#1
I'm looking for a pickup, upgrade for my RR3. I'm getting quite bored of the sound, i feel i'm not getting enough crunch and high end. The stock pick ups are seymour duncan JBs at the bridge and seymour duncan jazz sh2n at the neck. Any suggestions as to what i should get? I want metal tone with decent cleans as well, i usually set the pickup selector in the middle and turn the neck pickup about half volume. I'm not sure whether to go passive or active. Since RR3 already has a small body and the hole in the back for the bridge it might affect overall tone it produces. so please help

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#2
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#3
[quote="'JE[F"]F']I'm looking for a pickup, upgrade for my RR3. I'm getting quite bored of the sound, i feel i'm not getting enough crunch and high end. The stock pick ups are seymour duncan JBs at the bridge and seymour duncan jazz sh2n at the neck. Any suggestions as to what i should get? I want metal tone with decent cleans as well, i usually set the pickup selector in the middle and turn the neck pickup about half volume. I'm not sure whether to go passive or active. Since RR3 already has a small body and the hole in the back for the bridge it might affect overall tone it produces. so please help

thanks

That right there might be the reason that you're not getting crunch and high end. If you want that, you'll want to use the bridge pickup only.

In any case, what's your amp?
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#5
Quote by DrNick
That right there might be the reason that you're not getting crunch and high end. If you want that, you'll want to use the bridge pickup only.

In any case, what's your amp?

+1.

The body is alder and the neck is maple, which is one of the brightest wood combos around. The JB is both quite agressive and has a bright tone that contributes to the overall highs the guitar is capable of, so if you're not getting enough crunch or highs, it's unlikely that it's the pickups at fault.
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