#1
ok im getting some new pickups for my guitar and im just wondering what seymour duncans will give me a good harmonic punk sound(comeback kid , Rise against) and will have a really good clean tone

im playing thru a peavey bandit 112 and using a ltd ec-500

thanks in advance
#7
single coil or humbuckers?
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#12
forget it - if you're "not rich" then there's no point wasting your money on pickups. Spend it on something worthwhile instead.
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#13
... thats not the point

i can get a set of ANY pickups for like $50

i wont reveal my secrets but i can get them for cheap so im swapping them out
#14
you got an EC 500? and you wanna swap pickups? the duncans in that one should be enough .... and if you got the EMG's, ugh you can try and sell em for a set of PU's but personally I'd keep the pickups that are in it
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#15
dont get me wrong i like the emgs but theyre just not good for my playing style and this is my favourite guitar out of the 2 i have lol so i want it to tailor to my playing style
#16
well tim (rise against) uses gibson H buckers I suppose, the other guy uses gibson ones as well?

I'm not sure but if you only wanna swap humbuckers AND wanna go in their tonal direction, gibson buckers seem like your best bet.


and as an answer to your ORIGINAL question, yes duncans (depending on which you're after) will do those things well.


The biggest part of your tone comes from your amp though, so I don't know if it has any effect...
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#17
ok thanks finally someone actually recommended pickups

do u know of any specific duncans i should look out for?
#18
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... thats not the point

i can get a set of ANY pickups for like $50

i wont reveal my secrets but i can get them for cheap so im swapping them out

If you can get a pair of pickups for $50 then fair enough, it's worth doing.

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#19
^Good rec.

I'd probably use a '59 in the neck, though.

BTW, please stop bumping. Especially so often. 3 times within 6 hours. If you read the rules, bumping isn't even allowed.

And hope your "50 buck pickup swap" does something for you. I would think that getting a distortion pedal would even make a bigger difference than new pickups..
#20
^ i would trust them on that. its common UG knowledge and they are also on the "recognized list of WHO TO LISTEN TO" 2008
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#21
$50's huh? This doesn't seem that bad.
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