#1
I took a trip yesterday to the Musicians Friend outlet to go check out some guitars, specifically V's, because I really want one.. I was stuck decided between a Schecter Damien V and a Jackson JS30 King V, and it came down to the Jackson, as it's neck felt a lot better. Over all, I've realized this V isn't the best one out there. So, I read about what the main problems with it were and people complained about the tuners and pickups mostly. Here is what I'm looking at buying right now.

The JS30 King V: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-JS30KV-King-V-Electric-Guitar?sku=520304

Rockfield Mafia Neck Pickup: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rockfield-Mafia-Humbucker-Pickup-?sku=300097

Rockfield Fat Ass Bridge Pickup: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rockfield-Fat-Ass-Humbucker-Pickup-?sku=300098

Grover Tuners: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Grover-205C6-6InLine-Tuning-Keys?sku=361001

And some nifty Ernie Ball strings since this'll be my metal guitar: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ernie-Ball-2626-Nickel-Not-Even-Slinky-Drop-Tune-Strings?sku=100870

I recently picked up a Roland Cube for a practice amp. All in all, it'll be pretty cheap. So does this look like a good investment right now? If you have any suggestions, please tell me as I'd be happy to hear them.
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#2
Better buy an Jackson from the Pro Series (Made in Japan).
The JS Series isn't good and the Pro Series have EMGs and Duncans too.
#3
Do you often switch between pickups? If you don't really use your neck pickup at all I don't see why you should really buy a new one. But yea, since the Jackson has (what looks like) actives to me so I don't think it'd sound all that great through a SS. This seems like a good investment. You can always take the stuff out for your next guitar if you really like it anyways.
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#4
Quote by compin
Better buy an Jackson from the Pro Series (Made in Japan).
The JS Series isn't good and the Pro Series have EMGs and Duncans too.


I'm on a budget of ~$600.

And, yeah, I guess I didn't look close enough, those are actives lol. What are the best, cheap active pickups?
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#5
Quote by Spachula
I'm on a budget of ~$600.

And, yeah, I guess I didn't look close enough, those are actives lol. What are the best, cheap active pickups?


I've never tried this myself but most guys here generally say that EMGs don't sound as well through solid state amps like you Roland when compared to tubes, have you considered just getting passives? More of sticking with those choices that you have picked out xD
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#7
Actives dont sound as good on ss as they do on tubes but that doesn't mean they sound bad on ss.
#8
Quote by wair138
I've never tried this myself but most guys here generally say that EMGs don't sound as well through solid state amps like you Roland when compared to tubes, have you considered just getting passives? More of sticking with those choices that you have picked out xD


Is it easy to switch active pickups with passive pickups?

Quote by Aditya_ram
Actives dont sound as good on ss as they do on tubes but that doesn't mean they sound bad on ss.


Currently I've got another savings to get a tube amp for gigging.
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#11
Quote by Spachula
Is it easy to switch active pickups with passive pickups?


Currently I've got another savings to get a tube amp for gigging.


You mean changing from actives to passives? I think it just leaves you with the routed hole for where the battery would've been.
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#12
You could buy a used RR3. If it still has the stock Duncan Designs you could switch them out for Blackouts with the money you saved by going used.
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