#1
(Bridge)
DC Resistance: 13.4k
Resonant Peak: 5.5hz
Magnet: Alnico 5's

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-I can't decide to get this pickup (shown above) or the Seymour Duncan Custom.

-They are so close spec wise, but the custom has a Ceramic pickup.

-Are they both Good for metal?
-----Is the SD custom better for metal?
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#2
well what are the pickups?
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Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#3
I love my Alnico 5's. I play all sorts of metal, and I Love them. They came stock in my LP.

Very nice with the tone rolled off when playing clean, very jazzy sound.
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#5
Quote by deftonesordie
I love my Alnico 5's. I play all sorts of metal, and I Love them. They came stock in my LP.

Very nice with the tone rolled off when playing clean, very jazzy sound.



thanks for the comment/help

the clean is important, but the distortion is most important to me.
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#8
What's the inductance of those pickups?

And I have to say, I find that a clean-sounding pickup is MORE important for distortion, to prevent your music sounding like a muddy mess. Clarity and definition are more important than output - you can boost your signal easily with a pedal.
#9
Quote by ILoveGuitar07
(Bridge)
DC Resistance: 13.4k
Resonant Peak: 5.5hz
Magnet: Alnico 5's

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-I can't decide to get this pickup (shown above) or the Seymour Duncan Custom.

-They are so close spec wise, but the custom has a Ceramic pickup.

-Are they both Good for metal?
-----Is the SD custom better for metal?

You could always just get the Custom 5, which is a Custom with an Alnico 5 magnet...it all depends on the guitar it's going in, the amp you're using and what kind of tone you're looking for.
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#10
Quote by steven seagull
You could always just get the Custom 5, which is a Custom with an Alnico 5 magnet...it all depends on the guitar it's going in, the amp you're using and what kind of tone you're looking for.


I want a very heavy agressive tone.
I want it to break up sooner and overdrive my amp.
My amps great for this, I just need a different pickup.

I have one guitar that the pickup is great, and the other guitar pickups I don't like. (both bridge) So I know I don't need a new amp (412).
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#11
Duncan Distortion. seriously. Maybe a Dimarzio Super Distortion, or ask nuthinbuttrubl8 to wind you a pickup. all about the same price.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Jan 26, 2009,