#1
Hey all,

A couple years ago (I think?) I took the Seymour Duncan bridge out of my Washburn because it wasn't suited to metal (I was in a metal band). I replaced it with an EMG 81.
The EMG was great for metal no complaints, but now that I don't play that kind of music anymore I'm not so keen on the pickup.

Basically I'm looking for a passive replacement humbucker that is versatile. I'd like nice cleans all the way up to nice smooth leads, but I don't need it to be suited for tight brootal metal anymore! I think coil-tap'able would be ideal.

I have little knowledge about pickups and they're quite hard to sample unlike pedals/amps, so I'd love some idea's on what would be best for me. Ignore budget for now

Cheers!
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#4
I don't have a lot of knowledge about pickups, but I can definitely recommend any DiMarzios. All of the DiMarzios I've tried sounds really smooth and is great on both clean and overdrive channels.
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#6
Ah MoJo is interesting, Joe's range of tones is similar to what I play.

Would PAF's be suitable?
#8
Quote by dubes216
Friends dont let friends stop playing metal...

Well, that shit is getting sigged

Anywho, I highly recommend the Seymour Duncan Distortion. It's not going to get a warm, jazzy tone, but it will be very clear, and sounds somewhat close to a strat on the clean channel
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#9
SD Invader. I love it. The cleans and distortion are fantastic. Also the DC resistance is 16.8k
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#11
Crunch lab and liquifire are for JP, of DT, who plays metal.

I have a Mo'Joe and PAF Joe in a JS100, and they make very versatile unique pickups.
A norton's won't do Joe's style like the Mo Joe and PAF Joe, but AN's are very good. But if you want more gain with less phatness but a lil more output, a Liquifire will do it for you.
But if you put in a low output pickup, your gonna need a lower one for the neck. Or the same pickup (unless it's a 1 pickup guitar.)


Air norton, PAF Joe, PAF Pro, Mo'Joe. All good, the Mo'Joe (IMO) isn't the best at cleans, but has good harmonics and can basically handle any amount of gain. with coil splitting I'd say anything clean works.

EDIT: JB is a bit trebly/bright. Unless you like that then sure.
#12
Air Norton, PAFs. I've had experience with both, great versatile pickups. AN is hotter than the PAF, but if you go for an AN in the bridge and PAF in the neck, it's a very balanced set.
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#13
Quote by CarvinDC127
SD Invader.:

Nahhhh man. Nahhhhhh
Don't get me wrong, I love the Invader too, but the cleans.... Well, let's just say that they are NOT my first pick haha
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Quote by simpleben09
Nahhhh man. Nahhhhhh
Don't get me wrong, I love the Invader too, but the cleans.... Well, let's just say that they are NOT my first pick haha

Well i guess cleans on a pup round around how good the amp is. Such as Invaders sound like pure secks on a Bogner Uberschall or on my Peavey XXX
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#15
Custom 5? Look at Irongear, they're cheaper than SD in the UK.
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