#1
I'm looking for a set of high-gain humbuckers to replace the factory p'ups from my Ibanez JetKing (Ibanez #JTK4)

I am still learning. going through lessons at the local music store, and want some pickups for the punk/metal style.
By the way, i work for minimum wage, so i am looking to get out for less than $200
I am running the JetKing through a Vox VT30.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#3
Quote by disk11
I would save up for a new amp, but an EMG 81/85 set or a Seymour Duncan Blackout set would be good if you really want pickups.

They're an awful choice. Punk tone should be raw, aggressive and crunchy, not sterile active crap.
#4
Dimarzio Breed.
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#5
i definitely don't want to go active. too much money to install. i would much rather stay passive.
#6
Quote by kyle62
They're an awful choice. Punk tone should be raw, aggressive and crunchy, not sterile active crap.


EMGs sound amazing for punk, they're raw and focused sounding.

Staying passive, you can't go wrong with a Super Distortion.
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#8
anyone have experience with the duncan invaders? ive heard that they're quite good. please give me the pros & cons of suggestions, or a link?
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#10
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#12
Quote by larson8er
anyone have experience with the duncan invaders? ive heard that they're quite good. please give me the pros & cons of suggestions, or a link?


It depends on the body wood. They sound good in bright guitars, they sound like muddy fail in darker guitars.
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#13
my JetKing has the basswood body. so is that bright? (im new at this, so dont call me stupid.)
#14
Quote by larson8er
my JetKing has the basswood body. so is that bright? (im new at this, so dont call me stupid.)

its a neutral wood. not dark like mahogany, not bright like alder. very rich in mid areas
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#15
Quote by larson8er
my JetKing has the basswood body. so is that bright? (im new at this, so dont call me stupid.)


Jetkings are mahogany, unless yours is custom.
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#18
ok. other suggestions? i would like to order from musicians friend; i have a 20% off coupon for them for this month.
#19
Tone Zone and Super distortions from Dims are always good for basswood body guitars. Just my two cents though
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#20
There's no basswood guitar involved. Jetkings are mahogany. I agree with the suggestion of a Super D though.

http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-JTK40
http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-JTK30
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibanez_Jet_King
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#21
my bad. the guy at the music store that i bought it at said that it was basswood.
#22
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There's no basswood guitar involved. Jetkings are mahogany. I agree with the suggestion of a Super D though.

http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-JTK40
http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-JTK30
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibanez_Jet_King

Ah i see. Then Tone Zone might be a little too bassy for Mahogany(Although i use it one in my J custom and my c-1 and it sounds perfectly fine). But then again the super distortion sounds similar just higher output and a tiny bit less mids.
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#24
Quote by larson8er
my bad. the guy at the music store that i bought it at said that it was basswood.


Yeah, some people assume because it's Ibanez it must be basswood.

Then again, some people aren't smart enough to read the product catalogue for the product they're trying to sell.
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#26
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-DP100-Super-Distortion-Pickup?sku=302000

That's what Mexican Shred and I were nominating, it's a Dimarzio. Anyways, time to go waste my welfare on Maccas. God I fail at life.
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#27
ok thank you. what about a bridge pickup?
the super 58's came factory.
and they have a wierd "honking" sound when played.
thats one reason why i want to replace them.
#28
Quote by larson8er
ok thank you. what about a bridge pickup?
the super 58's came factory.
and they have a wierd "honking" sound when played.
thats one reason why i want to replace them.

well the super would be for the bridge. For the neck it depends what you want. Raw and punchy? or clean and smooth for solos?
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#29
well the super D takes care of raw and punchy right? so probably clean, smooth, but still a high gain p'up?
#30
Quote by larson8er
well the super D takes care of raw and punchy right? so probably clean, smooth, but still a high gain p'up?

Theres always they SD custom 5
or Dimarzio Paf Pro, Joe combo. Air norton is an honorable mention
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#32
Out of the ones owned (Paf pro, joe and norton)
The norton and Joe are my choices.
Norton is cleaner and clear than joe. Joe has a little more output though.
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