#1
I'm using an Ibanez RG350DX with stock pickups when i play any metal.
Can anyone list what pickups Dave has used over each album?
Does anyone recommend any good pickups for a good thrash metal tone?
#2
He uses Duncans i think LIve Wire active Pups, and for a good thrash tone, I dlook at duncans and EMGs, but since you dont wanna pay more for installation, dont get actives
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Ibanez JEM7V

Kramer Striker 5-string bass with Kahler tremolo

Line 6 Spyder Amp

Marshall Bass amp
#3
Ya he uses Duncans, but i think Emg's are better, they give an amazing all around tone and is mind blowing for metal.
#5
Quote by Devilman2020
Mustaine mainly used the SD jb & jazz



always a solid combo
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#6
Quote by sexualbreakfast
Ya he uses Duncans, but i think Emg's are better, they give an amazing all around tone and is mind blowing for metal.

emg has always sounded sterile to me, tried my neighbor's schecter so many times though his mesa rectifier and no matter how much effort we put into the eq it just sound so toneless and fuzzy
#7
Quote by Devilman2020
Mustaine mainly used the SD jb & jazz

Can you name the two humbuckers fully please?
#8
Seymour Duncan sh-4 JB pickup for the bridge & Seymour Duncan sh-2 Jazz pickup for the neck
Last edited by Devilman2020 at Mar 2, 2009,
#9
I get very good metal tone from a Bill Lawrence AlNiCo pup. Mine's the old L-500L and they are now made under the Wylde brand. They are just a bit warmer than EMG's and can be EQ'd right through to produce blues and classic rock tones. Very versatile and I'd say they have the edge on DiMarzio Super Distortions. I never used Seymour Duncans so I can't compare.
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#10
you should look for his current pick ups if you want actives.

the Dave Mustaine Live Wire from Seymour Duncan. They a way better tone than EMGs.

otherwise as stated the sd jazz pups
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#11
i have no knowledge of active pickups..
they sound quite annoying to maintain so i guess passives are good
Dave used this combo for Rust In Peace right?
#12
Quote by Arterial
i have no knowledge of active pickups..
they sound quite annoying to maintain so i guess passives are good
Dave used this combo for Rust In Peace right?


actives are not annoying to maintain at all. You just change a battery every once in a while.
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Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
#13
Quote by sexualbreakfast
Ya he uses Duncans, but i think Emg's are better, they give an amazing all around tone and is mind blowing for metal.


EMGs have no tone.
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#17
Oh yeah. Dave from Megadeth. He uses Seymour Duncan LiveWire pickups man. At least now he does. When he played Jackson guitars it was different. But I think they were the same ones Marty Friedman had in his Jackon Kelly guitars. A Seymour Duncan, Jazz, and something else. Not 100% sure. But now he uses his LiveWires EXCLUSIVELY!
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