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#1
But I don't know what to get.

I play hard rock (GNR, AC/DC, like stuff) blues, little bit of metal and a little bit of clean stuff.

I'm open to anything.

Budget is about $300.

My guitar is SG-400. I have 1k pots if that matters.
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#2
1k? Think you might mean 1M.

Anyway, with $300 you could just barely get a set of Bare Knuckle Pickups. Their site has sound clips of each pickup in their line. You'll have to search long and hard for a supplier if you don't live in the UK, though.
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#3
EMG's? Get one of the sets with pots and everything. Better for clean than most here would think but all you do is turn the knob down a bit.
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#5
I'm not interested in EMGs as I don't do that much metal.

As for the Bare Knuckles, which ones would you recommend?
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#6
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seymore duncan invaders

........ need i say more?


I don't think so.....
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#7
what is it a bad sugestion?
those pickups are excellent for GNR and AC/DC, and anyother metal and they do really REALLY good cleans
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#8
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what is it a bad sugestion?
those pickups are excellent for GNR and AC/DC, and anyother metal and they do really REALLY good cleans

I've heard that the Invaders aren't that good of a pick up.


I was thinking something a long the lines of Gibson pups or Alinco II Seymore.
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#9
Invaders are rather high output for the styles he suggested. I think he'd be better off looking for vintage output.

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As for the Bare Knuckles, which ones would you recommend?


Can't really recommend one 'cause they have quite a few that fit the classic/hard rock genre. All I can really say is check out their samples.
#10
hehe invaders not good, ppl are complete morons, though those pickups you have in mind are excellent, Synister gates uses seymore invaders and the quality is outrageously good, just make sure you have an amp that can take them hehe
#11
Check out WCR and Rockmonkey Pickups.
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hehe invaders not good, ppl are complete morons, though those pickups you have in mind are excellent, Synister gates uses seymore invaders and the quality is outrageously good, just make sure you have an amp that can take them hehe

hehe "Synister gates" plays metalcore, I don't even play that much metal. Plus he's got a multi-thousand dollar rig. hehe
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hehe invaders not good, ppl are complete morons, though those pickups you have in mind are excellent, Synister gates uses seymore invaders and the quality is outrageously good, just make sure you have an amp that can take them hehe







EDIT: You might check out some more vintage Duncans. I'm not too informed on pickups though.

EDITEDIT:I've played on Invaders now that I think about it. They were ok if you want a wall of gain but only ok.
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#14
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I've heard that the Invaders aren't that good of a pick up.


I was thinking something a long the lines of Gibson pups or Alinco II Seymore.

You're right, the Invaders aren't that great.
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hehe invaders not good, ppl are complete morons, though those pickups you have in mind are excellent, Synister gates uses seymore invaders and the quality is outrageously good, just make sure you have an amp that can take them hehe



synister gates is no where near the sound this guy wants.

just because you worship him doesn't mean he suits everyone.

as for my contribution, i'm not good with high end pickups, try dimarzio's maybe?
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#16
Can anyone give me specific models. Bare Knuckles has so many of them that I feel kinda overwhelmed. Plus, do they take USD or do I need to exchange USD for GBP?

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synister gates is no where near the sound this guy wants.

just because you worship him doesn't mean he suits everyone.

as for my contribution, i'm not good with high end pickups, try dimarzio's maybe?


Edit: Thanks.
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synister gates is no where near the sound this guy wants.

just because you worship him doesn't mean he suits everyone.

as for my contribution, i'm not good with high end pickups, try dimarzio's maybe?

They crossed my mind as well. They should offer a wide variety.
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#19
Try DiMarzio Super Distortion bridge and PAF Pro in the neck.
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#22
hey look i dont worship syn just slash Darrel jimmi and morrello, besides i prefer zacky over syn and fyi I LOVE A WALL OF ****ING GAIN COMING AT ME, think im kidding, syn has a multi thousand dollar rig, yess thats true but you can still get his sound, if you know how to play right AND SO WHAT IF IVE BEEN PLAYING FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, just because you call me a n00b doesnt mean i am dont judge b4 you hear me play b/c youll be surprised at what sounds coome out of my semi crappy equipment, ok.... semi- ****ty equipment.... ok just almost down right ****ty... but that doesnt stop me
#23
Please learn to type. On topic TS if you want to look at Bareknuckles I would recommend Blackdogs.
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hey look i dont worship syn just slash Darrel jimmi and morrello, besides i prefer zacky over syn and fyi I LOVE A WALL OF ****ING GAIN COMING AT ME, think im kidding, syn has a multi thousand dollar rig, yess thats true but you can still get his sound, if you know how to play right AND SO WHAT IF IVE BEEN PLAYING FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, just because you call me a n00b doesnt mean i am dont judge b4 you hear me play b/c youll be surprised at what sounds coome out of my semi crappy equipment, ok.... semi- ****ty equipment.... ok just almost down right ****ty... but that doesnt stop me


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#26
What does everyone think of this?
http://store.gibson.com/Products/Pickups/Burstbucker/498T-Hot-Alnico-Bridge.aspx
It's a Gibson 498T "Hot Alnico" bridge P-up.

http://store.gibson.com/Products/Pickups/Burstbucker/IM57B-DB-Burstbucker-Type-2-Black.aspx
It's a Gibson Burstbucker 2 that I would pop in the neck.
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#27
You'd probably want something from either the Vintage or Vintage Hot range. Also, I think Seymour Duncan will custom wind you a set to your specs for $300.

