#1
Hey!


I already posted another topic about my problem a few days back, but it was about EMG pickups. But the guys told me not to mix passive and active PUs. So i am macking thgis topic to ask you guys wich pickup is best for the neck position and i also want to join the word METAL to my search for the ultimate metal neck PU. I plat Thrash, Death, Heavy, speed Metal, but i play it on a Yamaha Pacifica 112V wich is HSS, and my hambucker simply does not goive me a good sustain, and gain to, i guess. I don't want to replace it tough, so i need a good neck PU wich is also good for Metal.


My budget is limited to 100 euros so i dont want to hear about Pickup sets or things like that

Thanks for your time
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#2
Ahh, there's your problem. Humbuckers shouldn't be made with ham.

Jokes aside, hot rails. definitely.
#3
I really like the Seymour Duncan Custom 5's. I play a blend of rock and metal, so these cover both realms well - but they are extremely tight in high gain situations AND have rich tonality.

I think purely "metal" pickups tend to sound sterile, so I prefer something like this. Also, whatever Steve Vai has in his bridge also is good for metal without being to thin.
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#4
humm...

I was thinking about a Seymour Duncan Invader, but dunno if it will have a good sustain or even gain, because it is originaly a bridge pickup, and want to put it on the neck position, they make them for the neck tough.

@JackOSE thanks for the suggestion. i will consider it.
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#5
is the 112 routed for a humbucker in the neck position?

isn't metal normally played in the bridge position?
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#6
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is the 112 routed for a humbucker in the neck position?

isn't metal normally played in the bridge position?


Yes, i know, but i really don't want to replace my bridge Hambucker.

And, what do you mean by routed?
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#7
holes cut in the body, basically

Now I think of it, it might have a swimming pool route, so it might be ok- though that might be the older version.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#8
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holes cut in the body, basically

Now I think of it, it might have a swimming pool route, so it might be ok- though that might be the older version.

Yeah, but cant i find someone to make the hole, like in a music store, or something. I was hoping so.
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#9
maybe. I guess it depends on whether they employ a luthier, and if they do, what all tools etc. he has there.

Any of the music stores I've asked (which tend to be smaller ones, so it's not like I did a scientific poll or anything ) normally could only do setups which didn't require tools.

But I mean if you're near a big music shop they might do it.

Though I don't know if it'd be worth it, it could get costly.
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#10
Quote by Dave_Mc
maybe. I guess it depends on whether they employ a luthier, and if they do, what all tools etc. he has there.

Any of the music stores I've asked (which tend to be smaller ones, so it's not like I did a scientific poll or anything ) normally could only do setups which didn't require tools.

But I mean if you're near a big music shop they might do it.

Though I don't know if it'd be worth it, it could get costly.


I am not near a big one but i can get there by car if i need to. I will porbably buy my pickup there.

Costly? Like 100€ cotly or 20€ costly xD
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i'm guessing more like 100 euro. if not more.
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#12
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i'm guessing more like 100 euro. if not more.

Damn.

I will have to figure something out. If not, i guess i will have to replace my hambucker
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#13
I don't like being the one to say this but, I've noticed you're playing through a roland cube, so a pickup isn't going to make a massive difference, you're best off waiting and saving the money towards a better amp.
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