#1
I've been looking into switching pups for a few months now, my guitar is a Charvel So-Cal Style 1 2H and the tone zone in the bridge is a bit too bright for my liking. I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with a D-Activator, but any high output passive pickup would work too. I mainly like playing old school thrash(Megadeth, Metallica, Annihilator), not too much into new stuff but I like Lamb Of God, Machinehead, and Evile.
#2
Love the D-Activators in my Xiphos.

I've mostly played it through a Digitech GNX4 hooked up to a keyboard amp or PA, but lately I've been playing it through a Marshall JVM 410H and a 1960A cab.

Awesome for thrash--great "chugging" sound when palm muting--even through solid state gear.

Of course, that's a mahogany body guitar. Shouldn't make much difference, though, my Duncan Design Detonators sound identical in an alder Squier to how they sounded in a mahogany Schecter.
#3
If you want a warm tone, and massive output, try the Seymour Duncan Livewire, or Invaders. Dave Mustane uses the livewire, and Lamb of God use both.

Metallica use EMG's which will give you an even brighter tone.
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#4
Quote by HALOMUFFIN
I've been looking into switching pups for a few months now, my guitar is a Charvel So-Cal Style 1 2H and the tone zone in the bridge is a bit too bright for my liking. I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with a D-Activator, but any high output passive pickup would work too. I mainly like playing old school thrash(Megadeth, Metallica, Annihilator), not too much into new stuff but I like Lamb Of God, Machinehead, and Evile.

Tone Zone? Bright? Go figure...

D-Activator will be even brighter, go for a Breed.
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Tone Zone? Bright? Go figure...

D-Activator will be even brighter, go for a Breed.


breed neck?yeah that or a liquifire would be good

as for the bridge pup,an evo?
#6
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breed neck?yeah that or a liquifire would be good

as for the bridge pup,an evo?

No, a Breed bridge. To go in the bridge.
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#9
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No, a Breed bridge. To go in the bridge.

If I may ask, what are the major differences between a Breed and an Evo?
#10
I'd rather place an Evo over a breed.

Breed is supposedly more versatile, more PAF sounding ...