I'm trying to sat away from actives so i was thinking something like the x2n. Is this a good choice for metal core. I play drop c, but will it by too bright. What are some other pickup choices.
;} KsE
well satting away from actives is kind of weird, they will give you the punch you need and you can tone down the treble on your amp to help them not by to bright.

If you have a good high gain amp, than Dimarzio's are the best choice IMO. Go to youtube and listen to the different choices. Also, Dimarzio's page has treble/mid/bass ratings on all of their products so it should help you make a good choice.

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