#1
The original 490 pickup in my Gibson The Paul SE went out a long time ago. It got replaced with a reversed-polarity Duncan SH-5, which has also gone out in recent years. I need something with fairly high output, but with that thick, velvety response. I'm not looking for the exact Slash tone, because without his fingers and a Marshall amp, it ain't gonna happen, but hopefully someone here gets what i mean by thick and velvety (giggity). I'm not interested in a Classic 57 or a PAF, because those dont have strong enough magnets.

I've read some good stuff about the SD-100. I wanna hear some opinions on it for the neck position in a Les Paul.
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#2
its not velvety, not really thick.

its not what you want.

if you wanted a gilbert sorta tone, then yeah, go for it. but yeh, not your thing
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#4
DiMarzio PAF Pro. An Alnico 5 magnet is plenty strong enough for a neck pickup.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#5
Quote by Shinozoku
DiMarzio PAF Pro. An Alnico 5 magnet is plenty strong enough for a neck pickup.



Cool. I'll check those out. I like that neck pickup tone that sounds almost like it's been fattened up with an octaver when I do certain runs.

* Edit. I tend to do all my sweep arpeggios and many of my leads with the neck pickup.
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Last edited by ConfederateAxe at Jun 12, 2009,
#6
Watch Paul Gilbert play Godzilla. It's done with a Mahogany neckthrough guitar with dual super distortions.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#8
And also, someone told me that when a magnet in a pickup breaks apart, it renders the pickup useless because you end up with multiple pieces with different polarities, instead of just one piece with a positive and negative end. Any one with any knowledge on this? I think that's why my SH-5 failed.
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#9
look at a super-2 by dimarzio
i think a guitar with a 24-3/4" mahogany neck
with a mahogany body

i've got one running in the neck position with a 1-meg vol-pot and the last time i heard that thing it ripped on my Jackson DKMG
but before you try switching pickups, try exchanging your 500k volume-pot for a 1-meg pot. it will open it up and bring out a lot of clarity.
#10
Quote by sethp
look at a super-2 by dimarzio
i think a guitar with a 24-3/4" mahogany neck
with a mahogany body

i've got one running in the neck position with a 1-meg vol-pot and the last time i heard that thing it ripped on my Jackson DKMG
but before you try switching pickups, try exchanging your 500k volume-pot for a 1-meg pot. it will open it up and bring out a lot of clarity.



Im not switching pickups. The neck pickup in my Les Paul failed. I need a different replacement because the pickup that failed is no longer to my taste, tone-wise.

I'll look into the 1-meg pot thing, though. Thanks.
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#11
not entirely sure how a magnet in a pickup falls apart??

did you drop it?? is it hella old?
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