#1
So I love, I mean LOVE my new Tempest, buuut I can already tell new pups are in order. So my thought is either replace both the pickups with decent upgrades like set of Seymour Duncan's (59/JB?) or just upgrade the bridge pickup for now, as it's the one I use more, and get something really boutique-y like a Motor City pup. So the first question is which of those options to go with.

The second is really more of just an issue with buying pickups. I really can't get an idea of how these things sound just through the descriptions on websites trying to sell the pickups, this is less a problem with larger brands, but smaller companies don't really have many demo's out there to listen to, is there any way around this? or should I just go in and hope for the best. I know if I buy something from a nice brand it will be a good pickup, but I can't really be sure if it's the right pickup. So any advice on that would be nice.

As for genres I play a lot of punk, blues, generic rock n roll. Nothing more brutal than Muse or RATM, if that's any gauge for you. I'd like to keep it close to $100 for a single pup, I can push it a little but not all that much.

Cheers,
-Chris
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#2
Yeah the seymour sounds like a good idea.
You cant really get an idea of how the pickup will sound on your guitar until its in there, the different woods and different electronics will always produce a different tone.
Theres a reason why the "big brands" are big, they make quality products so its a good idea to stick to them.
A different pickup i could suggest for you is a dimarzio evo.
#3
What's wrong with the Custom Custom and '59 already in there? Both great pickups, especially since you're not playing anything heavy
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#4
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What's wrong with the Custom Custom and '59 already in there? Both great pickups, especially since you're not playing anything heavy

Maybe its an older schecter with duncan designs