#1
So I have an amp thats going to last me a long time. I want a guitar thats going to last a lifetime, but im going to hold off for a while to buy that.

Until then I want to buy some new pickups. I wanted to buy Seymour Duncan antiquity pickups but I know little about them.

Also what are some other good pickups? Scatter wound or not. I have a mahogany body epi les paul. My influences are

Tool
Incubus
SRV
Joe Bonamassa
Stone Temple Pilots
10 Years
Any help is appreciated!!
#3
A good start would be figuring out which pickups each of these bands/artists uses

Tool - humbuckers
Incubus - Jazzmaster singles
SRV - Single coils
Joe Bonamassa - humbuckers
Stone Temple Pilots -humbuckers.
10 Years - never ehard of 'em, but i'm going to guess humbuckers

now, it's really hard to get a good SRV single coil tone out of a les paul, even when splitting the coils. believe me, i've tried. Considering the rest of them (save Incubus) uses humbuckers, I'd say just go with a good set of boutique humbuckers from one of the sites that forsaknazrael mentioned. you could always

the other route you could go is to get one of them newfangled P-Rail contraptions from Seymour Duncan. Once again, it will get you a single coil tone, but it won't get you a SRV tone.
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#4
I dont really expect to get that Stevie tone out of humbuckers, I know how hard it is. lol.

But with the rest, Im not sure how hot of a pickup I need. I want something articulate, and clear, but warm. Ive looked through all of them, and Bareknuckles are a little to pricey. 320 bucks is to much for me.
#6
I don’t understand why you would want antiquity humbuckers to get any of those tones. Antiquities are for vintage tones, and that’s not what you’re listening to.
#8
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^ampwise, yeah. Agreed.

But you can use PAF voiced stuff for all of that. You don't need hot modern pickups to play modern music....


+1

A nice PAF or hot PAF is the most versatile pickup there is IMO. Unless you're Min.
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#9
My total budget would be about 250. But id prefer less if possible.

EDIT: I apologize for the bump, but i dont want to start a whole new thread
#10
I would say, get a hot humbucker set, then coil split/coil tap them so you can have a little more flexibility on your tone. If you do this, don't do it with antiquity pups, just hot one's like maybe the blackouts by SD or even the evo's from dimarzio
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#11
Can you coil split the blackouts? I dont know if i want actives either. Id prefer passives. How do the evos sound? like a general idea?
#12
Coil split usually sounds like shit. Nothing like a good single coil. Your original idea of the Antiquities or some Bare Knuckles would work fine and that's what I'd suggest.
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#13
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My total budget would be about 250. But id prefer less if possible.

EDIT: I apologize for the bump, but i dont want to start a whole new thread

Cool. Good healthy budget.

I don't recommend Blackouts, just because you want to be versatile - it's easier to get dirtier and heavier than it is to get cleaner and less gainy.

I'm going to recommend a set that's not breaking the bank, because TBH, at your range, even a pair of the antiquities are out of the question!

A pair of Dimarzio Breeds. Fat, aggressive tone, kinda like a beefy PAF tone. I think they sound great in mahogany guitars. They can do your more vintage tones, and they can do your heavier tones. Easy.
#14
^Set of Antiquities is $210. But the Breed is a pretty nice pickup. It does work well in midrange-y body woods like mahogany and basswood. You might want to get a PAF Pro or something like that for the neck if you play a lot of cleans as I think the Breed neck pup isn't the best for that.
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#15
A seymour duncan 59 in neck and custom 5 in bridge is a really versatile combo. check it out.

The antiquities are also good.
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WTF! They raised the price in the last week! I remember a thread last week where I had to link it and they were $105. Usually price increases come around NAMM time.
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#21
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#23
If you want some less expensive but still quality pickups, I'd go for Guitarfetish.com.
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