#1
I really like the playability of my Schecter Damien FR but the passive emgs arent really cutting it. Id like some new pickups that can give me a really good solid tone. Id like to replace both pickups but I can live with the neck pickup. Im also looking for the pickup to be relatively cheap. I play anything from Thrice to Bury Your Dead to Jazz, through a crate gx212.


edit: passives are preferred
Last edited by DerAj2 at Jan 22, 2009,
#2
ummm rule number 1. Don't get "cheap" pickups.

Rule number 2. Get a new Amp where you'll actually be able to tell the difference in your new pups.

Rule number 3. Don't tell us you play jazz, we know you don't.

My rec. for pups at least, id get a Seymour Duncan invader, its brutal.
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ummm rule number 1. Don't get "cheap" pickups.

Rule number 2. Get a new Amp where you'll actually be able to tell the difference in your new pups.

Rule number 3. Don't tell us you play jazz, we know you don't.

My rec. for pups at least, id get a Seymour Duncan invader, its brutal.

I'm not here to contribute, but who says he doesn't play jazz?

Maybe he's in a school band or jams with his dad and/or grandad.
#4
Where are you? If you're in Britain you probably have the most options.

In general, if you want versatility to that extent I suggest you'll want something wound vintage hot, possibly slightly more, in the bridge, and something not particularly low output, but obviously not overly hot in the neck.

I'd suggest a DiMarzio PAF Pro for the bridge, but that might be a little toppy if your guitar body is made of anything brighter than mahogany (which I CBA to check). Instead, try a PAF Joe (which is a brilliant pickup in any position). If you want something hotter try a Tone Zone.
For the neck, try a DiMarzio Air Classic or, if you want something slightly hotter, a PAF Joe or even Pro.
If you have the money, I heartily reccomend Bare Knuckles. If you do opt for BKPs, my tip would be a Cold Sweat in the bridge, but to be honest for BKP money you could save up and upgrade to a genuine tube amp (yes, tube banwagon. Sue me) and notice a far more significant improvement in tone.

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Quote by Element182
ummm rule number 1. Don't get "cheap" pickups.

Rule number 2. Get a new Amp where you'll actually be able to tell the difference in your new pups.

Rule number 3. Don't tell us you play jazz, we know you don't.

My rec. for pups at least, id get a Seymour Duncan invader, its brutal


Rule 1: I disagree; ever heard of irongear pickups? Some cheap pickups can be quite good. Anyway, when an upgrade is in question, we're not usually talking cheap.
Rule 2 I agree with to some extent.
Rule 3: Who says he doesn't play Jazz?
The Invader is muddy as hell. Saying it's "brutal" is actually quite funny IMO
Last edited by Rock Pig at Jan 22, 2009,
#5
Thank you for being a total douche bag. (Element)


I like the tone of my amp, I've tried it over tube amps and I prefer it.

And how the hell do you know I don't play jazz? It's completely beyond me how you know me better then I do?

I'll rephrase what I said, I'm looking for affordable pickups.

Edit: I live in the USA.
Last edited by DerAj2 at Jan 22, 2009,
#6
Also, if you are in England, you can get a set of BareKnuckles for about the same as a set of, say, Seymour Duncans. I'd say get the VHII, its what I'm getting. That or the Mule.
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#7
Quote by DerAj2

Edit: I live in the USA.

Then in general I wouldn't bother with anything besides Duncans or DiMarzios; anything else there is either overpriced or awful, with the exception of those things you get from Guitarfetish (GFS?)

And I did mention your amp in my above post, but if you genuinely prefer your amp to the tube amps you tried then disregard it.
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And how the hell do you know I don't play jazz? It's completely beyond me how you know me better then I do?


I guess what he meant is that everyone says that they play "blah blah and jazz" to sound sofisticated or they play jazz at a level that elitists wouldn't accept as jazz.