#1
i wanna change out the stock pick-ups in my ibanez, wanted to know how you guys felt about the dimarzio pick-ups, and if this is something i should take to a shop to get done.
#2
dimarzio's are ok, they don't sound much different than stock pickups in my experience with them... they're a little bit clearer with the lower notes, but that's about it, tone is pretty much the same. I'd pay a little extra and go active if your going to tune to anything below B.

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#3
i got the pro distortions on my jackson. theyre nice and tight. like mentioned above, the low stuff isnt muddy. i like em

edit: i did the pickup switch myself, cuz i have a saudering gun. but i also scalloped my own neck too. too each his own i guess. pickup swap isnt hard..



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#4
Quote by SPBY
dimarzio's are ok, they don't sound much different than stock pickups in my experience with them... they're a little bit clearer with the lower notes, but that's about it, tone is pretty much the same. I'd pay a little extra and go active if your going to tune to anything below B.


I used to play actives in my 7 strings. VERY limited in headroom and sound very bland without the right amp.

Dimarzios are my fav. Duncans are pretty muddy.

Lul, don't sound much different then the stocks pickups. Get a ****in ear.
#5
Quote by xSacrilegex
I used to play actives in my 7 strings. VERY limited in headroom and sound very bland without the right amp.

Dimarzios are my fav. Duncans are pretty muddy.

Lul, don't sound much different then the stocks pickups. Get a ****in ear.


i have a great ear for music, i'm just not going to over hype them because i bought them.

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#6
Quote by SPBY
dimarzio's are ok, they don't sound much different than stock pickups in my experience with them... they're a little bit clearer with the lower notes, but that's about it, tone is pretty much the same. I'd pay a little extra and go active if your going to tune to anything below B.



thats the thing im worried about. i cant find any pick-ups that are being played on the net in low tuning , i dont wanna spend money on stuff i cant hear. active is the name of the pick ups?
#7
Get some Bareknuckles. They eat DiMarzios for breakfast.
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#8
Quote by dogtags99
thats the thing im worried about. i cant find any pick-ups that are being played on the net in low tuning , i dont wanna spend money on stuff i cant hear. active is the name of the pick ups?


active means that the pickup needs at least one 9v battery to operate. they are generally more clear than passives but some people think they sound sterile (toneless). I love the sound of EMG's, so i would suggest getting EMG 707's.

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