#1
I play a Schecter C-1+ with stock Duncan Designed HB-102 which, as some of you may know, have unbalanced, muddy tone. So I'm looking to upgrade pickups. I play a Vox AD15VT and a Peavey XXX combo. The body is mahogany, maple top, the neck is mahogany with rosewood fretboard. I play hardcore (Protest the Hero, Misery Signals, The Fall Of Troy, Architects) and 70's rock (think Zeppelin, Floyd). I like to de-tune to anything from Eb Standard to Dropped C. My budget is ~$150.

For the neck I was thinking on either a DiMarzio Air Norton, a Duncan '59 or a Jazz. As for the bridge position, I can't think of a pickup that would suit my needs. A luthier suggested me a DiMarzio Fred (neck) paired with an Air Zone (bridge), however I don't know if that's a good pair.

P.S. Preferably DiMarzio, but I'm open towards Seymour Duncan.

EDIT: I must point out my guitar has a coil-splitting circuit.
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#2
Try a duncan jb. Sounds good in mahogany as long as its not a les paul imo.
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#3
Detuning?

the DiMarzio D Sonic
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#4
I have 2 mahogany solid bodies, an Ibanez RGA121 NTF (EVO 2 / PAF Pro) and an ESP LTD H-400 (JB / '59). the Dimarzio's sound warmer, but the Duncans sound better for metal and are clearer.

based on the bands you listed, i would lean towards the Duncans

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#5
I personally like the DiMarzio Air Norton in the neck. For the Bridge I would have to say either a SD JB, or DiMarzio D-Sonic
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#6
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I personally like the DiMarzio Air Norton in the neck. For the Bridge I would have to say either a SD JB, or DiMarzio D-Sonic


I know the D-Sonic is good for de-tuning, but how does it sound for lower-gain genres (blues, hard-rock)? In the other hand, how good is the JB for lower tunings?

I read somewhere around the Air Norton is better for brighter woods, how will it sound on a mahogany guitar?
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Last edited by cxrlxscr at Sep 17, 2009,
#7
Bump

What are you opinions on the SD Custom, by the way?
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Egnater Tweaker 15
PolyTune noir
Algal Bloom fuzz
Fingerprint Redux fuzz
Nocturner reverb
Flashback delay
Last edited by cxrlxscr at Sep 17, 2009,