#1
i am in need of some new pickups!

im looking for a good set of metal pickups. i drop tune to C standard, so its gonna be pretty crunchy. as some examples of the kind of sound im shooting for:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alestorm&search_type=&aq=f

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=turisas&search_type=&aq=f

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=norther&search_type=&aq=f

so, something good for drop tuning, good highs, nice rumbling lows, with a decent amount of mids, not a super crazy amount, but enough.

i was thinking a set of SD blackouts, or dimarzio super distortions. but i just want some extra rccomendations and oppinions.

thanks a bunch!

EDIT: there going into an Ibanez RGR421EXFM
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Last edited by thespian948 at Jan 15, 2009,
#3
Quote by ethan_hanus
i use EMG 85/81, but they are a bit bassy, but i counter act that with a Boss Ds-1 and its inceradible shrilliness. makes it sound normalish.


eh. id get the blackouts before i got the EMG 81/85 combo. something about the emg's i just dont like.
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#4
john petrucci d sonics. he tunes to that tuning often..i have them and they sound incredible with down tunings. very clear..and not fuzzy. very shrarp and defined..yet quite bassy.
#6
use dimarzio dactivators
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#7
Quote by forsaknazrael
What's your current amp?


B-52 AT-100


and i will be checking out those D sonics. thanks him
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#9
Quote by ethan_hanus
i use EMG 85/81, but they are a bit bassy, but i counter act that with a Boss Ds-1 and its inceradible shrilliness. makes it sound normalish.


lol
But on topic, these or the Dimarzios suggested would be fine.
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#10
Quote by mmolteratx
lol
But on topic, these or the Dimarzios suggested would be fine.


lol........ agreed lol

But yeah, dont go active. You check out some Dimarzios
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#11
Quote by forsaknazrael
Alright...What do you find lacking about your tone right now?


lacking highs. lows. mids. plugged in my schecter with the stock pups and it sounded great. so my problem here is....stock ibanez pickups.
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Last edited by thespian948 at Jan 15, 2009,
#12
Quote by thespian948
lacking highs. lows. mids. plugged in my schecter with the stock pups and it sounded great. so my problem here is....stock ibanez pickups.



youre lacking highs, mids and lows? have you tried turning your amp up?
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#13
Quote by ihavenoname93
youre lacking highs, mids and lows? have you tried turning your amp up?


yea. when its turned up i get some of the mids and bass. pickups are terrible. liek i said, i plugged my schecter in at the same volume and it sounded great. crap ibanez pickups. what do ya expect
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#15
D/Drop Sonics are pretty good pickups, they sounded great when I tried them.
Just thought I'd +1 that suggestion.

You have the passive Designed by EMG pickups right? Those things were muddy as hell when I tried them, plenty of output but just mud.
Maybe change tubes? I recently changed mine and it made a load of difference.
Last edited by dudey5691 at Jan 16, 2009,
#16
Quote by forsaknazrael
Pickup height adjustment and maybe an EQ pedal could fix this easy. Too many people look to pickup swaps for frequency response changes.

BTW, I don't recommend Super Distortions. They're more for 80's metal.



i tried fiddling with the pickup height. just couldnt get enough out of them. like. i can tolerate it, but i just want more out of them. and an EQ pedal is in my future, as soon as i get a delay and chorus pedal.
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