#1
i think this goes in this category. but i have a esp mII i bought it used, cuz im a cheap jew. and the dumbass who had it before me put jazz pickups for it. i wana put in some more metal better soudning picks ups. live i play through a fender tonemaster. what sould i get. and im not too much a fan of actives pickups
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#2
Get a better amp. Then upgrade pickups, your Fender amp is terrible for metal.
"Guitar is tactile, It's about how you play it"
- Joe Bonamassa

#4
my guitar teacher suports me with amps so amp is not really the issue here
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#5
+1 - Amp is far more important than pickups when concerned with tone. When you say 'Jazz' pickups, I guess you mean Seymour Duncan Jazz Pickups?

It is perfectly possible to get a good metal tone from low(er) output pickups. I believe that Mark Morton and Willie Adler use low output pickups, straight into an amp with no pedals (although they do use mesa boogie...)

EDIT: I assume you only really see your teacher once or twice a week? If you just want somthing to make you sound better practiceing at home, it might be worth looking into an amp moddler like the Line6 POD.
Gear List:
Ibanez S320
Lavey LV200
Squier Stratocaster Affinity HSS
No-Name Wesley Fat Strat copy
Peavey Rage 158
Last edited by nickbob00 at May 26, 2010,
#6
ya that's right you can't play metal with jazz pickups. wut.
gain is in the amp. not your pickups.
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