#2
That pickup would make a great neck pickup for smooth lead tones. Probably not much like slayer or pantera though. Through a crap amp it won't make much difference though.
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#4
That amp is alright. If you want better metal tones for that amp I also recommend an OD and EQ pedal.
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#5
I use a PAF Pro in the neck of my RGA121, it works great for leads in the neck position. great clarity

EDIT: more for solos, but not the slayer/pantera type you're looking for. I would get actives for those types of tones

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#6
That's the neck pickup in Dave Murray's signature Strat, isn't it?
You can get some awesome tones out of that, but I don't think it will cut it
for high-gain metal like Pantera, Slayer,... It's more used for classic rock, "classic" metal...
#7
No.

What you want is a high output humbucker in the bridge - or an active one, if you decide to go that way - and a reasonably mid output bucker in the neck, like a Seymour Duncan '59.
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#8
The PAF 36th wouldnt be good at all for that really. The PAF Pro might, but there are still much better options.
#9
the PAF model is not for the heavier style of metal but it does country and other genres that need a clean or a slight od.
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#10
I've got a DiMarzio PAF in the neck position of my Epiphone Korina Explorer. I use it for my cleans and my bridge pickup for distortion. It's produces a great warm sounding clean tone. It doesn't sound too bad distorted either. It would work for Pantera's clean tone but not their distorted stuff.
#11
Those are pretty vintagey pups. Best used for clean or overdriven sounds, classic rock kinda stuff IMO. You probably want something with higher output for metal.
#12
If they are anything like my PAF pros then they'll do metal surprisingly well if you have a high gain amp. Because of the high gain, you don't need to push the preamp as much so the lower output of the PAF pro has the added benefit of clarity and a nice punch in the bottom end.
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#13
Actually, I suppose you could, I mean, Mark Morton (Lamb of God) uses Duncan '59s (PAF copies), and that's not exactly light metal.

I'd highly suggest a higher output pickup like a Duncan Distortion or a Dimarzio D-Sonic, but if you want go ahead and use the PAF 36th.
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#14
That could possibly work as a neck pickup option. But if you're playing music like that, you'll probably want a high output pickup like a Super Distortion or D Sonic in the bridge, and a mid-output pickup in the neck, like a PAF Pro.
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