^ I would avoid Gibson pickups. They don't sound very good and are pretty overpriced. Maybe try the Seymour Duncan Alnico IIs? That's what Slash uses.
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#28
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You'd probably want something from either the Vintage or Vintage Hot range. Also, I think Seymour Duncan will custom wind you a set to your specs for $300.

^ I would avoid Gibson pickups. They don't sound very good and are pretty overpriced. Maybe try the Seymour Duncan Alnico IIs? That's what Slash uses.

Should they go in the neck or bridge?
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#29
Alnico IIs can be used in both the bridge and neck positions. You can go with something slightly hotter in the bridge though like a 59 or Pearly Gates.
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#30
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What does everyone think of this?
http://store.gibson.com/Products/Pickups/Burstbucker/498T-Hot-Alnico-Bridge.aspx
It's a Gibson 498T "Hot Alnico" bridge P-up.

http://store.gibson.com/Products/Pickups/Burstbucker/IM57B-DB-Burstbucker-Type-2-Black.aspx
It's a Gibson Burstbucker 2 that I would pop in the neck.


burstbucker II's aren't bad... "pro's" (or III's) are way hotter. the 498 treb's are ok (lightyears beyond the 490's... and i'm not a big fan of their soaps either, IMO)but I've used alot of gibson pu's and my personal favs are the '57 classics... not too hot, but hot enough, and clarity for days in the bridge. in the neck they do a warren haynes-y kinda thing, which i ****in love, but that's me. they're very warm, middy with a little bass... i ended up dialing my amps a little brighter than i had before i made the switch to '57s.
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#32
You can add a cover but it will affect the tone, albeit slightly. You probably wouldn't be able to notice it. It smoothens the tone a bit but like I said, most people don't notice it. Just know that you'll have to solder the cover on but it shouldn't be any trouble.

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burstbucker II's aren't bad... "pro's" (or III's) are way hotter. the 498 treb's are ok (lightyears beyond the 490's... and i'm not a big fan of their soaps either, IMO)but I've used alot of gibson pu's and my personal favs are the '57 classics... not too hot, but hot enough, and clarity for days in the bridge. in the neck they do a warren haynes-y kinda thing, which i ****in love, but that's me. they're very warm, middy with a little bass... i ended up dialing my amps a little brighter than i had before i made the switch to '57s.


I have the 57 classics in my 61 Reissue SG and I really don't like them at all. They sound very loose. I swapped the Burstbuckers from my Les Paul into my SG and it was a big improvement but not perfect. The 57s seemed to work better with my Les Paul than they did with my SG though.
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#33
Quote by mmolteratx
You can add a cover but it will affect the tone, albeit slightly. You probably wouldn't be able to notice it. It smoothens the tone a bit but like I said, most people don't notice it. Just know that you'll have to solder the cover on but it shouldn't be any trouble.


Alright. It doesn't matter that it's a Gibson cover does it?

Anyways. My grand total is about $242.80, well under my budget.
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Alright. It doesn't matter that it's a Gibson cover does it?

Anyways. My grand total is about $242.80, well under my budget.


Just check and make sure the measurements are right. You should be able to find a 59 with a cover.
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#35
Quote by mmolteratx
Just check and make sure the measurements are right. You should be able to find a 59 with a cover.

Ok. Thanks a lot man, you've been the most help on this thread. I appreciate it.
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Ok. Thanks a lot man, you've been the most help on this thread. I appreciate it.


No problem.



Also, did you have something else figured into that cost? The Alnico II with a Gold cover is $108.95 at Musician's Friend and the 59 with a Gold cover is $93.95.
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#37
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No problem.



Also, did you have something else figured into that cost? The Alnico II with a Gold cover is $108.95 at Musician's Friend and the 59 with a Gold cover is $93.95.

By 59 do you mean Pearly Gates? I added 7% sales tax as well..
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By 59 do you mean Pearly Gates? I added 7% sales tax as well..


Oops. I forgot you said Pearly Gates. Nevermind, that seems about right.
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#39
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Oops. I forgot you said Pearly Gates. Nevermind, that seems about right.

That's why I added a gold plated cover.
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#40
WCR Darkburst

You will not be disappointed, Jim Wagner makes incredible pickups. The WCR Crossroads are one of my favorite pickups, and the Darkbursts are slightly overwound versions of them (I think Jim Wagner told me that the specs for the CR are 7.8k/8.2k, DB are 8.3k/8.7k).
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