#1
I want to replace the stock pickups in my les paul studio.
I have a mesa roadking.


This is the tone i'm trying to capture:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PgxBWhvExw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkRxjrlgzp0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_bbrNUsL2U

I thought about buying the Gibson 500t/496r that come in the explorers because i liked the way they sounded. But i'm worried about them getting muddy at c tuning
#2
How much could you pay?
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#6
Warpigs are 190 uncovered, 220 covered.
That's in pounds sterling.
To US dollars, 263 uncovered and 304 covered.

That's the price for a calibrated set, NOT individual.
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#8
Ok cool,thats pretty awesome that you can pick the magnet material for the pickup.
#9
At the risk of sounding generic, you definitly might investigate active pickups for d-tuned metal. I think they do wonders for keeping your tone tight compared to lots of hot active pickups. Not that passive pickups are bad. Barknuckels are supposedly good, along with Swineshead. I personally have tried Swineshead pickups, and have a set of their X-Buckers. They're pretty great for metal; nice and tight, yet organic sounding. Very focused, very powerful.


As far as actives, EMG's running at 18 volts is an option.
#10
Quote by lumberjack
At the risk of sounding generic, you definitly might investigate active pickups for d-tuned metal. I think they do wonders for keeping your tone tight compared to lots of hot active pickups. Not that passive pickups are bad. Barknuckels are supposedly good, along with Swineshead. I personally have tried Swineshead pickups, and have a set of their X-Buckers. They're pretty great for metal; nice and tight, yet organic sounding. Very focused, very powerful.


As far as actives, EMG's running at 18 volts is an option.

the 18v wouldnt be good for a black tone, youd want it to be as compressed as possible
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#11
Quote by Metalfan41
the 18v wouldnt be good for a black tone, youd want it to be as compressed as possible



But you get better attack and string presence/individuality with the 18 volt mod. If you want compressed just run your guitar through a compressor and an OD and you'll be set. Aye? Nay?


#12
I played some emgs through a line 6 they sounded really good with distortion.Cleans were pretty good with a bit of reverb.People say the cleans sound really bad,but when i turned the volume knob down about halfway it sounded fine.
#13
Quote by lumberjack
But you get better attack and string presence/individuality with the 18 volt mod. If you want compressed just run your guitar through a compressor and an OD and you'll be set. Aye? Nay?



compressor would defeat the purpose of the 18v mod, just make it sound like any old EMG again
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#14
Black Metal? Honestly


Treble:10
Gain:10
Mids:0
Bass:0


That's THE black metal tone. Just play a bunch of minor chords.
#15
Quote by llanafreak44
Black Metal? Honestly


Treble:10
Gain:10
Mids:0
Bass:0


That's THE black metal tone. Just play a bunch of minor chords.


This made my day.
#16
Quote by tpcjames111
I played some emgs through a line 6 they sounded really good with distortion.Cleans were pretty good with a bit of reverb.People say the cleans sound really bad,but when i turned the volume knob down about halfway it sounded fine.

Bull****.
Line six amps make everything sound the same.


If you want actives, go with Seymour Duncan Blackouts. They are /a lot/ better than EMGs.

Otherwise,
Dimarzio Distortion pickups or Seymour Duncan Invader/Dimebucker/Screamin' Demon.
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Gear:
Peavey Supreme 100W head
Crate 4x12 cab
Epiphone Les Paul Standard+
Modded Johnson Stratocaster
#17
Anybody played those emg x's yet there supposed to sound more organic. Btw this was supposed to be pickup recommendations not why you don't like emg's.
#18
Quote by Emoishboy
Line six amps make everything sound the same.


No.

Quote by Emoishboy
If you want actives, go with Seymour Duncan Blackouts. They are /a lot/ better than EMGs.


No.

Quote by Emoishboy
Dimebucker


No.