#1
whats the best pickups primarily for a janes addiction stone temple pilots kind of sound but still versatile enough for classic rock blues and old school metal.

they will be in an epiphone les paul through and orange tiny terror

thanks

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#2
That is exactly what I want to know as well!
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#4
I'd say look into something like a Seymour Duncan JB or something by Dimarzio. I'm not too familiar with Dimarzio pickups but I know there are some other guys on the forums that would be able to point you in the right direction.
#5
i was thinking the jb and alnico pro 2

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#8
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gotta go with Duncans or EMGs. you can't go wrong

You can if you buy the wrong model

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#9
Dimarzio Super Distortion and Dimarzio Paf Pro for a old school metal tone

Or

Dimarzio AT-1 and PAF Classic for vintage tones like your blues rock
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#10
I would advise a DiMarzio AT1 or Duncan Custom 5 in the bridge with a DiMarzio PAF Joe or Duncan '59 in the neck.

Mix and match as approptiate. I'd always have the DiMarzios, but you might be different. From my experience the DiMarzios will have a lot of clarity and a good upper mid bark but the Duncans will feel more "vintage" accurate.

Edit:
If you have a massive budget and spit on the state of the economy from on high, try Bare Knuckles. They're absolutely incredible. The Emerald or Black Dog sets would probably work for you but they're very, very pricey.
Last edited by Rock Pig at Jan 27, 2009,
#11
Quote by TW909
gotta go with Duncans or EMGs. you can't go wrong


Uh yea u can EMG wont do crap for classic rock. Your absolute best bet is a gibson 57 or burstbucker.
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#12
A very versatile pickup is the Dimarzio PAF. The Gibson PAF was Eddie Van Halen's choice pickup. Dimarzio's PAF is very similar with excellent tone quality for various sound canvases.
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#13
Quote by brownsfan456
Uh yea u can EMG wont do crap for classic rock. Your absolute best bet is a gibson 57 or burstbucker.


I don't know much about them, but how would a Dirty Fingers sound for him?

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#14
^Dirty Fingers are shit; tonally vapid and sterile and very muddy. Just horrendously bad in general in my opinion.

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A very versatile pickup is the Dimarzio PAF. The Gibson PAF was Eddie Van Halen's choice pickup. Dimarzio's PAF is very similar with excellent tone quality for various sound canvases.

Don't get me wrong, DiMarzio PAFs are brilliant, but they're not as vintage accurate as you make out; too much treble. If you want a good PAF tone, the Duncan '59 is a good choice or you could go upmarket and get a Bare Knuckle Mule.
Last edited by Rock Pig at Jan 27, 2009,
#15
Quote by Rock Pig
^Dirty Fingers are shit; tonally vapid and sterile and very muddy. Just horrendously bad in general in my opinion.


Don't get me wrong, DiMarzio PAFs are brilliant, but they're not as vintage accurate as you make out; too much treble. If you want a good PAF tone, the Duncan '59 is a good choice or you could go upmarket and get a Bare Knuckle Mule.


Thanks, I only played one of those crappy Epi's with Dirty Fingers once, seemed really muddy to me too.

Only heard good things about Bare Knuckles, can't go wrong with them.

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#16
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Thanks, I only played one of those crappy Epi's with Dirty Fingers once, seemed really muddy to me too.

What's really depressing is that they put them in that £1500 Tom DeLonge model.
#17
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What's really depressing is that they put them in that £1500 Tom DeLonge model.


Well it is a Tom Delonge model, it's not like they were trying to replicate good tone

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#18
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#21
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How bout some Rockfields? SWC sounds like the perfect pickup for you. Bunch of soundclips here:

http://www.rockfieldpickups.com/swc.html



wow those sound fantastic i'll definitely tell my friend to get those

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#22
Quote by timzee117
wow those sound fantastic i'll definitely tell my friend to get those


Really versatile and some of the lower priced pickups on the market too. Only 49.99 for one.

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