#1
ok so im getting my mom to get me some new pickups for chirstmas. Ive done some research and I think I have found the ones I want. The Seymour Duncan sh-4 in the bridge and the seymour duncan '59 in the neck. Is this a good combo for heavy metal? styles such as anything from like thrash/groove/heavy metal. currently my pickups are just stock and they aint sounding to good. I play through a peavy bandit. If you think you know a better combo please let me know.
#2
with that amp you aren't gonna notice a difference in the pickups, i suggest upgrading that first.
#4
I'm assuming you already looked into the SH4 and SH2 set?
I haven't used the 59 or the jazz, but I've heard that the jazz cleans up nicer. If you're not really looking for that, good luck with the 59. I know Dave Mustaine uses a JB in the bridge, and I've heard Arch Enemy does also. What type of metal are we talking about? Black Sabbath, Slipknot, or Children of Bodom?
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no, I notice a big diffrence when I switch between guitars, my others pickups are alot better and have a more "crunchier" sound and the ones I wanna upgrade have way to much bass


What guitars are you comparing there? Saying one sounds crunchier or bassier than the other will have a lot less to do with the pickups and more to do with body woods and the like. Either way you are MUCH better off upgrading that piece of shit amp you have than you are shovelling diamonds into it
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What guitars are you comparing there? Saying one sounds crunchier or bassier than the other will have a lot less to do with the pickups and more to do with body woods and the like. Either way you are MUCH better off upgrading that piece of shit amp you have than you are shovelling diamonds into it


both are deans, and I was jamming with my guitar teacher, him on the bassier one and me on the crunchier and he says it has to do with the pickups, they are basically the same guitar, and my amp isnt shit its a pretty good amp Ive been playing shows with it everything (just incase your looking at the wrong one its the peavy bandit 112)
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both are deans, and I was jamming with my guitar teacher, him on the bassier one and me on the crunchier and he says it has to do with the pickups, they are basically the same guitar, and my amp isnt shit its a pretty good amp Ive been playing shows with it everything (just incase your looking at the wrong one its the peavy bandit 112)


Have you changed pickups in either of them? Also the Bandit is granted not the worst for a starter amp, but it's nowhere near the right level of amp where you should be looking at new pickups. Pickups are a replacement for when you have a high quality rig and you are tweaking your tone, not completely revolutionising it
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Have you changed pickups in either of them? Also the Bandit is granted not the worst for a starter amp, but it's nowhere near the right level of amp where you should be looking at new pickups. Pickups are a replacement for when you have a high quality rig and you are tweaking your tone, not completely revolutionising it

O yea well I know that, thats what im looking for aha
#10
there is also the SH-5 Duncan Custom you could use for the bridge with the 59 in the neck. The SH 4 and 5 seem to be similar in sound (heavy metal) but the 5 is suggested for dropped tuning and stuff like that. This is the same set up i've been considering so let me know how it goes!
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