion and wants more clarity - an Alnico 2 magnet will mush up under heavy distortion and have a spongly low end which is the exact opposite of what he wants and therefore its a terrible suggestion.

Ideally he's looking at ceramic magnets, hence the Custom...but a suitably voiced Alnico 5 magnet would be okay too.
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#9
my seymour duncan custom custom in my bridge is very clear sounding.
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#10
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He said he uses a lot of distortion and wants more clarity - an Alnico 2 magnet will mush up under heavy distortion and have a spongly low end which is the exact opposite of what he wants and therefore its a terrible suggestion.

Ideally he's looking at ceramic magnets, hence the Custom...but a suitably voiced Alnico 5 magnet would be okay too.


So, a good starting place is alnico 5 or ceramic?