#1
im buyin a cheap ibanez iceman off a friend hopefully soon and was gonna mod it out with some new pickups, i play metallica style metal, so need a good bridge pickup for riffing and a super sweet one for the neck for solos
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#2
Do like James Hetfield does, EMG60 in the neck EMG81 in the bridge.
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#4
bareknuckle pickups kick the **** out of EMGs
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#5
You COULD go with the EMGs, as that is what James Hetfield actually uses, but I would suggest SD Blackouts instead. In case you ever decide you want to play other stuff too, they'll do a better job at non-metal. And they can do Metallica just as well.
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#6
i have a fender strat which i use for every genre atm so i dont need anything for non-metal
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#7
What amp are you playing through?
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#8
soon to be a peavy valveking
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bareknuckle pickups kick the **** out of EMGs

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I strongly suggest you get these rather than EMGs. They're alot better.

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#10
ill check as many out as possible
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#11
i personally like the emg 81/89's that i have put in my new Ibanez SZR, but i've heard good things from the Blackouts aswell.

don't go bareknuckle.... for the love of Metallica... dont..
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#12
i personally have a d activator x in my bridge and a paf joe for my neck, and they're both dimarzio,

however, i've played with an x2n in the bridge, i swear, that through pretty much any mesa amp, high gain, perfect for the second half of one, and the neck is sweet enough to do just about anything and have great cleans

also, i hear that bare knuckles are beasty
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#13
any other suggestions apart from the obvious EMG combo as i have heard that they can be a bit sterile

i might go for SD blackouts
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#14
go for barekunckles youll be way happier.
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#15
which bareknuckles should i look at?
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#16
you can't really go wrong with any of them. just go to the website, or google it and youll find a bunch of information. from what i've heard the nailbomb is sweet as well as the miracle man
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#17
i was lookin at the nailbomb or warpig
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#18
Personally I would go with EMG's for the poor man route and if you go the rich man route Bareknuckles...

Would love a set of bareknuckles myself but pickups that cost more then any one of my guitars as a whole scares me Especially when I can pick up used Emg's for like $35 bucks a pop..
#19
Yeah, if you want to go cheap, I would actually say EMG HZ pickups. I prefered them over the 81/85 combo I tried in a Jackson Warrior. Never used a 60, but I have heard that Bareknuckles are God as far as tone goes. Just what Ive heard.
#20
Bare Knuckles are awesome... but is this a cheap guitar?

I'm not certain that top of the line pickups will drastically improve a low end guitar (if it is a low end guitar).
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#21
If your top concern is metallica stuff then get the EMG's!

If you want a bit more versatility than active pickups offer I suggest you look into my neobuckers line. They rival EMG in terms of output (some are actually hotter) and they have the tight bass and cutting treble like EMG's but my neobuckers are also more dynamic and expressive with much greater sensitivity to your picking style which makes them good for anything from jazz and blues to metal.
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#22
the guitar is onli going to cost me £175 so maybe EMGs are the way to go,
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