#1
Hello everyone,

I own a Gibson Les Paul Studio and Marshall AVT100 amplifier. I currently own the pickups that come with it. (490R and 498T, I guess they are standard in studios) Anyway, I want to change my pickups. I enjoy listening and playing Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth and Zakk Wylde. So I am looking for a bridge and neck humbuckers for that kind of music. And finally, I want something that would make my pinch harmonics powerful with sustain

So can you guys recommend me any pickups? Please dont just say brand names, also say the models and etc.

Thanks in advance,
#2
you thought about putting emgs in??
Epiphone LP Standard Honeyburst, Stagg Custom Job
Relic'd Tele, Carlsbro GLX30
Frontman 25R, Zoom G1X
Dunlop SW-95, Danelectro DTB-1
Behringer VT999


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#3
an 81 in the bridge and a 60 in the neck is a common set up
Epiphone LP Standard Honeyburst, Stagg Custom Job
Relic'd Tele, Carlsbro GLX30
Frontman 25R, Zoom G1X
Dunlop SW-95, Danelectro DTB-1
Behringer VT999


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#4
Seymour Duncan JB/'59 or a set of Mustaine LiveWires.
EMG 81/60 or 81/85
DiMarzio Tone Zone/Air Norton
Bareknuckles

Possibilities are endless really.
#5
EMG's would fit what you're looking for although personally i don't like the way they sound, plus i'm unsure how they'd sound through your AVT. Personally i'd say try out some seymour duncans, maybe the Dave Mustaine Livewire set which are actives but sound a lot more natural, or maybe a duncan distortion in the bridge or a 59/jazz in the neck? To be honest there's heaps of choices.

Also, in before BKPs
#6
where do u live? and whats ur budget?
Guitars
Fender American Standard Strat 2008
Burny late 1980's Super Grade RLG-70 Les Paul
Sterling by Musicman JP50
Fender Classic Series 60's tele
Yamaha FS720S
Amp
Roland Microcube
Fender Blues Junior III Humholdt
#7
DiMarzio Tone Zone/Air Norton sounded great.(But like really great!) It has a awesome sustain but I have doubts if it will be good for Metal stuff. They are passive right?
I am also not in favor of EMG's, since they don't exactly sound that good.
Bareknuckles is as far i know it is only sold at U.K.
I though of seymour duncan blackouts, anybody have an idea of them? How they sound? Any sustain? and blackouts AHB-1 or blackouts metal AHB-2?

I live in turkey but I visit usa a lot. So i wont have troubles finding stuff
Last edited by Rangor6363 at Oct 24, 2009,
#8
ive never tried the blackouts but many people prefer them to EMGs cuz it sounds more organic unlike the EMGs which sounds sterile, cold and compressed. oh and i think the dimarzio tonezone is more of a shred pickup, not for rhythm. also u can get bareknuckles in the us and turkey, u just have to pay for shipping.

there are other pickup companies like bareknuckles in the us like
http://www.wcrguitar.com/
http://www.wolfetone.com/productsandpricing.html
http://www.rockfieldpickups.com/

if u are low on cash these are good and cheap
http://store.guitarfetish.com/pickups.html
http://www.tonerider.com/
Guitars
Fender American Standard Strat 2008
Burny late 1980's Super Grade RLG-70 Les Paul
Sterling by Musicman JP50
Fender Classic Series 60's tele
Yamaha FS720S
Amp
Roland Microcube
Fender Blues Junior III Humholdt