#1
Hey guys, I just bought myself a Schecter Tempest Classic, and I know the stock pckups arent too good.
I play in a hardcore metal band, so im looking for a pretty brutal tone:P
But cleans are still pretty important.
I was leaning towards EMG, but it's alot of hassle, I think id rather just have a good beefy passive.

We play alot of thrash influences riffs, so it needs to be quite a sound.
I was looking at bareknuckles, but dunno which ones to go for.

Thanks again
#2
what amp are you using? i ask cause you said you 'know' rather then 'think' so it sounds like its based off assumption

Edit: and can ppl stop asking us for bareknuckle recomendations? you can email tim! the guy who makes them! he knows best.

Edit 2: duncan 59 and custom custom... great pickups. with the correct amp can sound brutal as hell.
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#3
GFS power rails?
they sound good to me
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#4
Im using a bugera 333xl.
I have spoke to him, I already own a set of painkillers in my c-1, i'm not too keen on them.
Any pickup suggestions are appreciated tho
#5
Ask CorduroyEW. He makes pickups as RockMonkey Guitars.
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#7
I don't think the EMG or SD Blackout would be too much hassle. If you're playing a lot of metal you may end up with actives in the end anyway. I also like Dimarzio for passives though.
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#8
beefy passive?

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#9
D Activator X?

Its supposed to emulate the active sounds. Plus the bass end has a real good thump.
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#10
DiMarzio Breed in the neck, DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge.
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#11
Its just the hassle of getting them fitted from passive. But alot of the bands I like us emgs, so they seem pretty appealing. Ill always keep passives in my c1 anyway incase I need them.
Are emgs frowned upon around here?
#12
they are, but emgs are great all around pups. I have the 81/85 set and I play country-jazz-alternative-some metal. They sound good in every genre I play.
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Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#13
The EMG 60 is killer for clean neck tones.
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#14
Have you considered the Seymore Duncan Hotrails? Pretty beefy, and capable of delivering just about any amount of distortion very well...
#15
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Its just the hassle of getting them fitted from passive. But alot of the bands I like us emgs, so they seem pretty appealing. Ill always keep passives in my c1 anyway incase I need them.
Are emgs frowned upon around here?

How's it a hassle? Honestly, I think putting it new actives is easier than putting in new passives And if you're thinking you need to route a hole for the battery like so many other people think on this forum, you don't, just stick the battery in the control compartment.

That being said, I wouldn't suggest actives


I really dig my Duncan Custom Custom in my Washburn... it has more output than my EMGs in my Viper, and they sound better.

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Have you considered the Seymore Duncan Hotrails? Pretty beefy, and capable of delivering just about any amount of distortion very well...

Umm... the Hotrail is a single-coil sized humbucker... his guitar uses full-sized humbuckers...
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#16
Quote by MatrixClaw
How's it a hassle? Honestly, I think putting it new actives is easier than putting in new passives And if you're thinking you need to route a hole for the battery like so many other people think on this forum, you don't, just stick the battery in the control compartment.

That being said, I wouldn't suggest actives


I really dig my Duncan Custom Custom in my Washburn... it has more output than my EMGs in my Viper, and they sound better.
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Some guitars have a big enough pot pannel thingy that the 9v can fit in with a thin piece of foam around it, And as for LTD\ESPs that have EMG's They're incredibly badly wired, i know quite a few people who have had to get their LTD\ESP's rewired due to the crap job they do. Thus why i have a low end Jackson with aftermarket EMG's, They sound pretty much the same no matter what you put them in. But EMG's are a quieter than most passives. when i change from the G-400 to my jackson, theres quite a volume drop, but more of a beefy sound that can sustain alot longer. It's all personal preference though. if you want passives. Di'marzio is the way to go. Super Distortion in the bridge, maybe a Jazz in the neck.
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#17
If you want actives, I would recommend Seymour Duncan Blackouts, you can get better cleans out of them than you can with EMG's. If you want passive, I would recommend DiMarzio D-Activators, or maybe a Seymour Duncan Custom Custom in the bridge position with a '59 in the neck.
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#18
EMG 81-60 or rockfield pickups. A mafia in the neck and a fat ass in the bridge.