#1
Hey guys, trying to work out a decent classic rock / maybe even blues tone out of my Jackson DKMG. I'm about ready to add a brass sustain brick, new blocks, and a tremel-no pretty soon. The sound isn't really what I'm that into though. I'm thinking SD SH-2(neck) and a SD TB-4(Bridge), maybe?
Examples by the way, are like, a Randy Rhoads-ish type; (I play with a lot of mids), or try some very awkward looking single coils in it for a bluesy-strat. tone?

The pickups I choose will probably decide on the amp I get. I'm playing through a JCM 800 right now though.

No modern metal suggestions please, I already have EMG's in my other guitar.

Thanks
#2
i think rhoads used dimarzio super distortions in the bridges of his guitars. not 100% on that, but i've definitely heard that in more than one place. possibly a PAF in the neck. i LOVE the super distortion, too. so i think it's a win-win it'll be close to what he actually used AND it's guaranteed to sound killer even if it's not.
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#3
Did he really? I was thinking it was some PAF-type for the longest time. I'm too used to actives and single coils...lol, so I'm pretty much clueless here.
Thanks man , I'm ordering

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#4
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Hey guys, trying to work out a decent classic rock / maybe even blues tone out of my Jackson DKMG. I'm about ready to add a brass sustain brick, new blocks, and a tremel-no pretty soon. The sound isn't really what I'm that into though. I'm thinking SD SH-2(neck) and a SD TB-4(Bridge), maybe?
Examples by the way, are like, a Randy Rhoads-ish type; (I play with a lot of mids), or try some very awkward looking single coils in it for a bluesy-strat. tone?

The pickups I choose will probably decide on the amp I get. I'm playing through a JCM 800 right now though.

No modern metal suggestions please, I already have EMG's in my other guitar.

Thanks

No they won't - amp first, then pickups.
Pickups don't make any sound on their own so how can you possibly choose them first?
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No they won't - amp first, then pickups.
Pickups don't make any sound on their own so how can you possibly choose them first?


Simple, I'm not going to buy a Strat with Texas Specials with, lets say a 6505? Also, no EMGs on a Fender. Those are common sense. I plan on testing the amp with the new pickups, to see what works best.
So no, the amp is not first in this case.
#6
That still makes no sense.

You choose the amp first because that's what's creating the bulk of the tone - the pickups are just going to tweak it.
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