#1
Hey Guys,

I'm using a Schecter Omen Extreme Diamond Series Guitar with Stock schecter pups. I THINK the body is made out of basswood. So this is the issue, i don't really like the sound of my guitar.

It sounds muddy and
it isn't really versatile as i like to
play anything from
Porcupine Tree to
Metallica to
Velvet Revolver to
Oasis to
Arctic Monkeys.

So....Should i get new pickups or get a brand new guitar? Here's the catch. I'm trying to keep cost as low as possible.

Don't even talk about amps though. coz when i gig, i dont use my own amp. ill be using the amp provided by the venue for example a marshall TSL or JVM or might even be Laneys. So amp is out of my control.

For those unable to help, Thanks for reading though.
My Current Gear:

Schecter Diamond Series Omen Extreme

Vox Tonelab ST
#2
depends do you have the cash to buy a new guitar and do you have any issues other thann the muddiness pickups can make a huge different and alot of lower end stock pickups are muddy so its totally up to your if you love the way your guitar plays then definitely go ahead for a pup swap
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#4
stick a pair of bareknuckle nailbombs in that bad boy... will set you back £200 but sound off of them is just... wow, and i guarantee it ticks every box you need in sound terms.
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#5
That depends, does the guitar sound good when you play it unplugged? And do you like the feel of the guitar? (neck shape/size, etc...) If not then you probably want to look into a new guitar. If all these things are good though, you can probably just change the pickups.

And as for your method of gigging, that doesn't really sound like a good idea to me. Sure your playing on good amps that are probably well out of your price range, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY, can just plug into an amp and have great tone in 5 minutes. The only way this would be possible is if you had already owned or played on (for several weeks) all the amps you use. I realize you probably have a tight budget, but we all do. I got a 120W Line 6 Spider II for only $150 though, you just have to shop around.
#6
well i do have quite a high budget. since ill be getting my scholarship cash soon, which is a couple of thousand XD but im trying not to spend too much of it.

so i think i'll change the pickups as i really do like the feel of the guitar.

hey danjo, apart from not being able to afford the amps, i also do not drive, so there's a problem bringing my amp around for gigs. so yeah..

so guys, any suggestions for the pickups? according to the types of music i play which i listed above.

Thanks kinghenrik for suggesting the bareknuckle nailbomb, will check it out
My Current Gear:

Schecter Diamond Series Omen Extreme

Vox Tonelab ST
#7
Drop a set of these in bro: http://store.guitarfetish.com/gfscrraourho4.html

GFS is renowned for being cheap yet dependable and they sound AMAZING! I know from personal experience. I know you're probably weary because of the price, I was too. But just do it. You won't regret it.
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#8
+1 for bare knuckles
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#9
What venues are you playing at? I've seen one venue that provided a marshall cabinet, but thats it. If you get really lucky another guitarist might let you use their amp but I wouldn't count on it.. You could plug your tonelab directly into the PA though.
#10
@im bored

yup, that's what i might do. but right now it's a question of pickups haha
My Current Gear:

Schecter Diamond Series Omen Extreme

Vox Tonelab ST
#11
hey guys. i need more suggestions for pickups for arctic monkeys type of tones but one that would be able to handle metal also
My Current Gear:

Schecter Diamond Series Omen Extreme

Vox Tonelab ST
#12
sd JB's ?
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#13
so far, i've gotten suggetions of

bareknuckle nailbombs(i like it for it's leady tone)
GFS
Seymour Duncan JBs for the bridge(sounds good for arctic monkeys)

i really need more suggestions from more experienced players for capabilities of sparkly clean and arctic monkeys dirty and even dirtier.
My Current Gear:

Schecter Diamond Series Omen Extreme

Vox Tonelab ST
#14
Sounds like what you need is a P-90 then. GFS makes a humbucker sized one, or if you can spring the cash, I would even go for a Gibson P-94.
Epiphone Dot
DIY Esquire w/Neovin Power Rock pickup
Vox AC30VR 212
Arion MTE-1 (LED clipping diodes added)
Vox Tonelab LE
Roland SDE1000 delay

Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#15
I'd go for a Nailbomb bridge and a Gibson P94 Neck

But there are a few humbucker sized P90s to check out...
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