#1
heys guys as some of you may or may not know ive recently bought an rg50tc which im pleased with, but i still hunger for "that tone" ( i know the rg50tc is hardly the holy grail) im going to get an eq pedal but also my pickups are stock dean ( i play ml 79)

So, im after new pickups as well, the rg50tc can be a bit muddy and tuning to D makes this more so to my ears.

what pickup/s (bridge) do you guys think i should get, id like something with tight low end and clarity yet retains a punchy feel with good harmonic response.
preferably not actives though.


i like most metal, lamb of god, slayer, god forbid,KSE etc

thx for any advice
#2
I use an EMG 81 and I must say, I love it.
But it's more of an amp question really.
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#4
I think you should try the seymour duncan dimebucker, it has tight, punchy bass response with alot of treble clarity, its what I got and it sounds like that is a kind of pick up you want and its not an active either, its a very high output pickup too.
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#5
I go with an SH-8 Invader or a JB (Both Seymour Duncan) what amp are you playing through?
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#8
Dimarzio D-Sonic is exactly what you have described
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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
#10
IMHO the custom and custom custom don't have a tight low end.
My Gear
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
#11
Yup that would be the right JB. I also like the Custom Custom might wanna check that out but you can't really go wrong with a JB for rock. I'm not sure if an EMG 81 would fit your needs. I have one and I like it its great with the 18v mod for balls to the wall stuff but the cleans leave something to be desired compared to my other guitar with a passive pickup.
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#13
Quote by DCarney9116
I go with an SH-8 Invader or a JB (Both Seymour Duncan) what amp are you playing through?

Those are both pretty awful suggestions based on his requirements - the Invader is all mud with no clarity and the JB is notorious for having flabby low end response.

TS, Dimarzio D-Sonic is the way to go.
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#14
Quote by razorback91
looks like the JB it is
thx guys


just so you know, imo the JB is really trebly but does have a great tight bass response. i don't play really high gain stuf so i didn't really like it but for high gain i think it will rock.

^the JB in my mates maton has pretty good bass response.
Last edited by joe_k at Mar 4, 2009,
#15
Quote by dimeoflage91
I think you should try the seymour duncan dimebucker, it has tight, punchy bass response with alot of treble clarity, its what I got and it sounds like that is a kind of pick up you want and its not an active either, its a very high output pickup too.


Not this, dimebucker's are SD's worst pickup imo, The jb is quite trebly and also if its in an alder body it will be bright, but if you like a bright tone go for it.